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I have low frames when my laptop is not plugged in charging

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When I play games, I always need to plug in my laptop to have high frames. If I don't my frames are low and the game feels laggy. For example on Fortnite, my frames are at 30 when the laptop is not plugged in but once I plug it in, it goes up to 120. Is there a way I can have high frames even when the laptop is not plugged in? I am pretty sure you should not always need a charger to have a good gaming experience.

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@Omenlaptop wrote:

When I play games, I always need to plug in my laptop to have high frames. If I don't my frames are low

Hello @Omenlaptop 

Actually yes that is correct. That is how laptops are designed. When on battery only, the system lowers the power to the cpu to save power and heat because gaming is very taxing to the hardware.

What are your specs? You have a CTO model, so I have no way of knowing how you had it configured at purchase.

You can change the NVIDIA power settings to allow the GPU to gain more power while on battery, but it will still not be as ideal as plugged in.


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HP recommends gaming while plugged in and it will not harm the laptop to do so.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, but hopefully it answers your question.

Let me know if you have others.

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