Question Graphics card usage drops when reaching 50°C

May 6, 2019
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So I've been having a rather odd issue for quite a while. I'm running on a mix of old and new hardware and my graphics card tends to drop its performance (resource usage goes to pretty much zero) for a few seconds before coming back up.

These are my PC specifications:

  • Motherboard: MSI H110M ECO
  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
  • RAM: 2 x 4GB (mixed brands... I know)
  • GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 750 Ti
  • PSU: Off-brand 420W
I do have the feeling it's my PSU that doesn't like feeding power to the motherboard for the GPU, since the GPU in question doesn't require a PCI-E connector. But I thought the motherboard could actually be the issue. Does anyone have any experience with this?
 
May 6, 2019
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What do you mean by "off-brand" ? Some basic generic PSU model ? The power supply unit might be the culprit here, IMO.
Well, the power supply came with the case :sweatsmile:

Yeah, I think the same thing, to be honest. I mainly wanted a second opinion, since the motherboard is an "ecological" one.

I'll try replacing it soon, since I want to get a better graphics card soon anyway. Running four screens on an old graphics card alongside the integrated graphics isn't the best thing.
 

Wendigo

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It might also be the CPU that's bottlenecking. Have you monitored CPU usage ? The GC will not be used 100% if the CPU isn't powerful enough to feed it this rate...
 
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It might also be the CPU that's bottlenecking. Have you monitored CPU usage ? The GC will not be used 100% if the CPU isn't powerful enough to feed it this rate...
The CPU appears to be fine. I forgot to mention this mainly happens when I'm running a game. The graphics card goes up to around 45°C and when it reaches 50°C, it appears to really want to go back to at least a few degrees below that. The GPU just "halts" but doesn't crash, and you can see its resource usage drop down almost instantly and going back up a few seconds later.
 

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