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Video card help.

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

Thanks in Advance :D
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  1. 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?
  2. Defraging was the key, totally fixed my weird drop in FPS, why? I couldn't tell ya but sometimes it might be best to not question things like this. Thanks a lot friend. :)
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