GTX760, sudden overnight high load (98-100%) and low FPS in most games

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  1. NLLX

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    Hello, im making this post because i dont know what else to try.

    Two days ago i was able to play games normally while my GPU load was around 50-70% max, on the next day that load was suddenly at 98-100% and my FPS dropping to 20-40. During the night nothing changed, nothing new was installed and there was no windows updates.

    My PC specc are: i5 2500k @ 4.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, Palit GTX760 JetStream, beQuiet 600W and SSD+HDD

    On the next day when this issue began to happen i tried the following things:
    -fully reset the game settings (World of Warcraft)
    -re-downloaded the game
    -tried different driver versions 388.31, 388.71, 375.70 (reinstalling them with DDU)
    -scanned PC for malware/viruses
    -fully cleaned the PC from dust (all fans too)
    -formatted SSD > Installed a clean version of Windows 10 Pro

    None of the steps above helped. Im clueless what can cause the issue... Is my card simply dying?

    Screens from GPUz
    https://imgur.com/6ZnpG7C
    https://imgur.com/MQfO05r (while ingame)

    Firestrike tests
    Results with 375.70 (did this 2 months ago) https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/22511730
    Results with 382.33 (did this 2 months ago) https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/22512019
    Results from today, using 388.71 https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/24095662

    HWInfo after playing for 10min https://i.imgur.com/G4NARga.jpg
    Logfile: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kre9NozIlJxr7hldejdDY-rutD8YVIm7/view
     
  2. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Perhaps a power surge during the night affected your PSU?
     
  3. NLLX

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    Hmm i doubt that, my PC was turned off and i have protection against stuff like that. Plus its like 2 months old.
     
  4. cryohellinc

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    What sort of protection? Without some sort of surge protector regardless if your PC is on or off, it can get affected.

    And what is 2 months old, your PSU?
     

  5. NLLX

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    Yes my PSU is 2 months old. Its a plug in surge protector, something like this http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-BSQ600/
     
  6. cryohellinc

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    Sounds good, have you attempted to reset BIOS to default settings?
     
  7. sverek

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    Dont bother with power or bios. All stable on monitoring tools.

    Your benchmark score has risen, do you have frames drops during benchmark??

    Chances are, your game got higher video settings... Maybe try lowering it? From ultra to high for example
     
  8. NLLX

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    Actually the benchmark score got lower with the latest driver and i did not saw any noticeable FPS drops, however while playing a game my FPS does drop down a lot. As for the game settings, they did not changed at all, even when everything is on lowest my GPU load is reaching higher loads than before (50-70%)
     
  9. cryohellinc

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    He does mention he fully reset game settings, if issue isn't in software, it's in hardware or BIOS.
     
  10. NLLX

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    Any advice how to reset the BIOS? Simply trough the settings or remove the battery?
     

  11. hamltnblue

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    If it doesn't mean losing too much info, I'd start with a system restore to a point before the problem started.
     
  12. NLLX

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    Already reinstalled my Windows.
     
  13. cryohellinc

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    First try to reset to optimized defaults, you can find that option in your BIOS. Test your system with that, then try to remove battery/ button. if issue persists, most likely its your GPU.
     
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    No difference after resting BIOS, will try removing the battery tomorrow but i doubt it will help
     
  15. Shadowdane

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    Have you already reseated your GPU?? Remove it from the PCI-e slot clean the contacts with some rubbing alcohol and reinsert it.

    I had something similar happen a few years ago after some dust/grim had built up on the slot connections getting poor contact in a few places.
     

  16. Agent-A01

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    Firestrike score is close enough.

    What kind of programs do you have running in the background?

    Have you tried a 'clean' boot?

    You may check to see if you have any bios updates available as well and then check drivers updates with snappydriver installer
     
  17. NLLX

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    Turned off everything except the game and still max load and lower fps. No new bios updates and drivers.As far as i know i cannot start a game after clean booting.

    PCI slot were cleaned too :)
     
  18. WareTernal

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    Before reinstalling Windows, cleaning PCIE slots:confused:, worrying about PSU, or even changing drivers, I would try a different game. The fact that 3dmark seems to be running fine suggests that the problem may be with WoW itself. If that's the case, then you might find more info searching for a WoW specific solution. If 3dmark is running fine, that would indicate that maybe your card is not dying. There are many stories of people with newer hardware experiencing slowdowns after WoW patches. Good luck.
     
  19. Agonist

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    This. I have seen this happen with my best friends girlfriend when she plays WoW. All games he plays are fine, but some days when she plays wow, she has big frame drops. They have my old i7 3820 @ stock with 12GB DDR3 1600, and GTX 650ti boost SLI. She says it happens alot after patches as well.
     
  20. NLLX

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    I do believe that Blizzard messed up something with the maintenance on Wednesday because before the maintenance it was working fine, on the next day it was not... And yes, i did tried other games like Overwatch, Diablo 3, Heroes of the storm and Fortnite. All of them except Fortnite was running fine. in Fortnite i had some FPS drops at the begging.

    Anyway thanks for the suggestions, for now ill play on Low settings and see what will happen in the next few days/weeks. Also keeping an eye on WoW's forums.
     

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