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Gateway P7805u FX maintenance/heatsink/lag

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So after using this computer for about 1 year the quality of the games has dropped. They basically get waves of lag. Even if I turn the graphical settings down I still get lag. The CPU runs around 80 C when I game so I figured maybe that is causing the lag.

I took my computer apart and I am not very technically savy but I learned that you need to use thermal compound to replace the heatsink, the part that is confusing for me is that I thought there were 2 processors, so why does the heatsink mainly rest over one, and what I believe to be the other processor has a what I believe to be a TIM pad on it. Why are they not evenly made, or maybe I don't really know what the difference is.

Are these temperatures too high? Am I going about this the correct way? I am only replacing the thermal paste on the one that does not have the pad. And I figured cleaning out the dust might solve the issue.


Anyone else with a similar issue who fixed it? I did a factory restore thinking it was software issues, and MW2 online now doesn't really lag, yet ME2 lags in single player still and so does MW2, while when I first used the laptop it ran fine.

I don't think it's the GPU because the temp is about 60C when I game.

Any help is super appreciated.
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There is one cpu. It's a dual core cpu. The other one you see is the GPU. For the one I had, the head pipe that is accessible is the cpu. Put a bead of thermal paste in the middle of the cpu, and put the heat pipes back on.
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What makes you so sure it's the GPU, it says nothing on, I thought I needed to take the whole chassis apart to get to the GPU don't even know if it's worth it.

Isn't 60C for the GPU ok?
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