My Computer is an Alienware m14x. I bought about this time last year. When I first bought the computer it was capable of running high-end games and the higher settings with a good frame-rate and a fairly decent temperature.
Recently however, when I play less demanding graphical games my CPU and GPU massively overheat, Talking 90-100C both of them.
And it does this on fair/low graphic settings. Ill start with a good frame-rate and over time it will slow down.
Both of these factors link, as the GPU/CPU heat up my fps drops.
I have 6GB RAM, Nvidia GT 555M GPU, i5-2410m CPU.
Which should be capable of running games such as World of Warcraft without trying, yet it struggles does my computer when it should be capable of running easily on goodish settings.
I have a cooling stand, I've tried clearing out the fans. A month or two back I formatted the drive which temporarily sped the computer up, back then it wasn't as much as an issue though.
I've ran diagnosis' on my computer all of which said it was fine.