A. Creed and Other Games Lagging + Audio Static


May 29, 2012
Lately whenever I play games on my computer it starts to stutter or lag every few seconds. Also whenever it stutters there's a crackling sound that comes through both my speakers (or my headphones if I'm using them). I'm not sure what the problem is so I'm turning to this community.

Any ideas?

PS yes my laptop gets hot when playing PC games...but don't most laptops do that?


Time of this report: 5/29/2012, 16:26:35
Machine name: HERU-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell System XPS 15Z
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6038MB RAM
Page File: 2967MB used, 9106MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: UnKnown
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode


Dec 4, 2009
Your Laptop is overheating. Overheating tends to tear and wear your laptop as time goes by that is why your getting stuttering today unlike before. You should put a small fan to minimize those generated heat from your laptop. I remember playing Assassins Creed before my videocard (Desktop) tends to get very hot 80c. So watch out for that game.


98% of laptops people think they are gaming laptops and they are not. If you want to game then you need to buy a gaming laptop or a gaming desktop. If your laptop is almost to hot to touch then it is too hot.

Heat will cause all kinds of problems and in your case hope that it hasn't gone to long. I have a laptop and I play card games, Zuma, pinball, games like that and I use a chill matt underneath it to help it stay cool.

When was the last time you took a can of air and blew out all the dust? I will leave you with a program to down load so you can check your temps while playing your games.

If your temps go above 80c and since it is a laptop any thing above 85c would be not good at all. You can't always tell by the touch. This program will tell you your temps while playing the games.

These are all free and they monitor your CPU, GPU, and core temps. The first two are MSI Afterburner and its user manual. Whis this one you can check your temps and fps while playing the game with out even alt-tab out of the game.

You can even OC your GPU but I don't recomend it unless you know what you are doing. I hope this helps and I hope you havn't done bad to your laptop. Good luck to you.