As more PC games are released, it is important that you look at the minimum and maximum hardware specs before buying it. It is a good idea because you don’t want to buy a PC game, then get home, install it into your gaming laptop or PC, and find out it doesn’t work because it doesn’t meet your hardware requirements.
There are some other factors to consider even if it does meet your hardware requirements, and it is important you know so that you can be aware.
Here are some tips and tactics to look out for and to make your overall gaming experience on laptops better.
1. Buy Less Hardware Demanding Games
Buy games that are over the minimum hardware spec compared to your existing gaming laptop hardware – meaning that if the minimum specs say “processor – Intel i3 or better” and you have an Intel i7 laptop, then you are set. The game will work on your laptop.
Buying games with fewer specs will run smoother on your laptop and will be less intensive to your laptop’s processor and graphics card.
2. Turn Down the Screen Resolution
For the best gaming performance, especially high-end games, it’s best to turn down the screen resolution. This will better your gaming experience and better your frames per second.
Another tip is to go to the in-game menu, look for the display or graphics settings and tone down the graphics settings to lower detail such as shadow and water effects, and turn off the anti-aliasing.
3. Keep the Laptop in Top Condition
As you install more software and games your laptop will start to underperform, making it run slower. You can either do a Disk clean-up that comes with Windows 10 or use a free third party software such as CCleaner.
Also, make sure that you close all apps running in the background of your windows system. Also go to “Task Manager” by pressing “Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and check to see which apps are using the most CPU, memory and disk space.
Make sure that drivers for your laptop are up to date, especially the graphics card’s drivers.
4. Get Gaming Accessories
Invest in buying a gamepad or use your existing console controller. It is another way to better your gaming experience as most games work best with a gamepad.
The Xbox One gamepad is better for a Windows, although the PlayStation controller can work just as well. You would need to find a third party app for it to work.
5. Watch the Battery Power
Playing games on your gaming laptop will take much of your laptop’s battery power.
To extend your gaming experience: you can lower the screen brightness from your screen as much as you can but not to ruin your gaming experience.
You can set the power plan options of your laptop to “balanced” (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options), and keep your laptop plugged in with the laptop’s battery adapter.
These tips will help you make gaming on your laptop better. Do you have any other helpful hints and suggestions? If you have any other tips, please leave your comments below.