Please help, i came home one day to play games, but i found that my fps had dropped considerably, i usually get around 60-80 fps, but now im only getting 12 fps max occasionally it will spike upto 70 fps but only for about a minute. it is also random so there is no way to tell when it is going to happen.
Check the heat of your computer. Also, if your video card is heating up alot, just get a can of compressed air and blow dust out of your card. The 9600GT is pretty old and has probably accumulated alot of heat.
thats at idle. but it was find in games for about 45 minutes then it just went back to the 12 fps. im pretty sure that its a power problem, because the fan on my GPU looks like its trying to turn but it cant
well i am going to upgrade everything eventaully, i want to spend 1300-2000 on the whole thing, but im no sure whether i should just get the GPU and just save for the rest, or should i just upgrade bit by bit?