Laptop running slow HELP

Hello, I have a Lenovo y570 with an intel i7 at 2.4 (i believe) and a nvidia geforce gt 555m. I used to play many of my games on high settings without problems and then i had a hard drive failure so i sent it in to lenovo to get it fixed. they replaced my harddrives which in turn deleted everything i had (forgot to back everything up...dumb i know) and i downloaded a few of my games again and they played perfectly fine and now all of a sudden i noticed that in game performance is horrible. I used to play Saints Row The Third on Dx11 high settings perfectly fine and now i can only play on DX9 because the game will freeze intermittently on DX11 and i dont know what is causing the problem because no matter what graphic settings i put it at the problem persists which leads me to believe it isnt the graphics card.
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  1. Re-install drivers first. Since you got the new HDD have you played around on the internet. If so you might want to check for viruses and malware,
  2. Pyree said:
    Reinstall graphic driver from lenovo:

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

    I've already downloaded the highest available graphics driver from the Nvidia website already. Do the drivers from the lenovo website tend to work better than the newer drivers?
  3. Anonymous_26 said:
    Re-install drivers first. Since you got the new HDD have you played around on the internet. If so you might want to check for viruses and malware,

    I have been on the internet, but I check for viruses and malware regularly so I do not think that would be causing this problem.
  4. You have to use the custom driver from lenovo, not the reference driver from Nvidia.
  5. Pyree said:
    You have to use the custom driver from lenovo, not the reference driver from Nvidia.

    Ohh ok. I'll give that a shot and hope for the best. I'll let you know how that works out. Thanks!
  6. AznInvazn57 said:
    I have been on the internet, but I check for viruses and malware regularly so I do not think that would be causing this problem.


    If you haven't been on the internet and you've ran anti-virus/malware software and it came up with nothing then I would blame the drivers. I would try the drivers from Lenovo as Pyree said and see if that does anything.
  7. Well I downloaded the graphic driver from the link given and it still didn't work unfortunately :( I booted up Saints row the third again and it's still freezing intermittently just like it did before...
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