Hi guys, Since I started Diablo 3 I've noticed that my computer has random FPS drops that last about 20-30 seconds(This happens every 40-60 mins, sometimes less, more often the higher the settings, it appears). It starts with a small drop, to around maybe 20-30 fps, but without fail, each time, it drops to 2-4 FPS which continues, until the game goes directly back to full speed 60 FPS. I can play full speed FPS at all max settings, max resolution without a problem, but it seems the fps drop occurs more if I have it at higher settings. I've got it to a point that in single player it barely happens, but still can happen. In multi-player its much more noticeable.
This fps drop also occurs at complete random. There are no triggering events or skills, or even a certain character is does it more on. Not a certain act, either (though It may just be coincidence, it seems to have happened the most in the spider queens cave).
At first I thought It was just my computers performance issues, but recently I played another game which never had this issue, and happened to this game too, now! I ran antivirus, and I always play d3 with no applications running, and minimal processes. (all processes except network and system related, I kill before I play).
Could this still be a sign of low compatability, or is my graphics card/something else going dead? Ive never had this problem with any other games, and Ive run higher-demanding games before.
My specs are :
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (Yes, old, but its ran everything fine for me, and is supported)
Processor : Intel(r) Core(TM)2 duo CPU e7500
RAM : 6 GB
Windows 7, 64 bit.
Graphics card drivers up to date :) Can someone please give suggestions? It sucks I cant play hardcore mode with my friend because this fps drop will surely cause my death.
P.S. I messed with all the graphics settings in Diablo 3.
Specs are above, Getting completely random fps drops that last 20-30 seconds every 45-60 mins(sometimes less) and are really severe, no matter what graphics settings I choose. Would appreciate some help guys!