So my newish computer has the following specs:
900w PCU AMD Phenom II x 4 965
Nvidia GTX 570 Asus
Asus M5A78L/USB3 motherboard
Arctic CPU Fan
1080p 23' AOC monitor
Now any game I play I can start running at max settings on 1080p with no framerate drop or jumping(Skyrim/Hitman:Absolution/Deus Ex) The problem is that around 10 minutes into playing ANY game (Even rome total war) the game jumps ever 2 seconds or so, completely random when it happens :S
If I leave the game on the pause menu for a few minutes the jumping won't happen again until about 5 minutes into playing.
Now from what I have thought I believe it to be a problem with cooling or overheating.. because if it was a GPU hardware problem, there would be lag and jumping from the second the game starts.. not after a random amount of playing time.
What do you guy's think ?
How could I test to see if it is overheating on the CPU or GPU ? My cpu fan is quite a piece of shit really, wondering if a stock AMD fan would be any better...
Thanks in advance!