Alright, let me start from the beginning. Originally I thought this problem pertained particularly to Fallout 1 and 2, but after time playing other games, I figured myself wrong. Several months ago, I was playing Fallout (1). It had been awhile (three, for months), and I had just reinstalled it with the FIX'T. So first, I start to watch the intro. About 8, maybe 10 or 12 seconds at the most the intro starts to become extremely choppy where I can't even handle it, and another thing would happen that I didn't take into notice until a few weeks later (we will get to that soon). So I figured maybe it was the intro, nothing serious maybe something went wrong with this particular installation, and continued on with my game. Plays fine for the first hour, maybe two hours in, then its starts acting choppy. About 2, maybe 3 minutes after this as I'm about to exit out of Fallout all together the lag spike ends and I continue playing. Maybe another 30 minutes later it happens again, for around the same amount of time. Now this isn't some kind of serious problem which prevents me from playing these games all together, but nevertheless it is a problem. Everytime I would play Fallout (1), I would skip the intro, and every 30 minutes I would receive a 2-3 minute long lag spike. I figured, maybe I did something wrong with FIX'T. So I made a thread about the problem and even got help and recommendations from Sduibek (including re installing it, making modifications, etc). After nothing worked, I figured "you know what, let me try to play it without FIX'T". So I uninstall FIX'T and begin to test run the intro... same thing. So I play the game... same thing. So then I decide its most likely just Fallout. So I start playing Fallout 2. Same exact thing with the intro and game play. Then I decide that maybe its my copy (I have the Classic Collection). So not only do I re-order the Classic Collection, but I order the original Fallout and Fallout 2. The extra Classic Collection copy didn't work and after re-working the original Fallout games to get them to install correctly on my Windows 8, they didn't work either. So I tried a few other games and had the same problem. Then I noticed every time the game would start to lag, my laptop would suddenly and quickly get hot and the fan would start spinning extremely fast. What could this possibly be. I've looked online and it doesn't have anything to do with my graphics card, or any thing related. I have no idea what to do. I've even bought those shitty "computer cleaner" programs and those didn't help. I know its not because my memory is full or because my computer is to slow, because my computer is a Windows 8 with a Core I7, and my memory is 904GB of which 784 are free (not even 20% of my memory is full, and most of what is full is used to operate the computers basic needs. So what could this be? Any ideas on what I should do?