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Tools you need to save battery on your gaming laptop

We all have dreamt of that gaming laptop and all that power and performance on the go. However, with great performance, comes a great price as your battery will go flat extremely fast and your machine will heat up like a toaster.

With that, it would drain your batteries so fast that you can’t even finish that last quest … or that last level … or that last battle.

What is the problem ?

Its pretty simple, you may have an i7 processor and its running many cores to give you that performance. To check how many cores you have, you can just press SHIFT+CTRL+ESC and you will be able to see it under the performance tab

In this case, there is 6 cores and every since core takes a certain amount of voltage to power it up. So when you are running games or any heavy task this starts firing up and heating up.

When this happens, your laptop fans will start spinning fast trying to get as much air to cool your entire CPU. Powering your CPU and powering the fan to cool your CPU will results in consuming your batteries fast. Also have to take into account that you may have a high end Graphics card which also requires to be cooled.

This is different in a gaming PC as you have way more space to place in larger fans or even liquid cooling. However, in the laptop, there is no room for that and you would require to do something about it.

What is the solution ?

One way of doing this is to undervolt your machine. Meaning give less power to the CPU & Graphics card and also ensuring you do not compromise your gaming experience too much. This post is to show you tools which you need to do exactly that. However the settings and how to use it varies from laptop to laptop, you may require to google it to figure out the best settings for your machine.

Undervolting the CPU

Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility – ( download )

This is one tool which you would be able to tweak your CPU voltage. Make sure you save the default profile before you make any changes so you are able to revert back if you made a mistake. If you add in more voltage, you are most likely overclocking your CPU and will add more power. Please do not make extreme adjustments unless you are absolutely sure on what you are doing.

Underclocking your GPU

MSI Afterburner – ( download )

This is the most common tool used to either overclock or underclock your GPU. There are many writeups about about using this tool. You may want to google it up and read more about it. You can relatively make a lot of changes here and its best done while you have your game open and to see if it has affected your game performance. You can adjust just how much you are willing to sacrifice in FPS for that extra battery savings.

What now ?

Once you have downloaded with it and familiar yourselves with these tools, go ahead and try out several settings. I managed to go from 4 hours on the battery to 7 hours on normal usage, however on the gamng way much less but a lot more compared to previously before the tweak.

REMEMBER ! do not make changes to this if you have NO idea what you are doing. Google and YouTube has tons of searches to refer to from people who has already done tweaking. You may be able to find the most optimal settings without compromising too much of your performance.

HAPPY GAMING !

What should I post today ?

Following up from my previous post which I did on some of the new SCOT Steem Engine new projects. I would just like to update some of the new ones since then.

my previous post

Today we take a look at 3 of the new projects which I’m excited to share about and a quick summary of what that project is all about.

TRIPLEA – http://www.triplea.reviews

For all you movie buffs & tv addicts, this would be the best tribe for you. You can write all you want about the movies you’ve seen and tv shows which you started watching and just can’t wait for the next episode. This is really for you.

Every article you write, if you get upvoted with someone who has a stake , you will earn their tokens which is called AAA . Currently trading on steem engine at about 0.005 steem per token.

They also have a bot which is called @triplea.bot and if you delegate to it, you would get some AAA tokens on a daily basis.

STEEMLEO – http://www.steemleo.com

Now this tribe kinda resonates with me as I like to read about crypto trades and what’s happening to the markets today. This is purely a community who likes to talk about making money or anything related to crypto. Its highly moderated and congrats to the team in making this platform a success.

STEEMLEO also have delegation options and miners setup in 2 different token investment. Meaning if you bought LEOM and LEOMM you could get more LEOs token on a daily basis. Else you could just stake all the LEO tokens you receive so you can support other authors or even yourself. ( Steem Leo Miners )

STEEMACE – http://www.steemace.io

Another SCOT tribe which I have just started on and will be posting more regularly here as well. Its meant for the GAMERS !!!!!! Yes , its all about games !

steemace live.jpg

The reward that you would get would be in their token called GG . These was the latest tribe which I found and I must say that the community is just striving. A lot of members has started writing on this platform.

They have started doing their airdrops and if you check your steem engine you may already have it. The first round is to those who had used the tag game or gaming over the past 30 days. And the other airdrop is for those who had staked some PAL tokens. There may be more to come … who knows !

I just like the idea of being able to have a more focus platform instead of steemit which is just all over the place with such diversities of topics and interest.

These are just 3 of the ones which has just started. There are numerous more which are out and more to come which I’m sure we would have tribes / communities for so many different diversities.

So what should you blog about today and have you joined any of these tribes ?

Have a great week everyone !