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October 18, 2012 8:46:25 AM

My ASUS N43SL Laptop used to run fine while playing games, usually at around 150-200 fps, and right now its constantly droping to 20 - 50 fps on Every game i play.
I run on 8GB of Ram
with Nvidia GeForce GT 540m

any idea what could be causing this?

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October 18, 2012 9:36:39 AM

Yes, overheating.
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October 18, 2012 12:43:35 PM

could be loads of spyware on your pc, could be windows patch issue, could be browser open in background.
close as many services as possible, keep it cool, update drivers, patch games, turn off graphics options, switch off virus scanner options, reinstall windows.
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October 18, 2012 6:29:54 PM

All the things i have done so far to try fix this,
- i brought the laptop to a computer shop to clean the fan to prevent overheating
- bought an external fan
- reformatted the laptop
- updated all drivers ( including graphic cards ) in Device manager.

even though i have cleaned out the fan and have an external fan could that still cause overheating on the laptop? :\
its barely a year old.

also every morning when i start up my computer it causes my internet network to fail on all other computer for a good 10-15 mins , is this also caused by overheating?

thanks in advance.
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October 18, 2012 6:47:43 PM

Use GPU-Z to monitor temperatures / clocks of your GPU while gaming. This will answer your question about overheating and low performance in games. Look for temps reaching too high and clocks lowering themselves as the temperature rises.

As for the network connectivity problems, I believe that this is your access point which is at fault.
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October 19, 2012 9:50:51 AM

According to GPU Z , i have two cards , first my NVIDIA GeForce GT 540m, i can see the clocks go down even tho its only by about 5, and the GPU temp is about 72C - 75C , while the other card Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, clock does not go down at all but the GPU Temprature is constant at around 84C - 87C, i have never done an overclock on my computer before but the temp is already pretty high so im assuming its due to overheating? is there anyway i can fix this?

and to the network problem, what do you mean by access point? because when i use the internet on any of my other computers it works perfectly fine, and when i log in this Asus n43sl , the internet starts lagging and get constantly cut and comes back and cuts etc for about 15-20 mins ish.
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October 19, 2012 9:52:24 AM

It means you're running games with wrong GPU. Intel HD should be disabled when you're gaming.
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October 19, 2012 10:00:08 AM

how do i come about doing that? sorry im a computer newbie - -
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October 19, 2012 10:12:17 AM

customize your game's graphics settings and optimize Windows so that you consistently get higher FPS Or
if your system just isn't up to the task; you need to upgrade your hardware. For graphics lag, the most important update is a new and more powerful graphics card. Check the performance charts in the Optimal Playable Settings and Game Guides links above to get an indication of what type of card will give you the FPS you're after at particular settings in different games.
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October 19, 2012 10:18:45 AM

^good luck with that in a laptop...

What about GPU load for both intel HD and 540m while gaming? This will show you which one is being used.

To force the 540m to be used go to Nvidia Control panel, Manage 3D Settings tab and set the specified game to use dedicated card instead of onboard one.
Also make sure that windows power plan is set to max. performance when laptop is connected to the wall socket.
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October 19, 2012 10:50:28 AM

The Lad for Intel is 5-8% while 540m is at 92-95%

is my graphic card very old? should i get a new one?
what are some suggestions , i have no idea ._.
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October 19, 2012 3:24:20 PM

You can't upgrade a laptop's graphics. Only way to get better graphics on a laptop is to buy a new one altogether. There are some exceptions to this if you get a really high end gaming laptop, but you don't have one of those. This is one reason why laptop gaming is generally not recommended unless you have lots of money to spend on a really high end gaming laptop, and those typically go for $1500 and up.
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October 19, 2012 3:58:58 PM

ok , so my main problem is because of overheating right? ( from the info ) so anything else i can do to prevent it from overheating? ( even though i just cleaned out my fan 2 days ago and bought an external fan ) , will underclocking help ? even though i never over clocked my computer
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October 19, 2012 5:27:03 PM

If 540m clocks are not lowered automatically it usually means the problem is something else than overheating. 75C is still in safe range. Check CPU clock, because 87 degrees on iGPU is a bit high.
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October 19, 2012 5:37:33 PM

i'm sorry but can you tell me how to check the CPU clock? i have no idea being a computer newbie :x

additionally from GPU-Z i have more information from not running games :

> Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 :
GPU Temp - 82C - 83C
GPU Load - 4%
GPU Power - 0.2W
Memory Usage ( Dedicated ) - 9 MB
Memory Usage ( Dynamic ) - 203 MB

> NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M :
GPU Temp - 70C
GPU Load - 95-96%
Momory Controller Load - 4%
Memory Usage ( Dedicated ) - 19 MB
Memory Usage ( Dynamic ) - 12 MB
Video Engine Load - 0%
VDDC - 0.9800 V



i was wondering is it normal for it to be this hot even though i'm not running a game or is there something horribly wrong with my computer.

Thanks for the time guys.
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October 19, 2012 5:45:44 PM

There is 95-96% load on NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M when you are not gaming?! Then something is seriously wrong.
Please paste a GPU-Z screenshot.
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October 20, 2012 5:21:10 AM

You might have malware. You should scan the PC with some kind of antivirus. Or at least show us the processes tab of Task Manager.

Also, check CPU tempertures with HWMonitor (you can download it from http://cpuid.com).
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October 20, 2012 10:48:10 AM

Yes, what Sunius said is true.
It looks like something is constantly using your graphics card. Maybe you have installed something like folding @ home that runs in the background?

Check task manager / processes to find a process that is using the most CPU time.
Paste a screenshot of task manager / processes tab.
Additionally press start and enter cmd in search programs and files, press enter. Type tasklist and press enter. Right click and choose mark, select whole command output and paste it here.
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October 21, 2012 8:33:31 AM

I will do so once i get home, currently out of the country , be back in 2 days,
and just wondering any suggestions for a free anti virus?
I was hesitant on getting one because some friends told me antivirus slows ur comp down like hell ( im just running on windows firewall and defence )

ps, sorry for any typos / spelling mistakes, typing with a phone
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October 24, 2012 6:15:24 AM

C:\Users\Administrator>tasklist

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
System Idle Process 0 Services 0 24 K
System 4 Services 0 2,268 K
smss.exe 400 Services 0 1,204 K
avgrsa.exe 520 Services 0 10,852 K
avgcsrva.exe 600 Services 0 58,012 K
csrss.exe 872 Services 0 4,984 K
csrss.exe 956 Console 1 31,948 K
wininit.exe 964 Services 0 5,344 K
services.exe 1012 Services 0 10,956 K
lsass.exe 128 Services 0 14,440 K
lsm.exe 116 Services 0 4,668 K
winlogon.exe 496 Console 1 7,944 K
svchost.exe 1004 Services 0 10,532 K
nvvsvc.exe 1068 Services 0 7,832 K
svchost.exe 1108 Services 0 10,192 K
svchost.exe 1188 Services 0 25,552 K
svchost.exe 1240 Services 0 205,952 K
svchost.exe 1264 Services 0 37,824 K
svchost.exe 1388 Services 0 20,536 K
svchost.exe 1532 Services 0 19,220 K
AsLdrSrv.exe 1736 Services 0 4,080 K
NvXDSync.exe 1784 Console 1 21,408 K
nvvsvc.exe 1800 Console 1 15,596 K
spoolsv.exe 1868 Services 0 14,260 K
svchost.exe 1908 Services 0 15,296 K
AppleMobileDeviceService. 1844 Services 0 9,376 K
Ath_CoexAgent.exe 1964 Services 0 6,060 K
AdminService.exe 1336 Services 0 6,432 K
avgfws.exe 1672 Services 0 19,356 K
taskhost.exe 2124 Console 1 10,612 K
dwm.exe 2184 Console 1 76,572 K
explorer.exe 2260 Console 1 72,516 K
avgidsagent.exe 2368 Services 0 253,388 K
avgwdsvc.exe 2412 Services 0 21,180 K
devmonsrv.exe 2440 Services 0 6,780 K
mDNSResponder.exe 2488 Services 0 6,092 K
svchost.exe 2508 Services 0 5,332 K
HControl.exe 2672 Console 1 8,404 K
ATKOSD.exe 2740 Console 1 7,716 K
WDC.exe 2772 Console 1 7,052 K
avgnsa.exe 2820 Services 0 4,968 K
avgemca.exe 2828 Services 0 8,976 K
TuneUpUtilitiesService64. 2056 Services 0 19,660 K
WLIDSVC.EXE 2904 Services 0 16,440 K
WLIDSVCM.EXE 3064 Services 0 4,052 K
obexsrv.exe 3092 Services 0 6,924 K
TuneUpUtilitiesApp64.exe 3204 Console 1 12,320 K
taskeng.exe 3308 Console 1 9,476 K
BatteryLife.exe 3448 Console 1 528 K
ATKOSD2.exe 3752 Console 1 528 K
svchost.exe 3836 Services 0 6,660 K
avgcsrva.exe 4052 Services 0 7,216 K
rundll32.exe 3196 Console 1 7,796 K
nvtray.exe 2576 Console 1 15,268 K
wmpnetwk.exe 3040 Services 0 11,224 K
svchost.exe 4376 Services 0 24,052 K
hale.exe 4452 Console 1 15,928 K
rundll32.exe 4460 Console 1 11,108 K
BtvStack.exe 4468 Console 1 20,484 K
AthBtTray.exe 4480 Console 1 13,812 K
RAVCpl64.exe 4488 Console 1 13,560 K
RAVBg64.exe 4496 Console 1 13,560 K
ETDCtrl.exe 4504 Console 1 16,352 K
svchost.exe 4776 Services 0 15,068 K
igfxtray.exe 5188 Console 1 9,008 K
hkcmd.exe 5204 Console 1 8,672 K
igfxpers.exe 5212 Console 1 10,644 K
cmd.exe 5224 Console 1 3,832 K
DrvUpdater.exe 5412 Console 1 8,796 K
msnmsgr.exe 5420 Console 1 48,932 K
Skype.exe 5476 Console 1 125,188 K
sidebar.exe 5484 Console 1 35,176 K
conhost.exe 5516 Console 1 6,152 K
ETDCtrlHelper.exe 5580 Console 1 9,720 K
FLxHCIm.exe 5680 Console 1 8,648 K
DMedia.exe 5696 Console 1 6,640 K
HControlUser.exe 5704 Console 1 6,120 K
SonicMasterTray.exe 5712 Console 1 8,636 K
PWRISOVM.EXE 5732 Console 1 6,356 K
cmd.exe 5768 Console 1 4,932 K
wcourier.exe 5816 Console 1 9,316 K
avgui.exe 5984 Console 1 20,672 K
DirectDownloader.exe 5960 Console 1 64,480 K
daemon.exe 5996 Console 1 22,672 K
mediasrv.exe 6068 Services 0 7,228 K
poclbm.exe 3120 Console 1 45,584 K
wlcomm.exe 2112 Console 1 34,640 K
btplayerctrl.exe 6260 Console 1 6,672 K
dllhost.exe 6300 Services 0 7,864 K
daemonu.exe 6852 Services 0 9,200 K
sppsvc.exe 1676 Services 0 7,360 K
chrome.exe 5796 Console 1 133,120 K
chrome.exe 4036 Console 1 122,432 K
chrome.exe 3044 Console 1 118,720 K
chrome.exe 5288 Console 1 41,304 K
chrome.exe 1456 Console 1 30,756 K
chrome.exe 2464 Console 1 26,780 K
TrustedInstaller.exe 3928 Services 0 8,368 K
chrome.exe 5000 Console 1 310,440 K
svchost.exe 1632 Services 0 4,792 K
chrome.exe 5308 Console 1 54,400 K
chrome.exe 3428 Console 1 56,636 K
chrome.exe 4912 Console 1 76,432 K
chrome.exe 3580 Console 1 72,756 K
chrome.exe 3112 Console 1 68,380 K
chrome.exe 4592 Console 1 65,328 K
chrome.exe 6100 Console 1 82,396 K
chrome.exe 3432 Console 1 70,212 K
chrome.exe 6168 Console 1 79,260 K
chrome.exe 5976 Console 1 76,908 K
audiodg.exe 5092 Services 0 19,064 K
Integrator.exe 7596 Console 1 117,340 K
OneClick.exe 6716 Console 1 60,196 K
TUDefragBackend64.exe 2160 Console 1 179,656 K
rads_user_kernel.exe 8032 Console 1 9,724 K
PMB.exe 6320 Console 1 28,020 K
LoLLauncher.exe 1944 Console 1 43,500 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 7508 Services 0 6,768 K
cmd.exe 7524 Console 1 3,632 K
conhost.exe 3376 Console 1 5,996 K
tasklist.exe 7208 Console 1 7,252 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 8112 Services 0 6,928 K
find.exe 4168 Console 1 2,860 K

there , i also downloaded AGV 2013 free antivirus , and it said it had no problems.
( ps sorry for the long wait, just got home )
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October 24, 2012 8:37:05 AM

Kill poclbm.exe and see if that reduces the load on GPU.
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October 24, 2012 9:32:23 AM

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October 24, 2012 9:32:30 AM

i think youre awesome ((: , now my gpu load is at 0% constant, is that bad? ( even during playing games )
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October 24, 2012 9:52:28 AM

That's not the end of the story.
poclbm.exe is a program used to 'mine' bitcoins using your gpu. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin . So unless you installed it consciously, you got infected by some malware and your pc was mining bitcoins for someone else.

Killing this executable is only a temporary solution. This program will run itself after next pc restart. I recommend you to run two scans:
1. TDSSkiller http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 There is a download link in the article. Run it and see what it finds. For suspicious threaths choose skip, cure confirmed threats only.
2. Spybot - Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/dl/ download the free version. Run it and select check for problems. After some issues are found, fix only those you are sure about.

Remeber you are looking for something connected with bitcoin.
If you will have some doubts what to clean, ask here.

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October 24, 2012 10:00:40 AM

okay so what im understanding is my computer has been infected by something draining my money that i use online?
and i can use your two links to remove it?

edit-
this is the result i got, do i just fix them all?

Babylon.Toolbar: [SBI $3BE29F71] Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{BDB69379-802F-4eaf-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}

Babylon.Toolbar: [SBI $3BE29F71] Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{BDB69379-802F-4eaf-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}

BitAccelerator: [SBI $368195BA] Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
C:\Program Files (x86)\BitAccelerator\

SweetIM: [SBI $51CF2A45] Settings (Registry value, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-271883477-2824451118-369042318-500\Software\SweetIM\simapp_id

SweetIM: [SBI $D5391F78] Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-271883477-2824451118-369042318-500\Software\SweetIM

SweetIM: [SBI $3C0145EF] Settings (Registry value, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetIM\simapp_id

SweetIM: [SBI $CA2339F3] Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SweetIM

MediaPlex: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: Administrator) (Cookie, nothing done)


DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: Administrator) (Cookie, nothing done)


MediaPlex: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: Administrator) (Cookie, nothing done)


Right Media: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: Administrator) (Cookie, nothing done)
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October 24, 2012 11:34:24 AM

No, your pc was infected with malware that produces virtual money (bitcoins) for someone else.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Botnet_mining
Your real money (on bank accounts) is safe.

You can fix all entries you pasted, but none of those entries is what we are looking for. Spybot scan should take longer, make sure that you agreed to scan after restart. This will take couple of hours to finish.

Have you run TDSSkiller? What was the result?
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October 24, 2012 2:04:10 PM

Results from TDSSkiller are ok, don't delete them.
Just in case you can let poclbm.exe run during the scans, but I don't think it's necessary.

Most common bitcoin GPU botnet is trojan.badminer. There is a free tool from symantec that can detect it - Norton Power Eraser:
http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx?lcid=1033
Give it a shot before running spybot lenghty scan. Again make sure not to delete anything you are not sure about.
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October 24, 2012 2:53:18 PM

I used the nortan thing and found 3 problems

- daemon.exe
- poclbm.exe
- registry

to.be removed and fixed would this solve the problem?
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October 24, 2012 4:06:38 PM

Select only poclbm to be removed.
After removal is complete, restart the system and check if the problem is gone (no poclbm running and minimal gpu load).
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October 24, 2012 4:35:58 PM

Thanks so much bejusek ((:
you helped alot
normally after finding out about the program most people wont go to the extent to tell them how to remove it so i thank you ((:

now that program is gone and my load and fps seams to be running smoothly.
once again thanks. (:
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October 24, 2012 5:00:48 PM

I'm always glad to help :) 
Btw. you can do the spybot scan one day just to be sure there is no more malware on your pc.
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January 27, 2013 4:44:51 AM

mmmm plzzz help me sir
i have asus n43sl core i7 8gb ram nvidia gt 540m
now when i play newer game (hitman,ac 3, newer game) i got 100% cpu usage core 1(intel boost off) it takes 30 minutes

when i use intel boost on, my intel boost stuck in 2.6 - 2.7 ghz
and i use nvidia update 31090
and i never update bios just update vga driver

plzzz help me
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