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I second this.
If you have a game that has the FPS problem and it works with Linux give it a try. It the problem still happens under Linux it would likely be a hardware problem.
Try disabling HT'ing in the bios. Also have you checked if anything is down clocking when you get the FPS drops? MSI afterburner would be a help with that. It can be configured to log the clock speed of the GPU, ram usage, vram usage and I believe the CPU clock speed and usage as well and it can show the FPS. All of that is graphed so you can see the hardware usage and compare it to the FPS.
Also, its a crack shot. But try removing the updates and any micro code fixes for meltdown and spectre bug. I read that they are a big hit on performance and the patches are buggy.
The facts? So far any testing I have seen shows games do not slow down and in fact some run marginally faster on these initial tests. So, personally, I don't think its even worth the time, but since we don't have another direction, its better than nothing to try.Someone say to install Meltdown updates, you say — to disable. Whom to trust? =/
My thoughts exactly. When you try all the normal stuff you have to go for the odd ball fixes.The facts? So far any testing I have seen shows games do not slow down and in fact some run marginally faster on these initial tests. So, personally, I don't think its even worth the time, but since we don't have another direction, its better than nothing to try.
Honestly, I am stumped...
I'm rather dated on games. But I know a frew older AAA games that work on Linux.Really? Do you know even one AAA game which works on Linux?
So, Process Lasso can be a pill from all the issues on my rig? Or it works randomly on different systems?Alright so maybe I should have gone in and explained myself a bit further. I have and continue to be in Knower's shoes for some time now. I've had two different high end AMD systems and experienced similar issues with particular games even though they were primarily developed for my hardware (TW:WH for AMD). Games would stutter, drop out, or freeze my system for no reason, and looking through forums and the like lead me no where. Even turning off SMT or other cores would not help. Forcing affinity didn't really help either.
It came to a stop when I learned about process lasso and played around with permanent affinity assignments to specific games. This fixed everything. I could now play games that caused troubles, with no lag or issue. It turned into the magical fix that I cannot understand as to why it fixed things.
And I mean magical, because even on my current 1800x build, I tried to turn off SMT and cores to get the same affect I was doing with Process Lasso, and it didn't fix anything. Somehow that tool magically fixes things.
You'll only know if you try. We can't test it for you. Report back and let us know!
So, I recorded new data.You'll only know if you try. We can't test it for you. Report back and let us know!
Thanks for feed.Sorry if this has been taken care of, I only skimmed through this entire post.
Have you checked your PSU for issues? What are the temps of your CPU when gaming and idle? Are all of your fans working? Someone asked the age of your HDD? I hope it's not a spinner but a SSD?
What are your nvidia driver settings? Especially the power options, optimal, max, adaptive...should be on prefer max performance...That being said, you said you experience the same issues with the onboard graphics so this is probably not an issue.
Have you tested RAM? Maybe one stick that is trying to be utilized when needed is not doing so good?
I know these suggestions are simple measures but I've found through my own experience that I've often overlooked the simple and gone straight to trying more complex forms of troubleshooting. As an example...I had monitor issues a while back and tested everything...before testing the HDMI cord which was dying...
If I think of anything else I'll post.
Yeah, I tried using Syncs. Only VSync helps a bit but for GTA 5 only. G-Sync provide no noticeable pros or cons of turning it on.Have you tried tuning on VSync/G-Sync? Not sure what G-Sync is, but I seen some odd problems before with VSync on/off.
More often them not its just screen tearing, but worth a try. Another thing to try, install your monitor drives (if you have not done so) and set the monitors refresh rate in windows, not the nvidia drivers settings. Also try a different monitor if you have one. Its all a long shoot just like removing the meltdown patch but worth a try.
As for why I said to try a different monitor. Something could be wrong with it and its refresh rate is dumping down, the video card picks up on it real time and lowers the refresh rate lowing the FPS with it.I highly doubt that is the problem. But we are running out of things to try here.
This is a real stumper for sure. What about Anti Virus? Disable your AV and see what happens. It's an easy check.
I also like the memory testing advice. Run memtest86+ for a few rounds and see if a stick goes haywire on ya. Again, a simple test to run and a common test too.
do you happen to have a back up rig to test your gear in? if not maybe a friend with a rig similar enough to your own to test in? it sounds like thats where your at, testing each component individually in a known working rig.
youve got to try and take a step back, take a deep breath and relax or your never going to find the culprit!
if you cant find a rig to test in i would see if your local computer shop can test them.
UPDATE 3:This is a real stumper for sure. What about Anti Virus? Disable your AV and see what happens...