Here are my specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB)
4GB of RAM
Motherboard: m4a785td-m evo
I've been getting random FPS drops in all my games; games I would normally easily run are randomly dropping down to like 10-25 FPS for about 5-20 seconds, then just shooting back up again. This is even happening to games I'd normally run at an average 200+ FPS. I've noticed it's mostly happening in open areas. Also, my load times have gotten signifigantly longer.
I thought it might be a virus, so I checked, and ESET found no viruses. I thought I may have a dirty driver install, so I did a clean one, still nothing. I started having problems around the time I installed the latest nvidia drivers, and I thought it may be a problem with those, so I reverted back to the older drivers. Nothing was fixed. I tried cleaning my registry, still to no avail. My temps are normal, and that was to be expected because cooling shouldn't be a problem. I have an Antec 1200 Series Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with 6 fans.
Can anyone shed any light on what is going on? Could it be my RAM dying, or possibly my GPU? I hope not, because it's not even 2 years old.