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Hey all, first post on here. My gaming laptop is a lot slower than when I first got it. Im getting around ~5 fps on the menu screen with games where I got 90+ mid match. Ive tried a bunch of things and I'm pretty stumped.

I mostly play games like COD, Red Dead Redemption 2, and GTA. Same case for all of them.

So far I've tried reinstalling windows, upgrading to windows 11, flashing different (newer / older) bios versions, cleaning out the fans, reapplying new thermal paste, setting the laptop power setting to gaming mode, adjusting in game settings, and reinstalling gpu drivers. The gpu is also at 55°C and cpu at ~58° at the startup menu in game. Anyone know what else I could try? I'm out of ideas.

Laptop specs: ASUS Tuf a15 FA506IV | Rtx 2060 | Ryzen 7 4800H | 16gb ram | 1tb ssd

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Hi. Welcome!

Why are all of my games lagging all of a sudden?

Causes:

Thermal throttling
Internet connection speed
Other apps hogging processing power
Problems with drivers
Games settings
System bottlenecks
Not enough power (PSU)

 

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Thermal throttling - don't think it's this because temps stay around 85C mid game.
Internet connection speed - can't be this because my single players games lag too
Other apps hogging processing power - I close anything non essential when gaming
Problems with drivers - did a clean install of windows, tried reinstalling drivers and flashing different bios versions
Games settings - my games are at the same settings they've been at when I was getting 90+ fps, and now they barely get 5 fps at the in game menu. I've tried setting them to the lowest settings and they're still unplayable
System bottlenecks - see above
Not enough power (PSU) - laptop is plugged in and maximum performance power plan is chosen
 

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One thing for sure, something has changed in your laptop. Have you installed any new software? Maybe a piece of it is running in the background. Check your Task Manager Startup tab.
Also download MS AutoRuns. And run that to see what is starting up automatically at login.
 

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One thing for sure, something has changed in your laptop. Have you installed any new software? Maybe a piece of it is running in the background. Check your Task Manager Startup tab.
I keep an eye on task manager and also make sure nothing is using up my resources. I've done a clean install of windows and my applications and installed just my drivers and games, and it still lags a lot.
 

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Windows Error Reporting, says otherwise!

+++ WER0 +++:
Fault bucket 1317824786728834350, type 5
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: FeatureUpdatePrioritizePlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER1 +++:
Fault bucket 1732241557840725375, type 5
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: EnableUUPScanPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER2 +++:
Fault bucket 1728635336935317173, type 5
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: AppCleanerPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER3 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: FeatureUpdatePrioritizePlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER4 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: EnableUUPScanPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER5 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability
P5: AppCleanerPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER6 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: FeatureUpdatePrioritizePlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER7 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: EnableUUPScanPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER8 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: AppCleanerPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

+++ WER9 +++:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: WaasMedicFailure2

Problem signature:
P1: 10.0.22000.832
P2: Applicability

P5: EnableUUPScanPlugin
P6: 0x800704c6

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Why are all of my games lagging all of a sudden?

Causes:

Thermal throttling
Internet connection speed
Other apps hogging processing power
Problems with drivers
Games settings
System bottlenecks
Not enough power (PSU)
All the above are relevant but the two bold red and the lesser highlighted red are the most likely culprit + you should add to the possible internet speed using any VPN impacts performance.

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s.

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.

In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.

Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.
 

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All the above are relevant but the two bold red and the lesser highlighted red are the most likely culprit + you should add to the possible internet speed using any VPN impacts performance.

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s.

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.

In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.

Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.
Here's the speccy link

I don't think the issue is related to internet considering that my laptop lags with single player games as well. Also, I'm not sure about the lack of power being the culprit because I keep my charger plugged in while I play games.
 

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Display resolutions can cause lag.

According to Speccy :

Monitor 1
Name: Generic PnP Monitor on AMD Radeon Graphics
Current Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution: 1920x1032 pixels
State: Disabled, Unsafe

Monitor 2
Name: S271HL on AMD Radeon Graphics
Current Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution: 1920x1032 pixels
State: Enabled, Unsafe

Does changing resolution affect lag?

You get more lag at non native resolutions, because the image has to be rescaled for every frame. You get more lag with increasing resolution because there is more pixels to address/refresh. There may be some exceptions to this, but it is generally true accross all LCDs.
 

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Display resolutions can cause lag.

According to Speccy :

Monitor 1
Name: Generic PnP Monitor on AMD Radeon Graphics
Current Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution: 1920x1032 pixels
State: Disabled, Unsafe

Monitor 2
Name: S271HL on AMD Radeon Graphics
Current Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Work Resolution: 1920x1032 pixels
State: Enabled, Unsafe

Does changing resolution affect lag?

You get more lag at non native resolutions, because the image has to be rescaled for every frame. You get more lag with increasing resolution because there is more pixels to address/refresh. There may be some exceptions to this, but it is generally true accross all LCDs.
Honestly I've been playing at rhe same resolution and monitor for the last 6 years, so I don't think that's the source of the issue. I've also tried disconnecting my laptop from my external monitor and playing games, and it still lags a lot.
 

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After we offer you many suggestions of what it could be, and you deny it.
What do you believe is the culprit behind the problem you are having.

Let's say, you took it to a shop, and the technician says its this, and you say "no it not"?
 

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After we offer you many suggestions of what it could be, and you deny it.
What do you believe is the culprit behind the problem you are having.

Let's say, you took it to a shop, and the technician says its this, and you say "no it not"?
Honestly man im not trying to argue with you, I'm just ruling out the things ive already tried. Yeah I understand that resolution could affect lag, but I've disconnected it from the main monitor, so I had my laptop running at the native resolution, as well as the games. I've already tried changing the laptop resolution and games to something even lower, like 1280x720, however there are only marginal differences in FPS, and still running at around 15-20 fps at the menu. Consider that before, my laptop was running at 90 fps mid game at native resolutions.

But yeah, don't get me wrong I'm definitely listening to you guys. It's just that I've been to a few forums with people telling me to do the same list of things (which ive already done), only to come to the same result. Perhaps it would be a good idea to try something new to save us both time?

My suspicions are that it may be bios related, because asus has a long history of releasing broken bios updates for my laptop. If not that, maybe it's hardware related? Build quality on my laptop is not very good, considering that certain things (like my wifi card) broke and had to be replaced. Considering that I've clean installed windows, drivers, etc, I don't see why software would be limiting my performance when it used to work before. Maybe my battery is dying? Considering that it only lags in game, maybe my battery is having trouble powering my laptop? My laptop is about 1.5 years old at this point, so perhaps swapping it out with a new battery might help; that also might not make sense because I always keep it plugged in...
 
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