Question Massive FPS Drops, doesn't matter which settings

May 18, 2023
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Hello,
When I play Hogwarts Legacy or Star Wars Jedi: Survivor my FPS drop from 80 to 2-10, then going back to normal for a couple seconds. I tried changing graphic settings several times but that doesnt seem to change anything, so I dont think that my computer misses the needed hardware.

Here are my specs:
CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700KF CPU @ 3.80GHz
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
RAM - 16 GB
Motherboard - ASUS PRIME B560M-K

Sorry if I'm missing something, I don't really know much about hardware.
Thank you in advance!
 
I'm actually waiting for other Forum members/mods to chime in and confirm that your current PSU is indeed the culprit here. It does appears to be a low-end, poor quality PSU, but let others also confirm this.

But in case, if you want to buy a new PSU, what is your budget ? And where do you live ? Can you also provide some links from some Retail shops near your location. :)
 
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Thanks for your quick respones.
Core Temp and CPU Temp doesn't seem to exceed 75° C.
How can I check the frequency?
Regarding cooling, case and model number i will get back to you in a minute. :)

EDIT:
Here is a picture of the Power Supply: https://paste.pics/673998dffff30a270c781ef1401a3b0a
I'm using air cooling.

Core Temp shows frequency as well. You watch that along with temperature whilst doing something intensive like a game, benchmark or stress test and check cpu isn't dropping in speed. Can also use Msi Afterburner to display diagnostics stats ingame. YouTube has tutorials how to set it up.

What kind of air cooler you running?

I do agree in regards to power supply. It might not be directly related to your sudden fps drops but then again it just might, if cpu isn't throttling. Id change psu anyway for peace of mind considering it's a low quality unit. For something like Corsair Rm650x.
 
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Is the cooler big? It doesn't look like cpu is overheating, im assuming the cooler has to be a tower cooler of sorts since K suffix Intel processors don't come with the crappy oem cooler. Could take a picture of it and see if we can indentify it. Anyways, i don't think it's a heating issue.

So your issue can be either specific to both games, tried more titles?

Or, Windows / something installed that is interfering with performance. What's your cpu usage doing nothing? Have a look in startup items in task manager and also look at processes tab sorting cpu and memory columns highest to lowest so highest using processes are brought to top and then search about that process if find something unusual. Perhaps run Malwarebytes.

Power supply related, won't know for sure until something is done about it. Might not help at all but at least it is a possibility ruled out.

Other things you can try is search issues relating to the games itself and try suggestions if any. There bound to be discussions and suggestions on relating issues at forums associated with the games on Steam, Reddit etc.