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June 7, 2012 5:37:46 PM

Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron N4110 With an intel i5 its clocked at 2.4GHz and it has the turbo boost thing witch can make it go upto 2.8GHz and it runs games okay... it runs skyrim at 28-40 for a minute or so then it runs it (or any other game) at about 8-10 fps for 1-2 minutes (please note that im NOT in any battles or anything if Im just sitting there it will do it)... i don.t know whats wrong with it and it makes gaming almost impossible. so does anybody have any ideas as to what is wrong an it. ( I don't know what category this should be in...)Thanks in advance!

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June 7, 2012 7:41:09 PM

Try cleaning the system of resource wasting garbage and registry errors with CCleaner. Do the Clean and Registry both. You may have to run Reg clean a 2nd time if it finds a lot the first time.
http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
Then, if you haven't recently, defrag.

I presume you are using the integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics on a 720p display. I'm amazed that it can muster 28-40 FPS with the HD 3000, but I've never had that graphics solution running at 720p. So it wouldn't be fair for me to judge. Are you keeping the laptop intake and exhaust vents clean and not blocked or covered up, so it gets plenty of air when it is stressed? Feel around the vents to be sure the fan is blowing hot air out nicely.
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June 7, 2012 8:02:23 PM

Could be several things, GPU, overheating, amount of RAM, background processes. More info needed.
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June 7, 2012 8:15:01 PM

Thanks clutchc!!!!!! that fixed it and I run skyrim in 1024X768 in in low settings so the exhaust vents where fine thanks so much!!!
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June 7, 2012 8:15:28 PM

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a c 309 à CPUs
June 7, 2012 8:34:54 PM

giki said:
Thanks clutchc!!!!!! that fixed it and I run skyrim in 1024X768 in in low settings so the exhaust vents where fine thanks so much!!!

Excellent. Glad to hear. Use CCleaner about once a week and do the defrag about as often. Another thing you can do to get rid of background crap running, is type MSCONFIG in the start/search box and click on the startup tab. If there's anything you don't need running, remove the check mark in its box. Here's one of the sites that you can use to look up what can stay and what can go:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_search.php
In System Configuration/Start Up, under Command will be the program that you want to look up. Type just the program's name "pgm name.exe" into the search box on that site. Press enter, and if it finds it, it will let you know what it does and a recommendation if it can be left out of start up or not.
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June 7, 2012 8:38:36 PM

clutchc said:
Excellent. Glad to hear. Use CCleaner about once a week and do the defrag about as often. Another thing you can do to get rid of background crap running, is type MSCONFIG in the start/search box and click on the startup tab. If there's anything you don't need running, remove the check mark in its box. Here's one of the sites that you can use to look up what can stay and what can go:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_search.php
In System Configuration/Start Up, under Command will be the program that you want to look up. Type just the program's name "pgm name.exe" into the search box on that site. Press enter, and if it finds it, it will let you know what it does and a recommendation if it can be left out of start up or not.

Thanks again!
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October 20, 2012 5:19:39 AM

Ok sorry to bring this up again that was only a temporary fix it turns out after I did some more research I found that my laptop has a heat problem and it will heat up to 100c Very fast when gaming so I'm finding ways to cool it down when I Game (Just turning the fan to 100% is not going to stop help me) thank though! that did help for
a while so anyone who has a problem like this should also try that!
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October 20, 2012 3:50:15 PM

If the system overheats, you may want to try one off these laptop cooling solutions for times when you game with it.
http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2243862011
Gaming is just about the most stressful process the system will go through.
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October 22, 2012 1:22:32 PM

Thanks Your original reply was vary helpful to me even if it did not completely fix the problem It did make my computer run faster on a lot of things including gaming for awhile!

I got a cooling pad awhile back I don't know if i need a more powerful one or I just check my cooling pad to see how much air it was blowing and i found that it for whatever reason does not work anymore... so i promptly bought a new one on amazon (http://amzn.to/VjzfBy) Im hoping that one will work better here is what I uses to use(http://amzn.to/Rd5wfi) it was all they had at walmart so it was better than nothing...

Thanks for all your help
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