Steven Mal said:
I play my games on their recommended settings so why is my frame rate <30fps? I'm guessing I neglected to keep the vents clear at all times. I was told I should try clearing the vents and fans of dust but I have no idea how to do that. I was also recommended a"repasting job" and replacing the GPU heatsink but I don't know anything about either of those tasks. Can anyone enlighten me on my situation and what I can do to solve my problem or at least increase my frame rate? I've been told I might need a new laptop altogether and that Alienware computers have a general problem with overheating. Thank you in advance for any help.
Compressed Air will solve your dust problem, Laptops do tend to get hot anyway to be fair, not that hot though :-P
What sort of games are we talking about?