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May 26, 2013 10:45:31 AM

I dont know guys, my laptop is like an year old. I got far cry 3 two months ago ,obviously my lappy couldn't play it smoothly...so i tried to overclock my gpu and still got no results. However when i try to run other games like burnout paradise, dmc etc ...they don't run as smoothly as they did before oc -ing. I get random fps drops from 60 to 25..or so..I have been having this problem ever since

And oh ...I did update my drivers... Any help will be appreciated...and quick !!



My laptop's specs
Intel i5 2450M 2.5 GHz
4 gigs of ram
Nvidia Geforce GT 525m (not very good...i know)
500 gb HDD
Windows 8 64 bit

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May 26, 2013 10:52:45 AM

I had a laptop with the same specs. Mine had the same issue. Later I found out it used to get heated up that's why the fps would drop.
You should check the temps if they're fine.
(I also oc-ed my gpu)
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May 26, 2013 10:53:00 AM

You will probably run into problem if you overclock a low end or even a mid-range card. I have done it in the past and it dropped my FPS and it also made my drivers randomly crash. You have a low end mobile GPU so I'm sure it's not meant to be overclocked. You are probably over-heating the system which will cause frame drops.
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May 27, 2013 9:58:33 AM

swilczak said:
You will probably run into problem if you overclock a low end or even a mid-range card. I have done it in the past and it dropped my FPS and it also made my drivers randomly crash. You have a low end mobile GPU so I'm sure it's not meant to be overclocked. You are probably over-heating the system which will cause frame drops.


So...How do i fix it...? Please do not tell me to open up my laptop..='( . And oh..so basically overclocking a mobile gpu causes system to overheat rite...or is it bcoz mine is a low end card..? And yes..My system does get heated up..Would a laptop cooler work fine..Would it increase gaming performance?
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May 27, 2013 10:23:43 AM

This's what I did, I attached a laptop cooler and flashed my gpu back to the base state. I went for the Thermaltake Massive23 GT. There're quite a better ones from CoolerMaster and NZXT. You can look for them too. After doing this, it served quite fine which was about 1 year. Then I sold it.
PS. It did not start performing bad after 1 year. I sold it 'cause I went for a upgrade.
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May 27, 2013 11:15:02 AM

sifatraquib said:
This's what I did, I attached a laptop cooler and flashed my gpu back to the base state. I went for the Thermaltake Massive23 GT. There're quite a better ones from CoolerMaster and NZXT. You can look for them too. After doing this, it served quite fine which was about 1 year. Then I sold it.
PS. It did not start performing bad after 1 year. I sold it 'cause I went for a upgrade.


So you're saying a laptop cooler DOES increase my performance...(gaming i mean)
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May 27, 2013 11:59:08 AM

If the cooler is able to keep the GPU temp below a certain range then it will perform better because the GPU will not be underclocking itself as a protective feature, so yes if you get a good enough cooler your performance will be better, but I still wouldn't recommend over-clocking a low end mobile GPU.
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May 27, 2013 3:08:50 PM

swilczak said:
If the cooler is able to keep the GPU temp below a certain range then it will perform better because the GPU will not be underclocking itself as a protective feature, so yes if you get a good enough cooler your performance will be better, but I still wouldn't recommend over-clocking a low end mobile GPU.


^This.
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