Having trouble with getting games to run nicely

Hi! so uhh, i recently got a new much nicer laptop that can run all the games i have on steam and such, but it still seems to struggle with citra most of the time. so i was wondering what, if anything, i could do to make it work better.

Edit: i went into my NVIDIA settings and set Citra to use it instead of intel as it was before. its now running better. however, I’d still appreciate any other info on making it run even better if possible.

System Information
Operating system: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, build 9600)
CPU: intel® Core™ i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~ 2.2GHz
GPU Display: Intel® HD Graphics 5500
GPU Render: NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Citra Version: Citra Nightly 1405
System Model: Acer Aspire E5-573G

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