Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Gaming on 8.1 slowing over time

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Gaming on 8.1 slowing over time

    Iíve had this issue since installing Windows 8. After initially installing the OS everything runs great but over time (in months) games become extremely sluggish. For example where I might get silky smooth 120fps on day1, on day 110 Iíll get a 12fps slideshow. I donít notice any performance issues anywhere else Ė either itís only affecting games or simply isnít noticeable elsewhere.
    I could really use some help diagnosing this. Iíve asked in various places before and Iíve got nowhere with it Ė the only solution has been to perform a clean install of Windows which is a massive pain.

    Some things Iíve tried before that havenít worked:
    Checked for viruses
    Checked temps & Overclocks
    Reseated CPU / GPU
    Updated Windows & Drivers
    Checked background programs
    System Restore
    Windows Refresh

    System Information:
    CPU: 2500k @ 4.8Ghz
    GPU: GTX 670
    Mobo: Asrock z68 extreme 4
    OS Drive: Samsung 840 Pro (256GB)
    Other Drives: 120GB OCZ Agility 3, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
    Last edited by Mintykanesh; 06 Jan 2015 at 14:53.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    so you lost 12 frames per second? what?

    what is the problem.. and how slow does your game eventually get??

    you will never be able to hold the exact same framerate in anygame? the game environment changes of course.. what game are you playing?

    and i think you already know this.. but this is to remind you that maybe.. just maybe you might have "unrealistic" expectations or too high standards for games today..

    having said that.. shitty programming and coding is always most always the issue.. what game is it? and are you getting these loss of "frames per second" when you run gaming benchmark programs??

    also start going to ROG gamers web forum and start looking at what those crazy freaks are getting for results and compare..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    I mean I've gone from 120fps in a game when the windows install was fresh to 12 fps in the same game a few months down the line.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    that can't be.. so you can get 120 frames per second jan 5th.. and then feb 5th or so you start the game up and all the sudden you get 12 fps..

    yeah.. and what you are not saying is what you installed and tweaked and changed in between..

    if your computer is dropping like that.. then you have a major over-heating or power supply or serious hardware faultiness..

    but i think you are tweaking or changing/installing things..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1

    Does not happen here on Windows 8.1. After a year same game performance as when new. I use a gaming type 3D graphics benchmark to test and recorded the result a year ago so I can be definite about this.

    I find your expression very unspecific, like 'reseating CPU/GPU' what exactly do you mean - do you mean removing the heat sink and re-applying thermal contact materials, or what exactly.

    Same with Temps/overclocks what exactly did you do and the results. People can make a mess if they don't know what they are doing.

    Intel processors when abused will clock down so they don't blow up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6

    Posts : 22
    windows 8.1 core x64x

    come on helmut! you say you have the same performance of your computer like you did a year ago.. well that sounds cool and i thought to myself, "well, i wonder what system he has?"
    and then i can't even see what system you have because you didn't post your system specs!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Gaming on 8.1 slowing over time

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Win8 All in One Desktop slowing down network
Background Info: We have started upgrading our Front desk PC's at our branches with Lenovo All In One Desktops. Specs differ from Branch to Branch ( Some Dual COres , Some i3's and some i5's . ) Depending on hoe bussy the branches are. Some of our branches run Diginet Lines, some ADSL Lines, and...
Performance & Maintenance
Adware slowing everything down, can't find it to remove it
I seem to have downloaded a lot of adware by accident a few weeks ago. This happens from time to time and I just go to control panel and remove all programs added after the time the problem began. I did that this time and it helped but there seems to be some residual adware that wasn't removed. ...
System Security
Chrome slowing down W8.1 laptop
Recently my laptop (on Windows 8.1) has been slowing right down after I've been using it for a while. Especially if I close it and then reopen it later without restarting. It seems to be linked to Chrome with it getting really sluggish and it improves if I close and reopen Chrome, and of course if...
Performance & Maintenance
Cached RAM slowing down computer
So I was about to make a thread about my browsers opening at an alarming SLOW rate of 10 seconds, but then I looked at my cached memory and saw it was at almost 15GB!! I restarted my computer and everything was back to normal now that the cache was cleared. What on earth is happening here? Closing...
Performance & Maintenance
Win 8 pro slowing Down
Hello, I hv updated Win8 Pro from Win 7 Home Premium on when Wind 8 released. I really felt that Win8 was fast and reliable. But now for one month ( after win 8 update ) its too slow to boot and takes too long to sign out and shut down. Apps takes too long to open. I didnt install any new...
Performance & Maintenance
text and slowing down
My text on all websites, including this one, suddenly shrunk in text size. As far as I know I did not fool with anything. It seems to have happened going from site to site. I can barely read the text it is so small. I tried shutting down and restarting. Everything remained the same. And now my...
Performance & Maintenance
Saint row the third game slowing...pls help
minimum resolution is not good for set as 1300x464 something.. while i am playing this game it's very slow...have any other way??? here my directx diagnasti tool.. Download DxDiag.txt from - send big files the easy way

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook