I bought a brand new FX-8350 about a year ago and I've been having severe FPS drops in many games where it shouldn't happen.
My rig is: cpu: FX-8350
mobo: Asus m5a78l-m plus usb3
RAM: 8gb hyperx
Graphics: MSI Nvidia Geforce Gtx 1060 6gb
Case: Corsair Carbide 400c (with four fans)
Storage: 1TB HDD Western Digital
PSU: Sentey 750w 80 plus bronze
I bought the cpu back in may, 2017, and started having these issues by October 2017. I'm talking about drastic fps drops in games that run like butter normally. The two most annoying examples are GTA V (runs without any problems at +60 fps in any settings) where the fps fall to 15, mostly while driving cars. The other game is Warframe, where the same thing happens, except there are no cars. I turned off the turboboost feature after a friend told me he had similar issues with a similar processor. I have the stock cooler for the cpu and have never changed the original thermal paste. I was thinking of upgrading to ryzen but I'm financially disabled right now. What's the best solution?
I have stable frames on gtav on my similar setup.
Amd Fx 8350
ASUS M5A78L-M Plus
ASUS AMD Radeon RX560 ROG STRIX
WD green 240gb ssd
Seagate 2tb hdd
Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE
Corsair 550w Bronze
Fractal Design Core 2300
Arctic a32 with 2x Arctic F12 PST pwm
Arctic F12 PST PWM Pro
Arctic F12 PST PWM x2
Fractal F12 PWM x2
Try keeping the geforce gpu drivers up-to-date. Keeping Windows up to date. And try these settings