GeForce GTX 570 - driver version 184.108.40.20610, released 2/29/2012. Runs at 33C according to Speedfan
Intel Core I5-2500 @ 3.3GHz - not overclocked, runs at 25-30C according to Asus PCProbe
8GB DDR3, 2x 4gb sticks - Tried running the PC with each stick by itself, no change in problems.
64bit Windows 7 - relatively new install, only 2 months old (reinstalled due to a hard drive upgrade). Same OS I had prior to 2 months ago without any problems in games (such as Skyrim, GTA 4, Oblivion, Portal 1/2, Sims 3, many, many others).
850Watt Thermaltake Black Widow
Direct X 11 - via SDK download
Ram, PSU, GPU, CPU, and Motherboard are only just over 8 months old.
At first I thought the problem was a heating issue, my ram fan was going bad and my CPU was running on the hot side, so today I installed a new cpu cooler and a new ram fan. Neither of which helped. Also updated my RealTech HD audio drivers and the GTX 570 drivers with no effect.
Anybody have any other thoughts as to what might have caused the sudden lack of ability to run games?
Edited by zaroba, 04 April 2012 - 09:28 PM.