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Old 07-01-2012, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Games getting progressively slower (2 minutes)!

I'm using a Dell XPS model which has an nVidia GeForce 540M processor.

Now I have a huge, frustrating problem. When I start playing a game, it runs extremely fluid and smooth, like a charm. But within a minute, the frame rate starts rapidly decreasing, and within 2 minutes, it's as if you're seeing a frame-by-frame review of an action scene. It keeps getting slower and slower. When I run the game on an Intel card, the game is slow, but otherwise there is no progressive slowing down, and runs at a constant frame rate. So I guess this is a problem with the nVidia processor. But I have no clue as to what it is.

Earlier, I used to play Assassin's Creed and Hitman: Blood Money on the same processor, but had no problems whatsoever. It seems to be a recent issue.

This problem happens for any game I play. Some examples are Batman: Arkham Asylum, Far Cry 2 and GTA 4.

Is this a software or a hardware related problem, and what do I do to fix it?? A little desperate here
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Games getting progressively slower (2 minutes)!

What are your temps? use HWMonitor. Leave it open while you play the game. Then post a screenshot up.

I think this is a heat problem.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I second the motion that this is a heat issue. xD

Could also be driver issues, unless companies are making Intel/Nvidia multi-gpu systems a bit better these days.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's the image:



^ Before playing the game, and during the game.

If it is a heat problem, how can it be a recent one? I didn't have this issue before. And the game works perfectly on my friend's laptop, which is the exact identical model!
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Stop playing games... IMO, 100C for an i5 CPU is WAY too much... Neither picture shows your GPU though, only your CPU.

But I will say this, I bet your GPU got hotter than the CPU. Dust your laptop out, or send it back to the manufacture and have them dust it out. It isn't uncommon that a CPU/GPU fan fails in a laptop pre-mature.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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wow 97 degrees that was almost boiling!
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Restore your system to defaults with the 'System Restore'.
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