So I want to know if this is normal, or if this is an issue, that is my question, And I need some advice...
I recently got a brand new, first actual gaming desktop PC, i3-3220 and a radeon hd HIS Iceq 7950 :) an ECS mobo on sale for $43 with a raidmax bronze certified 600watt power supply and 4 gigs of hyper X ram black edition i believe.
So I am insanley happy about this PC, considering it was not even $700! Playing my games, smiling and laughing at the fps and maxing out any game i've thrown at it @1080p with more than or about equal to 60 frames :D
however recently, I might not have noticed it before, but recently I've been noticing some pretty strange fps drops down to like 30 from 60+ when i start the game, when i resume the game and even during... I would also like to point out that I have installed directX11 and msi afterburner, nothing else comes to mind. Although the installation of directX11 is very questionable in a way, Battlefield 3 stopped working when i installed it but besides that, I see now that is is greatly needed and it improves how games look, and the frame rate as well!
So like i said before, I've been noticing strange FPS drops when i play games. Some of the games i play are Trine 2, Alan Wake which is my all time favourite xbox 360 game, and definitely in my top 5 of all time! So Things were getting a little strange for me with these drops happening, im positive my pc can handle these games, no doubt about that. So I read another forum about people with similar problems, and they said basically what i've just said. So I also read in the forums that people have overclocked their gpu's clock speed, and fan speed and they've gotten positive reults, or at least it's what others recommend. So i decided to give it a go!
I've been doing this with this new PC with MSI Afterburner, overclocking and playing with the fan speeds and gpu temps so i was familiar with this... I overclock my gpu's maximum clock speed to 1100 MHZ on the core clock, and my fan speed to 100%, nothing else was changed.
So I tested out Alan wake again and there was literally no frame drops whatsoever, anywhere! So I'm concerned whether or not this is a normal situation, or if something is wrong and I need to do some troubleshooting, basically relying on my cousin who's amazing with computer, and forums for this information.
So it would be incredibly amazing if someone could help me out here, or respond even, and thanks in advance!