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GPU & CPU Usage Drops & Bios Changing it self

By Firesky
Jul 2, 2015
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  1. Okay so my computer is manly for playing games, but I've been having a problem for quite some time that I can't seem to be able to fix.
    During gameplay at some points, totally randomly I start to have huge freezes, both CPU and GPU usage drop insanely, and following same do the fans, this usually happens for 1 or 2 minutes, sometimes even longer, a simple relog from the game fixes it. This also happens if let's say.. I go AFK from my game about 5 minutes or so, when I come back it's freezing ALOT.

    I looked further into trying to fix this problem, I tried almost everything, until I had the idea to check my bios since I had previously overclocked my CPU (not overclocked atm) and surprise for me when I did a bios reset for default settings, this is what I saw:


    That is changed by itself every boot.
    And that is what is causing my GPU and CPU usage drops, I have no idea why that is changing by itself, at first I though it was AI Suite software from Asus that I had used before to overclock my CPU, but even with that uninstalled, it is happening.

    I also thought about reinstalling my windows, but I would rather wait for Windows 10 to go public.

    My Specs:

    - Windows 8.1 Pro - 64 Bit
    - Evga Supernova Nex650G 80+ Gold
    - Asus Z87-Pro Socket 1150
    - Intel Core i7 4770k 3.50ghz (3.9Ghz Turbo)
    - Corsair Hydro H60 (2013)
    - Gigabyte Windforce R9 280X 3GB GDDR5
    - 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw-X 1600Mhz DDR3 (Dual)

    PS: All drivers and software are always updated.
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +244

    Have you tried changing the cmos battery? The bios will not hold settings if the battery is bad.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2015
    Route44 likes this.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,974   +74

    What Cobalt006 said. The CMOS battery was the first thing that came to my mind when I read of your problem. If after changing it out but the problem persists then I suggest testing your power supply.

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