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Games work fine for few minutes, then starts to freeze?

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October 8, 2012 10:33:02 PM

So I'll play a game on my laptop for a few minutes and then it'l start to freeze every 5 seconds for 1-2 seconds then go back to normal and do it again in 5 seconds. And it's not a graphics problem because I turned the graphics all the way down and it still happened. Could it be because my CPU is overheating? Because i think it is a bit. But could that be the problem? Ive got an i7 2.5ghz 3.4ghz turbo processor with AMD HD6990m. Thanks in advance :) 
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October 8, 2012 10:38:23 PM

halueryphi said:
So I'll play a game on my laptop for a few minutes and then it'l start to freeze every 5 seconds for 1-2 seconds then go back to normal and do it again in 5 seconds. And it's not a graphics problem because I turned the graphics all the way down and it still happened. Could it be because my CPU is overheating? Because i think it is a bit. But could that be the problem? Ive got an i7 2.5ghz 3.4ghz turbo processor with AMD HD6990m. Thanks in advance :) 


Pretty common problem with a cooling assembly that's become clogged with dust. The GPU overheats and throttles itself to prevent damage. Unfortunately it will rarely tell you that this is the case.

Get a can of compressed air and clean that sucker out.

If you're comfortable doing so, take it apart and lubricate the fan with some WD40
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October 8, 2012 10:39:41 PM

Yes, you can use dust spray and see if that helps any. What game are you playing? Do you have the latest patches installed? What laptop do you have? Do you think there may be a conflict with any new software you may have installed such as an new anti-virus or new utility software?
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October 10, 2012 1:56:23 AM

I checked the gpu temps and they're fine. So it's not that. But my Cpu is definitely overheating a bit. Could that POSSIBLY cause it to do this?
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October 10, 2012 1:57:35 AM

xunicronx said:
Yes, you can use dust spray and see if that helps any. What game are you playing? Do you have the latest patches installed? What laptop do you have? Do you think there may be a conflict with any new software you may have installed such as an new anti-virus or new utility software?

No. Haven't installed anything new really... besides Arma 2 and DayZ but I doubt that's the problem. But other than that.. no. And everything is up to date.
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