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Freezy-lag with games

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I was given as a present a Toshiba Satellite L645 laptop with 6 GB of ram with windows 7.

And I keep getting this really weird, irritating lag with games.
On the first day I got and turned on the laptop it was fine with games, 100%, awesome. But after that whenever I play games I get this weird lag.
The games itself run amazingly on both min and max graphics, but every once in a while, maybe once every minute or two, it freezes for half or more seconds. On a particular game, Dragon Nest, it is really bad. It would freeze for a few seconds every time I use skills, and it would freeze itself up as long as there are a number of enemies nearby.

I tried many things including CCCleaner, updating to the latest drivers (so yes don't tell me to update my drivers I already have) and ... some other stuff I can't remember at this point.
I did managed to fix it earlier using a Core Parking fix here but when I turned on my laptop again some time later the problem has come back.

This is really irritating, especially since I know I'm getting Guild Wars 2 for Christmas tomorrow, and I want to be able to play it.

As someone who is pretty dumb as far as computing goes, please go a bit easy on me.

Item Details

Windows: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) (Build 7600)
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Memory (RAM): 6006 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz
CPU Speed: 2526.1 MHz
Sound Card: Speakers (Conexant SmartAudio H |

Display Adapters: AMD Radeon HD 6500M/5600/5700 Series | AMD Radeon HD 6500M/5600/5700 Series | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution: 1366 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) | Qualcomm Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) | Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
CD / DVD Drives: 1x (D: | ) D: TSSTcorpCDDVDW TS-L633C
Ports: COM6 | COM7 | COM10 | COM11 | COM12 | COM13 | COM14 | COM15 | COM16 | COM17 | COM18 | COM19 | COM20 | COM21 | COM22 LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 453.4GB | Q: 0.0MB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 370.8GB | Q: 0.0MB
USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
Manufacturer *: INSYDE
Product Make *: Satellite L645
AC Power Status: OffLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 12/31/10 | TOSQCI - 1
Time Zone: New Zealand Standard Time
Battery Status: High
Motherboard *: Intel Corp. Base Board Product Name
IP Address: |
MAC Address: 4C-ED-DE-77-A1-0E
Host Name: USER-PC
SM BIOS: 1.90

Edited by AteTheCat, 24 December 2012 - 01:36 PM.

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How much vram does your gpu have?
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while your system technically meets the requirements, the mobile video solution isn't as good as the discrete part (desktop equivalent).

1: reduce your video settings in game to lowest possible and see if that helps.
2: used some canned air and make sure the laptop fan is clear of dust. Just give a quick squirt or two, don't overdo it.
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