You may have noticed that due to a recent Windows Update or a Graphics driver update, frame rates on certain games drop intermittently, even though you possess a PC with high specifications. Not to worry : There is an easy fix for this and I am going to share it with you.
Go to Control Panel.
Then click on “Hardware and Sound”.
Click on “Power Options” and then on “Change Plan Settings”.
After that click on “Change advanced power settings.
Then scroll down and click on “Processor Power Management” and then on “Maximum Processor State” and change the value in “Plugged In” from 100% to 99%. Finally click on “OK”.
Hooray ! You will no longer get random drops in frame rates. In case if you start getting them back, just change the fan profile to “Overboost” or something similar.
Two weeks ago, I noticed that the touch pad containing volume control and WiFi have stopped working and I would like to share how I managed to fix it with my readers who have become victims of the same cause.
(Please note that my laptop runs Microsoft Windows 7, so choose the appropriate operating system from the website).
After upgrading all the drivers, the problem seemed to persist. I had to do some research on the problem and found out that it was an issue with hardware. Alright, don’t be frightened now as the steps to fix the problem are quite easy. Please follow the procedure given below :
Shut down the laptop if it is on.
Remove any peripherals and the power cord attached to the laptop.
Eject the battery of the laptop as shown in Figure 2 given below (Please note that the figure contains a DV6 1245 dx laptop but the position of the battery would be the same).
Press and hold the power button of the laptop for 30 seconds.
Replace the battery and boot the laptop up.
Finally, the touch pad containing volume and WiFi controls came back to life. Hope this helps.