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Laptop suddenly slow when gaming

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December 27, 2013 1:41:43 PM

Hey guys, a while back my laptop was running pretty well when playing games such as gmod 13 with 20-40 fps on some of my favorite servers, and running tf2 15-40 fps on servers. Something that you should know is that my brother had previously dropped the laptop, breaking a usb port and maybe rattling the fan. Also, this laptop has some cooling problems, I have to use a cooling pad and a cheap personal fan to keep it from Overheating. So yeah here are the specs from speccy- Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 480M @ 2.67GHz 63 °C
Arrandale 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0WXY9J (CPU 1) 64 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics (Dell)
Storage
698GB Seagate ST9750420AS ATA Device (SATA) 48 °C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVDRWBD BC-5540H ATA Device
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Just wanted to thank you for helping me out and yeah have a good day
December 27, 2013 1:44:34 PM

when was the last time you blew the dust out from the heatsink?
December 27, 2013 2:12:57 PM

neon neophyte said:
when was the last time you blew the dust out from the heatsink?

Uhh. Never as far as I know. But I think I will do that when my father orders a replacement cpu fan

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