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Hello,
System: Intel i5 750; GPU: 9500gt; Windows 7 64bit
I've recently encountered a problem when playing games, my frame rate would be fine, then dip to below 10. If I wait a little bit, the frame rate will go back to normal, but then the problem comes back again. Initially this occurred during Borderlands 2, however I tried on League of Legends, a game that's easy to handle, and the same problem occurs.
I've tried updating/rolling back the drivers.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by xPandamonium View Post

Hello,
System: Intel i5 750; GPU: 9500gt; Windows 7 64bit
I've recently encountered a problem when playing games, my frame rate would be fine, then dip to below 10. If I wait a little bit, the frame rate will go back to normal, but then the problem comes back again. Initially this occurred during Borderlands 2, however I tried on League of Legends, a game that's easy to handle, and the same problem occurs.
I've tried updating/rolling back the drivers.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Thanks.

What are in the in game settings? I see on tech spot the least powerful GPU they tested was a HD6750 and it got 35 fps...that card is probably better than a 9500gt by a decent margin.
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I set everything to low and the resolution to 1440x900. I don't think it has to do with the settings because it will work fine for some hours (in BL2) and then dip, and then go back up, and the process starts over again.
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Take a look at your vram usage. Some programs (like web browsers) can snag some vram for there own usage and with the very limited memory amount a 9500 GT has that could be the problem.
    
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This may be a dumb question, but how can I check vram usage?
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The usage should be visible with GPU-Z under the sensor tab.
    
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The memory usage is about half, however the load hits like 100% during the game (when it lags) and the temperature goes above 100 degrees. So I'm guessing the problem is from my GPU?
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