MSI GT62VR, GTX1070, i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM laptop, Win10 Pro All fellow members, you are my last and only hope. How do you guys explain it when the CPU and GPU clockspeeds reach their expected turbo max under load with no throttling, and temps are low, yet you get 30%-40% fps lower than you used to in all games? Before you think of Gsync, Vsync, drivers, power plans, etc...please continue reading. There seems to be a drop in performance and an artificial cap on framerates in my games now; a cap that was never there. BF3 does not go above 100fps on max settings now dipping to 70, used to be a steady 150fps. Same for other games but at different caps. Benchmarks & stress tests run fine with no crashing but they give low-end results relative to all reviews I found of this laptop. Benchmark scores and in-game video with statistics are posted below. Things I tried to no avail: 1. Clean Install of windows 10 did not change anything 2. Trying various Nvidia drivers with DDU did not change anything 3. Flashing the BIOS with latest build from MSI website did not change anything 4. GPU/CPU Temps are at 30C-35C when booting the game (very cold in here), and I activate Cooler Boost to keep them under 85C but I still dont reach the original max and steady framerates like I used to 5. Gsync and Vsync are globally off, in each program settings, and in all game settings 6. Power plan is set to high Performance in windows cp and nvidia cp 7. Game mode and Game DVR disabled in Windows Settings (no longer customizable after fall update) Peculiar Observations: The on-screen display occasionally shows the "Power Limit" flag while gaming. I assumed this is common in gaming laptops or is it not? Question Marks For Further Investigation: Could it be a malfunction in the power adapter? The circuitry in the motherboard? The Intel chipset driver version 10.1.1.42? Can I reset the circuitry without opening the case? I am planning to try a new power adapter yet it costs more than $200 so i got a multimeter to measure mine for any discrepancies. How would you further investigate this? Thank you so much for your patience and contribution.