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August 27, 2011 5:13:51 AM

first GTA IV
I play it in high setting and it runs smooth and all but after about 3 minutes it lags 1 second every 5 seconds
Second Battlefield 2
I play play it in high setting smoothly but it lags like 6 times every 10 minutes the one lag like 1 to 3 seconds
third mount & blade warband
I play it in ultra high and there is no lag
I bought my laptop from about two weeks but i first use it from 2 days
PLZ HELP

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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 6:21:07 AM

what are specs of your laptop?
not all laptops are created equal
specifically CPU,Graphics and ram

usually a laptop will be advertised as a "gaming" laptop
if not then usually they are lacking when it comes to playing harder games like
BF2 and GTA

remember that BF2 and GTAIV strain desktop computers which are generally higher powered than laptops (generally I said:) )
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 6:35:45 AM

What's the specs on that laptop of yours ?
Does all other games have this same problem ?
You could check if your GPU is overheating.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Check your temps while at idle and gaming.

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August 27, 2011 6:57:07 AM

It Is Dell inspiron
processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2310M CPU @ 2.30 GHZ
(RAM) : 4 GB
System Type : 64- bit Operation System
GeForce GT 525M
ah one more thing my laptop gets hot too fast
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a b D Laptop
August 27, 2011 7:07:39 AM

GT525M, that's your problem

lower your settings

also, how hot? mid 80 is quite normal for laptop graphics under load.
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August 27, 2011 7:18:08 AM

thanks Pyree i will try lowering my sttings
when i open any game i can feel a very hot air and the place i put it on is very very hot too
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 7:19:09 AM

VSlayer said:
ah one more thing my laptop gets hot too fast

What are the temps ?
Since you've got a GT525M, I'd recommend you lower your settings and resolution. That chip isn't designed for gaming.
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August 27, 2011 7:21:50 AM

oh thank all you so much but sorry how to know my laptop temp
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a b D Laptop
August 27, 2011 7:38:23 AM

To be more specific:

Lower your settings as low as possible to see if the lag disappears. If it does, then raise the settings as high as you can to still maintain a high framerate with no lag.

I use FRAPS when starting a new game to tweak it.

I have a high-end desktop so i just try to make sure I get over 60FPS, but you may wish to just make sure you get 40FPS or higher for shooters etc.
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August 27, 2011 7:57:24 AM

I will try that phtonboy

there are too many temperature
which one you need

Dell Inc. 0FXK2Y
temperatures
Value Min MAX
48.5C 48.5C 58.5C
Intel Core i5
temperatures
Value Min MAX
Core#0 48.0C 46.0C 57.0C
Core#1 TRIAL TRIAL TRIAL
Package 50.0C 49.0C 61.0C


WDX WD5000BPVT-75
temperatures
Assembly
Value Min MAX
42.0C 41.0C 42.0C
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a b U Graphics card
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2011 8:04:11 AM

You need the one for gpu, do it again, you didn't include it on your last post.

also, you are getting the idle temperature not the temperature under load.
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 8:31:57 AM

Give us the temps for the GPU. Only GPU.
Otherwise, just take a screen shot and upload it.
Remember to check the temps while on full load ( while gaming ). :) 
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August 27, 2011 12:39:02 PM

The same happens with mine but only in GTA 4
I have a hp dv4-2126tx with a 512 MB ATI raedon graphics.
All games work fine except for GTA4

It lags even with my 1GB Nvidia GeForce, desktop
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a b D Laptop
August 27, 2011 12:44:44 PM

I think in tom's hardware, we had repeated discussion on GTA 4 performance issues and every time we made the same conclusion: play it on a console.
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2011 12:59:14 PM

Yeah, we did. :) 
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December 29, 2012 6:42:04 AM

VSlayer said:
It Is Dell inspiron
processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2310M CPU @ 2.30 GHZ
(RAM) : 4 GB
System Type : 64- bit Operation System
GeForce GT 525M
ah one more thing my laptop gets hot too fast


Bro I have same laptop with same specs and have same problem :D  so don't worry it's not only your problem it's the problem of every Dell Inspiron n5110 i5 Users :p 

I searched a lot on the internet but found nothing helpful.

What I am doing to stop over heating is:
1- Set Power Plan to Balanced
2- Use Cooling Pad but it helps little bit
3- Make sure your laptop left bottom side is not block ( Place your laptop on your lap not on bed or table )
4- Use GPU Monitor Gadget to monitor your temprature
5- Use nvidiaInspector and set your "Memory clock" to 754 MHZ and "Shader Clock" to 834 (Do this step every time when you want to play game after restarting laptop)

Bro These steps may help you to play game without lag for little more time . Thanks
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