Question My laptop has suddenly started lagging in every game ?

Mar 25, 2021
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hello guys
i have hp pavilion i7 nvidia gtx950 8gb ram.
i was playing assasins creed unity on med graphics and i had no problems, but one day my laptop suddenly started lagging every game i played including roblox DD.
FPS is between 5-20 on every game and itz really annoying.

i tried almost everything. reinstalled Windows, memory tests, cpu tests, gpu tests...
pls help me if u can.
 
Hey there,

It's possible your CPU is throttling because of heat. Are fans running at high? Use something like HWMon/Info and check what temps your CPU get whilst playing games. You can also use MSI afterburner OSD to show you those metrics whilst in game. Look for high temps, or CPU/GPU/Ram maxing out at 100% usage.
 
Mar 25, 2021
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Hey there,

It's possible your CPU is throttling because of heat. Are fans running at high? Use something like HWMon/Info and check what temps your CPU get whilst playing games. You can also use MSI afterburner OSD to show you those metrics whilst in game. Look for high temps, or CPU/GPU/Ram maxing out at 100% usage.
cpu is at 100%
 
cpu is at 100%
100%, but at what clock rate?
I see many complaints about gaming laptops not performing well.
Usually gaming while plugged in.
One common cause is thermal throttling.
Laptop coolers must, of necessity be small and light.
They are also relatively underpowered.
If you run an app such as HWMonitor or HWinfo, you will get the current, minimum, and maximum cpu temperatures.
For intel processors, if you see a max of 100c. it means you have throttled.
The cpu will lower it's multiplier and power draw to protect itself
until the situation reverses.
What can you do?
First, see that your cooler airways are clear and that the cooler fan is spinning.

It is counter-intuitive, but, try changing the windows power profile advanced functions to a max of 90% instead of the default of 100%
You may not notice the reduced cpu performance.
 

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