[SOLVED] I5 6500 and GTX 1070 frame dropping like crazy

TLoke_

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I recently upgraded my graphics card to a GTX 1070 hoping to solve this this problem but no luck. Every game I play my frame rate will go from 90-130 fps to about 16. Then it'll shoot back up and repeat in 15 seconds or so. Any game I play. Like from Minecraft to Star Wars Fallen Order. And my CPU is always pushing 90-100% no matter what game. I was hoping I could get some advice or some info on why this is happening. I've tried researching it no answer. So figured I'd come to the best Tom's Hardware community lol.

My current specs would be:
I5 6500
GTX 1070
WD 1TB 7200rpm HDD
128GB Seagate SSD
MSI H110m board
8GB 2133mhz DDR4

I built this myself and was hoping to fix it myself.
 

Phaaze88

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Oh yeah it's clean I use Malwarebytes daily. So it is a cpu limitation? What upgrade would you recommend?
How much are you willing to spend?
A sample:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.74 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $413.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-28 20:56 EST-0500


A little cheaper sample:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.98 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $259.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-28 20:57 EST-0500
 
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Phaaze88

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Cpu isn't overheating?

8GB 2133mhz DDR4
Single channel or dual channel?
It should be dual.

And my CPU is always pushing 90-100% no matter what game.
Cpu limitation. Getting a stronger gpu does not fix that; makes it worse, actually.
Workarounds consist of increasing the graphics settings, enabling v-sync, and increasing the resolution scaling.

PC is clean of viruses and malware?
 

TLoke_

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Cpu isn't overheating?


Single channel or dual channel?
It should be dual.


Cpu limitation. Getting a stronger gpu does not fix that; makes it worse, actually.
Workarounds consist of increasing the graphics settings, enabling v-sync, and increasing the resolution scaling.

PC is clean of viruses and malware?
Oh yeah it's clean I use Malwarebytes daily. So it is a cpu limitation? What upgrade would you recommend?
 

TLoke_

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May 14, 2016
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Cpu isn't overheating?


Single channel or dual channel?
It should be dual.


Cpu limitation. Getting a stronger gpu does not fix that; makes it worse, actually.
Workarounds consist of increasing the graphics settings, enabling v-sync, and increasing the resolution scaling.

PC is clean of viruses and malware?
Also it's one stick of RAM
 

Nemesia

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  • Your temperatures at idle and load.
  • How full is your OS drive? 128GB is very small for an OS drive. You full it too much and it's speed will be dramatically reduced.
  • How much memory is used when you play your games? Do you leave a lot of programs opened like Chrome with 20 tabs?
 

Nemesia

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Also it's one stick of RAM
You're using only 1 stick of RAM which mean you're only using Single channel memory. In some games you're losing up to 30% performance just by not having 2 sticks in Dual Channel. It cuts the memory channel to 50% with only 1 stick. So this is obviously one of the thing that is causing you to have reduced performance.
 

Phaaze88

Dignified
Herald
Oh yeah it's clean I use Malwarebytes daily. So it is a cpu limitation? What upgrade would you recommend?
How much are you willing to spend?
A sample:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.74 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $413.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-28 20:56 EST-0500


A little cheaper sample:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.98 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $259.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-28 20:57 EST-0500
 
Reactions: TLoke_

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