Question GPU clock speed constantly dropping when playing games causing bad frame spikes on ASUS ROG GL503V Scar Edition

FalconXFury

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Hi, recently I've been getting bad lag spikes in most games that I've played, and after installing HWMonitor I discovered that every time I get lag, my GPU clock speed drops to about 150MHz. I opened my laptop last night and saw there was a decent build up of dust on one of the fans and so I cleaned it, and last night when I tried using it again the lag seemed to have gone, but again today the problem is still occurring, so I'm not entirely sure what the problem is.

When playing games my GPU was averaging around 89C-90C iirc. Even playing on the lowest settings I was still getting persistent drops. I can't remember exactly when this started to occur but is it possible that there is something I installed or changed that could affect this? Otherwise, what else is there I can do to remedy this regarding the hardware?

Will provide specs or more detail if necessary.

Thanks.
 

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