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Random lag spikes in every game I play?

Okay, so when I go into a game on PC, my fps drops from like 90 to 20 for about 15 seconds, then about 1 minute later it does the same thing, and repeats that process...

I have no idea how this is being caused, but I'm pretty sure its not thermal throttling. Today I upgraded from the AMD FX 8320 Stock Cooler to the Hyper 212 Evo, and my PC is much cooler and quieter, however the lag spikes still occur.

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PC Specs:

GPU: HD Radeon 7870 GHz Edition
CPU: AMD FX 8320 8 Core Processor Black Edition
PSU: Corsair 750W
RAM: 8GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB + 1TB
Motherboard: Biostar A960D+
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

This has been happening for a while now, but it started happening about 2/3 months after I installed my AMD FX 8320 processor.

I can't find any solutions to this anywhere, so I don't know what to do.

Anyone have any ideas?
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  1. Is this your motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138373 If so Problem is the mosfets are getting very hot because there is no heat sink protecting them you could buy heat sinks or a new mother board that will support that FX-8320 better. And what ever you do don't overclock with unprotected mosfets it won't end well.
  2. ezskills said:
    Is this your motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138373 If so Problem is the mosfets are getting very hot because there is no heat sink protecting them you could buy heat sinks or a new mother board that will support that FX-8320 better. And what ever you do don't overclock with unprotected mosfets it won't end well.


    Yes that's my motherboard. Okay so you recommend a new motherboard? Is that the problem to the lag??
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    Yes Mosfets overheating is causing not enough power for your Fx 8320 which is why your computer is lagging new mother board problem will be solved.
  4. ezskills said:
    Yes Mosfets overheating is causing not enough power for your Fx 8320 which is why your computer is lagging new mother board problem will be solved.


    Ah okay, thank you! Finally a solution!
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