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Major fps drops while playing games

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    Major fps drops while playing games

    Since I got the old gpu (AMD Radeon 6950) and the new power supply (700 watt) from my brother I have been having these problems. Diablo 3 had some fps drops while engaging a big wave of enemies and sometimes my computer had some problems that programs weren't responding.

    I actually wanted to upgrade my computer for a while and was hoping to fix some of my problems I have been getting (Maybe the gpu was having some problems, because of age?).
    So I got the: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 760 (MSI), a new motherboard : ASRock B75 Pro3-M (CPUSocket), a new RAM: 8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz and a new Hard Drive: 932GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 (SATA).
    I kept my CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz and my power supply: corsair cx750.

    Since I have been using this build, my computer kept these problems and it has become even worse after 1-2 months. My league of legends started having really bad problems with having major fps drops to the 0-30 fps, sometimes it froze for a couple of seconds. I have been checking my temp for so far, because it's getting pretty warm in my room, but it never has been to a dangerous lvl and it got checked by some of my friends that have some knowledge about it, the highest my CPU got was about 60 degrees. I have tried to reinstall the client, but nothing helped.

    I started playing World of warcraft aswell since a week ago and it was impossible for me to play. Fps keeps dropping from the 95 to 0-20. I noticed though when someone lvled up or someone joined somehow that's the point where it freezes.

    I reupdated my drivers from my cpu, gpu, motherboard, etc. I have run benchmarks what seems to be completely fine and it ran smoothly. Since I got my new upgrades I did get Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
    And I have been running tests that burden my computer.

    Is it possible my CPU is dying? (I already got it for around 3-4 years)
    Somebody on an other forum told me to post this problem here, because maybe it's a driver/software problem?

    Programs I have open while playing games: imgur: the simple image sharer

    Thank you for reading

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    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Could be overheating or software issue. CPUs don't just die. On rare occasions with a heavy OC maybe. But modern CPUs as long as they are properly cooled will last. In fact a silicons chip lifespan is hundreds of years, OCing it would reduce it by what maybe 50%? By the time it dies it will already be obsolete.
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    Devon, England
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    What level are you setting the graphics card at? Have you tried the lowest settings in all games? See what average FPS you get there. I doubt your CPU is to blame as you would suffer multiple BSODs and other issues from that. I know that the 6 series is still ok graphic wise, but they are a little old now.

    When you re-installed your graphics drivers did you completely remove the old ones first? What graphics card did you have before? Was its drivers completely removed before you installed this one? As I have had issues from a random set of old drivers buried deep inside my C:\ one before.
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