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so im copying this from another thread, I have tried asking for help at tomshardware, nobody says a word or has any good advice, I am looking for a forum I stick to and stay with, so here goes

At random points in time, my fps drops, horribly low, its basically a new pc, my setup is m4a77td/usb3 motherboard, 6850 hd 1gb gpu, 965 be phenom cpu, 700w xtreme gear psu, 8gb 1600mhz ram

random points of starcraft 2, brink, dragons age 2, and a few other games, the fps just drops to 3 for 2-5 minutes

my cpu is liquid cooled with asetek 550lc, so that cant be it, my gpu dosent get over 50, maybe 53 on hot days, and I have a decent and pretty ventilated case, so what on earth can be wrong?

Im assuming there is a issue with the graphics card, simply because I play games around medium, even though they are playable on high, but not for long because of this issue, and even on medium I have the problem, its just delayed an extra 5 minutes
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antivirus trying to do something in the background? Next time it happens, alt+tab and go into the task manager to see if anything is hogging up resources, etc.
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Add your system specs under User CP so we can get an idea of what you are working with.
Devil is in the details. >_<
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It sounds like software in the background is causing a issue. More then likely a Anti-Virus, Scanning program (Defrag) or something similar. I would check that out first.

Also make sure you are running the latest drivers with ATI. There drivers are shocking and cause weird issues with different configurations.

Last issue may be a RAM problem. Do a prime 95 test focusing on the ram. If it crashes I would suggest a memtest.
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If you don't have the latest drivers you must download them because my 6950 used to do random things like that and it has been fine since i installed the 11.4 drivers.
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alright well I have 11.5 catalyst btw, the only form of antivirus I have is microsoft security essentials, and spybot.. which doesnt have realtime protection, or teatime enabled, and as far as I can tell nothing is overheating also, my gpu has actually been at 46 way under the usual 54, and my cpu, well its liquid cooled as I said, and how do I check temp? I mean what is the best program to use... cpuz? oh, and what is prime 95? is that a program? ill check it out
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Add your system specs under User CP so we can get an idea of what you are working with.
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ok, so what looks out of date now? oh and I ordered the same mobo you have a day ago, so should arrive soon
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Originally Posted by Deathsagaxx View Post
alright well I have 11.5 catalyst btw, the only form of antivirus I have is microsoft security essentials, and spybot.. which doesnt have realtime protection, or teatime enabled, and as far as I can tell nothing is overheating also, my gpu has actually been at 46 way under the usual 54, and my cpu, well its liquid cooled as I said, and how do I check temp? I mean what is the best program to use... cpuz? oh, and what is prime 95? is that a program? ill check it out
i use a program called speedfan to check the temperature of my cpu and yeah prime95 is pretty much a CPU stress testing program thats usually used to see if your cpu is stable after an overclock
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