Asus G551JM FPS Drop

dyttntattn

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Hi! 1 year old Asus G551JM.
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
GPU: Ndivdia GTX 860M
CPU: Intel i7-4710 HQ

I have tried to search for a solution everywhere on the internet, contacted the ASUS live support where they told me to re-install drivers to no use. I also read a solution on this forum by Laptop_Nerd to delete the ndivida drivers, and then download and install again. It didn't work. I am playing on "high performance" power setting, and I feel that my PC is very warm. Can the FPS drop be caused by the temperature, and how do I check for that / fix it?
Many thanks, and best regards
Paul
 

aquielisunari

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Yes it can be throttled because of the heat. It's called thermal throttling.

http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/hwmonitor_1.29.zip is a good program for monitoring temps. Start it and get to gaming. When you are done with your session and exit the game HwMonitor will be there with minimum and maximum temps for your system. FPS drops can also be caused by many environmental variables. Go from a back alley into a bustling city and you will see the FPS drop. Do you notice this is all your games, both off and online?

 

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Min: 57
Max: 84

It's both offline and online games. Possible to fix thermal throttling, or is it the cause? Not sure..
 

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While that max temp is a little warm this is not due to thermal throttling. I think it is normal environmental fluctuations. You might possibly get more help if you wee more specific. When do you notice your FPS drop? With a 860m as the gfx solution here I know that it won't be pegged at 60fps. There will be variations which are normal. How extreme are the drops and in what areas do you notice it. Are these drops anything new or have they always happened? Specifics.

 

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I notice the FPS drop when the frame is changing. I don't know how to describe it, just as the frames have to load when I visit a new place in the game. The drops can be from 198 to 08 in one second. What do you mean by areas? These drops have always happened, I thought it was because of my bad internet, but when I got a new one, and tried to my friends, I still got FPS drop. I am wondering if the transfer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 might be a problem? When I play CS:GO I can see that the FPS is dropping, but also something called varance. I am considering to send the PC for service, but it will take weeks to fix it, and probably it won't be fixed either, since the ASUS center in Norway is terrible.
 

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Yes, I have heard people having issues with upgrading to 10. Have you went to Nvidia http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us and downloaded the latest driver for Windows 10? Yes I saw the post about uninstalling and installing again but I just need to make sure of your source. I see you reference an online game. You also talk about possible internet issues. You did also saw it happens in offline games. The only reason the internet would have an affect on games would be if it was an online game such as CS: GO.

I'm curious what http://www.speedtest.net/ and http://www.pingtest.net/ have to say about this. Can you post your results.

I see we aren't making that much headway but it may just be your 860m or settings. Are your settings maxed out? You may simply be asking too much of your GFX chip.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/860929/pc-games/drastical-fps-drop-after-windows-10-upgrade-and-nvidia-drivers-update-/ has some possible fixes.
 

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Yeah, I've downloaded the newest Nvidia driver.
Results of speed test:
Ping: 16 ms
Download Speed: 81.83 mbps
Upload Speed: 91.57 mbps

Results of ping test:
Ping: 9 mbps
Jitter: 1 ms
Packet loss: 0
I have no idea if my gpu settings are maxed out, it's the standard settings. I've read the link you sent me, and it seems like many others have the same problem as me. Some are saying to CLEAN install windows 10 and not update it as a solution. What do you think?
 

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I think each person and their hardware situations are semi-unique and as such I don't know if there is a blanket solution that will solve all problems equally. When I built my rig I did a clean install of 10. I do not have any FPS issues.

I was asking about your in-game settings. I do not see that GPU capable of maxed out settings. You may have to scale back some settings(start with shadow) but if you are comfortable with a clean install that MIGHT help. No promises.
 

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I'm using the lowest amount of settings to get max performance. Well I think the best solution is to send the PC in for service, but thank you so much for quick response! You're a good lad, have a nice day!
 

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