11-21-2017 08:19 PM
I've noticed for some time that my relatively new ~1 year Lenovo Flex 4 yoga, which has switchable graphics, has been running slower. For instance, VLC has been unable to run certain movies, and running gameshow to record my powerpoint talks now leads to freezing and inability to save movies. I finally found some free time to try a very basic 3D game (broforce, the overworld, 2 seconds into the game), and then my computer instantly slowed and shut itself off. I downloaded the Heaven Benchmark 4.0 and the same issue occured, it barely rendered graphics and then froze. I have all of the latest drivers and updates installed via a clean install.
Put simply, my computer is now completely unable to perform the most basic tasks that seem to be gpu related without slowing to a crawl and shutting itself off. This includes very old games, new games, benchmarks, and even python rendering medium to large images.
Please please advise some tests I can do to see if this is a software issue. I work a very very very hard job and this computer is my lifeline, and I need it not to have this issue.
11-21-2017 08:30 PM
I see that the AMD driver is indeed being used for broforce and for the horizon test, and that the GPU usage shoots to 100% and the gpu gets to over 100C instantly (within 5 seconds).
Hardware or software issue, thoughts?