I've been playing DOTA 2 on a lenovo laptop perfectly for some time on very low graphics. I just recently acquired an asus laptop with all-around better specs and it plays DOTA at a much higher visual quality.
My problem with this new Asus is that when i run dota the fps will drop from 50 fps to about 15-16 fps every 10 seconds which is ruining the experience.
I had my IT friend maximize the performance and he also reapplied a better quality thermal paste to the laptop and same deal, lag spikes.
I feel like this is not an internet issue because i can switch right over to the lower-specs Lenovo and it will run Dota with no lag.
Any possible diagnoses?
Edit: the game runs perfectly fine on my lenovo laptop that has significantly less impressive specs. The asus should outrun my Lenovo on any game