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Gaming laptop getting slower and slower, tips needed

Discussion in 'Games' started by Drowluv, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. Drowluv

    Drowluv Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I bought my laptop about a year ago, and back then it was absolutely amazing. But with time it has become slower, and I'm wondering if you could help me with some tips on how to make it run faster in games like Borderlands 2, Minecraft and Watch Dogs.

    some of my specs are:
    Intel Core i7-4700M
    NVIDIA GeForce 780M
    x1 SSD 125GB (Main, windows installed here)
    x1 HDD 1,5TB (Secondary, steam, games etc installed here)
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080

    Please tell me if you need more information.
     
  2. Super-D-38

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    Defrag, clear cache's, uninstall unused programs/games.
    Check for dust buildup.
    Think about and take a look at the programs you now have versus initially. If they are not needed right away, set them to not auto load with windows. Run as needed instead of always on.

    Check the manufacturer site for and update drivers. (Video, audio, USB, ect. )

    The more stuff you add, the slower it will get, so trim it back to what you need and it should speed back up.
    Also check that your antivirus has a game mode, as antivirus are the largest slowdown of a system.

    I guess it is also possible that over time the PSU and hardware can wear down and have trouble performing, but try the cleaning and stuff first.
     
  3. tinkerme545

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    Clean your PC, install more memory, change your video card, update your drivers, boost your CPU, shut down other apps that makes your laptop slow and check for malware.
     
  4. Crazy10

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