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Alright, here we go.
I bought my Asus G50V (SPECS: http://www.lapspecs.com/wiki/asus+g50v) about a year ago, and could run many of my games (Just Cause 2, Assassins Creed 2, Garry's Mod, Half Life 2, TF2, etc.) on high or medium settings with little to absolutely no interruption. "Amazing!" I shouted with glee.
Sadly, about 3-4 months ago, she just would not run many of my games without having a fit of stuttering every few minutes, or every 20 minutes, depending on the game. Some of my games ran fine ( Day of Defeat Source, TF2 sometimes, and Deus Ex), but my more recent games just would not run without having a few minutes of Unplayable Stuttering!!!!
It is very irritating, and GOSH some help would be nice. I've defragged, run antispyware, Anti-virus, and plenty of other recommended solutions! BUT TO NO AVAIL!! I think it may have to do with my video drivers, as I have Vista 64 bit, but after i updated my drivers, the 64 bit option isnt in my resolution settings!!!! WHAADDAAHEELL?!?!
Anyway, what ever shall I do?!
post #2 of 27
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Sadly, about 3-4 months ago, she just would not run many of my games without having a fit of stuttering every few minutes, or every 20 minutes, depending on the game.
Dusty environment?

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I think it may have to do with my video drivers, as I have Vista 64 bit, but after i updated my drivers, the 64 bit option isnt in my resolution
There is no '64 bit color' option...

I'd also run Memtest86+ for good measure.
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Yes, I was looking at the COLOR options (stupid me ). Yes, perhaps its a dust buildup, and I dont have enough filtration. I shall open her up and see (with an antistatic wrist bracelet for good measure)
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How exactly should I go about fixing a dust problem?
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1) Obtain compressed air
2) Aim compressed air into laptop
3) ???
4) Profit
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try reverting the nvidia drivers to the ones that ASUS has on there site for your laptop.
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1) Obtain compressed air
2) Aim compressed air into laptop
3) ???
4) Profit
Haha! Alrighty then, yes, I am QUITE the n00b here...
post #8 of 27
Don't revert the drivers. If it's not over heating or hard drive file fragmentation(cuz windows sucks in that regard) then your culprit is likely the GPU failing to recognize load. It's a problem with nvidia drivers from 260 onward. The solution is to go into the nvidia control panel, add the .exes for each game that you have a problem with, and then change the power management mode to prefer maximum performance. This should fix the problem because I had the same issue with my G50 when I got the 260 drivers.
     
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post #9 of 27
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So, first I reverted the drivers (before I saw your post, Rookie1337), and after I did that, my games would run amazing again! However, about 2 months after, it started stuttering again... I got compressed air, and cleaned my laptop out too. I do not see a power management option in the nvidia control panel. Is it a feature of the new drivers? Either way, I am about to update my drivers right now.
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So, first I reverted the drivers (before I saw your post, Rookie1337), and after I did that, my games would run amazing again! However, about 2 months after, it started stuttering again... I got compressed air, and cleaned my laptop out too. I do not see a power management option in the nvidia control panel. Is it a feature of the new drivers? Either way, I am about to update my drivers right now.
I believe it is. But I'm starting to wonder though about the HDD usage you're doing along with other variables.

Do you defrag at least once a month?
How much free space do you have left?
     
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