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I'm currently using a laptop to use MV and I noticed that I lag during playtesting when I use my battery as power. I tried setting my power option to "High Performance" but the lag remains and leaves me at about 30FPS. From there, I checked with all the other power options and it stays that way when I'm on battery. However, plugging in the laptop instantly boosts my FPS to near-constant 60FPS whether I'm on "Power Saver", "Balanced", "Gaming", or "High Performance".

I've seen replies telling that putting your laptop on "High Performance" can remedy this situation, but it doesn't work with me. I've tried checking with a new project and it also drops to 30FPS as well even on "High Performance". Likewise, plugging my laptop in puts it to near 60FPS.

The game I'm playtesting is at 1008 x 576 size, just to put it there as it may be useful info. Also, since I've checked on a new project, I doubt it's related to events/parallel processes causing the lag as the game's pretty much empty of those at that point. 
 

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Your computer may be ignoring the High Performance setting and cutting the CPU power to help save battery.
 

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Your computer may be ignoring the High Performance setting and cutting the CPU power to help save battery.
If that's the case, how may I go about to fix it? 
 

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You would would need to manage the power settings on your computer. Right click your battery icon you should find what you are looking for.
 

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. . .by default, although not all the time, High Performance limits processor usage. . .

. . .the option can be changed. . .
 
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The problem here is that every laptop has it's own special behavior when it comes to power saving, and only part of that behavior is controlled by windows.


Part of the functions are in the windows power settings, and those will only work if the correct chipset and CPU drivers are installed.


Part of the functions are in the BIOS area, and those settings may have been hidden b<y the laptop manufacturer.


I know of several notebook models where you simply can't disable the power saving features, and others where the windows as installed by default can't control them because the manufacturer forgot to install the correct drivers.


To determine what is the case here, you basically have to let someone with computer knowledge check the computer personally, it's very difficult to describe over the internet.


Especially if you need to go into BIOS setup as a wrong setting in the BIOS can prevent the computer from booting, you shouldn't change anything there unless you know what you're doing.
 

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I've looked up some info similar to my situation and I think I found an explanation as to why my laptop (or laptops in general) can't usually be on it's max performance on battery despite settings. I don't think I have any more questions on the matter. Thank you for the help!
 

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