Lately my laptop was having trouble playing certain games because the disk would go to 100%, after trying multiple things to fix it without succes I decided to start from scratch and reinstall windows. Now after I reinstalled windows the disk performance is improves (most likely since it doesn't have as mutch files on there) but whenever I start a game after about 5 minutes it starts having frame drops from 120fps to about 5. that is on any game and the laptop slows down with it, also when those frame drops happen all other programs are affected as well. So it seems to me that it isn't the game doing it but rather something on the laptop. The issue consists of low framerate, being unable to play games that used to run before the reinstall of windows, when having anything of sound playing it goes static/robot.
I've tried several things but nothing has helped so far, so I hope anyone on SuperUser could help me with a solution or even pointing me to something that could be the issue.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Video Card 2 NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Memory 6.0 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit
Things that I have tried
- I updated the drivers the video card
- defragmentated the disk
- lowered settings and closed background applications
I did find this similair question and there the solution is to renew the thermal paste, but since I use a laptop I don't really want to open it up.
If I'm missing any information that might help the find the cause of this please feel free to ask me about it. And since this is my first question here I don't quite know if its on topic for the site, if it isn't just leave a comment saying so and I'll delete it.