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    GL503GE poor performance and random fps drops

    My laptop is ASUS Rog GL503GE with GTX 1050Ti and core i5 8300H cpu and 16 GB DDR4 2666 mhz ram. I purchased this laptop 1 year ago. Till 2 months back everything was running fine and GTX 1050ti was giving good fps on every games. Problem suddenly started when I updated to win 10 1903 . After that GPU is giving constant unplayable 20 fps in all games with lot of stuttering.
    I have done following troubleshooting to solve the problem but succeeded in nothing:
    1. reverted back to windows 10 1803 (clean install) + drivers installed as given by ASUS only
    2.reverted back to windows 10 1709 (clean install) + drivers installed as given by ASUS only
    3.Tried updating GPU drivers with latest one 441.34 and also tried beta ones (all were installed with DDU uninstallation procedure)
    4.Tried rolling back GPU drivers with OEM provided ones 399.24
    5. Updated win 10 to 1909 version ( clean install) + drivers installed as given by ASUS only
    6.Changed All setting in Nvidia control panel to best and as directed in all posts and also making GPU as default GPU processer
    7.The temperature of CPU and GPU are under normal conditions around 60 deg cel. No throttling observed anytime.
    8. I have tried all GPU drives from NVidia from 399.XX to 441. XX. Nothing solved FPS
    9. I installed MSI afterburner and no throttling observed anywhere
    10. From GPU-Z the GPU is observed to take full load at 100% but memory controller load is very less
    11. I have kept laptop at performance mode still no improvement, charger always connected
    12. No extra process is there in background too that may be eating the CPU or GPU.
    13.All settings like win 10 gaming DVR, game mode, xbox live etc were turned off. Still no improvement
    14.There is no dust too in fans and all are clean, running properly and fans giving proper response as per temperature elevation.
    15. All GPU benchmarks are coming very low with this laptop. (20 to 25 FPS everywhere)
    16. I reverted back to original setting as when Laptop first came. No improvement
    17. Tired updating bios to latest version. No improvement
    18. Tried downgrading to all past bios version . No improvement
    I am doing troubleshooting of all types since 2 months and very frustrated now and sad .
    I have observed one thing which should be noted :
    When I reset BIOS with CMOS battery removal method the GPU performs normal for 5 minutes only and FPS comes back to normal but after 5 minutes again 20 fps everywhere. The temperature of GPU and CPU remain around 60 degrees (no throttling) .The BIOS resetting methods brings back the GPU performance to normal for 4-5 minutes only and after that it becomes poor. I changed CMOS battery with new one but still problem remains same.
    Please help me someone. Guide me what should I do.

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    What are the GPU/CPU temperatures and clocks under 100% load?
    Is the battery in good shape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1988 View Post
    My laptop is ASUS Rog GL503GE with GTX 1050Ti and core i5 8300H cpu and 16 GB DDR4 2666 mhz ram. I purchased this laptop 1 year ago. Till 2 months back everything was running fine and GTX 1050ti was giving good fps on every games. Problem suddenly started when I updated to win 10 1903 . After that GPU is giving constant unplayable 20 fps in all games with lot of stuttering.
    I have done following troubleshooting to solve the problem but succeeded in nothing:
    1. reverted back to windows 10 1803 (clean install) + drivers installed as given by ASUS only
    2.reverted back to windows 10 1709 (clean install) + drivers installed as given by ASUS only
    3.Tried updating GPU drivers with latest one 441.34 and also tried beta ones (all were installed with DDU uninstallation procedure)
    4.Tried rolling back GPU drivers with OEM provided ones 399.24
    5. Updated win 10 to 1909 version ( clean install) + drivers installed as given by ASUS only
    6.Changed All setting in Nvidia control panel to best and as directed in all posts and also making GPU as default GPU processer
    7.The temperature of CPU and GPU are under normal conditions around 60 deg cel. No throttling observed anytime.
    8. I have tried all GPU drives from NVidia from 399.XX to 441. XX. Nothing solved FPS
    9. I installed MSI afterburner and no throttling observed anywhere
    10. From GPU-Z the GPU is observed to take full load at 100% but memory controller load is very less
    11. I have kept laptop at performance mode still no improvement, charger always connected
    12. No extra process is there in background too that may be eating the CPU or GPU.
    13.All settings like win 10 gaming DVR, game mode, xbox live etc were turned off. Still no improvement
    14.There is no dust too in fans and all are clean, running properly and fans giving proper response as per temperature elevation.
    15. All GPU benchmarks are coming very low with this laptop. (20 to 25 FPS everywhere)
    16. I reverted back to original setting as when Laptop first came. No improvement
    17. Tired updating bios to latest version. No improvement
    18. Tried downgrading to all past bios version . No improvement
    I am doing troubleshooting of all types since 2 months and very frustrated now and sad .
    I have observed one thing which should be noted :
    When I reset BIOS with CMOS battery removal method the GPU performs normal for 5 minutes only and FPS comes back to normal but after 5 minutes again 20 fps everywhere. The temperature of GPU and CPU remain around 60 degrees (no throttling) .The BIOS resetting methods brings back the GPU performance to normal for 4-5 minutes only and after that it becomes poor. I changed CMOS battery with new one but still problem remains same.
    Please help me someone. Guide me what should I do.
    please take a video with your smartphone and please put on the msi afterburners OSD
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iDJt_jCZZcg/maxresdefault.jpg

    please put every cpu there and temps and usages (cpu & gpu)

    lets start with that, maybe then we can figure out what is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULLMETALJACKET7 View Post
    What are the GPU/CPU temperatures and clocks under 100% load?
    Is the battery in good shape?
    THe battery is in good shape.
    THe CPU and GPU temp. stays at around 75 deg cel . under 100% load.

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    see this

    Quote Originally Posted by Tor_Spo View Post
    please take a video with your smartphone and please put on the msi afterburners OSD
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iDJt_jCZZcg/maxresdefault.jpg

    please put every cpu there and temps and usages (cpu & gpu)

    lets start with that, maybe then we can figure out what is wrong.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v8Q3atEz4U

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1988 View Post
    very weird, for me it seems that it for some reason uses your intel iGPU.
    but why?
    I would have said that it's windows 1903 bug or something asus driver related but this is very weird...

    all games are locked to 30 fps?

    no vsync or other syncs are activated?
    powermode is "prefer max performance" in nvidia 3d program settings?
    don't use global profile, configure every game separately.

    you fan profile is turboboost etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1988 View Post
    Enable power, no load, temp and voltage limit monitoring on afterburner or use cpuz for that while you're running a game. See what it's reporting.

    Something is capping your fps. Looks like it's switching to battery power mode. Maybe a faulty power supply? Se what's the limit reason so we can get more clues.

    Also, go to geforce experience and turn off battery boost, see if that changes anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULLMETALJACKET7 View Post
    Enable power, no load, temp and voltage limit monitoring on afterburner or use cpuz for that while you're running a game. See what it's reporting.

    Something is capping your fps. Looks like it's switching to battery power mode. Maybe a faulty power supply? Se what's the limit reason so we can get more clues.

    Also, go to geforce experience and turn off battery boost, see if that changes anything.
    hopefully his powercord is fully inserted to the brick haha it would be kinda funny ..

    yeah It could be faulty power supply (good catch fmj7), can you test with your friends supply (if it's proper for the model, never use wrong power supply with wrong specs..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULLMETALJACKET7 View Post
    Enable power, no load, temp and voltage limit monitoring on afterburner or use cpuz for that while you're running a game. See what it's reporting.

    Something is capping your fps. Looks like it's switching to battery power mode. Maybe a faulty power supply? Se what's the limit reason so we can get more clues.

    Also, go to geforce experience and turn off battery boost, see if that changes anything.
    Battery boost is already off from geforce exp.THe power mode is set to performance mode.i also created a full performance power plan but same result.I checked the power brick with multimeter , but its giving the voltage as given on brick so power brick is ok.

    Whenever i start any game ,for first 5 minutes the FPS are ok like 90+ but after that the real pain start...FPS goes to 20 to 30 for 15-20 secs and then again goes to 90 for 15-20 secs the cycle repeats. i checked the temperature too there is no throttling too . Temperature of cpu and gpu is below 75 Deg cel. as i told u earlier.


    I checked the background processes. I found none leeching the resources .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tor_Spo View Post
    very weird, for me it seems that it for some reason uses your intel iGPU.
    but why?
    I would have said that it's windows 1903 bug or something asus driver related but this is very weird...

    all games are locked to 30 fps?

    no vsync or other syncs are activated?
    powermode is "prefer max performance" in nvidia 3d program settings?
    don't use global profile, configure every game separately.

    you fan profile is turboboost etc..
    Yes this is very wierd. I am ready to reward anyone who solves my problem.
    No In the games the FPS goes from 90+ for some time then back to 20- 30 fps for some seconds and again to 90 and cycle repeats.
    I checked with v sync on and off...NO result
    Power mode is prefer max perf. already
    I tried to configure each game but no result.

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