Ok my computer has developed a bad fault which has been driving me MAD!
So heres the specs:
2TB Sata 6 drive
Traktor audio 6
antec earthwatts EA430-D
This PC has been running for the past 2 years with no issue that is until it started acting up recently. The problem occurs in bf4 and extends to the windows 7 desktop.
I can play bf4 with no issue for about 5 minutes before the cpu fan (im pretty certain) throttles down and there is a high pitch scream which I cant figure out if its coming from the PC or the speakers. Bf4 will give me about 5 fps whilst this occurs, wont recover and I'll quit back to windows and the PC will recover after about 5 minutes. It will be generally sluggish in windows, browsing etc. It tends to hang for a split second when closing windows and saving documents etc. It NEVER crashes just performs badly.
I replaced a hard drive as it was on the way out and I thought this could be the problem. Although this helped the running of the PC generally it hasn't fixed my Bf4 woes and there is a noticeable lack of performance in windows since this sound/problem has occurred. I have put the PC under load in windows using prime95 and it throttles down, screams and really struggles like bf4. I have tried to monitor whats going on under load and idle etc with HWMonitor (and the likes) but alots of the readings are wrong. I'm no expert but after reading similar threads people suggest psu/gfx.
Can anyone help me to get to the bottom of this, its driving me mad!!