I have a Dell M4600 laptop issued by my employer in 2012. Since my job requires me to frequently use Solidworks and Adobe CS, it has decent specs:
Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.50Ghz 64 bit
4 GB RAM
AMD FirePro M5950 with 1GB Memory
For nearly two years I've been able to work with it fine, while playing games pretty smoothly up until about a weeks ago, when some mysterious thing happened that all my games and software suddenly slow down and became choppy.
Here is a list of games that are (likely) affected:
Guild Wars 2 (FPS dropped below 20, it was usually 50-60 before)
Minecraft (something changed about the graphics that I feel motion sickness from it now, which is new).
Simcity (haven't checked the effect)
Simcity 4 (haven't checked the effect)
Battlefield 3 (haven't checked the effect)
My question is, was there a major driver update? Or is it something wrong with my settings (I've already tried restoring everything to default)?
I am a little at loss on this, where should I start looking for a fix?