I scrapped this computer together for my little brother to get into PC gaming. He has been complaining that his FPS drop randomly and then just randomly jump right back up to 60 FPS. The main title this is experienced in is Borderlands where he will be running across a wide open area with nothing going on at 60 FPS and then bang down to 40, 10 enemies will run out with bullets flying everywhere and the FPS will jump back up to 60. All the while this is happening EVGA Precision X shows GPU usage never exceeds 60%
System specs are
C2Q-6600 @ 3.0Ghz (usage during gaming is usually around 35-50% across all cores)
BFG GTX-260 Maxcore 55 OCX (Driver ver. 296.10)
This is very odd as all monitoring software shows all hardware running at full clocks with good volts and safe temps.
Also the game settings are fully maxed as are all 3d options in the driver and still only using 60% GPU at 1680X1050.
I am quite lost, any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.