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Thread: 70 -> 30fps drop every couple minutes, any ideas ?

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    70 -> 30fps drop every couple minutes, any ideas ?

    I asked a couple questions, trying to explain my issue, but I dunno where the issue is hidden, Why does it act like that. It's a clean install on windows and a clean dota install with Lenovo Y50-70.

    I had the exact same issue with my previous laptop I bought this one for dota


    Nobody has helped me, and I turned around the internet and i have no answer, I'm in the f*cking deep, wondering wtf

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    try different run parameters (through game settings in steam):
    -dx9
    -dx11
    -vulkan
    -gl

    See if it disappears on any of them

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    Edit: dx9 doesn't help, -gl makes it 9 fps or so, which is supposed to help. Laptop is not overheating. 80-85C
    It's odd I have the same problem, with a brand new machine, but was fine, before the performance patch. It's brainfucking
    Edit2: 25-30 fps while WATCHING is acceptable, while playing 25 feels like 5 The fps drop is for 1 min to 2 min every couple minutes
    ** IMPORTANT FPS is 70-90 when Core Temp is >90C . FPS Drops to 25 when the it cools it down to 80.

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    That is why I don't like playing on laptops...
    You did not say anything on -dx11 or -vulkan. Personally I think -dx11 or no parameter at all is better. It gives smoother performance.

    There is also another thing to consider: cpu/gpu thermal throttling. If your CPU/GPU overheats, it can decrease voltage and clocks. Try playing Dota (or anything else) and when you see such fps drops -- alt+tab to any software that can show you voltage/clock speed graphs. Generally it comes with motherboards. If you see sudden downpikes -- it is throttling. In that case consider better cooling.

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    Those temperatures are pretty high, it seems likely your graphics card or cpu is throttling in order to cool down. I would try getting a laptop tray with a fan. They can reduce temperatures by a decent amount, maybe enough for you to play a game and let it cool down between games.
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