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5 easy ways to boost up your laptop gaming performance



Fix heating issues Check laptop vents:


An overheated laptop will often lead to performance shortcomings,first ensure that the laptop vents are actually venting air and not clogged up with dust. If there’s not too much dust, just blowing on the vents should suffice. If that’s not enough, simply employ a small brush to clear them out.

Fiddle with Windows settings: go to the Control Panel > Power Options, choose any of the preexisting plans and click on the ‘Change plan settings’ link next to the name. Click on the ‘change advanced power settings’ and then from the drop-down pick ‘Maximum/High Performance’ option. Although this will adversely affect your laptop’s battery-life, it will make sure that your fan is always working well to cool down your system.

Use a cooling pad: this is not as quick as the ones above, but it’s quite simple. Cooling pads have their own fans as well and help keep your laptop cool.

 update your driver


 Many issues in games are caused because of outdated graphics drivers. Both NVIDIA and AMD release driver updates regularly and every big game release is almost always accompanied by graphics driver updates. Unless you’ve turned notifications off, you will get prompts every time a new graphics driver update is released and we suggest you always keep your drivers tuned to the latest version.

 Keep your drive optimised


Make sure that the partition on which your games are installed is regularly de-fragmented and scanned for errors. I suggest you to defragment that partition regularly at least once a month. If you have two hard drives, then you will definitely see a performance jump if you install the games on the faster hard drive.

Reducing the resolution



Sometimes, in order to get optimal performance out of any game, you will have to drop the resolution. Instead of fiddling around with the in-game AA, texture quality, Anisotropic Filtering, etc. settings, if you just push the game down to a lower resolution, you will immediately notice a performance jump at the expense of some visuals.