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    G74SX (91310Z) Low FPS near smoke

    Hello guys. I have annoying issue when playing games. My FPS drastically drops near smoke in every game. For example in Bad Company 2. I can run game with 1920*1080 and everything "High" and AA off with 30-50 FPS. But if I'm near smoke, it drops to only 15-20 FPS. This issue is in every game I'm playing: ArmA2, BF3, COD4, Crysis 1,2 etc.

    This issue is with every G74SX or its just me? How can I solve this problem? Cuz with my old laptop with only 512 MB GPU and 2,2 Dual Core CPU I never had this problem...

    My GPU is overclocked to 890/1780/1600 and using newest 301.42 drivers. Downgrading drivers to 296.10 has no effect.
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    Did you try cleaning out the fans/ fan vents?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Did you try cleaning out the fans/ fan vents?
    Nope, because my laptop is only 5 days old

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    Since your G74 is only 5 days old, I might be a good idea to take it back, since this could be a graphics card problem.
    Also, I watched a G74sx video of Battlefield, on what looks like high settings. He gets around 50-60s FPS but drops to high 40s around explosions and higher poly areas.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl1tkjL-nI0
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    try throttlestop as well, there is a sticky named attention sandy bridge owners which contains a link for download

    also you sure your oc values are stable? try setting them on stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Since your G74 is only 5 days old, I might be a good idea to take it back, since this could be a graphics card problem.
    Also, I watched a G74sx video of Battlefield, on what looks like high settings. He gets around 50-60s FPS but drops to high 40s around explosions and higher poly areas.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl1tkjL-nI0
    Hmm, I don't think this is hardware GPU problem because its happening only near smoke. Hoping someone with G4SX will confirm FPS drops. Or I will have to reinstall Windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by brecker View Post
    try throttlestop as well, there is a sticky named attention sandy bridge owners which contains a link for download

    also you sure your oc values are stable? try setting them on stock
    Yes, I'm using TS since I've got this laptop. Resetting to factory clocks makes FPS drop even worse xD. I think I'm phucked Google-ing this trouble didn't found solution. One guy said OC-ing to 890 helped him, but I have OC-ed GPU to 890 since second day. In forums I've found solutions only for SLI users. Changing values in nVidia CP has no effect. The only thing that helped was changing resolution to only 1280*720 just because my FPS was +-70 and it dropped to less than 30 in smokey scenes. I don't want to play games in this resolution because screen is extremely blurry and I can't see **** :/ I don't want to reinstall Windows cuz I'm scared I'm going to loose all data with no effect again And I really don't think its hardware GPU issue because its happening only in smokey scenes. It must be software issue. I'll bet my worthless life on it Thanks for respond Sir.

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    What are your GPU temps while gaming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    What are your GPU temps while gaming?
    When I was testing it was 65 or 68. But normally when I'm playing games for more than hour its between 70-75.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scuk1nho View Post
    ...I don't want to reinstall Windows cuz I'm scared I'm going to loose all data with no effect again
    If you had used Windows Backup and Restore to backup a Windows System Image, you could simply restore that earlier System Image, and if it had no effect, you could restore the current System Image (you just recently backed up) to get back to where you are now and try something else. It's a LOT easier than reinstalling Windows from scratch and you don't have to worry about data loss...
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