Every once in a while, your Dell laptop may experience low Frames Per Second (FPS) problem. This performance hampering problem, which is caused by a variety of reasons, is easy to troubleshoot.
Your startup items are the first place, to begin with. Disable unnecessary startups to get a boost in your game FPS and enhance gaming performance.
1. Press Windows Key + X; select Run.
2. Type MsConfig and click OK.
3. Click the Startup tab.
4. Click the Open Task Manager link.
5.All startup items will be displayed under the Startup tab of the newly opened Task Manager window.
6. Disable each startup item one by one.
No matter how you set up your laptop configurations, drive fragmentation is unavoidable. Windows disk defragmenter program, called as Optimize Drives, comes with an ability to schedule this task, so you don’t have to do it yourself each time.
1. Type Optimize in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open Defragment and Optimize Drives from the Search Results.
3. Select all drives, click the Optimize All button.
4. It may take a while. Please wait till your drives are being optimized.
To schedule disk optimization, follow the steps given below:
1. Click the Change Settings button in the main user interface.
2. Check-up the box labeled Run on a schedule (recommended).
3. Select a frequency. Example: Daily, Weekly or Monthly
4. Click Choose and select individual drives.
5. Click OK.
Use Resource Monitor
Superfluous processes and services running in the background can hamper your gaming performance and FPS. Use the Resource Monitor, a CPU and memory usage and controller utility, to disable processes and services consuming higher than normal resources.
1. Type Resource Monitor in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open Resource Monitor from the Search Results.
3. Click the CPU tab.
4. Expand the Processes category.
5. Using the information provided in the Average CPU column, end high resource-consuming processes. (Right click > End process)
6. Expand the Services category.
7. Disable high resource consuming services exactly in the same manner.
Update Graphics Driver
A surprising number of people fail to notice their graphics driver is out-of-date. It’s much easier to update the display controller. Visit the website of your manufacturer and go to the Drivers & Downloads section; or use the Device Manager as shown under:
1. Type Device Manager in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open the Device Manager from the Search Results.
3. Expand the top node in the left panel.
4. Expand the Display Adapters node.
5. Right-click your video card, select Update driver software option.
Set Optimum Screen Resolution
Set the highest screen resolution for optimum gaming performance. The steps to change your native monitor resolution are given below:
1. Type Display in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open Change the screen resolution from the Search Results.
3. Select the highest Resolution from the drop down box.
4. Click Apply.
Overclocking your graphics card, RAM and processor will have a direct impact on your gaming performance. It isn’t something we recommend for a layman user. If you’re a pro, go with the overclocking. By overclocking, you understand risks associated with it. There is always a danger of physically over-stressing, damaging, or in extreme cases, burning your hardware components. For more information, please refer the manual that came with your laptop.
1. Restart your laptop, press F2 or Delete key repeatedly until the BIOS Setup screen is displayed.
2. Look for performance and overclocking configurations.
3. Save the settings by selecting Exit | Save changes and exit. Your screen will fade out, and laptop will automatically restart.