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Hefty FPS drop after reboot

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys, posting this here because I'm pretty sure it's a driver-related problem.

So, just yesterday, I was trying to game State of Decay (which already runs horribly for how it looks) but I found that my FPS was essentially unplayable (~16 FPS).
I soon found out other games were behaving oddly as well, all of them displaying heavy FPS loss. None of them really was playable.
So I clocked my GPU back to stock, closed Afterburner and tried again, to no avail. Then I uninstalled all AMD stuff and reinstalled the entire Catalyst Software Suite (13.9).
To my pleasure, it worked again. Now, however, after having turnt the machine off and on in the mean time, the problem has returned. Has anyone ever had the same problem? What to do?
Should I try installing 13.11?
post #2 of 6
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Bump, and:

I tried installing the 13.11 drivers but it made no difference. It even seems to be worse than before.
GPU usage, however, is pegged at a nice, constant 99%. What the hell is wrong? :/
post #3 of 6
Any programs in the add/remove programs list that is installed the last few days that isnt sepose to be there? and if its not a big loss, you can try uinstalling the programs from the date it started up to now, and see if that works.

had a simular problem on my nvidia card last week, and deleted 2 programs i had installed + did a virus scan on the pc (did not find anything) did a restart and it worked.

You can also see if there are programs that uses an unusual amount of progressing power.

Dont know if this will work for you, but its worth a shot
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I'll check that once I'm home, thanks. I'm pretty sure CPU usage is within expectations, but I'll check that as well. Actually, what you said should have been my logical next steps, hah
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Update: It indeed was a virus! Whilst I was gaming, a bitcoin mining application must've used up the brunt of my GPU horsepower. Which is pretty smart, because it doesn't show up as abnormally high CPU usage, either. Either way, thank you very much! Bugs me to think that I even generated a bit of money for some black hat...

Eller heller: tusen takk wink.gif
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Glad to be of help, and good that you found the problem thumb.gif
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