So, I built my first computer not even two months ago and I already have some problems--potentially big ones?
My exact and some even unimportant specs are:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Samsung 830 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB
GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB
Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower
Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Catleap Q270 SEi
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (64-bit)
At first GW2 ran flawlessly but now, not so much. I literally dropped to 1 FPS while panning around in the game. No, this wasn't in WvWvW. In fact, I don't remember even seeing a soul around when it dropped this low.
To make matters worse, I'm now dropping from 100 fps in counter strike 1.6 to the 40's. Yes, no typo, I just said 40 FPS in CS1.6. Keep in mind before tonight it was running flawlessly as well, as it should be for a game with so few of pixels.
WHAT gives? It seems time is taking a tole on my system and it's not even close to a year old and hasn't been over clocked.
The reason is your monitor you need two 7950/7970GHz or two 670/680 to max out games on those monitors i know this for a fact.Crysis,Aliens v. Predators,Metro 2033,Witcher 2 and a few others you can not max out with a single 680.
Have you been OCing? I'd always start with the basics. Clean the machine of dust, virus, etc. Monitor temps to make sure that's not an issue. Might want to delete drivers and try a driver cleaner if you still cant find the issue.
Is anything else hogging resources under task manager? Is your system working harder to keep up (fans running faster/computer generally noisier)? I see that you have an h100 liquid cooler, is it functioning ok - cpu temps in check?
Strange problem, mostly stuff you've probably thought about. I hope it works for you!