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Intel i5 Core Gaming Problem (sony vaio pro 13) PLS HELP

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March 25, 2014 4:21:57 AM

Let me start off by saying I do not know much about computers at all, so please bare with me and explain things like I'm a chimp :p 

So I have a Sony Vaio Pro 13. I play a game called Dragon Nest and sometimes Minecraft. I understand this Ultrabook wasn't designed for gaming, but I have played these 2 games for months without any notable issues.

My frame rate in these 2 games goes up and down in a pattern that is apparent to the cpu "utilization" % I see in my task manager. In times of low fps, my cpu is only working at 20% while times of smooth fps, it goes to 40%+

This is a link to an example video I made in Dragon Nest of my drop in frame rate that is consistent every 10-30seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVnxeetw64Q&nxid=62

Why is my frame rate/cpu utilization doing this? Why doesn't it just work at a steady pace that gives my games a reliable and steady frame rate. I don't know if this was happening when my gameplay was smooth because it obviously wasn't a problem and I didn't bother doing any investigating.

Extra information:_________________________________________________

-Got the laptop in the beginning of September 2013, problems started to occur around March 15th.

-I have never cleaned out the computer... maybe it's dusty I dunno if that would cause this?

-I always play Dragon Nest/Minecraft on the lowest settings, Dragon nest being 720p low settings...

-I'm using the "high performance" power setting.

-Tried using Razer Game Booster, nothing changed with my performance.

-No viruses, I'm 100% certain.

-No updates in my "Sony Update Program" . Laptop should have all the newest updates in that regard, unless I need to do something manually :S

SPECS Taken From "system" in control panel (Sony Vaio Pro 13)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4200u CPU @ 1.60GHz
1.60 GHz
Ram: 8.00GB
Storage: 250gb SSD
System Type: 64-bit / Windows 8.1
Graphics: I'm not 100% certain, but I think it's an integrated graphics card called 4400 HD Graphics by Intel

Please any help would be greatly appreciated, is there something I can do, some more information you need, something I can do to make my cpu work more efficiently, a program to put proper settings? I don't no. :( 

Update(used core temp program): Max temp 73'C/ Min temp 53'C - Fluctuates between these two heats in moments of higher power(good fps) and lower power(low fps)
a c 94 à CPUs
March 25, 2014 6:49:07 AM

It could be that your CPU is throttling due to overheating. D/L and install Core Temp to see how hot your CPU is running. Should be about 75*C. to 85*C. max. http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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March 25, 2014 7:51:48 AM

Y0GI said:
It could be that your CPU is throttling due to overheating. D/L and install Core Temp to see how hot your CPU is running. Should be about 75*C. to 85*C. max. http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

Yogi

Alright I found out how to reply >< Ok I tried it out and it says my min temp is 53'c and max is 73'c. Whenever its higher temp my game runs at like 50-60fps and when its at 53-60'c it runs at 5-15fps. If the issue is it getting too hot, what should I do? Could this be why I didn't experience these problems before? My computer recently perhaps started to not get enough airflow, in other words I should clean it?
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March 25, 2014 8:07:48 AM

Yes. Clean it out and try again.

Also have a look at Windows Task Manager to see if any unnecessary processes are slowing you down.

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March 25, 2014 8:56:01 AM

Y0GI said:
Yes. Clean it out and try again.

Also have a look at Windows Task Manager to see if any unnecessary processes are slowing you down.

Yogi


In terms of processes I don't think anything is running that creates any problems, I also use Razer Game Booster and that doesn't change anything at all. It definitely seems like a heating issue :/  By clean it out, you mean open it up and clean out the dust right? ._. this is gonna be hard, the thing is shut tight like crazy and I don't know a thing about cleaning, is there some test I could run or something?
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a c 94 à CPUs
March 25, 2014 9:11:06 AM

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In terms of processes I don't think anything is running that creates any problems, I also use Razer Game Booster and that doesn't change anything at all. It definitely seems like a heating issue :/  By clean it out, you mean open it up and clean out the dust right? ._. this is gonna be hard, the thing is shut tight like crazy and I don't know a thing about cleaning, is there some test I could run or something?


If it is closed up too tight to open, just get a can of compressed air and blow it through the intake/outlet cooling vents.

Yogi
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