Question Sudden FPS drop in all games ?

Duzkam

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Hello, I have a weird issue that I can't pinpoint the cause of, a good while ago I updated my BIOS and after that I had some performance issues in games, later due to windows 10 updating issues I decided to do a fresh Windows install and updated my BIOS again to the latest version.

After that my FPS in games went back to normal and I had no performance issues, e.g: Valorant was dropping to 140 and after the BIOS update and windows install I went back to my usual 200. But the thing is it went back to dropping to 140 a couple of weeks after doing the fresh install and updating the BIOS it was fine for weeks until it wasn't, btw It's across all games I usually play, I'm seeing a drop in 30-50 FPS from what I used to have.

At least in Valorant I'm not getting bottlenecked both GPU and CPU are never running at 100%, temps are fine as well.
It's an odd issue, losing that many frames after a while of it being okay.

My specs:
R5 1600
RX580 8G
Ripjaws 2x4GB (i don't remember the exact model)
Asus B350-f gaming MOBO
PSU: seasonic s12II 650w
 

Nate88888

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Have you checked that your ram isn't being maxed out? I can imagine that after downloading your programs that you need, 8GB is used up quickly with todays gaming titles and software, when you make a fresh install of windows you will be using a lot less ram than after a few weeks or months depending on how many background applications are running. Have you checked the priority on task manager of your games?
 

Duzkam

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Hi Nate, for Valorant as an example it sits at around 5-6GB, like I said it used to work fine, as in I was getting way more fps, but for some reason I lost around 40-50 fps in most games if not all of them just like that. I just can't pin point the issue.
 
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I'm not an expert and have no idea what may be causing your fps drop. From my own experience, I have a decent PC, also had an issue with sudden low performance with my installed games for no apparent reason, didn't made any settings change or installed new software programs/apps prior. I've searched online for solutions (cleaning the hardware, updating/re-installing drivers, reverting from a restore point, scanned my pc for malwares/viruses, etc.) but nothing worked for me until i'm at the point where i'm about to reset or re-install my OS. Found my fix by sheer luck. All i did was move my USB headset to another USB port, not sure why i did that (i was losing hope and so frustrated at that point) but when i tried running a game for a few final tests before i reset, everything was okay, my lost fps are back.

tldr; the cause could be anything, but it's always best if you try narrowing and pinpoint the cause in case something similar happens in the future, you'll know what to do.. =)
 
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Duzkam

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True, just weird that it was fine after I updated my BIOS and then went back to dropping fps, I did do a full windows re install as well at the same time, but I haven't really installed anything between having "normal" fps and the sudden fps loss.

NOTE: Actually, pc crashed once and got stuck in POST "flashing orange light", had to shut it down and boot again was fine after and I think it was after that that my fps I "lost" my fps, and I'm pretty sure that happened as well before I update my BIOS and at the time made me lose fps on every game as well. Why it's doing that and why it was fine after a BIOS update I don't know.
 

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