So as my title suggests, lately I’ve been having some unexpected FPS problems. Normally the game always runs flawlessly, constantly staying well above 60 frames. For the past two days or so, however, the game has been going back and forth between two different ranges of FPS whenever I play. It’ll run at its usual FPS for 15-20 seconds, and then suddenly take a sharp drop to around 25-30ish FPS. It stays there for an equal amount of time before going back to the original, solid FPS and repeats the cycle infinitely.
It is beyond frustrating, it makes the game essentially unplayable because of how frequent the FPS drops are. It’s also very confusing to me, as I’ve played Overwatch on this machine for almost two years and it has always ran 100% perfectly (even on high settings) until now. Nothing has changed, the game just all of a sudden doesn’t run anywhere near as well as it used to.
I am not a tech-savvy person in the slightest so I don’t know too much about the specs of my PC or any of that lingo, but it is a Dell Inspiron 7577 (2017-18 model) with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and the usual 16GB of RAM. I have updated my drivers and everything else I possibly can on my computer, and have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game twice, to no avail.