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FPS Drop

Pmadison
Level 7
I have a G71GX-RX05 (Which I plan on selling and using some extra cash to build a new rig), and during games I'll get random FPS drops from 50 down to about 15. It's not due to the game action, I'm almost positive.

I have updated all drivers, and BIOS.

Do you think maybe the gpu is overheating? Would taking off the heatsink and put on some new thermal paste help? I never used to get weird fps drops like this.
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Pmadison
Level 7
I idle at like 77c btw

xeromist
Moderator
77c is hot, but not unusual for a laptop GPU unfortunately. I would start with a good cleaning. Over time dust builds up even in relatively clean homes and laptop performance degrades. A can of air into the vents can make it almost as good as new.
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Pmadison
Level 7
Okey dok. Thanks Xero!

I think during gameplay I hit like 105c, just seemed a little too hot

xeromist
Moderator
If the cleaning doesn't do it for you then yeah go ahead with the repaste. I just prefer the easy option first. 😄
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station…

Pmadison
Level 7
I'm gonna do both I spose 😛 got some extra as5 sitting here