Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions on how to fix my constant blackwyrm crashing issue. Long story short, my fps plummets down to about 7-10 and I begin getting intermittent game freezes. Sometimes after a few seconds, it bounces back, but other times, I get a "not responding" error. Eventually, it freezes to a point where I have to end the game through task manager. This is a massive inconvenience and is preventing me from dpsing and tanking blackwyrm in large parties. Sometimes if there isn't that many people my game survives the whole fight with around 15-20 fps, but if it's a crowded channel, then gg.
CPU: Intel Core i7 4820K @ 3.90 GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP4
Mem: 16GB DDR3 PC3-10700 9-9-9-24 (4x4GB)
GPU: 2x NVidia GeForce GTX770 4GB (in two-way SLI)
So I'm not using a potato computer. I've set all graphics settings to 1, Ctrl + F, disabled all extra filtering and texture effects, turned off all player names, ran it in windowed and full-screen mode (I do have a triple monitor setup). No improvement.
I've also tried overclocking the CPU to about 4.20 GHz, ensured that XMP for RAM is enabled, increased my virtual memory page to 48GB manually, updated my video drivers to the most recent version, DOWNGRADED them to a previous stable version, and it's still crashing, with no discernible change in performance. CPU core temperature never exceeds 55 C, and GPU temp never climbs above 65 C. Crashes of this type and behavior never occur in other games or applications. I'm running out of ideas, anybody have any other suggestions?
Thanks for your help.