I think I may have found the problem, but I’m not 100% sure. I downloaded a program called GPU-Z, and looked at the data. So I ran VT2 a bit and temp went up to between 80-90 celsius in the gpu sensor and up to 100 celsius on the cpu (100 C is the max for the CPU before thermal throttling kicks in). It keeps bouncing around and doesn’t look like it’s doing anything. So at first I thought my gpu temp sensor might be broken. It’s possible that my computer is thermal throttling unnecessarily, or maybe I’ve got dust in my machine. That said, there’s always a chance I’m misreading this program so give me some time to run some experiments to verify what I’m seeing. I’ve posted some of the data below.
@Bankei @Angerblaze can you guys download GPU-Z and see if this is the same for you guys? Let me just post my specs in case they’re similar. Lenovo Machine Type Model: 80WK00F9US, i7-7700HQ, Nvidia 1050 ti, windows 10. Legion Y520
Here’s the link to the GPU-Z download https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
Just checked for dust in my computer, there was more than expected. About to try launching VT2 and see if it fixes the issue.
So, it improved performance a lot, though it hasn’t solved the issue. CPU temperature keeps hitting 100 degrees celsius now and I think it’s now thermal throttling the cpu not the GPU which I think it was thermal throttling before. So, a little improvement. I’m going to try figuring out how to manage the cpu thermal throttling next. (i7 7700 HQ max temp is 100 celsius, my computer is no where near that temperature, though it reads it as being. tomorrow I’m going to open up my computer again and see if I can figure how to fix that issue. Though I’m still not sure why this seems to have coincided with patch 1.5, and there’s still a chance I could be wrong)
@FatsharkJulia I’m going to order some thermal paste on amazon and change the thermal paste on my cpu chip. I’ll report back if that fixes the problem.