Question Low CPU speed while gaming.

May 26, 2019
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Hello guys,

Just joined this forum because I am frustrated with my system. I'm going to list my CPU and GPU below before I get into the problem.
I am currently running:
i5 - 4690K (Cooler Stock)
GTX 960.
So, the problem that I've been having is that whenever I play games such as BF4, APEX, Fortnite, etc my CPU speed drops significantly. I have checked the temp's and its not that bad (ranging between 50 - 60C while gaming and 40 while idle). I'm going to post some screenshots below of my CPU data and maybe someone can help me fix it or eventually I will need to upgrade.

This is Idle with no games running:
View: https://imgur.com/a/W0kXDqk

This is with BF4 running:
View: https://imgur.com/a/N9dMJUw


This started 3-4 days ago. I wasn't having these problems before. I even lowered my settings and res and I cant push past 60 fps with the lowest resolutions and settings.
 
May 26, 2019
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Hello @1LiquidPC, thanks for replying. I've tried running BF5, PUBG, FIFA, etc and they seem to be running fine (60FPS). Any other applications that i run are fine as well. I think its just with BF4.
I don't recall messing around with system settings. Everything is set to default. I've also recently cleaned my system including the fans and stuff. Should I purchase some thermal paste and then try running these games ?
Lastly, is there an app to check core temp and pkg temp ? I''ll run through it and post screenshots.
 
If it doesn't happen in BF5 and other games, I would think an issue occurred somehow with BF4. Outside of this specific issue, does your PC as-is suit your needs? If you are already on the fence for upgrades, Ryzen 3000 is imminent as is Navi in near future for consideration.
 

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