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How to optimize laptop performance


This support article describes how you can configure Windows to improve the performance in Swing Catalyst when using a laptop, in particular when running on batteries.

 Applies To

  • Running Swing Catalyst on a laptop.

Power Options

When using a laptop it is common that Windows uses different power profiles when battery powered. This may result in lowered performance in Swing Catalyst, primarily because the graphics card is put in power saving mode. In addition many laptops come with custom power profiles, which may further reduce performance to increase battery life time.

  • For optimal performance (but shorter battery life) it is recommended to use the "High performance" power profile as seen in the picture below.
  • For good performance and battery life it is recommended to use the "Balance" power profile. This usually works well.

To choose this in Windows 7, open the Control Panel and navigate to Hardware and Sound - Power Options.


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