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PC suddenly slow in 2D for no reason

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Firstly

i5 2500k @4.8ghz (been like this for 4 years, no issue)
16gb ddr3
GTX 690
corsair 800w
win7x64

OK so I play some 3d games (Squad, Arma 3, GTA etc) and a 2D game called Adventure Capitalist.

I also use the pc for work and Youtube, as well as movies through MP-Classic.

IN all 3d programs the pc is flawless.

But in 2D, be that the AC game or watching Youtube or streaming or even just browsing, the PC is laggy, drops FPS in AC, and is generally slow.

I am spyware free, malware free etc, could be an 0day as this is the only thing they can't detect but I doubt it. Nothing spikes in task manager.

Any ideas? I thought it might be a PSU problem but no issues in 3D which is where things get pushed...

I am wondering if my SSD is on its way out...being an original samsung 240pro ssd and now being 5 years old but apparently they don't pre-empt they just "break". I am probably going to upgrade next year, I have been waiting for a cpu with significant performance over the 2500k for the same when-new price range of £200/$280 but none has come out yet even 5 years later. The latest and greatest is only 20% faster stock and I can't get 4.8ghz with 100% reliability out of them. (proof of OC: http://thesmileyone.co.uk/pc/4.8.jpg )

Any ideas please?!

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post #2 of 4
By AC game do you mean Assassin's Creed games? They are not 2D, even the Chronicles ones.
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AC = Adventure Capitalist!
    
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Originally Posted by 86JR View Post

AC = Adventure Capitalist!

Have you tried uninstalling the GPU drivers, restarting and then installing the GPU drivers, restarting and then playing AC?
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