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I used to play games on my system like GTA IV, Mafia II and Counter Strike : Global Offensive around 1.5 years ago and then I quit gaming. Then after a few months, I tried playing those games again, but I started getting low FPS. Thinking of this as some software issue, I did not wanted to re-install Windows or reset my PC. I just re-installed my Graphics drivers (which failed to solve the issue).

So, today I did a full hard drive format, re-installed Windows and was shocked to see that I am still getting low FPS.

Any solutions?

System Information:
 1. Windows 10 (64-bit)
 2. Intel® Core™ i5-3337U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
 3. AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8730M with 2G DDR3 VRAM
 4. 4GB 1 DIMM (4GB x1) DDR3 1600Mhz

Reference FPS:
 1. Counter-Strike : Global Offensive
 2. Extremely Low Settings (Anti-Aliasing turned off, all details to very low, minimal resolution)
 3. Less than 20 FPS
  • If your computer is playing games slower than it used to and you did a complete wipe and reinstall then my guess is that problem is overheating. – user86571 Apr 8 '16 at 16:54
  • Another factor may be software you have running in the background while trying to play games. – user973 Apr 8 '16 at 16:58
  • @MadMAxJr Nothing is running in the background. Wiped Hard Drive, Installed Windows, Installed Radeon Drivers and launched the game. – Himanshu Arora Apr 8 '16 at 17:00
  • @RossRidge Temperature seems completely normal. – Himanshu Arora Apr 8 '16 at 17:01
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    and you are absolutely positive that the radeon card is the one being utilized and not the iGPU from the intel chip? i believe you can check with gpu-z – RenaissanceProgrammer Apr 8 '16 at 17:07
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Issue resolved. The problem was with the charger, it was not giving the rated output.

Learning

If drivers and a hard reset do not fix the problem, temperatures are normal, clock speed is not limited but utilization is less, power supply could be a problem.

Since I was in a hurry, I asked a question which does not belongs to this site, here is the question which is more descriptive and is where it belongs :)

https://superuser.com/questions/1063578/low-frame-rate-in-every-game-with-capable-enough-hardware/1064352#1064352

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