I've recently been experiencing dips in framerate during the last week across all my games, even things that don't take up much power or space like Gone Home. I'm confused because this is happening on a two-month old ASUS gaming laptop which was working perfectly fine almost a week ago!
Solutions I've tried:
Making sure the battery is connected
Checking my security for malware
Deleting heaviest mods (this was before I'd discovered it effected all games beyond Skyrim)
Deleting unneeded save files
Restarting the laptop
Updating GeForce drivers
Could anyone recommend other solutions to try? The hiccups proceeded a few days of a heat wave in my house, but everything else is working fine and my temperature is remaining fair. It started exactly when I tried to play Skyrim and update SWTOR at the same time, causing a freeze which I had to pull the harddrive out and restart to fix.
@abvolt I always game while plugged into an outlet. I learned early on that these ASUS models throttle otherwise.
@Natel52 I ran a temp monitor after I discovered the low framerate. it was lagging even before it reached any temperature worth considering a risk, though I'll keep it under mind that heat could still be a problem (I live in florida. pretty humid)
it happens right as I start a game. there's been a 2-second framerate drop every time I open a Skyrim save, and continues in more minor fps drops. id give an exact fps number, but the performance monitor im usuing (skyrim performance monitor v3.54) lists my fps as non-applicable. would you like me to download FRAPS and provide an average?