Question Not performing as it used to.

May 11, 2019
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When I first got my pc the fps for gaming seemed to be fine no stutter, now I have fps stutters and about 20-30 less fps in some games. Anyone know why?
 
What has changed??

Some ideas?
Perhaps a bad windows/game update or other maintenance.
Can you use system restore to go back to when all was well?

Perhaps malware .
Malwarebytes might find something.

Is there a thermal issue?
Is your idle temperature much more than 10-15c. over ambient?
If so, perhaps your cooler is not functioning well and you are throttling.
 
May 11, 2019
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What has changed??

Some ideas?
Perhaps a bad windows/game update or other maintenance.
Can you use system restore to go back to when all was well?

Perhaps malware .
Malwarebytes might find something.

Is there a thermal issue?
Is your idle temperature much more than 10-15c. over ambient?
If so, perhaps your cooler is not functioning well and you are throttling.
Ive noticed issues before which led me to a full clean install of windows,i doubt there is malware or a bad update due to fresh install of windows. It could be my cooler, how do I go about checking the temps? Ive noticed alot more hot air blowing out of my pc than usual.
 
Install HWmonitor.
It will record the current, minimum, and maximum cpu temperatures along with other info.

With no load, at idle, I find that most any cooler will show about 10-15c. over ambient if it is mounted well and working properly. If you see much difference, that is one place to look.

Under load, You should probably not see more than 75c. If a intel processor detects a dangerous temperature, it will slow down or turn off.
That point is around 100c.

I5-7500 will come with a stock cooler that should do the job.
Unfortunately, the stock cooler can be tricky to mount well.

If you think that is the problem, here is my stock text on how to mount the pushpin cooler:
----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.

Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.

When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.

If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.

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