If you are wondering how to improve you’re gaming performance in your laptop with fewer burdens on your pocket, then this is where you have to be. Let’s say, you have just begun gaming and don’t know what to do with your laptop when your display gets unbelievably annoying, I am sure you will find your answers in this post.
Here are 10 Simple ways to boost up your gaming experience in a Laptop:
- Do not run any background apps or Windows updates or anything. Not even your Anti-Virus routine. When you don’t have a dedicated graphics card you need to save up as much memory as you can while gaming. You can’t afford to run other apps and game at the same time. It just makes your display unbelievably hard to look at.
- Get a new Keyboard! Yes, the key travel time in your laptop is very less when compared to mechanical gaming keyboards. If you press the key for long time or use the same keys for longer duration, there is a high chance that those keys may no longer work. Since, you use your laptop for other reasons too, it is highly recommended to get a joystick or a mechanical keyboard.
- When you play some intense games with lot of graphics, like Assassins Creed or Call of Duty, your laptop heats up unusual fast. If your laptop does not have a fan to cool the CPU, then god help you! You are definitely in trouble. There is one solution though, you get an External Cooling Stand or a Vacuum Fan Cooler. This special stand has a fan attached to the base, when you place your laptop on top of it, it just sucks in all the heat – faster than a normal CPU fan in built in your laptop.
- Overclock the GPU! I know this sounds scary, but if you want the best, you need to do it. Nvidia GeForce or AMD Graphics Cards are more than enough to play most of the games, but if you feel that your inbuilt graphics card is not doing what you expect it to do – Overclock it. But the success rate is not very high though.
- Modern day games are usually tens of Gb huge. So, if you are using a normal hard disk, the games may not load up as fast as you want them to load and you may even feel the lag on the screen disturbing. What you can do besides Specing-Up your RAM is getting a new SSD drive. Yes, SSD drives are faster and efficient. You won’t regret it if you buy one.
- If you are okay with breaking the laptop’s warranty the best thing you can do to improve the overall gaming experience is to Spec Up the RAM. In most of the Laptops you get a 4Gb or 8Gb RAM, but gaming needs (Intense Gaming) at least 16Gb.
- If you are a Windows user, then Xbox is a great gaming platform. You have screen recording and friend challenges and loads of amazing stuff. You can play all your installed games in a much better way.
- For the laptop hardware to work in its full power you need to make sure to update the software regularly. Don’t ignore the software updates from your OS provider or your GPU provider. They are vital for the overall health of the hardware.
- Set the Max and Min Processor States to suit your gaming experience. All you have to do is go to power options and under advanced change the setting Max and Min Processor States.
- Make sure you don’t have any virus or malware in the laptop. This will drastically bring down the overall performance of the laptop. You don’t want a slow and lagging laptop with CPU temperatures over the roof.
Article by U.Ghosh.