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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aoife2095, Feb 15, 2020.

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  1. aoife2095

    aoife2095 Thread Starter

    Feb 15, 2020
    I have a Lenovo yoga 500 with windows 10.My laptop is nice and fast when it’s running on battery but when it’s charging it gets really slow and i can’t play games or even browse on chrome. If anyone knows what to do i’d appreciate the help
  2. TXjim


    Feb 6, 2020
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    Hi aoife2095,

    When I have a slow computer, I check background running processes/programs. Windows 10 has a power throttling feature for laptops while running on battery power. Which I suspect is in play since you are reporting the best performance while on battery. I recommend you review this article on how to manage windows 10s new power throttling to save battery life. What you can do is learn to use Task Manager to determine what processes are inhibiting performance while you are plugged into power.

    Please keep us informed by updating us on your progress as your solution will assist others in this forum experiencing similar or the same challenge.
    Cheers, TXjim
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