My system specs:
Maximus V Formula
i5 3750k CPU(OC to 4.5ghz)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU FAN
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II 4gb
Kingston HyperX Predator 8gb Kit(2x4) 2400mhz(running at 1333mhz)
Antec HCG 620W Modular
Thermaltake Armor Revo(Stock fans + small fan from my old PC)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
LG Bluray Writer
Majority of the time fallout 3 runs pretty smooth(60fps), but when i arrive at point lookout pier, at points it'll crawl down to 30 fps, wtf? i spent $350(about $1400 on the whole system) on this card recently & can't even run a 4 year old game on max? -__- is this card just s***? or theres something wrong with my system?
Fallout 3 is a buggy masterpiece, and that has been known for a long while. Last time I went through I had to rush through the vault escape sequence as it would always crash in this particular room, so as soon as I got in there I sprinted to the other side and out of the vault.
Chances are its just the game, your hardware is fine.