Not sure if this is the right spot or not, so im sorry if it's incorrect.
I have an Alienware MX15 from a few years ago, equipped with an i5.
It used to run most if not all the games i tried, very smooth.
Now, as of maybe ealry this year, everything runs at a good 15-20 fps.
Examples being, Guild Wars 2 and Final Fantasy 14.
It's wierd, because i have run Basic Catzilla Benchmark, along with a few other tests, saying my system should be WELL able to handle these games.
I am leaning towards it being a problem with my processor. I have reseated it, with new thermal compound, and cleaned the inside. That used to fix it, but not this time.
Ive reformated, Bought a new hard Drive (SSD) and done a malware scan.
any tips? I'm just lost... ive been working on it for almost a year, and i just gave up.
But now im fed up and want to play my games again!
Here is my setup
Bios version A08 1.00
Intel i5 CPU M540 @2.53GHz (4 CPUs) ~2.5GHz
Memory 4096mb RAM
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000
Im running Windows 7 64bit