Question Sudden FPS drops in all games

Tiggerz

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I've been gaming on this PC for a couple years now and this week it decided, after a recent Windows Update, 2 drop my FPS to six and seven in combat. It used to run 30 to 20 when there were a lot of other characters around but now it's unplayable.

Its an HP laptop, win11 upgraded last year
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.84 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
nvidia GTX 1050 - still recognizign OS as win10 (odd but noted)

TS performed:
ran updates again.
checked current dirver version/searched online for updated drivers/checked windows update for updated drivers.
ran sfc /scannow, no issues
cleaned update folder
ran defrag for external disk/ran optimize tool onall available discs
set gpu to prefer max performance
low latency mode to ultra
Image scaling = won't turn on

I can get up to 70FPS on the games i'm playing (STO, DCUO, Guild Wars1/2) until I get near a srite/NPC or other player. Then they drop to as low as 2, usually hovering 6-7 in combat. I would expect the GPU to ramp up and compensate but it jst sits there at 50 degrees and 20-40% usage, tops 41. CPU in task manager is not being over taxed, also sitting around 20-30%. It won't compensate for the extra rendering required (?), doesn't detect them or I'm just doing something stupid (most probable cause of current problem).

So I can't solve this current PEBKAC error.

thanks in advance.
 

Lutfij

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SKU to your HP laptop? Check and see if your have any BIOS updates pending on your laptop. Also, use DDU to uninstall all GPU driver remnants, then manually reinstall your GPU driver sourced from Nvidia's support site, in an elevated command, i.e, Right click installer>Run as Administrator.
 

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Update:

Still haven't performed a DDU. Further instability requiring more restarts and--I'll spare yall the bloody details and just say the PC is now restored the Windows 10 from a fresh ISO. Problem persists...
 

Tiggerz

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I thought it might be steam so I figured I'd run a test with overlay turned off. Still clipping like a pair of rusty scissors. So I tried running an FPS test outside steam

UserBenchmarks:
CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H - 26.2%
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 - 6.6%
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 - 1.8%
SSD: Kbg30zmv256g KIOXIA 256GB - 47.2%
USB: Initio INIC-1610P 8TB - 19%
RAM: Micron 8ATF1G64HZ-3G2J1 1x8GB - 35.9%
MBD: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-dk0xxx

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/55698856#PROCESSOR

This was never a top of te line machine--wasn't ever intended to be. Bu its run RDR2 with hi settings, Horizon Zero dawn with some tweaking and other graphicly intense games.

Is this thing dying after only a few years? because its warranty expires in 6 days...
 

Zerk2012

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I thought it might be steam so I figured I'd run a test with overlay turned off. Still clipping like a pair of rusty scissors. So I tried running an FPS test outside steam

UserBenchmarks:
CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H - 26.2%
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 - 6.6%
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 - 1.8%
SSD: Kbg30zmv256g KIOXIA 256GB - 47.2%
USB: Initio INIC-1610P 8TB - 19%
RAM: Micron 8ATF1G64HZ-3G2J1 1x8GB - 35.9%
MBD: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-dk0xxx

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/55698856#PROCESSOR

This was never a top of te line machine--wasn't ever intended to be. Bu its run RDR2 with hi settings, Horizon Zero dawn with some tweaking and other graphicly intense games.

Is this thing dying after only a few years? because its warranty expires in 6 days...
From that benchmark I would say your CPU is overheating.
 

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