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Low FPS when laptop isn't plugged in

When I play games with my laptop plugged in, the games run great. In csgo I get about 120-130 fps, but as soon as I unplug my laptop I only get 20 fps. Other games run smoothly when it's plugged in, but as soon as I unplug it they only get like 9 fps. My power plan for the laptop when it's not plugged in is on high performance and everything is at max. When I look at my performance it says my cpu is running at 3.70 GHz. I don't really understand why I'm getting low fps if everything is at max? Can anyone help? Thanks
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  1. Hi

    What laptop model is it?

    Windows has power plans which i assume that's what you mean but have you checked your graphic's card control panel for power plan options also?
    Reply to boju
  2. When I go to the Nvidia Control Panel, I have the "High Performance NVIDIA Processor" Selected, and Power Management Mode is set to "Prefer Maximum Power." Are there any other settings on the control panel that would effect the fps? Thanks
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  3. goto setting, power, and change the setting from normal to full power.
    then try again without AC connected
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  4. Emart said:
    When I go to the Nvidia Control Panel, I have the "High Performance NVIDIA Processor" Selected, and Power Management Mode is set to "Prefer Maximum Power." Are there any other settings on the control panel that would effect the fps? Thanks


    Regarding power plans no, could try forcing csgo to always use Nvidia - might be using integrated graphics when ac is unplugged but power plans set to high would already do that i thought.

    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/infraworks-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-force-your-laptop-to-Run-with-Graphics-Processor-vs-the-default-Integrated-Graphics-for-InfraWorks.html
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    Well, check if your power plan is messed up, or create a new one if possible.
    I don't think that the game can switch GPU's while it's using a GPU.
    Since your power plan says "Prefer Maximum Power", it's not guaranteed that it gives you full power.
    If your laptop is more than a year old and the battery starts to get weaker, the power plan might be preserving battery.
    Here's how you make a new power plan:
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    After that, a popup pops up and you can set anything however you want.
    Reply to lakimens
  6. Thank you everyone. I will try those options and hopefully it will help.
    Reply to Emart
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