Overnight My Laptop Is Slow

Si Le Monde

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Jan 29, 2015
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I use my laptop for school and gaming. Its an Asus X53E and it has been working fine until yesterday. I primarily play Team Fortress 2 on my laptop and the game has been running fine. Now when I play tf2 I get horrible frame rate drops and as a rule the frame rate is horrible. This was never the case before. Seemingly overnight my laptop is poor at running Team Fortress 2.

What I have Tried;
- DeFragmenting the drive
- Running a drive check
- Generally clearing up my C drive
- Restarting computer (Not sure if this is important; I restarted my computer once I noticed performance problems and on load-up my computer ran a drive check (C))
- Scan with Malwarebytes

I am fairly certain there is a problem with my computer and not internet connection because my ping throughout the performance problems has been low (20-50). I greatly appreciate any help anyone is willing to give me! Thank you for your time and help.

EDIT: OS is windows 7
 

RobWHS

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Jun 3, 2014
54
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4,610
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That's the info I was after :)

Download this utility from the WD website and do a full scan for errors.
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612&sid=3
 

Si Le Monde

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Jan 29, 2015
13
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4,560
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I am fairly certain it is not dust buildup. I cleaned the laptop about a month ago due to fan problems. As far a something running in the background on the GPU/CPU i doubt. I don't have a dedicated graphics card and I have monitored my CPU usage while playing. Nothing is using a significant amount of processing other than hl2.exe (tf2). Thanks for your help though. I think it might be that my Hard Drive is failing. If you (or anyone) knows of a way I can check to be certain it would be really helpful!
 

RobWHS

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Jun 3, 2014
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What's the make of the HD?
 

Si Le Monde

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Jan 29, 2015
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Unfortunately I don't have the disk. I would like to look into your suspicion of the HD failing. I think this might be the case. Do you know of a way I can check to see if indeed the hard drive is failing
 

RobWHS

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Jun 3, 2014
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Need the HD make :)
 

Si Le Monde

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Jan 29, 2015
13
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4,560
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I am not to good with computers ;_; Please excuse my ignorance.... What to you mean by that last line? Unfortunately I dont understand what you mean by "Make of the Hard Drive?".

 

RobWHS

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Jun 3, 2014
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Hard drive brand. Toshiba / Western Digital / Hitachi etc.......I ask because some have tools to scan your HD for errors.
 

Si Le Monde

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Jan 29, 2015
13
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I am pretty sure it is Western Digital. That is the stock one that is put in my laptop model, so i assume that is the one in there. I haven't replaced it myself, and I bought it at best buy so odds are that is the manufacturer. Is that what you are looking for?

 

RobWHS

Estimable
Jun 3, 2014
54
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4,610
6


That's the info I was after :)

Download this utility from the WD website and do a full scan for errors.
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612&sid=3
 

RobWHS

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Jun 3, 2014
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Not neccesarily. I've encountered all sorts of erratic behaviour with hard drives coming to their end of life.
Best to scan and rule it out though.
 
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