A top-of-the-line gaming laptop will never reach the performance of a similarly priced gaming desktop.

With desktop computers, users can upgrade the hardware, but with laptops you can probably only upgrade the memory (and possibly the hard drive).

1. Always keep your laptop clean and dust-free

The first thing is to always maintain your computer.

The best way to solve this problem is to remove the dust.

2. Upgrade your laptop to increase gaming performance

12 tips to help your laptop play games smoother and more durable (P1)

Installing new hardware is an effective way to speed up your laptop when playing games.

Upgrading a laptop seems like an impossible task.

RAM: increasing memory capacity and speed can make a big impact

Memory: Switching to an SSD or fast M.2 memory will significantly improve game performance

Battery: The battery cannot keep the game running continuously with all settings enabled

Plus, if you want to save money on upgrades, why not improve your personal gaming performance with an external keyboard and mouse designed for optimal gaming?

3. Update drivers

Today, computers running Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems are mostly based on the same hardware and architecture.

However, graphics drivers will need a more practical way to update and Intel graphics will update drivers through Windows Update, third-party graphics vendors do not offer that option.

4. Install the latest version of DirectX

12 tips to help your laptop play games smoother and more durable (P1)

DirectX is an important program for gaming on Windows (and even on Xbox consoles).

Launched in 2015, DirectX 12 is the latest version and users should install it on their computers.

5. Overclock the GPU

Overclocking will increase computer performance but is a bit difficult for beginners.

12 tips to help your laptop play games smoother and more durable (P1)

The main issues when overclocking are electrical and thermal.

(To be continued…)

Refer to QTM.