Hi, I've been experiencing a very strange problem within this game and others where my frame rate is decreasing significantly for a period of time before going back up and alternating every 20-30 sec or so. it will drop down to under 10 fps for no reason at all apparently. Here are some facts to help with maybe identifying the culprit: 1. I'm not moving or in a high population area during the frame drops 2. Running on minimal Graphics settings 3. Optimized CPU and GPU settings for best performance. 4. Game usually runs smoothly with my hardware at 30-40 fps 5. Not overclocking or have any other programs open while running 6. no firewall activated 7. No anti-viral software running at the time of the game (but computer is clean) I have a 3 GHZ processor Duo-Core , 5670 Radeon Graphics Card, 8 gigs of RAM What would cause this to happen? I'm getting 80% cpu capacity while running the game, but the fact that it previously worked and now its being like this makes me think its nor my rig.