I have a problem I was hoping someone could help me fix. I have a custom built PC that I have been running for roughly 6 months now and just recently it has hit a lag issues on its framerates. I am not sure if it is CPU related or video card related, the CPU seems to be put into overdrive when running games or multiple tasks. I am ran CCleaner to try to fix the problem but that did not help. I also updated my video card drivers and checked the temperatures on both my CPU and GPU which seem to be normal. A Malwarebytes scan found nothing nor Kaspersky and due to the fact that this is a gaming rig, and an expensive one at that I limit my downloading and try to watch what sites I visit. This issue seemed to pop up in the past few days and I have no idea what the root cause could be. Does anyone have any ideas on what the problem could be or would anyone be willing to run through some solutions? My system specs are as follows:
CPU: Intel i-7 2600 @ 3.4ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 580 3g
Op System: Windows 7 x64
Any other questions please let me know, and thank you so much for your time in advance.
Edit: It is probably noteworthy to say that it is an intermittent issue. I first noticed it when I was playing Rage and the game stuttered and now today while checking to see if it was a fluke by running Terreria. Neither of these should be an issue for my PC at all.
Will not be able to get around to it tonight, work ran late... Will do it first thing when I get back from work tomorrow but I will run the defrag tonight. Didn't want you to think I got it solved though so just a heads up. Thanks again for the help man.
Defragged both my drive partitions (0% fragmentation), Scandisk came up clean, uninstalled GPU drivers and freshly installed. Ran temp checks both while gaming and while not gaming with a relatively freshly booted system (again I noticed the problem is most easily identified while gaming but can happen while simply browsing the web in some occasions). I am also thinking about doing a clean install of Windows 8, have been considering upgrading and I guess now is as good a time as any, let me know if you suggest I hold off until solving this issue, but I figured if it is a weird operating system this might be a quick solution as well.
Yea its really strange, I mean clearly with the system I have running that game should be absolutely no problem which is why I chose it... that framerate is not right lol. I will try a fresh install of windows 8, I don't have any data on this machine that needs backing up, I don't use it for everyday use, it is literally just a gaming rig . Also going to run a free rootkit checker just to be safe.
Not convinced it is a GPU problem just yet, considering this problem came out of the blue and everything else reads fine. Going to wipe and reinstall fresh and see if that does the trick. Be back with a full report afterwords.
Didn't get a chance to reformat yet, but I did notice something fishy... my cpu was running at 4.1ghz which is way over the 3.4 stock speeds. I don't overclock but went to my BIOS and it seems somehow it got changed. Reset it all back to default and so far the computer seems to be running smoothly. I wonder if maybe that was the root cause?