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07-06-2010 08:21 AM - edited 07-06-2010 08:23 AM
Well, I just recently bought the laptop about a week ago. At first when I play games on it, it would run perfectly. But recently I have noticed that games have dropped in FPS incredibly. Unplayable actually.
But then at random times, it would begin to work again fine. While testing I have no additional programs open, so its not because of anything else hogging up memory and this happens to all games.
Also the laptop is always set to "High Performance GPU".
Any help is appreciated.
07-09-2010 10:26 AM
I own an older version with a Core i7 and GT 230M. But what it sounds like is over-heating, the processor or GPU may be throttling. Either it has a faulty fan, or you should invest in a laptop cooler (not a really cheap one though, probably one from CoolerMaster or Thermaltake). Use HW Monitor to see what your temps are. What I notice with my laptop is that when running in high performance mode, the computer heats up more (GPU and CPU) but the temperature lowers when you put it in Balanced and Power Savings mode. So try that out as well.
07-09-2010 11:26 AM
I have the same problem, sometimes when I play games (used to play WoW) my fps drops dramatically especially on boss encounters in 25 mans. The suggested solution makes sense bcuz @ one point my fan used to have a drilling sound (not anymore it just stopped by itself), but when I play any game the fan sounds as if it's about to start then it calms down, and this cycle continues while the game is online, all the while, the fps plummets then restores for 1 or 2 sec before falling again.
Initially I never had any problems with my laptop, not even when playing hardcore games like WoW. the fps was smooth and I would spend countless hours without having a single problem. Unfortunately, I spilled water on my laptop, and had to replace the motherboard and keyboard, and so I did. However, when I got the laptop back it seems the performance is severly lacking than the power I had when I bought the computer (and then used for 2 years before the accident). I am almost sure, that the maintenance was not performed properly, seems those indians f****ed something up (which I believe based on ur feedback is the fan.) The other reason I believe that there was malpractice, bcuz when I was there reporting my problem there was another dissatisfied consumer, who was having problems with his Hp Laptop, he was complaining that his system was not working properly either *surprise surprise*.
Anyway, I will check my fan and repost on this thread.
07-09-2010 04:24 PM
But then if it is a heat issue, how come it never works again after being turned off for a long time. And one time while being run for hours already it suddenly worked again.
07-10-2010 09:35 AM
There could be another reason for this problem; the RAM. It might be that the RAM is old or damaged so maybe that's why it won't work.... The bottom line is, get the laptop checked by a professional that you trust. That is what I will try to do, I need someone who can open and check inside the laptop to figure out the problem and fix it.
07-15-2010 08:41 AM
How long ago did you notice that this started Scorpion?
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