Question Games not smooth, despite having 240hz screen/240 fps, good temps etc.

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sentenced06

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Hello guys, I wanna make this long story short but don't wanna also miss any details.

So, as the title says, my games are not smooth, especially online ones (CSGO, Siege, Battlefield series, Warzone, Dota 2 etc.).
No fps drops, no stuttering, no overheating or anything, just gameplay feels choppy like someone is downgrading my screen to 30-60 hz lol, especially during gunfights, flicking, fast wasd/mouse movement.
Offline, singleplayer games are "tolerable" I'd say, issue is barely present there or these games are just too "slow", like I'm not aiming like crazy in Hogwards/Skyrim/Grim Dawn/Civ VI and so on lol.

My specs are 5600x/b550 tomahawk/3070 OC/Kingston nvme 500gb + nvme 2tb/Crucial ballistix 32gb ddr4 3200cl16/Corsair RM750x PSU/Acer 240hz 24.5 monitor/Razer Viper 8k/HyperX Alloy Fps Pro

I've tried almost everything, including:
- various Windows/BIOS tweaks, ofc ensured everything is in "high performance" mode (power plan/nvidia/BIOS cpu)
- Windows reinstalls, 10/11/revios/ggos, on old hhd/spare sata 128gb drive/500gb nvme, dozen times
- old, new drivers, BIOS from vendors' websites or from AMD/Nvidia/MSI etc.
- repasting, reseating, blowing with air the whole PC, rebuilding PC on mobo cardboard+antistatic bag
- Blurbusters 101 GSync guide, aka capping fps (225-233 in my case), gsync on, vsync on, everything off in game, makes things a tiny bit better
- taking away/swapping parts, like borrowing monitor, RAM sticks, GPU, taking away 1 stick of RAM, unplugging fans, discs etc.
- different mouse pads, mouses, keyboards, installing drivers/software, updated Viper 8k software to 1.03, played with 500...8000 hz, win accel on/off, raw input on/off in-game
Maybe some other things but they're too minor or insignificant to remember.

A few things I've been noticing lately is some buzzing high-pitched noise in headphones, higher FPS is higher is the pitch, also when moving mouse, clicking some stuff in games this pitch also changes.
And one more strange thing is - I bought recently Kingston NV2 2tb drive, purely for gaming, and when I installed a few games there & hoped into online matches, I had a blast, everything was so smooth it was unbelievable, I forgot the last time I could track a guy propertly during gunfight, or had silky smooth gaming at all. 240 hz felt like true 240 hz. But after seven days it all went to garbage again, and is very choppy now. I changed nothing, just installed new nvme + copied games there.

What should be my next actions? I'm grateful for any help.
 

sentenced06

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I've noticed something also:
1) It's good or completely fine in old games e.g. in SkyrimSE with fps unlocked it's butter smooth on 200 fps, 1% lows are also around 150-200, in old games like Dying Light or Dead Island or Metro 2033 it's the same, all FPS measurements are great & it's smooth no drops below 200 basically.
On the other hand, in heavy games like BFV online matches, fps is okay (around 150-200) but 1% 0.1% are dropping horribly (below 100 or even 60), rendering game unplayable.
In dota 2 it's 200+ fps or even 300-400 fps (depends if fps is locked or not) but in teamfights its dropping horribly to 100-140 or 200 fps, causing heavy lags despite showing high FPS, I haven't measured 1-0.1% lows but it was unplayable by eye.
2) It's really sluggish on Windows desktop, even typing is "slow" and delayed, all windows apps etc are opening with slight delay.
3) Latencymon is showing some weird stuff like this: View: https://imgur.com/a/8xfVFb2

It's basically few hours of gameplay and browsing stuff.
4) Weirdest part: I bought recently new nvme drive (Kingston NV2 2Tb) as a game storage, and gaming was perfect for a first week, no fps drops everything was butter smooth in ANY game, but it all went back after seven days.
What on earth can even cause all of that?
 
Using DDU for years. Depends on the games, usually ping is 35-45.
Run a benchmark and take a video of it. If there are no issues with either the score compared to others with similar specs, and the video does not pick up said issues, I would say that you have internet related issues. Though it is weird that you had no issues for a while after getting a new SSD.
 
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