Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:36 PM
I will try to be concise as possible with my post as I am frantically worrying about the status of my computer. I will start with my system Specs.
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
760MB Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce 7600GS AGP 512MB DDR2
Pentium 4 3.0GHz Processor
The problem started this morning.. I have been playing Resident Evil 5 on my computer on Medium Settings with motion blur activated for the past few weeks on my system. It has been running at about 16-18FPS which is smooth enough to be playable. This morning, I woke up to play and I noticed dramatic drop in my graphics performance. I ran the fixed FPS test that they have available on the client and I am suddenly running no more than 5FPS. I am not sure what could have happened as I did not install anything new.. The only thing I can figure is I may have either caught something while surfing or my graphics hardware is on its last leg but it's only about a year old. I am hoping it is not the latter. I have run Avast antivirus as well as MalwareBytes. Neither picked up anything, I also eliminated any unnecessary processes in hopes that something else may be eating resources but to know avail, I even ran system restore to a date in which my capabilities were normal with no positive results. I am at a loss because I rely on this system as my only means of gaming. It seems to be mostly effecting the next-gen games I have such as Dragon Age: Origins (Normal 14FPS - Now 3FPS) Resident Evil 5 (Normal 16FPS - Now 5 FPS), and Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands (Normal 28FPS - Now 10FPS)
I appreciate anyone who may be able to help me with my situation.. I will be as patient as possible while awaiting response.