Dropped laptop running slowly

Arrein

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Mar 21, 2014
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Okay, I was a bit daft and dropped my laptop (Samsung NP700G7C). After the initial devastation and it not working at all, I had a poke around, and it turned out the hard drive had been damaged somehow. So I replaced this, installed my OS and away I went. I even managed to downgrade to windows 7, which was a bit of a bonus. Every cloud.

So it worked fine for a little while, but more recently (Maybe a month since the drop) it's started to have serious overheating issues when running games. It starts fine, running at a steady 60 fps for a few minutes, then slowly dropping to around the 20 mark. For some reason, removing and plugging in the charger stops this for a little while (maybe 30 seconds to a minute), so I get full fps for a little while every time I plug it back in. Its a little bit crap having my shiny £1k laptop and having to run everything in minimal settings to make it playable :p

Any ideas what the issue could be/where I should be looking?
 

Arrein

Estimable
Mar 21, 2014
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4,510
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Hmm. I'll download the open hardware monitor and see what I get. With the unplugging and plugging back in, would it make that much of a difference even if I only unplugged for half a second? :S

Update: I downloaded the hardware monitor and can see no mention of fans anywhere on it - is this normal? I see there are fan sections on the screenshots on the download page...
 
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