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Windows 7: Gpu usage drops.

13 Apr 2018   #1

Gpu usage drops.

My laptop has been having random gpu usage drops from 99% to 50% to 60% causing fps drops and sometimes to 0% causing the game to freeze for a second. Sometimes it hangs hangs at 70%-80% for a few minutes. If the cpu isnt a bottleneck isn't the gpu supposed to be pegged at 100%. But the cpu usage is around 40-60%. It doesn't seem like a overheating issue because the temps are stable. This issue didn't used to happen but it started a month ago and it's been getting worse. Re-installing drivers didn't help. Any ideas
I5 2430m
Intel hd 3000
4gb ram

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15 Apr 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

You haven't mentioned which game you are playing. Some games are CPU intensive.
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15 Apr 2018   #3


It is happening in all of them. Including gta 3 which i guess any computer can run
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