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Best Answer RKinner , 21 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

German is no problem.  I worked in Germany for 11 years and my first wife was German. Something has happened to FileHippo's downloads.  None of their downloads are working right now.... Go to the full post »


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windows 10 64bit
8gb ram
intel i5 6600k
asrock h170 pro4 hyper
geforce gtx 1070
monitor: asus ve247
be quiet straight power 680w
logitech g430 gaming headset
creative speakers
asus xonar dgx soundcard
 
not constantly though. like once every 10 seconds or so it gets a lag which is especially noticable if i turn around in a game. this happens with all the games and also on the lowest resolutions. it didn't use to be that bad. i did a virus scan and panda did detect a few installer files which i quarantined and deleted. this didn't solve the problem though. i am not even sure if the files were actual viruses or if they really caused this behavior.
 
ram usage during gameplay is around 70 percent and 20-30 ish when only windows is running. the problem persists if i turn everything off (autostart programs included) besides the game i am playing. the graphic card temperature is normal in and outside of games. i didn't overclock anything. there's enough free space on both harddrives i'm using.
 
        Date        , GPU Core Clock [MHz] , GPU Memory Clock [MHz] , GPU Temperature [°C] , Fan Speed (%) [%] , Fan Speed (RPM) [RPM] , Memory Used [MB] , GPU Load [%] , Memory Controller Load [%] , Video Engine Load [%] , Power Consumption [% TDP] , PerfCap Reason [] ,

2017-03-17 16:45:34 ,              632.5   ,                202.5   ,               39.0   ,              33   ,                1101   ,            348   ,          0   ,                        2   ,                   0   ,                     3.9   ,              16   ,
 
2017-03-19 22:19:00 ,             1594.5   ,               2003.4   ,               49.0   ,              36   ,                1192   ,           1745   ,         52   ,                       15   ,                   0   ,                    24.4   ,              16   ,
 
(the second one is while running a game)
 
i tried using the optimal performance settings in the system options. that didn't get rid of it either. it happens with offline games as well. it's not a ping or connection issue. an fps drop does occur though whenever this happens.
 
any help is appreciated!

Edited by lazyoli, 21 March 2017 - 06:37 AM.

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It sounds like wmi.  This runs every 10-20 seconds and if it has a bad entry it can eat a lot of CPU.

 

Search for:

 

services.msc

 

hit Enter

 

Scroll down to Windows Management Instrumentation and right click on it and Stop the service.  Then play your game and see if the lag is still present.

 

IF the lag goes away then try rebuilding the WMI Repository

 

https://blogs.techne...wmi-repository/

 

If that's more than you want to try then you can lket Windows Reapir All In One do it for you:

 
 
Download it and save it then run it.
 
You can skip to step 4 or 5 where it gives you the same picture as in the above link.
 
Make sure only this item is checked before hitting Start:
 
 
Repair WMI
 
 
Reboot when done
 
If it's not WMI causing the problem  then:
 
 
 
Open an elevated command prompt:
 
 
 
If you open an elevated command prompt it will by default open in c:\Windows\system32
 
Once you have an elevated command prompt:
 
Type(with an Enter after each line):
 
 DISM  /Online  /Cleanup-Image  /RestoreHealth
 
 (I use two spaces so you can be sure to see where one space goes.)
This will take a while to complete.  Once the prompt returns:
 
Reboot.  Open an elevated Command Prompt again and type (with an Enter after the line):
 
sfc  /scannow
 
 
 
This will also take a few minutes.  
 
When it finishes it will say one of the following:
 
Windows did not find any integrity violations (a good thing)
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them (a good thing)
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them (not a good thing)
 
If you get the last result then type:
findstr  /c:"[SR]"  \windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log  >  \junk.txt 
 
Hit Enter.  Then type::
 
 
notepad  \junk.txt 
 
Hit Enter. 
 
 Copy the text from notepad and paste it into a reply.
 
 
After you finish SFC, regardless of the result:
 
 
 
1. Please download the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso
and save it to your Desktop:
2. Right-click VEW.exe and Run AS Administrator
3. Under 'Select log to query', select:
 
* System
4. Under 'Select type to list', select:
* Error
* Warning
 
 
Then use the 'Number of events' as follows:
 
 
1. Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
Type 20 in the 1 to 20 box
Then click the Run button.
Notepad will open with the output log.
 
 
Please post the Output log in your next reply then repeat but select Application.  (Each time you run VEW it overwrites the log so copy the first one to a Reply or rename it before running it a second time.)
 
Get Process Explorer
 
Save it to your desktop then run it (Vista or Win7+ - right click and Run As Administrator).  
 
View, Select Column, check Verified Signer, OK
Options, Verify Image Signatures
 
 
Click twice on the CPU column header  to sort things by CPU usage with the big hitters at the top.  
 
Wait a full minute then:
 
File, Save As, Save.  Note the file name.   Open the file  on your desktop and copy and paste the text to a reply.
 
 
 
Get the free version of Speccy:
 
http://www.filehippo...download_speccy (Look in the upper right for the Download
Latest Version button  - Do NOT press the large Start Download button on the upper left!)  
Download, Save and Install it.  Tell it you do not need CCLEANER.    Run Speccy.  When it finishes (the little icon in the bottom left will stop moving), 
File, Save as Text File,  (to your desktop) note the name it gives. OK.  Open the file in notepad and delete the line that gives the serial number of your Operating System.  
(It will be near the top,  10-20  lines down.) Save the file.  Attach the file to your next post.  Attaching the log is the best option as it is too big for the forum.  Attaching is a multi step process.
 
First click on More Reply Options
Then scroll down to where you see
Choose File and click on it.  Point it at the file and hit Open.
Now click on Attach this file.

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thanks very much for the detailed answer!

 

turning of wmi did not help sadly.

 

the scan returned "Windows did not find any integrity violations"

 

the vew text files seem to be in german. so far i couldn't find an option to change the language. does it rely on the OS language somehow?

 

the last link for speccy didn't work for me. got an error message for the site. something about the website redirecting the query so it never can be finished.

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alright. found it somewhere else. there's a lot of german in the text file again. tell me if you need any info translated.

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German is no problem.  I worked in Germany for 11 years and my first wife was German.

 

Something has happened to FileHippo's downloads.  None of their downloads are working right now.  Glad you found another source.

 

Speccy says it's running a bit hot but recently Speccy has been giving bad temperature readings so let's try speedfan:

 

 
 
Download, save and Install it (Win 7 or Vista right click and Run As Admin.) then run it (Win 7 or Vista right click and Run As Admin.).
 
 
What is the highest reading on the first page?  Watch a video or have your antivirus do a scan.  Does it get hotter?  How hot?
 
 
It can tell you your temps in real time when minimized tho the default is to show the hard drive temp in the systray.  You can change it:  Hit Configure then click on the highest temp and check Show in tray

 

 

You have a certificate complaining about being expired or about to expire.  

 

 
Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 21/03/2017 16:54:00
Type: Warnung Category: 0
Event: 64 Source: Microsoft-Windows-CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment

Zertifikat für lokales System mit Fingerabdruck 1d 63 8f ca 08 3c 9f 38 3f a4 4e f0 a9 ae 0a a4 04 74 a5 8f wird bald ungültig oder ist bereits ungültig.

 

 

Don't know if it's important but best to try and get rid of all errors.  See if you can follow the instructions here:

 

http://www.hagrin.co...llment-warnings

 

You have two processes in your Process Explorer log that have a bad reputation and can cause problems:

 

https://forums.malwa...ie-and-firefox/

 

Right click on 

HsMgr64.exe and Suspend
 
Repeat for
HsMgr.exe
 
I also see Microsoft Photos is suspended.  If this is something you use then you probably need a new version:
 
 
Not sure why SystemSettings.exe (which starts when going to Charms bar and selecting Change PC Settings)  is suspended.  Can you reenable it with Process Explorer?
 
I would uninstall Bonjour - I don't think your version is Win 10 compatible.  You will probably get a new one if you update itunes or safari or other Apple software.
 
 
Search for
 
task manager
 
hit enter.  Once it comes up minimize it.  Watch the box it makes in the systray.  As the CPU gets busy the box will fill with green.  Play your game.  Does it get full when it lags?

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crap. it says cpu 70° (1741 rpm). that's a bit much, isn't it? it would also explain the lags, i guess.

while running a game it goes up to 100° (2064 rpm). auxtin1 get's too high too apparently: 127°. those are the two readings with a flame symbol.

not enough thermal conductive paste? i put it on cautiously. like only a dot. maybe i gotta check if the fan still sits properly. as far as i can tell with a quick glance everything sits tight. will check again tomorrow thoroughly. it's a pure rock slim 120w made by be quiet.

 

update: so i noticed, one of the four pins indeed got loose. after fixing it the temperature went down to 50 and below (with firefox open). in-game it still goes up to a 100° though. older game like 68°

the lag seems to be better / is gone (?). i hope it's not only wishful thinking. thanks again for pointing the cpu temperature out! i wouldn't have looked for that so quickly! the 100° still worries me though, even if it's only for graphic intense games. and it just stops at 100°. i find that odd because before it's fluctuating all the time. doesn't the temperature reading go any further?

 

 

i manually disabled windows updates in services so that might be why windows is complaining here and there. i will look into this certificate thingy later.

 

the asus xonar card is already giving me trouble anyway btw. the pc doesn't recognize my headset mic as long as the asus card is installed. earphones work. as soon as i use the onboard sound everything works fine. i'm not surprised that the drivers are causing other people problems as well. atm i have the soundcard not in my pc.

 

i don't use ms photo. in fact i tried to get rid of most of the installed MS software.

 

i will have a look at SystemSettings.exe tomorrow.

 

bonjour is uninstalled now.

 

systray. hm it's kinda hard to tell. as far as i can tell the box doesn't get full. i can only see it if i minimize the game, so there's a delay involved there.

 

thanks for the help so far! you're really helping me out here!


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I assume we are talking C and not F for the temps.  Normally on a desktop I expect an idle CPU to run in the 40s.  Maybe climb into the 60s under a moderate load like a virus scan or while streaming a video or playing a game.  Anything more and it's time to clean the heatsink, unblock the vents, replace the termal paste (I only use Arctic Silver 5 - actually I like the kit with the cleaner and surface prep). replace the fan, upgrade the heatsink.  

 

The auxtin1 is some sort of Aux temp but no telling what it is.  I've seen a claim that it's the power supply but sort of doubt it.  It's not on my PC.  Probably not very important especially if it always reads the same even when cold.  


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yes. Celsius. 60° hm. good to know. i will see what i can do about the thermal paste and the heatsink.

 

auxtin1 is weird. maybe there isn't even a fan connected because my readings go from -128 to 127.

 

thanks again, mate.


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update: so i did some cleaning and it seems like one of the pins still wasn't fitting right and thus the heatsink didn't sit tightly enough. maybe there was a little too much thermal compound on it too. anyway, after fixing it the temperature is down to 42° on the game which had 100 before. lovely! i wouldn't have figured it out that quickly without you, if ever. great job!


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Glad I could help.


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