Gaming computers are the ones with the most powerful hardware and therefore the ones that consume the most battery are the gaming laptops. That’s why we thought of giving you some tips with which you can not only make your computers last much longer connected without depending on the power supply, but also save on consumption and give much longer laptop battery life. All this through very simple tricks that will not cost you anything to apply.
Gaming laptops have become one of the best-selling types of computers of all, they don’t quite match the power of their desktop equivalents, but they make up for it by taking up less space and without the clutter of cables. However, compared to a normal laptop, these consume much more, which affects the battery of the gaming laptop and ultimately the life of our PC. Let’s not forget that there are models that are extremely difficult to dismantle for maintenance and therefore it is important to avoid consumption peaks which also result in heat peaks.
How to get more battery hours on a gaming laptop?
Today all gaming laptops come with two graphics cards, one low performance built into the central processor and another high performance with its own memory which is on a separate chip. Well, for example, from the NVIDIA Control Panel, if you use a model of this brand, you can determine whether an application runs using integrated or dedicated graphics. Remember that in 99% of gaming laptops, the video output is controlled by the one built into the processor.
Why do we say this? Well, due to the fact that if you are not running a game and are reporting with a regular Windows application, it does not make sense to activate the dedicated graphics, even if they are at their minimum power. That it is only activated when needed and therefore its power is needed, as is the case with games and some content creation applications.
Also, our recommendation is to leave the integrated graphics as the global configuration, then assign the dedicated NVIDIA to each game from the control panel of the same brand. So this way I manage to save battery from the fact that the gaming graphics card pops up when it’s really needed.
Beware of startup and background programs
It will seem counterproductive to you, but there is no point in opening Steam, Epic Games, Battle.Net and other clients if we are not going to play their games. They are literally a resource leech and our recommendation is that you disable them from the start. Your computer will not only start up much faster, but you will have fewer processes to run. In the same way, we also recommend that you close them if you are not using them.
We know that your gaming laptop is very powerful and can do everything, but spending more power and consumption negatively affects the battery of a gaming laptop. Not to mention that a rise in temperature automatically means drastic measures , which mean clock speed drops and therefore performance drops.