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There's your problem. Your CPU is throttling due to poor VRM cooling (I had the same issue)

Either strap a fan onto the VRM heatsink, get a better motherboard, or downclock your CPU closer to stock. That's your solution.

The vrms are below 60 when gaming, and below 70 when under 100% load. I do have a fan on them too.
  
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post #12 of 19
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The vrms are below 60 when gaming, and below 70 when under 100% load. I do have a fan on them too.

Your CPU temp is low, which is good.
Your GPU usage is fluctuating violently, which is bad.

I have a feeling that those fluctuations are caused by the CPU throttling to 3Ghz or 1.4Ghz. Use a program such as CPU-Z to monitor the clockspeed in real time.

I have a 90% feeling that I'm correct on this one, because the same thing happened to me.

Also, if you feel like upgrading, Windows 8/8.1 has a built in CPU clockspeed monitor in the task manager. Windows 7 does not have this feature.




EDIT: oh, you DO have a fan on the VRM heatsink...

Which fan did you put on it?
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/1/14 at 8:40pm
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Your CPU temp is low, which is good.
Your GPU usage is fluctuating violently, which is bad.

I have a feeling that those fluctuations are caused by the CPU throttling to 3Ghz or 1.4Ghz. Use a program such as CPU-Z to monitor the clockspeed in real time.

I have a 90% feeling that I'm correct on this one, because the same thing happened to me.

Also, if you feel like upgrading, Windows 8/8.1 has a built in CPU clockspeed monitor in the task manager. Windows 7 does not have this feature.




EDIT: oh, you DO have a fan on the VRM heatsink...

Which fan did you put on it?





I have a 120mm fan right above it. Always had it there. Just got the problem now for some reason.
  
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post #14 of 19
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I shouldn't really say "now", I re installed windows recently since I upgraded to a SSD.

I have already disabled core parking though.
  
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post #15 of 19
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Bump.
  
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post #16 of 19
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Really affecting performance:


  
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post #17 of 19
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Update so far:

Reset Bios
Scanned for malaware/viruses
Blew out case
Used advanced system care for registry fix + everything on the list besides the defrag options

Issue still remains.
  
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Have you installed Windows 8.1?

EDIT: No, you're still on 7.

Do you have access to upgrade to Windows 8.1
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Yes. Buy when using a USB tool to move files, it said it couldn't. That is where I'm at now.
  
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