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Problem with my GPU? or Software?

Question asked by trixytrix on Jul 29, 2015

Recently I have noticed my R9 270X hasn't been performing properly, as I used to get 300 (Minimum) - 500 (Maximum) FPS in minecraft constantly, and now I am getting 60-80 and even dropping to 30 when I record with FRAPS, whenever I go to open up AMD Catalyst it always crashes, I have tried reinstalling Newer and Older drivers and nothing seems to work, basically when I go to launch catalyst nothing happens and I get the little loading cursor but nothing ever pops up, could this all be fixed with a fresh install of windows? could this be my graphics card breaking?
I have owned the graphics card for 7 months and 5 days as of right now and haven't had a problem until recently

My PC Build


AMD FX-8320 clocked at 3.50 GHz

8GB of kingston DDR3 ram

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 x64

625W PSU