Hello, I've got an EVGA 9600 GSO and I think it might be dying on me, but I can't say for sure. The PC it's running in is my only PC, built to run the Source Engine. So far I've gotten 2 BSOD's and huge random drops of FPS in games like CS: Source. After a few seconds I get normal framerates again some where around 120FPS.
Also, I've got a buddy who is giving me his old 5770. do you think that that could potentially fix my problem, and could my PC handle that GPU? My specs are..
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
EVGA 9600 GSO DDR2 1.5GB
500Watt Logisys Power Supply
4GB Kingston Hyper X Blue
160GB WDC Blue HDD
AMD Athlon II x2 Regor 245 2.9GHZ
The games are 100% updated and legitimate, no Pirating for me, thanks.
The ones I play the most are Team Fortress 2, and Counter-Strike: Source, both on high settings with x2MSAA and x4AF. Vsync is always enabled so I usually get 60FPS all the time in both games, until just recently.
I did however just install some new RAM, and upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit, to take full advantage of all 4GB's.
I have not defraged yet either, do you think that could help?