Windows 10: Low usage on Graphics card while gaming

Discus and support Low usage on Graphics card while gaming in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, for about a week after updating my Windows, I have noticed a huge problem while gaming. My GPU is only getting 2 to 3% utilization while gaming,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by viorelzeciu, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Low usage on Graphics card while gaming


    Hi, for about a week after updating my Windows, I have noticed a huge problem while gaming. My GPU is only getting 2 to 3% utilization while gaming, down from 98%. The best example I have is when playing CS: GO, before the update I had 370+FPS, now I have about 30... It's not only one game that does this, anything that uses the GPU does this, anything. Even Windows is sometimes laggy.

    Things I have tried:

    -Reinstalling GPU drivers

    -Uninstalling and then reinstalling Windows Updates

    -Putting the GPU in the other 2 slots of my motherboard

    -Checking the cables on the GPU


    Specs:

    OS: Windows 10 PRO 1903. 18362.418

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600

    GPU: ASUS Strix II OC Edition GTX 970

    RAM: 16x2 3000mhz cl16 vengeance lpx 32gb ram kit

    Mobo: Msi B450 Gaming Plus ATX

    SSD: Adata SX8200 Pro 256GB m.2 x4

    HDD: WD Blue 2014 1TB HDD

    Seagate Barracuda 2016 2TB HDD

    Updates: All normal updates until the 14th of October.

    :)
     
    viorelzeciu, Oct 14, 2019
    #1
  2. David Haz Win User

    Graphical issues, Low shadows, Low textures, jagged edges etc.

    Hi Jason,

    Low graphics quality can be caused by incorrect graphics settings, or that the resolution settings of your device are not configured correctly, etc. For us to isolate the issue about low graphics quality when playing games in Windows 10, kindly respond to
    the questions below:

    • Can you describe to us if the graphics issue is only exhibited when playing games?
    • After contacting the support for your graphics card, can you tell us more about the troubleshooting steps that they have instructed you? This is for us to know and to avoid any duplication of efforts on your end.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    David Haz, Oct 14, 2019
    #2
  3. AndreePin Win User
    graphics card problems

    Hi,

    Your computer makes a noise or beeps from your internal speaker because it failed to detect the graphics card. What we can suggest is for you to try cleaning your graphics card with a pencil eraser. Here are the steps below:

    • Turn your computer off.
    • Pull out your video/graphics card.
    • Rubbed the cold contacts with soft pencil eraser.
    • Connect your video/graphics card back to the computer.
    Kindly note that this is just a temporary fix. If the case still continues, I suggest that you contact your graphics card's manufacturer.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    AndreePin, Oct 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Low usage on Graphics card while gaming

    screen flikkering and low fps when playing fullscreen games

    Hi Malik,

    An outdated graphics card is one of the possible reasons why you are getting low FPS when playing games on your Windows 10 device. To resolve this concern, we need to collect more information. Kindly answer the questions below:

    • Are you experiencing this issue with all of your games?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    • Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the affected games?

    Meanwhile, I recommend that you run the troubleshooter for Windows apps. This can help remove conflicts with an app from Microsoft Store. To do this, you may click the link below:

    Click here

    Also, I suggest that you update your graphics card. To make sure that you have the latest graphics card, it would be best to get in touch with your computer manufacturer.
     
    Wilfred Mac, Oct 14, 2019
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