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System lag during gaming, with good specs and temps.

When playing any graphic intensive game (LoL for example) my fps constantly dips down to low 20's and then immediately rises back up to 60 and its doing this for any game im trying to play, i have done everything its seems to try and fix it. Upon learning more about my issue, it seems the whole system lags not just FPS but everything even my usage is not running high.
my specs are: intel core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 ghz
16 GB ram
and GeForce GTX 560m graphics card.

PLEASE HELP!
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  1. arhb2014 said:
    When playing any game (LoL for example) my fps constantly dips down to low 20's and then immediately rises back up to 60 and its doing this for any game im trying to, i have done everything its seems to try and fix it.
    my specs are: intel core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 ghz
    16 GB ram
    and GeForce GTX 560m graphics card.

    PLEASE HELP!


    What are your CPU/GPU temps whilst playing? what is your cooler?
  2. 56c cpu 47c videocard and 31c hard disk. and cooler?
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    arhb2014 said:
    56c cpu 47c videocard and 31c hard disk. and cooler?


    Your CPU cooler.... well now it doesn't matters. Those are good temperatures. Normally this fps thing is due to temps but in your case it must be something else. Every game? For example, even minecraft? It's a game that almost any computer can play with staple good fps. If it drops on yours it must be something CPU related or PSU. TRy going into your energy settings and put it on High performance, maybe that'll help.
  4. switching to high performance did help quite a bit still getting some lag though. My battery needs replaced would that affect anything if im running ith the charger plugged in?
  5. arhb2014 said:
    switching to high performance did help quite a bit still getting some lag though. My battery needs replaced would that affect anything if im running ith the charger plugged in?


    It always has some kind of effect, for example by having the charger plugged in it always supplies the same amount of energy (depending on that High Performance, Balanced...) and when the game consumed a little bit more for things like explosions where you need some kind of extra power, in order to don't simply turn off your pc it tries to minimize the waste of energy (reducing performance and consequently fps)! I hope that gibberish made any sense :D! You should have mentioned it xD! If you replace the battery I'm sure you'll get quite more stable fps'!
    I'm glad I could help!
  6. thank you for your help i just had 66C on my videocard hottest ive ever seen it is that bad? and im thinking i will have someone take a look at my hole power supply because i just pulled the charger out and it as burning hot.
  7. arhb2014 said:
    thank you for your help i just had 66C on my videocard hottest ive ever seen it is that bad? and im thinking i will have someone take a look at my hole power supply because i just pulled the charger out and it as burning hot.


    If your video card's hottest temperature is that well let me tell you....... you have the nicest card in the world, really xD. Normally cards, under heavy stress, go to temps of like 85-90ºC and that is considered normal, although not very good. The charger is usually hot, but how hot do you mean. If it's hot but you can hold it it's just fine. JUst the battery, that's your only (in my point of view) problem, and I recommend you to take care of it ASAP. Cheers!
  8. Well I had this problem with my old desktop. It was dust, settling on my heatsink, blocking the airflow to the processor. If you are using a desktop, open it up and check it. If you got a laptop buy a laptop fan.
    FPS drops are gentrally GPU related. But if you have problems with all applications (including games). Then it is CPU temperature related.
  9. Conrad Pinto said:
    Well I had this problem with my old desktop. It was dust, settling on my heatsink, blocking the airflow to the processor. If you are using a desktop, open it up and check it. If you got a laptop buy a laptop fan.
    FPS drops are gentrally GPU related. But if you have problems with all applications (including games). Then it is CPU temperature related.


    It's a laptop ;) (GeForce GTX 560M and intel core i7-2630QM) Nice tip, but I still do think the problem is the faulty battery.
  10. JP7PlaysMC said:
    Conrad Pinto said:
    Well I had this problem with my old desktop. It was dust, settling on my heatsink, blocking the airflow to the processor. If you are using a desktop, open it up and check it. If you got a laptop buy a laptop fan.
    FPS drops are gentrally GPU related. But if you have problems with all applications (including games). Then it is CPU temperature related.


    It's a laptop ;) (GeForce GTX 560M and intel core i7-2630QM) Nice tip, but I still do think the problem is the faulty battery.


    Remove the battery and use the laptop with out it, connecting it to the charger obviously! Do this if you believe your battery is faulty. Basically use the laptop like a desktop.
  11. got the new battery today still having the same issue ran a memtest everything came back good temps are still good, i just cant seem to get this problem singled out.
  12. It's probably a heat issue. Get HWMonitor and run it while playing a game. After playing for awhile, check what the Max temp shows in HWMonitor for the CPU and GPU.

    How old is the laptop? It's probably a good idea to take it apart and clean out all the dust.
  13. Kekoh said:
    It's probably a heat issue. Get HWMonitor and run it while playing a game. After playing for awhile, check what the Max temp shows in HWMonitor for the CPU and GPU.

    How old is the laptop? It's probably a good idea to take it apart and clean out all the dust.


    the lag starts immediately upon opening the game, but i will do that. My laptop is the MSI GT780R-057US not sure of the exact age.
    temps check out.
  14. arhb2014 said:
    Kekoh said:
    It's probably a heat issue. Get HWMonitor and run it while playing a game. After playing for awhile, check what the Max temp shows in HWMonitor for the CPU and GPU.

    How old is the laptop? It's probably a good idea to take it apart and clean out all the dust.


    the lag starts immediately upon opening the game, but i will do that. My laptop is the MSI GT780R-057US not sure of the exact age.
    temps check out.


    Have you replaced the battery yet? It's almost certain that is the cause of the problem.
  15. JP7PlaysMC said:
    arhb2014 said:
    Kekoh said:
    It's probably a heat issue. Get HWMonitor and run it while playing a game. After playing for awhile, check what the Max temp shows in HWMonitor for the CPU and GPU.

    How old is the laptop? It's probably a good idea to take it apart and clean out all the dust.


    the lag starts immediately upon opening the game, but i will do that. My laptop is the MSI GT780R-057US not sure of the exact age.
    temps check out.


    Have you replaced the battery yet? It's almost certain that is the cause of the problem.



    yes i did, fixed nothing, sadly. Here is an update, i was playing tera today and my charger got really hot my cpu/gpu temps didn't rise but the computer would repeatedly stop charging even thought it was plugged in. Then i unplugged the charger and ran on the new battery for a bit and the laptop shut down and repetitively tried to reboot itself only to shut down again. It only booted back up when i plugged the charger in. Do you think these are different symptoms of the same problem?
  16. I don't know how this may help but my friend has a laptop which lags for certain games. Unbelievably it lagged for CS 1.6 which demands very less resources. His laptop was an 3rd Gen i5 with 4GB RAM and some decent AMD 1GB graphic card. He found out that the reason of the lag was that the game was using the integrated graphics and not the AMD card. Wierd. He used to get 80+ fps but it dropped to 25 during max load. Could it be that only certain games are lagging? You said the whole system lags...that happens immediately upon booting?
    Is your senario like this? You start the PC - it works fine - run a CPU intensive (or resource intensive) application - the application laggs - you shut down said app. - but the system still lags.
    P.S. My freinds laptop started lagging (later on) when playing DotA 2. Was getting under 20 fps. He opened it up and cleaned all the dust. Now it works fine :D
  17. Conrad Pinto said:
    I don't know how this may help but my friend has a laptop which lags for certain games. Unbelievably it lagged for CS 1.6 which demands very less resources. His laptop was an 3rd Gen i5 with 4GB RAM and some decent AMD 1GB graphic card. He found out that the reason of the lag was that the game was using the integrated graphics and not the AMD card. Wierd. He used to get 80+ fps but it dropped to 25 during max load. Could it be that only certain games are lagging? You said the whole system lags...that happens immediately upon booting?
    Is your senario like this? You start the PC - it works fine - run a CPU intensive (or resource intensive) application - the application laggs - you shut down said app. - but the system still lags.
    P.S. My freinds laptop started lagging (later on) when playing DotA 2. Was getting under 20 fps. He opened it up and cleaned all the dust. Now it works fine :D



    got a can of compressed air blew all the dust out and no fix :( seems as though i have tried everything.
  18. Conrad Pinto said:
    I don't know how this may help but my friend has a laptop which lags for certain games. Unbelievably it lagged for CS 1.6 which demands very less resources. His laptop was an 3rd Gen i5 with 4GB RAM and some decent AMD 1GB graphic card. He found out that the reason of the lag was that the game was using the integrated graphics and not the AMD card. Wierd. He used to get 80+ fps but it dropped to 25 during max load. Could it be that only certain games are lagging? You said the whole system lags...that happens immediately upon booting?
    Is your senario like this? You start the PC - it works fine - run a CPU intensive (or resource intensive) application - the application laggs - you shut down said app. - but the system still lags.
    P.S. My freinds laptop started lagging (later on) when playing DotA 2. Was getting under 20 fps. He opened it up and cleaned all the dust. Now it works fine :D



    got a can of compressed air blew all the dust out and no fix :( seems as though i have tried everything.
  19. arhb2014 said:
    Conrad Pinto said:
    I don't know how this may help but my friend has a laptop which lags for certain games. Unbelievably it lagged for CS 1.6 which demands very less resources. His laptop was an 3rd Gen i5 with 4GB RAM and some decent AMD 1GB graphic card. He found out that the reason of the lag was that the game was using the integrated graphics and not the AMD card. Wierd. He used to get 80+ fps but it dropped to 25 during max load. Could it be that only certain games are lagging? You said the whole system lags...that happens immediately upon booting?
    Is your senario like this? You start the PC - it works fine - run a CPU intensive (or resource intensive) application - the application laggs - you shut down said app. - but the system still lags.
    P.S. My freinds laptop started lagging (later on) when playing DotA 2. Was getting under 20 fps. He opened it up and cleaned all the dust. Now it works fine :D



    got a can of compressed air blew all the dust out and no fix :( seems as though i have tried everything.


    Well you've checked the temperatures, ran a mem-test, changed the battery, cleaned out all dust. Seems like the suggestions aren't the source of your problem. Looks like your hardware is failing, now your best option is to give it to the service center....
  20. Try installing GPU-Z and while playing a game, go to the Display tab and see what GPU is powering the screen (onboard or dedicated GTX)
  21. Conrad Pinto said:
    arhb2014 said:
    Conrad Pinto said:
    I don't know how this may help but my friend has a laptop which lags for certain games. Unbelievably it lagged for CS 1.6 which demands very less resources. His laptop was an 3rd Gen i5 with 4GB RAM and some decent AMD 1GB graphic card. He found out that the reason of the lag was that the game was using the integrated graphics and not the AMD card. Wierd. He used to get 80+ fps but it dropped to 25 during max load. Could it be that only certain games are lagging? You said the whole system lags...that happens immediately upon booting?
    Is your senario like this? You start the PC - it works fine - run a CPU intensive (or resource intensive) application - the application laggs - you shut down said app. - but the system still lags.
    P.S. My freinds laptop started lagging (later on) when playing DotA 2. Was getting under 20 fps. He opened it up and cleaned all the dust. Now it works fine :D



    got a can of compressed air blew all the dust out and no fix :( seems as though i have tried everything.


    Well you've checked the temperatures, ran a mem-test, changed the battery, cleaned out all dust. Seems like the suggestions aren't the source of your problem. Looks like your hardware is failing, now your best option is to give it to the service center....



    Yeah, sadly I have come to the same conclusion. Thank you everyone for all the help.
  22. arhb2014 said:
    Conrad Pinto said:
    arhb2014 said:
    Conrad Pinto said:
    I don't know how this may help but my friend has a laptop which lags for certain games. Unbelievably it lagged for CS 1.6 which demands very less resources. His laptop was an 3rd Gen i5 with 4GB RAM and some decent AMD 1GB graphic card. He found out that the reason of the lag was that the game was using the integrated graphics and not the AMD card. Wierd. He used to get 80+ fps but it dropped to 25 during max load. Could it be that only certain games are lagging? You said the whole system lags...that happens immediately upon booting?
    Is your senario like this? You start the PC - it works fine - run a CPU intensive (or resource intensive) application - the application laggs - you shut down said app. - but the system still lags.
    P.S. My freinds laptop started lagging (later on) when playing DotA 2. Was getting under 20 fps. He opened it up and cleaned all the dust. Now it works fine :D



    got a can of compressed air blew all the dust out and no fix :( seems as though i have tried everything.


    Well you've checked the temperatures, ran a mem-test, changed the battery, cleaned out all dust. Seems like the suggestions aren't the source of your problem. Looks like your hardware is failing, now your best option is to give it to the service center....



    Yeah, sadly I have come to the same conclusion. Thank you everyone for all the help.


    By the way how old is your PC? That should have been a main point.
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