I built a computer with some friends several months ago. That said, I don't know much about computers so they did most of the work.
Recently I've had problems when playing games on my computer, even though it should (and used to) be able to run them perfectly fine. I first noticed this issue while playing Dota 2. I experienced noticeable frame rate drops, sometimes dropping down to 15 fps instead of what I was used to, a constant 120.
At first I thought it might just be a problem in Dota, but I tried playing Far Cry 3 and CS:GO, and they did not run well. I'm not sure how to describe it, but when I moved the mouse around, the screen would kind of blur and stutter.
I also noticed that, if I looked in Task Manager while playing Dota (which I play much more often than the other two), the CPU usage would sometimes rise to levels I hadn't seen before. I'm talking 75-100%. This does not seem right.
Finally, in OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), red text pops up telling me that my settings are too high for my computer. Before, no such text was there and I was able to stream on Twitch. When I tried recently, I had major fps problems.
<div>Someone recommended I test the temperatures, here are the results. <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">http://i.imgur.com/ebuBmrF.png
What caused my computer to go from a steady 120 fps to an unstable, spiking fps and an inability to stream in good quality?
P.S. Here are my specs.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz Manufacturer Intel Speed 3.1 GHz Number of Cores 4
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Manufacturer NVIDIA Chipset GeForce GTX 760 Dedicated Memory 2.1 GB Total Memory 3.9 GB
Memory 8.1 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit Service Pack 1 Size 64 Bit Edition Home Premium
Display Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
DVD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 ATA Device
CD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 ATA Device
Drive Size 931.4 GB Free 764.1 GB
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