I looked around but couldn't find anyone with the same problem I'm having. I'm not a computer expert (I know most of the basics), so please forgive me if this seems inane.
Lately, after I have been playing games for around 20-30 minutes, I will experience a dip in fps. For about 1-2 seconds, my game will seem to slow down as if I were watching it in slow motion, then it will resume like normal. It will repeat doing this. I downloaded HwINFO to monitor my gfx card temps and it will get pretty hot (over 100C). Since I got my laptop I have been giving breaks from gaming because I didn't want to overheat it, but it seems lately like it is heating up very quickly, even after minimal gaming. Does anyone know what could be causing these issues?
Also, real quickly, I have been thinking of getting a 580m to replace my 285m. Would the heatsink be compatible with the new card?
I'm running an m17x-r2. I grabbed a can of dust buster and used the whole thing to clear out my lappy, but I'm still hitting 100c when gaming. Haven't had the slow-mo issue for a few days. I've been propping my laptop up with a book to allow for better airflow under my gfx card but this only helps a little.