6 Ways To Optimize Your Laptop Gaming Experience

For many years, stationary PCs have ruled the world of gaming; enthusiasts have long preferred them to laptops.

This is mostly because desktop PCs are much faster and generally have more power potential.

They've also made it possible to customize your gaming experience.

Gaming fans are able to replace graphics cards or speed boosters with updated versions that run a better picture. Because of this, many have been staying away from laptops.

In most, if not all laptops, graphic cards are generally built in and can't be replaced or renewed. That means you'd have to resort to other ways in order to get that desired gaming experience.

This is not always optimal, especially if you're not very handy with technology.

Despite this, laptops are closing the gap. 

Slowly but steadily they have climbed up the ladder and are now offering better graphics than before.

Thanks to gaming fans, the internet is full of tips and tricks on how to optimize your laptop gaming experience.

Laptops have a lot to offer for the gaming enthusiast. Their portability makes them ideal for catching up on those missed levels while on the go. And with some tweaks here and there, you can get decent graphics and optimal speed, even for new games.

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Games such as The Sims 4 and Broken Age are rated among the best laptop plays of 2018.

Both of these require high-resolution graphics and speed to get the greatest possible experience. With the right equipment and how-to tips, you can have an amazing laptop gaming experience.

1. Keep Your Laptop Clean

Laptop with dust in it

Keeping your laptop clean is essential for optimal and long life functioning. Unfortunately, this generally does not even reach the top ten on most people's to-do list.

When I'm talking about cleaning your laptop, it's not about wiping the germs off the keyboard or dusting the screen.

Under the hood is where most of the components reside, such as fan blades, graphics card, memory and so on. Unfortunately, this is also where the notorious dust bunnies love to hide.

Because it's closed off, many of us have never thought of opening to have a look, let alone to clean. But I guarantee you'll be amazed at how dirty and dusty the internal components of your laptop can become. And this could very well be the reason why your games are running slower than usual.

How to Clean a Laptop

Cleaning a laptop is relatively straightforward, if you know what you're doing.

Manufacturers generally do not recommend opening the back and taking it apart as this could void a warranty. So if you don't feel comfortable, leave it for a professional or maybe a friend with more experience.

But if you want to try, here's a short guide.

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