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GTX960M issues

swchoi89

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Hi All,

I have been experiencing unstable FPS performances in gaming. GTX960M isn't THAT bad for a laptop and I'm playing a game that was released almost 7 years ago. Sometimes, I get 20FPs while it randomly jumps back up to 40fps..

As for the temperature levels, it never goes beyond 75C. I also have a laptop cooler with a very cool room temperature (roughly 21C).

I also tried setting the performance to "prefer maximum performance"

Any suggestions? I'm running out of ideas and Google isn't helping much.
 

Charlie22911

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Have you used a hardware monitoring utility to see if the card is throttling? While 75°C is not abnormally high for a GPU, there was an issue with Alienware laptops throttling at 74°C (I was affected). This may be the case for you as well. A few other things I'd check are background processes and to disable any overlays if applicable (GeForce Experience and Windows 10 Game Overlay).
 

swchoi89

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Can you tell me what the process names are for those GeForce Experience and Windows 10 Game Overlays?

Also, I don't think it's throttling. My FPS starts at 22FPS average, then it goes up, then back down (repeat). I got nothing else running in the background.
 
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