There most likely was a bunch of crap running in the background, all of these processes...
actually, i close all excess processes on start up, like steam, dvix update, veoh webplayer ect. my cpu usage in games is 50-90 %
also, my gpu temp was 75c idle and 90-100c for a while before i cleaned my case, somehow my 8800gt was able to achieve those fps without overheating. now my temps are 55c idle and 70ish in games
the thing is ive tried restoring again and downloading drivers, overclocking my gpu and i cant even come close to what i had. if it boost upped like that once it must be able to again, right?
btw thanks for your guys help so far