Question Pulsating FPS in games following upgrade

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Was this card purchased new or used?

If the temp throttle point is set at 77C, that's pretty dang low. Usually it's around 90C. Might want to try flashing the VBIOS.

Not encouraging you to give up, but as an owner of an RX480 driving a 2560x1440 144Hz monitor, I can say that using an RX480 at 3440x1440 isn't going to give you good FPS in demanding games.
It was purchased new. It's awful to be honest, I never had these issues before my "upgrade". I used to run the ultra wide monitor previously with the RX480 and could live with the performance. As shown in the FurMark video, the resolution on that is very low (1024x768) and it still does the stuttering issue despite it being 110-80 FPS.
 

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Ah, so the card worked fine in your previous machine. Something tells me this is a software issue then (presuming you're on a new windows installation with this upgrade)

Do you have any other 3rd party software installed that would be used for GPU tuning, MSI Afterburner, Asus GPU Tweak, Sapphire Trixx, etc etc?
 
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Ah, so the card worked fine in your previous machine. Something tells me this is a software issue then (presuming you're on a new windows installation with this upgrade)

Do you have any other 3rd party software installed that would be used for GPU tuning, MSI Afterburner, Asus GPU Tweak, Sapphire Trixx, etc etc?
Sorry for delay in response, I've been away.

Yes on a new Windows installation. I am using Sapphire Trixx. Think this could be a problem?

In fact, I've been using Sapphire Trixx to underclock the card which alleviates the problem a little bit but not much.

Still get the issue in Doom Eternal and DOTA 2. Interestingly, Tomb Raider (2013) seems to run very well.

Fans spin up something awful though.
 
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For anyone reading this and having similar issues it appears I've fixed it. Took graphics card apart, cleaned all contact points, applied new thermal paste. Haven't been able to replicate problem since.
 
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