Question Gaming Laptop under-performing

Jun 20, 2021
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Hi, So I bought a new HP Pavilion Gaming laptop and when I play Fortnite, I am getting lesser FPS than I am supposed to(60-100). I know how much FPS I am supposed to because my friend with the same specs gets more fps than me (120 -160). PLEASE HELP

SPECS - Intel i5 9300H
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
8GB RAM 512 GB SSD
 
I see many complaints about gaming laptops not performing well.
Usually gaming while plugged in.
One common cause is thermal throttling.
Laptop coolers must, of necessity be small and light.
They are also relatively underpowered.
If you run an app such as HWMonitor or HWinfo, you will get the current, minimum, and maximum cpu temperatures.
For intel processors, if you see a max of 100c. it means you have throttled.
The cpu will lower it's multiplier and power draw to protect itself
until the situation reverses.
At a lower multiplier, your cpu usage may well be at 100%
What can you do?
First, see that your cooler airways are clear and that the cooler fan is spinning.

It is counter-intuitive, but, try changing the windows power profile advanced functions to a max of 90% instead of the default of 100%
You may not notice the reduced cpu performance.
 
Jun 20, 2021
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I see many complaints about gaming laptops not performing well.
Usually gaming while plugged in.
One common cause is thermal throttling.
Laptop coolers must, of necessity be small and light.
They are also relatively underpowered.
If you run an app such as HWMonitor or HWinfo, you will get the current, minimum, and maximum cpu temperatures.
For intel processors, if you see a max of 100c. it means you have throttled.
The cpu will lower it's multiplier and power draw to protect itself
until the situation reverses.
At a lower multiplier, your cpu usage may well be at 100%
What can you do?
First, see that your cooler airways are clear and that the cooler fan is spinning.

It is counter-intuitive, but, try changing the windows power profile advanced functions to a max of 90% instead of the default of 100%
You may not notice the reduced cpu performance.
I already use Throttlestop . It is not a thermal throttling issue.
 
My Friend has a AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with 16gbs of ram. Rest all is the same
So not the same. My first guess is your friend has dual channel RAM (2x8gb) and you have single channel 1x8gb which unfortunately is something they often do with gaming laptops and it hurts performance.

If you can run user benchmark on both laptops and share the public link for both sets of results that would help to further see why they perform differently.
 

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