Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 AM
I've been having a lot of fps drops lately, just randomly out of the blue.
Weird thing is, however, that there are no heavy and intensive conditions for the GPU, so I don't really get why it's dropping.
I get them about every 10 to 15 minutes, which is simply a pain in shooters, as it's almost always a death.
Not only the FPS drops though, my sound will become distorted too, both from the game and from Skype.
I have an i7-2630QM and an HD6850M, which should be able to handle the games I play, and most of the time they do.
Does anybody know a possible solution to this problem? D:
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 AM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:37 PM
You could also run a benchmark, such as Furmark, to get an overall snapshot of your GPU temps.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:51 PM
What are normal temps for an i7 laptop?
Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:28 PM
If your temps are hitting above that with no load, blow the dust out of any intakes/exhausts. (air compressor or canned air, doesn't matter)
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:27 PM
It worked for me! Download more RAM now!
Okay, being serious here. Get a Mac.
Okay, actually serious here, I promise. I don't want to start a Mac vs. PC debate here, as this is an actual issue.
I'm honestly not a go to person for this, but if the sound is getting distorted too, then there's definitely a hardware difficulty.
Sorry if I'm being Captain Obvious, haven't used a PC in years.
If the game is on Steam, check the cache just in case. If it's not, if you can, re-download (in case it's the game).
I really don't know much, take rex's word over mine.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:29 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:53 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:02 PM
Not really, I didn't repair it. I could've, but taking apart a Mac kinda voids warranties...and I did get a free repair because I'm such an Apple user. Not just me, my entire family too. We're all Apple lovers.
Wow. I get REALLY off topic. >.< Sorry!
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:53 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:10 PM
I think HWMonitor is still choking on the Vishera chips, its reading 8*C (which is 46F, and I know my room isn't below 60* atm)
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:45 PM
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:25 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:52 PM
and invest in a cooling pad. i'm always amazed at how few people get them if they're using their laptops for an extended duration.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:18 PM
Also, I would think that laptops would be more durable when it came to temperature. They are portable, after all, and would probably tend to be used longer at a time.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:35 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:43 AM