and no pro. but I gotta ask :
Are you saying that to get the Black computer running, you have to spin a fan every time you start it up ?
My two computers are custom built machines by my partner and have both seem to have been affected by a power surger two months ago. I can't be certain of this but for about three weeks neither computer was used. When I eventually did use them, neither would turn on. I eliminated the usual suspects of faulty power sockets, power cords and power boards. Each computer was in a different room. It was then I realised the mouse connected to my computer (Calling it the White computer). I tested both the White and Black (my partners) computers and each had power to their USB ports.
I googled this, and forgive my terrible memory, but someone said something like the ?Motherboards? had done some kind of fail safe to protect the computers during the surge. One person suggested manually spinning the fan while turnin on the computer. Huzzah! This worked for the black computer, but not the white. The black will usually turn on with this method (never without the fan spin) but to this day the white pc is dead as a dodo.
Black pc runs absolutely perfectly like it did prior to the (assumed) surger except for one annoying detail; frame rate dip. I game frequently at between 65/70 fps. As far as i can tell the pc randomly struggles to uphold this and will drop to an unusable 7fps. It doesnt always go this low but the range is between 7-70. I can't say why. Sometimes its after turning on the computer, sometimes its not, sometimes the computer gets better with time, sometimes it gets worse, sometimes it's stable. Its most notable during gaming, obviously, and tobight i have watched my task managet closely as I gamed. I cant find any correlation between the fps drop and any of the cpu, gpu, memory, network, or disk processes. The cpu and gpu both increased as the games began, but they did not spike. I wil do exact numbers at the end.
I am not very pc language savvy so of you could tailer your responses to a noob that would be awesome. Specs for the black pc below, unable to get the white pc specs but i I believe they are very similar.
BLACK PC SPECS
Processore; intel(R) core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GBz 3.20 GBz
Installed ram; 4GB
system type; 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
OS build 16299.192
Unsure on the videocard but its less than 2 years old.
Very rough numbers during online Overwatch gameplay;
GC; game closed, nothing else open.
GR; game running playing online and fps is dipping.
CPU gc; ~10%
CPU gr; 70%
Memory gc; 36%
Memory gr; 80%
Disk gc; 0%
Disk gr; 49%
Network gc; 0%
Network gr; 0%
GPU gc; ~25%
GPU gr; 50%