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Low FPS Spikes During Gameplay

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#1 Mightyzman1


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Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:02 AM

You'll have to forgive me if I am a bit vague so if you need more details please let me know.

As a PC Gamer I'm always trying new games to play and I just bought The Witcher 2 and hitting a brick wall realizing my computer could not handle the game even at its lowest settings, (despite it passing minimum required settings, but no follows those i guess). I also started to notice that some games have these FPS drops to around 4 FPS, like my computer is struggling to process everything. My computer is old I'll admit, but I never had a problem with Crysis on decent settings before or TF2 for example. Now from time to time while playing TF2, Portal 2 (on High Settings), SC2 (on high settings and only on the main menu), Dues Ex: HR (Fixed by lowering resolution), I get these FPS drops. They last for a few minutes at worst then everything was back to normal.

What confuses me is that I never really had this kind of problem before and I'm sure most the of the games i mentioned, (besides Witcher 2), are not too demanding of games.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what this might be and if I am able to fix it or not please let me know. If anyone needs more information let me know as well.

And thank you in advance for any help. :)

AMD Phenom™ 9550 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
5120MB RAM
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737 GB
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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

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#2 Mightyzman1

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:31 AM

I also found out that my power supply is only 350W where as the 9800GT need around 400W to be used properly.

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