DELL XPS L702X running slow on games.

Hello, I have a Dell XPS 17 L702X

with 2 GPU, one is Nvidia 555M and the other one is Intel Graphics 3000, both up to date.

When I bought the pc, the games were running smoothly, now they continously lag and they run slow. Please help me anyone? I tried everything I could!
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  1. monitor the temps to see if everything is fine.
    also try and update all the drivers
    ensure your laptop is in high performance mode
    disable any auto oc utilities if you have installed them
  2. well also new games require more juice, what games are u running and in what settings thanks.
  3. Well first of all, thank you for your answers.

    I have checked the temperature and everything is fine. All drivers are up to date.
    The laptop is in high performance, 8 gb of RAM and a i7 2670QM quadcore processor. What's auto OC utilities? I have nothing running on a startup besides mcafee, realtek audio, nvidia settings and quickset.

    The issue isn't with the new games, besides that, it's also with the old ones.

    Games like Killing Floor, Dead Rising 2 OTR, Dead Island, Left 4 Dead 2, CS Global Offensive.
  4. u dont wanna overclock a laptop, also i meant the gt 555 is slower than new cards coming out in 2012 etc, if everythings up to date i cannot understand whyd ud lag, maybe something wrong with ur hard-drive?
  5. iceclock said:
    u dont wanna overclock a laptop, also i meant the gt 555 is slower than new cards coming out in 2012 etc, if everythings up to date i cannot understand whyd ud lag, maybe something wrong with ur hard-drive?



    I dunno bro, maybe, how can I check that?
  6. well first defrag it, than do scandisk and fix possible errors, also using a hd diagnostic software tool might help, but im no expert with such programs, id ask a second opinion. :P
  7. iceclock said:
    well first defrag it, than do scandisk and fix possible errors, also using a hd diagnostic software tool might help, but im no expert with such programs, id ask a second opinion. :P



    The hard drive is new, I provided DELL replacing it because the old one was faulty. So no possible errors or defrag problems.
  8. hmm than i dont know whats ur problem. possibly something else wrong with the laptop?
  9. monitor the gpu usage during game play and revert back
  10. revert back what?
  11. you have 2 gpu s...the intel and nvidia.
    I want to make sure that you are running games off the nvidia and not the intel gpu.

    hope that makes things clear for you.
  12. and how do I monitor it?
  13. Oh no no no wait. I'm sure it's the nvidia that is working with the games.
  14. Ok...if you are sure then...monitor what the temps are using hw monitor.
    also check your task manager for how much resources are being used.

    what is this "quickset" btw?
  15. siddharthmukul007 said:
    Ok...if you are sure then...monitor what the temps are using hw monitor.
    also check your task manager for how much resources are being used.

    what is this "quickset" btw?


    Quickset is a program that helps some computers customized buttons to function the way are meant to.

    what "monitor the temps are usin hw monitor" means? =S
  16. hw monitor is a software to check the temps of various components of a pc.
  17. i know but its one of the best overall for cpu and ur pc.
  18. so I ran the software, and the temps seems to be normal for all of the components, still can't figure out what is wrong...
  19. lets do the recap, uve defragged ur disk.

    uve scandisked it.

    uve uninstalled ur drivers. than used driver sweeper.

    than did a clean install of ur drivers.

    have u talt of backing up ur data and maybe doing a clean install of windows.

    whens the last time u gave it a fresh install?
  20. That is correct. I've re installed windows recently. I even chaned the HD.
  21. have u had it serviced to see if theres anything damaged with ur laptop, thats worth a try maybe somethings not working right internally.
  22. Well, I just realized now, one thing, I tried setting the game settings at ultra, and checked the temps. The nVidia it went 96 C, which it is 204 F.
  23. thats pretty warm for a laptop dude, even for a desktop gpu thats hot, thats not good.

    i mean laptops heat but 96 is hella hot.
  24. Processor reached almost 100 C 210 F. Max temp for the graphic card is 96. Min 58.

    What should I do, It wasn't like this before =(
  25. bring it in for repair, that doesnt sound normal dude. u might fry it at that temp.
  26. Warranty expired =S
    Any other options?
  27. bring it in to a local shop, get it air blasted, probably getting rid of some dust might help.

    maybe also buy a laptop cooler that helps to cool it off.

    whats the screen size of ur laptop&
  28. 17 inch. 1920 x 1080
  29. wow! Thank you man, I appreciate a lot! By the way, I've a customized battery, the on with ion, it's the one thicker, so the laptop it doesn't stay plain on a surface. Will make any difference?
  30. i dunno, u can always go in a bestbuy and try out the coolers there, and geeksquad can help u find one thats compatible with ur laptop and custom ion batttery :)
  31. Thanks for the advice =) I'll anyway have a dell technician check the pc, just in case. I fought for hours with them on the phone.
  32. excellent. hopefuly wont cost u too much :)

    anytime broski
  33. i am having the same problem and i called up dell and there looking at it very soon. my mobo fried up and took all the heat sink out with it. your heat sink could be shot.
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