| I've had a sudden performance drop with my PC, no it's not a super computer but it was doing what I needed it to do fine. It's done it twice before and in both instances I format and re-install XP and then my system will go back to doing what I need it to do. I've checked for malware, I've run checkdisk's, and I've tried re-seating my GPU, RAM and cleared CMOS.|
Now, because I'm sick of re-installing windows, the problem presents itself after three or four weeks of running fine. When the problem starts, it's out of the blue and it doesn't go away. Playing WoT, I get severe CPU load spikes for no apparent reason and, running on a GTX480, graphic lock ups for 1-5 seconds, again, for no apparent reason when just the day before I could run the game at full settings and 30 FPS consistently over long periods of playing.
If anyone has an idea about what could be causing it... help? I've got a new PC coming in a few weeks... but that's... well... a few weeks from now.