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June 27, 2012 3:43:51 PM

I have a Dell xps 17 laptop and the main thing I do on it is gaming, now normally it runs fine, even with the graphics on high, but yesterday my computer got abnormally hot and everything started this unbearable lag. I can't play any games and even the menu for the games are lagging out, even when im not doing anything on my computer the fan seems to be running at 150%, to no avail. I tried lowering the graphics in games all the way but that didn't help, then i tried deleting unnecessary things from my computer and even setting my computer to performance mode but nothing is working. What can i do?

Brand: Dell xps 17
Model: XPS L702X
OS: Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel core i7 - 2630 CPU @ 2.00 GHz 2.00 GHz
Ram: 8.00 GB

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June 27, 2012 3:54:14 PM

Step 1: Using compressed Air clean out your laptop by blowing air through the vents
Step 2: Scan you computer for virus, malware, spyware using Antivirus, Hijack This, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Step 3: Update drivers, BIOS, Software and Windows update
June 27, 2012 4:02:26 PM

It's possible that the fan died on your computer and everything is getting hot. Your CPU and GPU will downclock themselves if they get too hot to protect against damage.
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June 27, 2012 4:03:15 PM

if your refering to battle field 3 .. its EA's fault they did a server side update and every one is lagging now .. as if we had shitty graphics cards .. or messed up internet .. just check the forums any way i dont know when they will fix it but yesterday it was really bad.. more so on the non premium servers ..
June 27, 2012 4:10:31 PM

WinMac said:
Step 1: Using compressed Air clean out your laptop by blowing air through the vents
Step 2: Scan you computer for virus, malware, spyware using Antivirus, Hijack This, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Step 3: Update drivers, BIOS, Software and Windows update



Just checked all of that stuff and its still doing the same thing.
June 27, 2012 4:11:27 PM

jsrudd said:
It's possible that the fan died on your computer and everything is getting hot. Your CPU and GPU will downclock themselves if they get too hot to protect against damage.


That's a good possibility... how would i check that?
June 27, 2012 4:12:12 PM

goodguy713 said:
if your refering to battle field 3 .. its EA's fault they did a server side update and every one is lagging now .. as if we had shitty graphics cards .. or messed up internet .. just check the forums any way i dont know when they will fix it but yesterday it was really bad.. more so on the non premium servers ..


I was talking about LoL.. but now that you mention it i'm scared to try BF3 xD
July 6, 2012 2:34:13 AM

I'm having this exact same problem. Fan is fine, no virus/malware/spyware, etc. Comp is almost a year old now, never had any problems before. The system itself isn't even getting very hot either. I really can't figure out the problem. But for me it's not just video games anymore, it's everything having lag issues. I checked a lot of programs running in the background and nothing is using much processor power at all, in fact it's only at roughly 10% of the processor being used before I start playing a game, but like I said, it's not just games, it's Word, Firefox, any program I run, when it starts having some kind of program running it starts to lag off and on. Like, let's say I'm loading a web page, the little circle telling me the page is loading will freeze for a second and then start up again, repeatedly and randomly. In Word, I'll go to save a document, I'll click the menu button and the mouse will lock up and the system will freeze for a second and then go back, and it's always off and on, regardless of what I'm doing. I'd LOVE to fix this... Thanks!
July 6, 2012 5:42:33 PM

sudomace said:
I'm having this exact same problem. Fan is fine, no virus/malware/spyware, etc. Comp is almost a year old now, never had any problems before. The system itself isn't even getting very hot either. I really can't figure out the problem. But for me it's not just video games anymore, it's everything having lag issues. I checked a lot of programs running in the background and nothing is using much processor power at all, in fact it's only at roughly 10% of the processor being used before I start playing a game, but like I said, it's not just games, it's Word, Firefox, any program I run, when it starts having some kind of program running it starts to lag off and on. Like, let's say I'm loading a web page, the little circle telling me the page is loading will freeze for a second and then start up again, repeatedly and randomly. In Word, I'll go to save a document, I'll click the menu button and the mouse will lock up and the system will freeze for a second and then go back, and it's always off and on, regardless of what I'm doing. I'd LOVE to fix this... Thanks!


If your computer is less than a year old then your all set, I called Dell and the walked me through how to update my BIOS, which almost completely fixed the problem, and then a few days later they sent out a technician who replaced the Motherboard, fan, and coolant; all for free because I was under warranty. If you have Dell this is the number I called 1-800-456-3355, and if not just call who ever made your computer and they will be able to help.
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