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Old 06-09-2006, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Random Framerate drops in recent games. Most likely a GPU problem. Please help.

I hope I am posting this in the right area. If not, please re-direct me.
I own a fairly new laptop and am experiencing some problems with framerates in some recent games such as Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Half-Life 2: Episode 1. The framerate starts out fine; it moves without a hitch. A few minutes later, however, the framerate drops noticeably. This pattern continues as long as I play these games. In both games the framerate drop is about the same. My computer is (as mentioned earlier) fairly new. It has an AMD Athlon X2 4800+, a GeForce Go 7800, and 2GB of RAM. Thank you for your time.

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Old 06-09-2006, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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possibly an overheating issue?

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Old 06-09-2006, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It could be. My laptop can get pretty hot. The intervals of framerate drop vs. normal framerate are pretty consistent, though,so I am not sure. I'll test that idea.
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hmm, that sounds like overheating, try a monitoring application like speedfan or Motherboard Monitor http://www.almico.com/speedfan428.exe

Thats the latest version of speedfan

What make is the laptop, and what model code?

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