Auteur - Maria Vera

What to do when your laptop is locking up

Things that can cause your laptop to freeze can be roughly divided into two categories: software problems and hardware problems. Hardware problems Hardware issues are generally easier to diagnose than their software counterparts. The biggest cause of freezing problems from the hardware side of things is overheating. If your fans are going full blast all of the time it’s a good sign you have an overheating problem. There are a few things you can do to tackle overheating, the first of...

Laptop overheating? Here’s how to fix it

Laptops give us an amazing amount of freedom. Whether it’s taking your work overseas or just shifting over to the couch, laptops give us mobility and convenience that even the smallest desktop can’t match. As technology advances and they grow slimmer, lighter and more powerful, laptops can perform all but the most demanding of tasks, extending that freedom even further. That convenience and mobility comes at a cost, however. The tight confines of a laptop’s case mean that cooling is...

Solutions to your laptop frame rate woes

Struggling with low frame rates when gaming on a laptop can be a frustrating experience. Laptops typically have less power available than their larger cousins, and the sacrifices made to give them mobility often mean there’s less you can do to solve a problem. Start with the low hanging fruit – drivers and dedicated graphics When troubleshooting a frame rate issue, start with the low hanging fruit. Updating your graphics drivers takes only a few moments, and can have a dramatic...