I started FIFA11 just as any other day. But now the FPS was very low. I saw on the desktop gadget that all 4 cores on my i5 were at 100%. I tried to play nonetheless but it was unbearably slow. So I quit and checked the Windows action center which showed 2 problems: that something was wrong with fifa11 and the ATI hd 5650 graphics card. But clicking it only took me to a survey online. Yet to hear from HP.
All subsequent attempts at playing any game resulted in CPU usage surging to 100% and Laptop coming to a crawl. I guess it's a driver issue. Will re-installing the driver for the ATI Gfx card solve the problem? What if its a hardware issue? How to tell if its a hardware issue?
My specs: core i5 processor; 4 GB RAM; switchable graphics: ATI HD 5650; Model: HP pavillion dv6 3143se which HP says has been discontinued. so it took a while for me to get this support page: