Posted this at Toms Hardware but to no avail.....can any of my fellow duders help me with this?
Hello, I put together a new gaming pc back in November, and ever since then I have been encountering issues. I thought my first GPU was defective due to the low performance (MSI R9280x, sold it and actually made money on it), so replaced it with an EVGA super clocked 770 2 gigabyte. Still lower than expected FPS. I notice this the most in Battlefield where very similar systems would be getting at least 30 + FPS on average, but again, all games seem to under perform given my specs.
I recently reformatted, still get temp (20,30 second) crashes, lockups,ect, with a SLIGHT improvement on FPS (I also was experiencing FPS stutter in many games which seemed to cut down after reformatting). I recently ran Memtest, after 20 passes no errors came up on the CPU or RAM. Also ran multiple tests on my hard drive, still nothing came up. Today I took apart and rewired my system,thinking maybe something was connected wrong, nope. So Im running out of options, either it has to be my motherboard or PSU?? How do I go about figuring this out?
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) CPU
Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W PSU
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM
EVGA Superclocked GTX 770 2GB DDR5 GPU
Windows 8.1 Pro OS