Constant Stuttering During Games
- System: Windows 10.0.19043
- Battery or AC: Both
- Model: Zephyrus G GU502DU
- Frequency of occurrence: Whenever attempting to play games
- Reset OS: Refreshed Windows 10
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Beginning a few weeks ago, there is a massive stuttering occurring about every 15 seconds to 1 minute only while playing games. Whilst I am not sure exactly when it began occurring, I am sure that there were no major driver or BIOS updates that coincided with the problem manifesting. I attempted to do a refresh install of Windows 10, as well as recovering to a previous version; however, neither of those worked.
These stutters usually appear like a massive FPS drop / freezing and last from 0.5 - 3 seconds. And using Afterburner, I was able to see that during that time there is a very brief spike massive spike in CPU usage as well as a massive drop in the clock speed from 3900 MHz to 400 MHz. The power usage for the CPU also drops to about a 10th of its normal wattage, and the GPU power usage being halved during this time as well.
ALSO since this problem began, I have noticed that Armoury Crate has not displayed the CPU temperature nor voltage, which is a problem specific to the program.