Random FPS drop in game (League of Legends)

NarutotheSage

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Hello guys, first thread. For the past few weeks, whenever I play a game like league of legends, I get around 60-80 fps avg in game. Everything is fine until I get these random fps drops (game freezes for about 1-2 secs) and then the fps goes back to normal. This usually happens later in the game, but sometimes earlier, its very random.

I have been keeping track of this ever since it started happening and I noticed 2 things. A) Whenever I get these fps drops, I alt tab and I see CPU usage go DOWN. B) In addition, DISK usage goes UP (to 100%). I have disclosed an image below.

http://imgur.com/a/iiyR0

My specs are:
i5 6200u
Intel HD 520
1TB HDD
8GB DDR3 RAM

The following is my current configuration:
High Performance Power Plan
High Graphics Performance Plan (my plug is always plugged)

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.




 

NarutotheSage

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Nothing much. I do have Avast running. I know when I start up the computer avast always makes my disk go to 100% (for about 30 secs) and then it goes back down. My graphics drivers are also running (btw, current intel graphics drivers are being used). Thats pretty much it.
 

velo3100

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Does this happen throughout the game or is it only during late game? Also does this happen only when you alt tab? I think what is happening is that the cpu is throttling down due to high temps. Have you tried lowering the settings?
 

NarutotheSage

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Hi again. This usually happens mid game (~20-25mins), but it does occur late (~35mins) and sometimes even early game (~5mins). I have tried to lower settings, but still the same issue. Basically whenever I play and I get the freeze, I immediately alt tab to see what happens after my game goes back to normal. The pic I provided was after the freezing has stopped. When I alt tab the CPU usage goes down since I am not playing the game. Thanks again.

Can it be that my disk is going to sleep? I have considered it to be CPU overheating, but I got this laptop 2 months ago and the vents are pretty much dustless.
 

NarutotheSage

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I have no idea to be honest. Can you recommend me a good temperature moderating software that will log all temps? If I can see if there is an issue while I am playing (ie, from the moment I get that game freeze/fps drop) I can look up the temps at that moment to see if there is a problem. If there really is a heat problem, I can definitely see it. Thanks again!
 
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