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Discus and support Extremely slow performance in a gaming laptop after being idle in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have a weird problem that's been happening for a0 long time. I've never really found a solution so I thought I'd ask here. Whenever I leave my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Tanner Gremmert, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:02 PM.

  1. Extremely slow performance in a gaming laptop after being idle


    I have a weird problem that's been happening for a0 long time. I've never really found a solution so I thought I'd ask here.


    Whenever I leave my laptop for a few minutes while powered on and then come back to it, it becomes really slow, almost unusable since it responds sluggishly. Programs freeze up and it is generally a pain to operate. I then am forced to hold down the power button to force it to turn off, then I can use it normally again until it goes idle

    My laptop specs are:

    8 GB RAM

    Intel I7 7700HQ at 2.80 Ghz

    GTX 1050 Ti


    Note: nothing slows down when I am actively doing loads of multitasking, but when I leave my computer with loads of programs open and then come back to it, it becomes extremely slow and unresponsive. Does anyone know why and how to fix it?


    I'm thinking that it could be a hardware issue, but I'm really not sure

    :)
     
    Tanner Gremmert, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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  4. JuliaBee Win User

    Extremely slow performance in a gaming laptop after being idle

    Laptop extremely slow when plugged in

    I've noticed, especially when gaming, that everything on my laptop slows down when it's plugged in and charging. Games are nearly impossible to play and it takes ages to load/navigate a webpage when the computer's plugged in. But the second I unplug it--no
    problem at all. I've found a lot of similar complaints across different platforms, but none of the suggested solutions are working for me. My power settings are all set to high performance when plugged in and cooling policy is set to active when plugged in
    (but the laptop isn't overheating, it's at ~37 celsius and the change from normal to slow is so instantaneous when I plug in the charger that it wouldn't even have time to heat up).

    Is there anything I can try or am I doomed to my laptop being downright unusable while charging?
     
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