Question Laptop GPU/CPU, lag problems..Please Help

Apr 18, 2021
I have a new problem with my pc, I encounter it all the time in games and also in normal use. When under full load the laptop stutters , I mean in games(csgo) it goes with 120-130 fps for 2-3 seconds than it lags for 1-2 seconds(20-30fps) and goes up again to 120-130 and its doing this continuously(it used to run in 150-160 all the time)
Its doing this in chrome and other apps too.

Laptop: Acer Aspire 3
Cpu: Intel i7-10510U
Gpu: Nvidia MX230
Ram: 8GB ddr4

I dont know what the problem is, the only thing I might know is the cause but I'm not sure if this is it.
I opened the latop up, to see the internals(to see if an ssd upgrade is possible), and I saw that there was a lot of thermal paste in a lot of places where it shouldn't be(on the green coloured motherboard pieces), at least thats what i thought , but im sure the motherboard requires no thermal paste, and not in so small ammounts, so i cleaned it, gently with a cotton swab, and then put back the copper pipes on the cpu and gpu( one piece ) and I dont know if i tightened the screws enough or too much.
I tried losening them and tightening them, it helped a bit but not back to normal, and now after more antempts of adjustment I think its the worst (60-80fps in menu) (35-45fps in game ) and it still does that 1-2 second lag

(Also when it was more okish(frames were 100-110), when i pressed not hard(gently) the part on the pc where the cpu and gpu is (metal part in front of pc above keyboard) it dropped suddenly to 20-30fps again)
I found this very strange.

I tried to do everything as gently and patiently as possible but now I'm relly scared that I messed everything up.... :'(

It is still in warranty but I think I already voided that with my stupid acts.(if not please tell me so i can send it in for repair)

Thanks in advance for any help, I really appreciate it!

Ps: I tried Cpu stress test and when stress test said it was 100% load, task manager showed the cpu was only at 60-70% constant and
1.83 ghz , Although the cpu supports max 4.9ghz
Apr 18, 2021
I know 1.8 is base but when set to performance the cpu stays at 4.5-4.6ghz , but when stress test was stared 4.5-4.6 turned to 1.8 almost immediately
Apr 19, 2021
It is because you have an 'ULTRA LOW POWER' variant of an I5. This means you get even lower clock speeds , because it uses less power. Also, you are severely limited by your GPU so that is why there is a bottleneck.


Apr 2, 2021
I suggest use manual FPS control, and also used slightly low range like between 90 to 120. Try few experiment and see which fits the best. If you want maximum fps then this problem will continue.
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