Citra half speed on my gaming laptop

Hey guys, can someone help me fix this? My citra runs slow when my laptop is unplugged and it’s hard for me to play when i have freetime when i go outside because i need to plug it in. But on my friend’s laptop it works fine with full speed and we have the exact same laptop and my laptop is even newer than his. I am currently playing Monster Hunter Double Cross. I’ve tried adjusting the settings and resetting my laptop and cleaning files. I even overclocked it already. PLS HELP ME!

System Information

  • Operating System: Acer Predator Helios 300
  • CPU: Intel Core 17-7700HQ
  • GPU: Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 1060
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Canary Build 1088
  • Game: Monster hunter XX

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check your power options on windows for optimal performance.

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That’s the first thing i did and it’s still runs 50%

disable v-sync, create a profile on the nvidia control panel for citra and use the high performance settings.

I went this through with another guy and we concluded he couldn’t run on battery. Even if the frametime was low it was still 50%. Strangely other games like MHW still run good even on battery :stuck_out_tongue: maybe it’s an issue with OpenGL idk. We did check everything regarding Nvidia Control Panel(power management mode included), Power Plan in Windows etc.

One of my laptops with 840M can run Citra unplugged though with 100% speed.


Just check your nvidia geforce experience in the settings>games>battery boost check if that is kept at 30 fps or 60 fps, turn it off or to 60 fps close citra then and reopen it and then check


still same huhuhhuhuhhu

i will try that. hopefully it works

I found a solution, turns out my nvidia high power settings in nvidia control panel prevented my laptop from using full battery. Thank you guys for your help!

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Do you mind if you can show with a screenshot? Might be easier for those that are searching for the solution in the future.

@InfernalPyris yeah we have a guy over at Speed Problem with my laptop who wants to know exactly how you did it if you mind sharing :slight_smile: A screenshot would be very helpful.


Your method worked like a charm. Though sometimes it slows down, but only during on transitions.