So it all started with battlefield 3, after i bought it on the humble bumdle. My pc couldn't handle it. No matter what settings it was on, it would eventually crash and lead me to a blue screen. After that i started getting some framerate drops on other games. Dota 2 would previously run a constant 60fps+, but now when enough stuff get on the screen i get big framerate drops, but in general it happens with all games.
Pre-rendered videos(like the nvidia ad before a game) and cutscenes are very slow, both image and sound. I also used to play on my PSP emulator, but now it's slow as hell. For example, Batman Arkham Origins runs flawlessly when in-game, but when pre-rendered cutscenes kick in it gets very choppy. Again, while in-game any game runs fine, but when processor heavy stuff happens, it gets all slow.
Additionally, i've been monitoring temperatures with HWmonitor and noticed that the cpu cores are generally hotter than my gpu, which sticks betweeen 60c°~70c°. Is it time to buy another processor or is there a way to fix it? it's almost 3 years old.
apparently max operating temp for your processir is 71C so i suggest cleaning out your case, reapply thermal paste to the HSF or get better cooling in general. --- PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/