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your computer looks solid and it shouldn't be exhibiting those behaviors especially with your decent GPU and low monitor resolution.

I would try swapping out your PSU ( Power Supply ) since its possible its not supplying the proper current to your components. You can do this for free by purchasing a high-quality PSU like Corsair and testing it. If it doesn't solve it just return the PSU.

My other suggestion is maybe the Hard-drive is to blame. Its really hard to tell, Do all your problems only occur when your gaming? When your not gaming does it run fluid like it should? If that's the case, Maybe a faulty GPU or PSU as I mentioned above. Good luck!
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How is the fps fluctation normal? I didn't spend a good amount of cash on a GPU that would cause FPS drops.
I have only one stick of RAM, an 8 GB DDR3 one. Can I get a tutorial on how to use memtest?
Thanks and help appreciated.

add another stick if you haven't done so. your system, like most, should take advantage of the dual channel available. i am not saying that - that is - the only cause of poor performance but definitely one of them.
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Thanks for the help guys. My PSU is a Cougar CMX 700 watts, and buying a corsair PSU isn't an option atm because I don't buy things online.
Sometimes it lags while in windows.
I ran memtest and went smooth, didn't run into errors and the test finished in around an hour or less. Stresstested the CPU for 20 minutes, went ok and the package temperature of the CPU according to hwmonitor was max at 70C
I stress tested the GPU using furkmark and the temperature reached 85C within only 3 minutes, that's normal?
About the RAM thingy, I discovered now that I have a 1600 MHZ ram and only a 1333 MHz motherboard. I think I'll return one of them, if I return the ram I'll get a 2x4GB 1333 DDR3 ram. Could the ram being 1600 MHz and the motherboard being only 1333 MHz be causing the issue?
Buying an extra 8 GB ram, however, isn't an option right now as I don't have the cash for such an upgrade right now.
Help is appreciated, +repped everyone who replied.
Edited by Skorpian - 11/4/12 at 12:46am
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our chip can handle 1600 rams just fine and have room to oc. keep the 1600 and just add another one exactly like it.
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But it's running @ 1333 MHz, isn't this a waste of money? And I said before, I can't add another 8 GB ram atm. Don't have the cash for that.
So, the RAM isn't the issue?
Could it be the GPU? The GPU reached 85C on Furmark after only 3 minutes, could this mean that the GPU/GPU fan is faulty?
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Furmark will seriously Torture your Card... people even recommend avoiding it completely.
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