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Laptop problems

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January 14, 2013 12:53:29 AM

Hi. I'm new to these forums so if I break any rules, I'm sorry.
So, the problem I'm having is that when i play League of Legends, or really any game, sometimes even surfing the web or FB games. My pc seem to either
1. Lag out and I have either tab out then back in or restart the internet
2. When playing games, it will freeze up for 1-2 seconds and I get a significant fps drop ( 10-20 fps drop ).
3. Again when playing games, mostly LoL, it will freeze up completely and I have to restart my pc
I have a Toshiba Tecra M5.
GPU: Nvidia Quadro NVS 110m ( I have the latest drivers installed )
CPU: Genuine Intel(R) T2500 CPU 2.00 ( 2 CPUs )
RAM: 4Gigs ( Only shows 3.25? )
iOS: Windows XP SP3
Please help me as I can not just buy a new PC as I got it Christmas.

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January 14, 2013 3:46:34 AM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
January 14, 2013 5:22:48 AM

I kinda am terrible with computers, could you tell me how?
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January 14, 2013 11:27:07 AM

The 1-2 seconds stop is a HDD saving Energy feature by Windows.
You need to go to Control Panel, Energy options, and in advance options look for Energy saving on HDD. i Belive it has a certain ammount of minutes before it goes IDLE. Set this to 0.

THe FPS drop is probably related to your HDD problem, so once thats fixed, the other problem should be fixed as well. If not, ask again.
January 14, 2013 10:31:27 PM

I can't seem to find the energy options in control panel.
If you meant the power options, I can't find that option in the power options.
January 15, 2013 4:18:07 PM

Shiftmad95 said:

Hi :) 

Bumping is against the rules here....

And DID you run that HIRENS Hard drive test ?

All the best Brett :) 
January 15, 2013 9:03:55 PM

Oh sorry, I don't what a hirens test is and I asked if you could telll me how to do it.
I'm terrible with computers.
January 15, 2013 9:15:50 PM

Shiftmad95 said:
Oh sorry, I don't what a hirens test is and I asked if you could telll me how to do it.
I'm terrible with computers.

Hi :) 


All the best Brett :) 
January 15, 2013 9:32:59 PM

Which one would I download?
EDIT: Ok I'm downloading the boot CD, and I've been told to put it on a usb drive, launch it from there and do a hard drive test.
January 16, 2013 7:34:40 AM

This hirens cd thing, is VERY complicated.