I'm getting fps jumps all over the place. This just started happening in the last couple weeks. Changing my graphics settings doesn't seem to help either. I was playing saints row three and my fps would go from 55 to the teens in a matter of seconds. Once it starts it wont stop. Battlefield 3 intermittently drops to the teens as well.
AMD Phenom x6 1055t 2.80GHZ
8gb of ram
1gb amd hd 6850
My graphics card goes up in temp to about 40c or 50c under load and my cpu gets up to 100 Farenheit under load.
yep monitor your temps properly with gpu-z and coretemp if your not maxing out the temps it may be a threading problem go into bios and turn off two cores and see if your games play better.
this will force the 4 remaining cores to work more effectively instead of just passing on to another core which can slow a program down if its designed for a max of 4 cores... this may tie in to the fact it only started a few weeks ago when bf3 may have been patched.
I downloaded the temp programs and am still getting similar readings. I turned off the two cores as well. I still had some slow downs playing saints row 3. It still played much smoother than before. Battlefield 3 also seemed to run smoother but it still slowed down once. I should be getting steady high fps with my setup though right? Is it possible that my comp isn't pulling enough power?