Hello everyone, I'll start by including my specs
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz
Nvidia geforce 630M, with an Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000.
I purchased a dv7-7063ea laptop around 3 months ago. Everything was running smoothly until the middle of July, when I finally got around to playing Diablo 3. I have a frame rate of around 30-40, but this drops sharply to 5-10 whenever I'm in combat etc. This does not change regardless of my settings in game or on my Nvidia control panel. I can turn everything down to the bare minimum and never get above 40 fps. Plenty of other games such as League of Legends are locked at 60 with everything maxed.
I've asked around the official D3 forums and this is apparently a common issue, which everyone seems to have fixed by installing the 3XX official Nvidia drivers
. I went to do so, to be told that the driver
could not recognise my hardware. Looking in to it some more I was told I would need to install the driver from my manufacturer's website. Upon checking up on this, I found I was using the latest version available from HP (295.93). While my Nvidia control panel continues to notify me that my driver is out of date, I am unable to do so and this issue keeps popping up on any graphics intensive games (and recently Magicka as well
Is there any way that I can get around this? I've made numerous attempts to contact HP support but after giving them this amount of time without a response I've given up as they are quite frankly useless. I hoped reinstalling Windows 7 would have the desired effect but it has not. Apparently it's to do with my BIOS, which I generally have no knowledge about.
Thanks in advance for any light you guys can shed on my situation. I've attached a dxdiag should it help speed up the process.