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by Shinku-Oni / February 27, 2014 6:53 PM PST

Okay, So I have a Dell Inspiron 17r Special Edition
Nvidia GTM 650
8 GB RAM
Intel Core i7 4th Gen
Windows 8.1

If you need any more please just ask

Okay, So, This has pretty much been a constant issue with my Laptop, It's barely 3 months old. I can boot up, And some times, I can play games like Assasssins Creed Black Flag, Skyrim and other high end games with graphics maxed out, But the next reboot, Having changed nothing whatsoever. I may only get 6 FPS on games like Assassins Creed Brotherhood (With low graphics) Can anyone explain this and how I might fix this because this consistancy problem is really starting to annyoy me to no end

I have recent created a few chocks that just sit up on the rear of the Laptop and boosts it's height so that the air vents have much better ventilation (Which has fixed my over heating and frame dropping issue) and I doubt this has impacted negatively on my computer as it is an external fix

Thank you to anyone who help
-Seamus

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At 3 months it's a warranty issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2014 10:40 PM PST
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I don't see why we would need to fix a PC so new and in warranty.
Bob

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Oops, My mistake
by Shinku-Oni / February 28, 2014 4:40 AM PST

The Laptop is 8 months old, But I'm confident it is still under warranty. What would Dell do?

And otherwise, Do you know what could be causing this? Cause I've spent hours just restarting my computer, Hoping for a boot that runs properly, I know my computer can play these games with little lag, And I don't see why there is such a huge difference if I haven't changed any settings whatsoever

-Seamus

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Re: what would Dell do?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 28, 2014 5:28 AM PST
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Repair it. They might replace the videocard, for example, if that has such inconsistent behaviour.

Kees

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While you might not change things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2014 5:38 AM PST
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Even at 8 months some update Microsoft or Dell could tank a PC. And with all the malware out, well, what if someone picked up something? It's not as if Norton or such stops the bad stuff anymore.
Bob

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Okay, Thank you
by Shinku-Oni / February 28, 2014 7:33 AM PST

I recently updated my System ( an update for Windows 8.1) And that SEEMS to have fixed it, Though I'll have to restart a few times to make sure, And I'm going to call Dell anyway because I have a feeling that my graphics card is the thing thats letting me down here

Thank you for all the help guys Happy

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It could have been
by orlbuckeye / March 4, 2014 4:04 AM PST
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a setting. I know that Dell's Alienware brand as a switch that allows you to turn off the discrete graphics card when not gaming to save battery life. I'm not sure if your model has that but you may want to check it out.

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Actually it's Nvidia not Dell
by orlbuckeye / March 4, 2014 4:09 AM PST
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Google - Nvidia's Optimus technology.

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