I bought my laptop some months ago with some graphics ability (GeForce 520M), a medium-to-low end video card let's say. Then here's the problem. No matter what game I play, from non-demanding games like NBA2K to really demanding ones like GTA4 or Mass Effect 3, the GPU temperature I have detected has almost always been capped at 70C, at which point the GPU basically stops functioning and works at like 10-20% capacity. The game drops to a horrifying 10 FPS or so. It lasts for about 3 seconds, with the temperature dropping 2-3C along with it. Then it returns to normal, running at 100% capacity again, for another few seconds. AND THEN it all repeats again. And again. Up and down, going laggy and smooth and laggy. If I tap out of the game for some time and let the GPU rest and return to an idle 45-50C, and when I get back in it will be all fine. Of course until it rises back to 70C or so. I understand it is meant to protect my card but 70C is a little too low for it to be even functional. TLDR: Looks like there is an internal throttling that limits my GPU to 70C, which is, you know, ridiculously low. Basically I could run no game with that throttling. Is there a way to raise some kind of throttling temperature for your GPU? In BIOS or something? Thanks, really thanks, if anyone could enlighten me.