I consider myself pretty tech savvy, but I'm at a loss with my laptop and why my overall performance has degraded significantly over the past year.
I purchased my Lenovo ideapad Y560 about a year and a few months ago. It has the i7 Q720, 4gigs of ddr-5 and a Radeon M 5730. I am currently rebuilding my desktop, so this is my gaming machine.
When I first got it running, it had no problem playing any game with little to no framerate loss on med-high graphic settings.
Now I feel like ANY game (League of Legends, World of Tanks, DC universe) gets PITIFUL framerate compared to where I was a year ago. In addition, my video performance, streaming, youtube, some pron, all takes a solid hit and lag as well.
I defrag (Defraggler), reg clean, CCleaner near daily. I have a 6gig page file. I have updated drivers, run Malware Bytes and use Avast for virus. None of my tools ever have problems, and my harddrive stays efficient. Still, I feel like my performance vs a year ago is 20% of where I was and its downright frustrating that I can't figure it out.
Other than a re-install of win7, any suggestions as to what could be hindering my performance? I can post anything that might help, and I appreciate anyone's assistance