I recently purchased an Inspiron 15 7567 gaming laptop from Dell and have encountered a few issues.
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 7700HQ Kabylake
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Memory: 8GB (1x) DDR4
Storage: 1TB Hybrid Drive
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Upon first setup there were issues installing the NVIDIA drivers where the install would fail multiple times - eventually I got the driver to install. Then I had some issues with the graphics card enabling when I would play games so I just changed the setting in the NVIDIA control panel to always use the dedicated GPU. After playing some AAA titles such as GTA V and Arma III, I am experiencing what appears to be throttling. On low or ultra settings, my FPS remains around 45-50 (sometimes a little higher before stutter) on most games which surprised me because the dedicated GPU is a 1050 Ti which has higher specs than what the games need. After playing for maybe an hour, the game starts to frequently stutter, dropping frames for a couple seconds then boosting back and so on. I have monitored the temperature of both the GPU and CPU which reach ~56 degrees Celsius and ~70 degrees Celsius respectively. I have also monitored the usage of the CPU and memory during play, the CPU not reaching full usage and the memory reaching about 90% usage. I have also monitored the GPU performance through GPU-Z and will attach the file below. I have virtually tried everything that I can think of when it comes to troubleshooting: I have monitored everything, lowered the settings in the games to the lowest, researched, and have came up with no solutions.
Game Requirements GTA V:
Game Requirements ARMA III:
Would the memory reaching ~90% usage be causing the stuttering? (It could possibly be the game using page files when it runs out, causing a slow in performance?)
How could I tell if the GPU or CPU were throttling and how can I fix it?
Am I configuring the GPU or any other setting incorrectly?
Have any of you experienced this problem?
Could it be faulty hardware?
Thank you all for you help in solving this issue!
The problem still persists. Maybe I'm configuring the NVIDIA control panel wrong? I've left it as the default settings, should I customize it?
I listed the game requirements in the OP, but my friend is able to run the game on ultra with no issues and he has almost identical hardware only from last generation.