For some reason, my FPS drops in WoW by about half pretty frequently. It occurs about once every minute or two.
In a section of Pandaria, I kept track of my FPS a little. In a certain area, I would get 80-90 FPS on average, but it would dip down to around 40-45 FPS every minute or so.
I also kept track of the FPS when doing a dungeon. In the specific dungeon, I would get 40-60 FPS on average, but the FPS would dip down to ~20 FPS, making gameplay somewhat annoying.
This didn't happen before today, however.
Here are my specs:
CPU: Phenom II x4/6 1045t OC'd @ 3.375 GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333
Video Card: MSI Radeon 6950 2GB/flashed partially to 6970 specs.
I was thinking the CPU as well, as I'd only recently overclocked it, but I was thinking it'd be due to that, that I may have overclocked it improperly even though it seems perfectly stable.
The reason why I say partially flashed is because the shaders and memory clock were flashed to 6970 bios specs, but the core clock I had to clock at around 820 MHz, considering the stock 880 MHz was initially unstable. I did that about two months ago though, so I seriously doubt the video card has anything to do with it.
Yeah, I ran Prime95 for 20 minutes without any issues.
Should I run it for longer?
I updated my video card last week. I've only had the problem for today so far, and before that there was no issue that I came across.
Update: I restarted my computer, and reset the CPU settings to being the same as before I overclocked, but I kept the last two cores disabled. I then did the same FPS testing as before, in the exact same spot in Pandaria.
The FPS was 68-72 on average instead of 80-90, but it never dipped below 64. So it does seem that I messed up somewhere in the overclocking of my CPU.