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UPDATE 08/04/2016: PLEASE READ LAST POST

UPDATE: Check the latest posts of the thread please.
Also video update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4KnoW0K0lM&feature=youtu.be ; you can see the spinning circle lagging after screen turns black.


Hey guys, I finally found what's wrong with my configuration after a lot of searches - it seems something's wrong with my gpu. I always thought it's my mobo or my cpu but it seems gpu makes my pc lag as hell when in load. Or maybe it is the mobo after all? Since the temperature isn't that big at all. My mobo doesn't have vrm heatsinks but I thought they're only for cpu, am I wrong?

I need to mention that when first starting the PC, windows 7 aero theme doesn't work (it doesn't show the color of my wallpaper, just a blue bar). After restarting my pc it works normally.
That was fixed with 1.60N bios version which was beta, but recently I changed to latest version (2.00) and the problem is back.

When watching twitch in full screen it lags as hell.
If i leave a few youtube videos open in the same time for a while, some of them stop working giving me an error and i start seeing some black bars that change their position while im scrolling... Though after re enabling apm in bios it seems i dont get black bars anymore but still getting the errors. Something is really wrong..

I tested the gpu with furmark on 1920x1080 no AA (so basically default settings, only res changed to 1920x1080) and my temp went to 54 C in one minute and I didn't get past 30 fps. It also felt laggy sometimes, I saw a lot of stuttering but the fps was the same, and that's exactly what I see in games - no massive fps drops but game is stuttering as hell.

HWMonitor after the 1 min test: http://i.imgur.com/DdBhJRs.png
furmark test (1 min): http://i.imgur.com/59E6c60.png (gpu power seems too big, am I wrong?)
rest of the temperatures in HWMonitor after the test: http://i.imgur.com/5IdQad4.png

I still have warranty 'till the next month but they will probably say it's nothing wrong with it since I sent my whole pc in the past for similar problems and they said all is good. So I need to know what exactly is causing this to tell them what to look for and to show them that I know what the problem is.

So yeah, basically after the test even moving icons on the desktop is laggy. That only happens a few seconds (sometimes minutes) after quitting a game/stopping the stress test, after that it works normal. I also have a "black bar" on the left side of the monitor and I can guarantee it's not the monitor since I got it a few days ago (BenQ XL2411Z) and my old monitor (BenQ VW2245) had the same black bar. I know this should be normal but it's bigger than normal (for example, the one in the right looks good, it's way smaller, the one on the left is thicker) and I can notice this.

RIG:
MOBO Asrock 980DE3/U3S3
Hard disk WD Blue 1TB SATA-III 7200 RPM 64MB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC WindForce 2X 2GB DDR5 192-bit (specs here: http://www.hitechlegion.com/video-cards/30623-gigabyte-gtx-660-wf?showall=&start=2)
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz box
Super Flower Atlas AT-530P12HE 530W
HyperX Black 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10

I need to solve this problem as soon as possible since my cs go team is waiting for me to fix my stuttering until attending new tournaments. Please help!
Edited by mihai21ro - 8/3/16 at 5:27pm
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In all honesty, it might be your slow HDD causing the issue.

How full is that WD Blue drive? It's been ages since I was on a spinner disk only and man... it's something else entirely now that I'm almost entirely based off SSDs.
     
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752 gb free of 931, I recently reinstalled windows 7 (a week ago)..

But to be honest I wasn't experiencing this kind of lag not even on my old 150 gb hdd.

According to HWMonitor I only get 549 MHz max and I should get 1098 or something, am I right? That's exactly half. In furmark it says 940 MHz, still not 1098..

Also when it's stuttering I see no changes at all in GPU frequency or memory. So maybe it isn't the GPU after all. I'd like to think it's the mobo since I have money to buy a new one, but I don't want to change it and not solve anything at all.
Edited by mihai21ro - 5/7/16 at 7:22pm
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752 gb free of 931, I recently reinstalled windows 7 (a week ago)..

But to be honest I wasn't experiencing this kind of lag not even on my old 150 gb hdd.

According to HWMonitor I only get 549 MHz max and I should get 1098 or something, am I right? That's exactly half. In furmark it says 940 MHz, still not 1098..

Also when it's stuttering I see no changes at all in GPU frequency or memory. So maybe it isn't the GPU after all. I'd like to think it's the mobo since I have money to buy a new one, but I don't want to change it and not solve anything at all.

Furmark throttles like that. You should use a test like unigine heaven 4.0 or GPU-bound games when evaluating clocks
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Well alright, will do the test tomorrow since im in bed now.
What about the desktop lag? Is it also normal? Im getting this even after quitting a cpu bound game such as cs go. I also feel the stutter in that game even at high fps.

Ah, forgot to say that when watching twitch in full screen it lags as hell.
If i leave a few youtube videos open in the same time for a while, some of them stop working giving me an error and i start seeing some black bars that change their position while im scrolling... Though after re enabling apm in bios it seems i dont get black bars anymore but still getting the errors. Something is really wrong..edited the first post also adding this
Edited by mihai21ro - 5/7/16 at 7:48pm
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Check your DPC latency with a program like Latencymon
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Check your DPC latency with a program like Latencymon

I did this a while ago.. It says my system is stable or whatever the green message says. Or shall I test it while im lagging?

Edit: actually I was receiving the red message because of usbport.sys high dpc latency but I solved it by plugging my wifi adapter in the front panel instead of the back of the case (where the mobo is)
Edited by mihai21ro - 5/7/16 at 7:59pm
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Look at it while lagging
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Now I'm not lagging after the test lol. I'll edit if I can start lagging again. Yesterday I've been playing cs for two hours or so and after a few minutes of cooling I ran the test.

The air coming out of the case isn't hot at all although I have the same temperature as yesterday on the GPU, and yesterday it was hot, I could feel that.
Edited by mihai21ro - 5/8/16 at 7:10am
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I ran furmark for 10 minutes, max temp was 60 C and guess what, no stuttering. Hot air (well it's not hot, I'd say room temperature +3-4 C degrees) is coming out of the case but the PC works normally. So it's not the GPU after all, right?
I forgot to mention that sometimes (once in a week) my pc runs normally and smooth. In the past it used to work good just during the night (lol), so after ~8 hours of running it would eventually would start working as it should. But that doesn't happen anymore and I'm lagging even at night.

I really think something is wrong with this motherboard so I'm going to buy another one as soon as possible (I'll buy Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P as recommended here) and I hope all will be good! If you have any reason to think it's not the motherboard then please tell me.


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