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FPS Drops in All Games

By Hollywood1911
Jul 13, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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  1. Hello all,

    I've recently come about an issue with my Alienware 17 R4 where my FPS will suddenly drop from high numbers (60-100) down to ridiculously low numbers(10-20) seemingly without rhyme or reason.

    I'm honestly not sure why this could be.. I figured it could have something to do with my SSD's lives coming to an end, but they're only about two years old. I've updated graphics drivers, updated my PC, cleared out storage, all to no avail.

    The following print screens show my Task Manager results while my game is running windowed (had no idea how else to get it done)

    CPU:

    http://prntscr.com/oeb8ud

    GPU:

    http://prntscr.com/oeb9jk

    Memory:

    http://prntscr.com/oeb9qv

    I've also ran the game fullscreen with MSI Afterburner benchmark running in the background, as I figured it'd probably be more reliable to get a full readout of what happens when I play a round. Here's the link for that:

    http://prntscr.com/oebfyj

    http://prntscr.com/oebg9w

    http://prntscr.com/oebghs

    These benchmarks were all used in Rainbow Six Siege.

    I've attached a DxDiag report at the bottom to help anyone that's willing to assist me, where you will find system specs.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,062   +1,187

    See end of DxDiag.txt for your several Windows Error Reports. CPU temp looks like it is close to max and might be thermal throttling. How long ago did you update TIM and clean out dust?

    You might want to check temps all around - just to know where you are.
     
  3. Hollywood1911

    Hollywood1911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just dusted fans and CPU temps are still running hot (88 C) but I'm no longer receiving frame drops. Thanks for the help - at this point I'm pretty sure the only thing I can do is invest in a cooling pad since I have a laptop.
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,062   +1,187

    No, you might best give it a thorough cleaning. Dust bunnies hide inside - often under the vent hood. If you use the machine on your lap or on a blanket, lint gathers quickly.

     

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