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whole computer suddenly lags/fps drops.

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February 22, 2014 3:44:04 PM

This only happens when im playing games. lets say i have a video / livestream going on. and while im playing i will randomly drop fps to like. almost 0 fps for about 15secs or so. and its not just "the game" i feel like its the whole computer because even the video / livestream was lagging too. i posted this in cpu section since this only happened when i changed my cpu. but ive changed it about almost 4 months ago. this only happened this week. so i dont know whats really happening.
a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 6:58:23 PM

What specs and have you checked your temps?
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February 22, 2014 7:01:21 PM

amd fx8320
radeon 7950
w7
corsair psu
gigabyte ga-970a-d3 mobo.
500g hd.

and yes i checked the temps. both are fine.so it wasnt overheating.
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February 22, 2014 7:03:46 PM

im sorry but whats a vrm?
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February 22, 2014 7:07:12 PM

Ohhhh. but this didnt happen the first couple months i got the cpu tho? is there a way to find out forsure if it really is the vrm overheating?
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February 22, 2014 7:11:49 PM

revision? i dont kno how to check for that sorry >.<
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 7:15:11 PM

Will say on the original box or somewhere on the board! According to the pictures on the site lower left corner vertically along the expansion slots.
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February 22, 2014 7:17:46 PM

i checked at the box. i dont kno what i was looking for so i dont think i found it. but it did say am3+ cpu ready. or something like that.
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 7:20:38 PM

Check the board. All revisions support lower powered AM3+ CPU's
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February 22, 2014 7:23:16 PM

it says rev 1.4?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 7:27:46 PM

Supported http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p... I still suspect the VRM's so you could open up the case and get a fan and blow on the area between the CPU and the IO panel (the location of them under the little gray heat sink) and see if it stops.
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February 22, 2014 7:28:52 PM

oh so no problems with the mobo then?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 7:31:32 PM

It supports it but if you overclock it will be in problems and may already be.
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February 22, 2014 7:32:25 PM

What if i overclock with a cooler?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 8:02:54 PM

Still an issue since when you overclock the CPU pulls more power affecting the VRM's. Try the fan trick I posted above and see if that changes anything.
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February 22, 2014 8:13:52 PM

ohhh. well the thing is it doesnt happen alot. it happens randomly when im playing games and it happens for like. 15secs or so. so i cant really have a fan or have it opened everytime im playing. but i am planning on buying a water cooler. would that do the same?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 8:21:13 PM

Not really for the VRm's since they are designed with airflow going over them and the liquid coolers reduce that.
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February 22, 2014 8:43:46 PM

Ohhhhh. so should i go for a fan cooler intead of a liquid then?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 22, 2014 8:49:15 PM

That is what I would do. I have one of these on a MSI 970 board and FX8350 mounted so it actually blows on the VRM Heat sink as well http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...
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February 22, 2014 9:36:49 PM

Ohhhh. okay. thanks for all the help!
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February 23, 2014 7:53:14 PM

it happened again. and i think it may be the temp's problem. the cpu is running at 118-151F? is that bad. and if it is. could that be the reason why im having this issue?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 23, 2014 7:59:45 PM

151 is high for that CPU so improved cooling will help.
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February 23, 2014 8:04:08 PM

should i still go for a fan? or water cooling? knowing that its a cpu problem too and not just the vrm?
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 23, 2014 8:45:00 PM

I would go for a air cooler with fan.
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February 23, 2014 10:02:20 PM

What would be a great cooler then? hopefully somnething not noisy too. or should i go with the one u linked?
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February 24, 2014 11:54:49 AM

ohhh. my budget can go a little higher. but if this is "good" then i'll settle for this. but if theres a better one that can do the job better for a little higher price. id rather go for that one.
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a c 886 à CPUs
February 24, 2014 12:23:08 PM

I think the one I linked first is better for boards with sensitive VRM's.
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