I have been having severe frame rate issues mostly every game after roughly the 35 minute mark. I've scoured multiple articles and forums threads to see that this issue is rather common. Do any duders have any insight on how to fix this? I've lowered textures to the bare minimum and have reduced animations, shaders, etc to low or medium. According the speedfan my GPU peaks at about 72 C at this time frame in game (I'm running a dell studio XPS thats roughly 3+ years old). I think it could be an overheating issue and was thinking about purchasing a cooling station (possibly a cooler master U3). Any and all advice on this issue would be appreciated.
Frame Rate Issues
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4ghz
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Model: Studio XPS 1640
4 GB RAM
Vista 64 bit
I used to be able to play 5-6 games in a row without a hitch months ago, I'm not sure if its a heat issue or an optimization issue on the client side, i also cleaned out the dust a month or so ago
@nictel: i can hear the fan running as it's loud as fuck lol. I heard the vacuum method can be risky
That's why I asked, to make sure you didn't accidentally broke something during the last cleaning. I had on old Dell where I broke one of the fans fan.
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