If the motherboard was damaged by poor voltages from a faulty PSU, could that cause poor framerates in games? I'm trying to diagnose my problems before I start pouring money into new parts and I need some help.
I had a crappy PSU that was overheating my Graphics card, the Asus Cucore HD5770. I got a new PSU and that fixed the overheating problem but now my games, namely crysis, is moving at an unplayable framerate whereas before it was getting 30-40 fps.
I want to know in this thread whether it is possible that a bad motherboard could cause this. Any help is appreciated.
As T_T said, it's really unlikely that a fried motherboard would do this. You'd be having a lot more problems of a lot worse severity if that was the actual case. I doubt it's the Hard Drive - it really wouldn't affect in-game performance I don't think. It really sounds like this is still a heat problem, as I can't think of a single other thing that would slow down in-game performance other than your Graphics card being damaged, but again, you'd be having a lot more problems than slow gaming if that's the case. Can you download CPUID Hardware Monitor and put a screenshot up for us while it's under load?