Question Alienware M51 gaming laptop: Sudden severe performance issues 🙏

Apr 30, 2022
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HOWDY you fabulous individual!
And thank you for taking the time to help a stranger try and bring a gaming dream back from the grave!

Couple months ago (most likely after a windows update) my gaming laptop began with a strange behavior of running games perfectly fine for about 10 minutes then suddenly and irreversibly stuttering.

This effect is a mild annoyance for normal games but renders VR completely unplayable!

I have reinstalled windows twice, upgraded all drivers, dusted fans, tried various graphical settings with my Valve Index. At this point I'm desperate for assistance.

All components are factory except for some upgraded RAM. I would be delighted to supply full specs soon as I figure out how to! (I'll post below or edit!)

Bless your generous soul for any help on the matter and should this actually get fixed you are most certainly invited in VR to join me in dancing, flying, fighting, eating, etc...

Stay encouraged!
-FrozenHotSauce 🥳
 
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OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.19044 Build 19044
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Alienware
System Model Alienware Area-51m
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU 08C4
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Alienware 1.19.0, 3/11/2022
SMBIOS Version 3.2
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer Alienware
BaseBoard Product Alienware Area-51m
BaseBoard Version A00
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.19041.1566"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.8 GB
Available Physical Memory 8.81 GB
Total Virtual Memory 18.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.74 GB
Page File Space 2.88 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection On
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


Also possibly relevant, Here is a screen of how the system runs during VR
 

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