View Full Version : GPU drops to 1%!? anyone seen this?

10-04-2012, 01:57 AM

So the other day while playing skyrim the game freezes for a solid 2 seconds then keeps chuggin @ +100fps (in a cave) then did the same thing a few more times before I exited. Happens in Killing floor too.


Everything was fine for a few days before this happened, card did 120hz fine in these games and at 1440p, only thing I can think of was shit got screwed when I OC'ed the card, but it wasn't anything more than it had been running at for a year prior to me un-ocing it. I reset the OC and the card still does this.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone has any ideas before I go reinstalling drivers n crap.

10-04-2012, 02:06 AM
Not sure but I used to have the same thing happen back when I had my old HD4870x2,
doing a full driver wipe and reinstall always fixed it.
BTW your MSI Afterburner is out dated, latest is 2.2.4 ;)

10-04-2012, 10:18 AM
lol k thanks.

10-04-2012, 07:06 PM
Either do a driver re-install
Or something is suddenly hogging all your CPU for those 2 seconds so Skyrim becomes starved and GPU usage drops because it cant get any data
Or your hard drive is failing and Windows had a small heart attack