Question Low GPU usage ~30%, low fps in all games regardless of graphics settings.

Apr 7, 2020
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i7-9700K @3.6 GHz (+ liquid cooled)
16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz
RTX 2070 Super 8 GB (EVGA)
PowerSpec 750 W PSU
Samsung 500 GB SSD ~100GBs free

Using 2160p, regardless of high or low graphics settings in game, the GPU usage stays between roughly 26-36%. This happens in Borderlands 3, MK11, GTAV, and SotTR. The CPU usage ranges from approx. 30-55%. With high settings, the fps I get is 40-56. RAM usage ~9/16 GBs. Also the CPU usage does go up high when doing stuff like alt-tabbing back into game or during game launching, but the GPU never goes above 50% when it spikes.

Drivers are up to date using GeForce Experience. In Nvidia Control Panel, the power management mode setting is set to Prefer maximum power. Turning V-sync off there and in-game does nothing. The temperature settings for the CPU cores are 72 C or lower; GPU temp is <76 C. Disk usage was normal.
 
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Okay, I just updated the bios for z390-p to 2606 (d. 10/24) which went verbatim "Update successfully." Then upon restart it said it couldn't boot and that I needed to switch to RAID mode. All I did was switch it back to XMP and set the DRAM back to 2666 and now everything seems fine. I tested in game again and the usages are the same though.

System is clean (according to Avast from fifteen seconds ago).

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/26356247
 

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