I have a GeForce GT 130 M graphics card on my HP HDX16 laptop (core 2 duo P7550 @ 2.26GHz, 6 gb ram tho only 3 gb usable due to 32bit windows 7) I play a game called Team Fortress 2 a lot and it used to run smoothly. After all my specs exceed requirements of this 3 yr old game by a fair amount. But off late it began to lag/frame a lot. My ping is very good so I figured that maybe its time to clean up my system. I formatted hard drive and reinstalled windows and everything. However I am still framing a lot in the game, getting 10-12 fps which is pretty awful. I was wondering if this may be a graphics card issue. My laptop tends to get very hot when gaming. In fact it is a little too hot for my lap even when just using microsoft word. So Im starting to wonder if the high temperatures have fried my graphics card. Is framing in games a possible sign of damaged graphics card? I do not have any other graphics issues or artifacts on screen etc otherwise that would have made me confident it was a graphics card issue. Also if it is a graphics card issue, what does one do with a laptop in this situation? Im pretty sure HP will charge a lot to repair something like this (Im beyond my 1yr warranty) so does that mean I gotta dump this laptop in the trash/recycling bin? The laptop is still great for surfing web, word processig, watching movies... its only the games .. at least so far.