So for the past week or so I've been having a bit of computer trouble.
Whenever I play the vidya on my rig, I get massive framerate drops every 10-15 minutes.
Normally, most games run about 40-60FPS depending on how taxing it is.
However when it drops it goes down to about 5-10.
I imagine this is my computers way of trying to cool itself down when it gets too hot.
So far I've taken the following steps.
-I've taken a can of compressed air and blasted every last dust particle in every possible crack, crevice, nook, and cranny right into oblivion.
-I've been keeping my room between 68-72 degress. No exceptions.
-I've added in too additional fans, an intake and an outtake to help regulate airflow.
-I've removed the old thermal grease on the processor and replaced it with a new coat.
Yet I'm still having the overheat issues (But the do seem to be at least a little more spaced apart)
The only other thing I can think to try is replace my PSU, since it's only a 550 watt and I'm thinking it's putting out more power than it needs to in order to supply power to everything in my machine.
So, if Fedex next day promises what they say and what I've paid for, I should have a new thousand watt in the mail tomorrow to replace it with.
However, I was wanting some input just in case that doesn't fix the problem, as the only other thing I can think of it being is the graphics card starting to go (BFG 9800GT, Nvidia, if that helps)
Any thoughts on what else it could be?
And the computer itself is about...A year and a half old now I believe.