Random Framerate drops in recent games. Most likely a GPU problem. Please help.
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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.