Question Potential CPU Bottlenecking

Katernum

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Dec 30, 2016
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I've had my PC for just over two years. Recently, whenever I'm in-game (Valorant specifically), I notice that if I have anything open, my game will severely drop frames whenever there's mouse input. I'm not sure if this is just because of age, or something might be wrong. I recently took the PC apart and changed the thermal paste, as well as blew all the dust out, but it started acting up after a week again. I know the system can handle more as I used to stream on the rig with no problems, but now even Youtube open on Firefox causes 60-70% FPS loss. Any ideas? CPU load usually doesn't exceed 60% during any of this happening.

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max
GPU: EVGA RTX 3060
 

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Polypheme
to have a look what the problem could be:
run userbenchmark.com and post the http link of your result, e.g. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28977730

clean boot
https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

check the memory by running memtest.org usb autoinstaller (bootable USB flash drive)

check the hard drive for errors with its manufacturer´s tool

check windows integrity
open the command prompt as administrator and type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-an-elevated-command-prompt-2618088
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/system-file-check-sfc-scan-and-repair-system-files/bc609315-da1f-4775-812c-695b60477a93
 

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