Sudden slowdown in games after a few minutes

  fillythebish 14:50 15 May 2007

All of a sudden my games have started slowing down after a few minutes of play, sometimes 10 minutes sometimes 30 minutes. The frames drop instantly and everything gets realy sluggish. I feel that is an overheating issue as if I turn off the game for a while and restart it, it will run fine again for another 30 minutes.

Anyone know what could be happening?

Im not running my games at a higher quality than usual, its been fine for a year or so up till now.

  Totally-braindead 14:58 15 May 2007

It could be the hard drive needing defragged - though that would probably cause slowdown from the start, something scheduled to run at a certain time and starting up slowing everything up or as you say overheating.

  [email protected] 15:30 15 May 2007

load this program, then minimise it, it shows all core, cpu and grx temps in the corner of your screen.
after playing games a while alt and tab and check your temps are ok
click here

  Technotiger 15:47 15 May 2007

Hi, certainly sounds like overheating. I suggest you open up your case and check all fans are working ok, and while you are at it check for any build-up of dust - if necessary give it a good cleanout.

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