When played on a laptop, it is common to experience slow or slow performance issues, also known as lag. This can negatively affect the gaming experience, ruin the gameplay and cause you to lose the game. It is important to keep in mind some practical tips to minimize the appearance of lag and improve the experience.
The lack of fluidity can be due to several reasons, the most common being the simultaneous execution of several programs that require high use of resources, the presence of programs running in the background, the accumulation of temporary or corrupt files that affect performance system crashes and the presence of software problems or viruses that limit a laptop’s ability to operate efficiently. It is important to note that these factors can affect both overall system performance and the speed and responsiveness of a laptop during a game.
“It’s important to remember that a gaming laptop is a tool that needs regular maintenance to maintain optimal responsiveness. From physical cleaning to removing unused programs. These are actions that can make a big difference in the overall performance of the laptop and thus eliminate or minimize possible lag in the equipment”mentions Jaime Pomareda, manager of the consumer segment of Lenovo Peru.
How to avoid lag while gaming
Use a computer with suitable hardware: games require more demanding technical specifications such as a more powerful graphics card or a larger amount of RAM for video games to run smoothly. Therefore, it is recommended to use a gamer laptop since they cover the recommended requirements for each game.
Close unnecessary programs: many programs can consume a large amount of laptop resources such as RAM, processor or graphics card depending on the complexity of the program. In this sense, the high demands of the application can lead to the delay of the equipment. If the program is not being used, it is better to close them to free up resources for important tasks.
Remove autostart programs: When you turn on your laptop to play a game, some programs may launch automatically and significantly slow down your computer. To solve this problem and improve system performance, it is recommended to review the list of startup programs and disable those that are not essential. A simple and effective way to do this is through the “Task Manager”, where you can carefully disable programs that you don’t need. In this way, you can speed up the startup of the operating system and ensure that the laptop has enough power to run games smoothly.
Avoid intensive multitasking: If you’re playing virtual games on a laptop, it’s important to avoid doing other intensive tasks at the same time, like video rendering or image editing. In this sense, it is advisable to prioritize and carry out one activity at a time to prevent the team from falling behind due to the workload. By avoiding intensive multitasking, you can greatly boost your laptop’s performance while gaming, which can prevent issues like lag and ensure a seamless gaming experience.
Using an SSD instead of a traditional hard drive: Solid State Storage Drive (SSD) are an excellent option for those looking to improve the performance of a gaming laptop. By using an SSD instead of a traditional hard drive, lag can be avoided and system performance optimized when competing during high-quality gameplay, resulting in a better user experience.
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