Laptop lags in games for no reason, even having capable specs.

I recently bought a
Lenovo Ideapad 500,
with intel core i5 6th gen,
8gb ram,
250gb 7200rpm hdd,
AMD R7 M360 4GB graphics card,
But still all of the game manage to lag in my laptop, I don't now why, even Borderlands, saints row the third, GTA V, Blur(yes!, even this game.) all lag and have a very unplayable framerate(fps)
Please help!
Also MSI Afterburner doesn't recognize my graphics driver and doesn't let me overclock my gpu.
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  1. Hello friend, Are you using your GPU as source for your applications? Could you go into AMD settings and set applications to use your GPU as main source?
    AMD Radeon Settings> Preferences> Radeon Additional Settings> Power> Switchable Graphics Application Settings> Set power to maximize performance.

    Also, to set applications go to:
    Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings
  2. ava3a13 said:
    Hello friend, Are you using your GPU as source for your applications? Could you go into AMD settings and set applications to use your GPU as main source?
    AMD Radeon Settings> Preferences> Radeon Additional Settings> Power> Switchable Graphics Application Settings> Set power to maximize performance.

    Also, to set applications go to:
    Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings

    Hey,
    Thanks for answering, but I already checked that, it was indeed using the amd gpu, and to confirm that I ran Doom 2016, and checked the advanced stats, it said AMD R7 M360 was being used. Can you suggest something else?
  3. AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    Hello friend, Are you using your GPU as source for your applications? Could you go into AMD settings and set applications to use your GPU as main source?
    AMD Radeon Settings> Preferences> Radeon Additional Settings> Power> Switchable Graphics Application Settings> Set power to maximize performance.

    Also, to set applications go to:
    Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings

    Hey,
    Thanks for answering, but I already checked that, it was indeed using the amd gpu, and to confirm that I ran Doom 2016, and checked the advanced stats, it said AMD R7 M360 was being used. Can you suggest something else?


    Do you have windows 8.1 installed on your notebook?
  4. ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    Hello friend, Are you using your GPU as source for your applications? Could you go into AMD settings and set applications to use your GPU as main source?
    AMD Radeon Settings> Preferences> Radeon Additional Settings> Power> Switchable Graphics Application Settings> Set power to maximize performance.

    Also, to set applications go to:
    Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings

    Hey,
    Thanks for answering, but I already checked that, it was indeed using the amd gpu, and to confirm that I ran Doom 2016, and checked the advanced stats, it said AMD R7 M360 was being used. Can you suggest something else?


    Do you have windows 8.1 installed on your notebook?

    I am running windows 10 pro 64-bit.
    I think that should be able to run it?
  5. AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    Hello friend, Are you using your GPU as source for your applications? Could you go into AMD settings and set applications to use your GPU as main source?
    AMD Radeon Settings> Preferences> Radeon Additional Settings> Power> Switchable Graphics Application Settings> Set power to maximize performance.

    Also, to set applications go to:
    Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings

    Hey,
    Thanks for answering, but I already checked that, it was indeed using the amd gpu, and to confirm that I ran Doom 2016, and checked the advanced stats, it said AMD R7 M360 was being used. Can you suggest something else?


    Do you have windows 8.1 installed on your notebook?

    I am running windows 10 pro 64-bit.
    I think that should be able to run it?


    My guess is that it's your operating system. Yes your notebook can run it, but is it installed correctly?
  6. ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    Hello friend, Are you using your GPU as source for your applications? Could you go into AMD settings and set applications to use your GPU as main source?
    AMD Radeon Settings> Preferences> Radeon Additional Settings> Power> Switchable Graphics Application Settings> Set power to maximize performance.

    Also, to set applications go to:
    Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings

    Hey,
    Thanks for answering, but I already checked that, it was indeed using the amd gpu, and to confirm that I ran Doom 2016, and checked the advanced stats, it said AMD R7 M360 was being used. Can you suggest something else?


    Do you have windows 8.1 installed on your notebook?

    I am running windows 10 pro 64-bit.
    I think that should be able to run it?


    My guess is that it's your operating system. Yes your notebook can run it, but is it installed correctly?

    I think,
    But how do I make sure?
  7. You can't be sure, you just have to try.
  8. ava3a13 said:
    You can't be sure, you just have to try.

    I just reinstalled windows, and still the same result, what should I do now?
  9. Try to check your CPU/RAM/HDD usage from the task manager. I had the same issue, and it was my HDD spiking up to 100% usage. Mine was caused due to windows search indexing running in the background! Just check if that's the case for you
  10. AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    You can't be sure, you just have to try.

    I just reinstalled windows, and still the same result, what should I do now?


    Now try to check for drivers, do you have latest WHQL drivers installed on pc?
  11. ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    You can't be sure, you just have to try.

    I just reinstalled windows, and still the same result, what should I do now?


    Now try to check for drivers, do you have latest WHQL drivers installed on pc?


    How do I do that?
  12. AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    You can't be sure, you just have to try.

    I just reinstalled windows, and still the same result, what should I do now?


    Now try to check for drivers, do you have latest WHQL drivers installed on pc?


    How do I do that?

    You can download Driver Booster, it's free software and check for your drivers. Good luck!
  13. akkdub said:
    Try to check your CPU/RAM/HDD usage from the task manager. I had the same issue, and it was my HDD spiking up to 100% usage. Mine was caused due to windows search indexing running in the background! Just check if that's the case for you


    cpu at 60%
    HDD at 70-80%
    Ram 4gb used of 8gb
    I don't think this is the issue.
  14. ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    AbhijeetSingla said:
    ava3a13 said:
    You can't be sure, you just have to try.

    I just reinstalled windows, and still the same result, what should I do now?


    Now try to check for drivers, do you have latest WHQL drivers installed on pc?


    How do I do that?

    You can download Driver Booster, it's free software and check for your drivers. Good luck!


    just did that, but my video adapter driver was up to date.
  15. That's not only about video adapter, that's also about other drivers. And by the way, have you downloaded your video adapter driver from AMD website?
  16. ava3a13 said:
    That's not only about video adapter, that's also about other drivers. And by the way, have you downloaded your video adapter driver from AMD website?

    I had old drivers, installed those and yes I downloaded amd crimson from the amd site.
  17. Okay now could give me some stats, like usages of GPU, CPU, RAM, HDD while playing a game?
  18. The CPU hovers between 40-50%
    The GPU stays at 980 mhz core clock
    And 900mhz memory clock consistent
    30% Ram used
    40-50% HDD used
    These are the stats while playing saints row the third which lags a lot.
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