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B55 throttling HARD - I need some help!

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Hello everyone,

The rig is the one in my signature, except now it runs at stock clocks on CPU and GPU (has been for the past year). I get unbelievable throttling whenever I play games, and it is most noticeable while playing BF3. I play on Medium and FPS usually hovers are 40-45 which is pretty good for playing. However, the past 2-3 days I have been getting some very intense throttling that reduces my FPS range from 17-30 and it's very jittery, meaning that within 30 seconds my FPS will probably range between those numbers repeatedly.

Here are a few things:
-I just turned off AMD Cool 'n' Quiet and it is the same thing.
-P95 tests never showed any issues on 24hr blending runs.
-CPU max temp is 37-42C and GPU is 60C on lowest fan setting.
-Increasing fan speed to max does not change anything.
-GPU load hovers from 20% to 80% and seldom reaches past 90%.

I haven't updated any drivers, framework or anything really. What do I do?
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post #2 of 10
Is your PSU going bad? That could be the case if this is an older rig. Insufficient power could cause throttling, as well as heat, and VRM's not regulating voltage well enough. Sounds like heat is not an issue, so test the PSU in a different computer and check for throttling if you can.
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I don't think it's the PSU. That is the third PSU I ever had in the rig and I bought it about 12 months ago. Plus, I have no other components to test it with.
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What are your VRM temps? If they get hot that could explain the throttling, I don't know why they would get that hot as stock clocks though.
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Is your CPU unlock to 3 or 4 core?
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

Is your CPU unlock to 3 or 4 core?

This is funny - I just checked and it's reverted back to stock for some odd reason. Why would that make it throttle, though?

Ran it as a quad since day 1 that was about 2 years ago.
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Originally Posted by OptimusCaik View Post

This is funny - I just checked and it's reverted back to stock for some odd reason. Why would that make it throttle, though?

Ran it as a quad since day 1 that was about 2 years ago.
Sound like the mobo is going bad to me.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

Sound like the mobo is going bad to me.

I'd say the same. Issue is fixed, though. As a quad the GPU usage is firm at 99%.

Thanks for all input!
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hello,
I cant tell you where the problem is, but I know a few throttling causes. you might need to disable apm in bios ( application power management) and have you set you windows power option to full/max power setting please?
    
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hello,
I cant tell you where the problem is, but I know a few throttling causes. you might need to disable apm in bios ( application power management) and have you set you windows power option to full/max power setting please?

I actually went back in the motherboard BIOS and disabled some of the performance changing options (Cool'n'quiet, temp threshold, etc).

Also, now that I remember I also hit the power button on the power strip accidentally. Could that reset a BIOS?
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