Running off battery causes performance issues (Dell G7)


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When it's plugged in, the laptop runs great and has no issues.

But when i try to use it unplugged it runs terribly. it becomes super slow. The mouse lags, youtube videos buffer, and in general things just run noticeably slower.Movies series world
Which, with a new laptop with an ssd and i7, that shouldn't be happening. It's done it pretty much since I bought it in the summer.

Any ideas on what could be causing this or how to fix it? My theory is the battery isn't supplying the laptop with enough power.

Thanks in advance!

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Windows Forum Team
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It's more likely your power plan configuration for battery is probably configured for "best battery life" which would mean throttling the system down

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