New to the forum, can I get some help?

Okay guys, one of my first posts on Toms. About a week or 2 ago I bought 8 gigs of ram to help my BF3 problem. As of about 2 days ago I noticed when I got off of work that my PC was experiencing some spikes in most of the games I play. I think that I have a pretty decent computer and that I could really handle the game better than what I was running it at. I have a 660gtx ti, 8 gigs of kingston ram (1333 speed I believe), an i5 2400k processor. The problem That I think I am having is with my non-name brand PSU. Which is a Basiq Power brand. It is only 450w. So I am thinking that maybe my PSU can' power my whole PC because it's poopy or what. If anyone can give me any advice on what may be the problem of why I am getting these spikes in my games (BF3 FC3 mostly) I would appreciate it greatly. I don't have another PSU to try and what the biggest mystery to me is that it just started happening randomly after awhile. Thanks everyone, any advice is good advice for me right now.
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  1. You need to be more helpful. What kind of spikes, power, ram usage. What frame rates are you getting. I can't help if you just ask what the problem with your PC is
  2. On BF3 it will be running at about 100+ fps then spike to around he 30s-40s. Power? If you mean PSU, some shitty 450w. When running BF3 it runs from about 3.5-4 gigs. I have 8 gigs in my PC. I used to get a steady 80+, 60 when vsync was on. Thanks for the reply.
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  4. Anyone?
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  6. I didn't know what you meant by spikes is what I was asking. Monitor ram, cpu, and gpu usage next time you play. During one of those "spikes" is the usage for any of them plummeting? Go into BIOS and check voltages.
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