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My Computer is acting wierd all of a sudden.

Fist off, if this isn't the right thread I apologize. I'm running a gaming laptop

Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz,
8GB DDR3 (2x4GB 1600MHz)
Intel HD4000 (DX11)
NVIDIA GT 640M LE (2GB DDR3, Optimus Technology)
Windows 8.1

Last week everything was going great, then all of a sudden I noticed that games that used to play with a sold 40-60 fps started to lag randomly, regardless of what was going on in the game, I could be standing still looking at a wall and every 5 seconds like clockwork it would go from 60fps to 15fps for a few seconds then back to normal. it's made all of my games unplayable. I've tried a lot of suggestions I rolled back my drivers, I updated my drivers, I even did a factory reset on my hard drive but the problem still persists.

If there's anything anybody can suggest it would be greatly appreciated

Help me toms hardware, you're my only hope.
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  1. may help monitor your cpu,gpu temperature can be overheating problem.
  2. kapitalistas said:
    may help monitor your cpu,gpu temperature can be overheating problem.


    I thought that at first, but my temp is pretty low, and this will happen from a clean boot after not using the computer for a whole day. It can't be overheating in the first 5 minutes of starting with that much time to cool down can it?
  3. Have you installed any new software recently that could have services running in the background? If there is, it may be eating away performance.
  4. dschulz said:
    Have you installed any new software recently that could have services running in the background? If there is, it may be eating away performance.


    I had tried uninstalling anything new, but that didn't work. So then I did a factory reset. After setting up my computer I only installed Steam and a couple of games. still the same issue :(
  5. Best answer
    I'd install hwmonitor, and gpu-z and set them up to log while you use, you'll be able to see what is happening to your with your clock rates, stress levels on gpu, cpu and memory. Then go one driver back on the current one your using and see if this helps. I discovered a new driver was throttling my card with not recognsing 2D to 3D settings
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