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So I have a friend with an interesting problem, he gets rubbish FPS in some games (mostly TF2) and random drops and spikes.

His system specs are as follows:

Q8300
GTX 560
8GB DDR2

Running BF3 his GPU gets solid 99% usage, CPU ~80%, however running TF2 his GPU runs at about 20% and FPS drops to 40ish. Also happens in some other games.

I've tried installing latest GPU drivers (Forceware 295), he's not CPU bottlenecked as usage is about 60-80%. I'm confused frown.gif.

Any suggestions how to fix these random FPS drops?

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It happened to me a little bit ago on my i7 2600k and GTX 480, but fixed itself after a while somehow.

I think the issue is that instead of running at full clock speed , the GPU runs at about half clock speed or idle clock speed.
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have the same prob, theres these slowdowns every 5 seconds in other games, and fps is terrible in tf2 when looking around and *****. but now im waiting for the 2500k and hope it will solve the issue, because im thinking the C2D E8400 was bottlenecked more than usual by drivers >290. Did he check his drives? make sure they pass crystal disk and smart
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