Constant fps drops ?!

Hello guys..

I'm suffering from this problem allot and it all started when I first formatted my pc, I used to get 100fps with call of duty with everything on low, but now, after like 3 minutes of gameplay, it drop to aroud 7fps ! and not just call of duty but with all games , so I tried living up with it, then I formatted my pc again and the problem went away for like 3 days and it came back....So I started monitoring the processes running on my pc while playing cod 4 and I noticed this weird process (forgot what its called) so I did a little research ant it turned out to be a virus, so I immediately deleted it and the problem went away for like 4 days and it came back, so I opened my pc and saw that my processor fan wasn't working...but that doesn't explain why it suddenly drops and I tried dusting off my pc and it didn't work and I updated my drivers.... As for my pc specs :

Processor: Core 2 duo e4600 @ 2.40GHz (I know its an old pc)
Graphic card: Nvidia GT8500
Ram:4 GB ddr2
Motherboard: Intel DG31PR
Hard disk: Maxtor 7Y250M0 ATA ~ 250GB
Operating system : Window 7 ultimate 64bit

Now I used to have a problem with my hard drive (weird clicking sound) and the pc freezes but it went away and I'm just left with a weird grinding sound but that not a big deal... Right ?

So at this point here's what is probably causing the problem:

Cpu overheating since the heat sink doesn't work
Hard disk dying
Or my pc developed a mind of its own and is bugging me..

Now I want to help detect the real problem cause I don't want to spend money on new hard disk if the problem wont go away.

Regards
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  1. http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

    Also download malwarebytes. Avira and Microsoft Essential Security are good choices for anti-virus with realtime protection. Are you absolutely sure that this is caused by the virus? Is your heatsink connector properly plugged into your motherboard? Did you try updating your graphic drivers. When a hard drive starts making weird noises, it usually means it's not getting power to spin up or its pretty much near the end of its life cycle.
  2. just upgrade you GPU to 9500gt or gts 250
  3. wintermint said:
    http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

    Also download malwarebytes. Avira and Microsoft Essential Security are good choices for anti-virus with realtime protection. Are you absolutely sure that this is caused by the virus? Is your heatsink connector properly plugged into your motherboard? Did you try updating your graphic drivers. When a hard drive starts making weird noises, it usually means it's not getting power to spin up or its pretty much near the end of its life cycle.


    Thanks for the reply

    Here's Hijackthis log file

    Quote:
    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 3:42:56 AM, on 8/1/2011
    Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = my.daemon-search.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: DAEMON Tools Toolbar - {32099AAC-C132-4136-9E9A-4E364A424E17} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Toolbar\DTToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-3303212774-3596177130-2355166603-1003\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'UpdatusUser')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-3303212774-3596177130-2355166603-1003\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all links with IDM - C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEGetAll.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with IDM - C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEExt.htm
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
    O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

    --
    End of file - 6127 bytes


    A here's malwarebytes log file

    Quote:
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Database version: 7342

    Windows 6.1.7600
    Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

    8/1/2011 4:16:20 AM
    mbam-log-2011-08-01 (04-16-20).txt

    Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
    Objects scanned: 315112
    Time elapsed: 27 minute(s), 15 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 0

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)



    And I already have Microsoft security essential and I did a scan and nothing was detected...

    As for my processor fan heres some pictures

    http://oi53.tinypic.com/316r9cg.jpg
    http://oi53.tinypic.com/9a4bdi.jpg

    and this one is for my PSU

    http://oi52.tinypic.com/28062og.jpg
  4. Hello its me again,

    I'm still suffering from the problem but today I tested my cpu temps under load, as I said the heatsink isn't working and its a core 2 duo e4600, so my cpu temps were like 90 °C
    Is that too hight and could that be what affecting the pc preformance...
    By the way I used prime95 and realtemp to test the cpu under load and find out its temps..

    Thanks
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