I own a HP Envy j013sg Notebook and after years of good service I experience more and more difficulties especially after updating some parts or Windows updates. I think it could be some general driver Problem which leads to the performance drop.
I'm using the Laptop for DJ'ing with Traktor DJ and a Focusrite 18i20 2nd Gen. (audiointerface) and two Traktor D2 Controller. Everything seems to be not that fast and stable like it used to be a year or two ago (maybe more) and the problems with the Audiointerface or the Controller for the DJ Software occur more often and they have that much impact that I cant use this setup in Clubs anymore. I'm afraid that maybe any little part of the System gets an update and the laptop will stutter or maybe even crash while performing my set.
I know that the Laptop has enough power for this setup. I asked Focusrite for advise because of doubt that the laptop may be too old but they said that this is none of my problems.
I had issues with freezing Controller-Displays and Laptop-Display while performing, resulting in a complete shutdown. This was at least somehow due to Graphic-Driver issues and I was able to fix it a bit. But overall the Software seems to underperform. I recognize this for example when using 4 Decks or 2 Decks and 2 Sample decks. The CPU starts working more and suddenly (without overheating) it seems to be too much and I get Audio-Dropouts but after a few minutes Lagging and f****ng up my set everything continues working like nothing happened at all. This happens sometimes after 4 hours, sometimes after 2 and sometimes after 10 minutes.
The second task for my Laptop is Gaming. I know that this is far away from being some good solution but due to budget cuts, because of my health, I cant spend 1000€ for a new gaming PC. So I'm playing at 1024x768 and use a Zowie xl2411 @120hz. I play only CSGO and what's wondering there is the fact that I dropped from stable ~300fps to 100-150fps. Again I think that the driver are somehow not working together so that the result is much less performance than it was.
I tried using the OEM HP drivers, windows installed drivers (worst), and looking for the newest by myself but that wasn't that good either. HP said to me I should let windows do the work but that was the worst idea. HP doesn't provide new drivers at all so I'm stuck without enough knowledge about the topic to know what I can and should do.
CPU: Intel i7-4702mq
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 750m | Intel HD 4600
Ram: 16GB Ram
Drive: Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Task significance: 1) General performance for DJ'ing
2) Performance while gaming
[ 3) 120/144hz at higher resolution ]
Can anybody help me?
If you have any questions please ask. I try to answer them as good as I can.
Kind regards from Germany
P.s.: Sorry in advance for any vocabulary or grammatical mistakes, English isn't my first language but feel free to correct me so I can learn from my mistakes.
P.p.s.: I hope this time I configured this right and in the right topic.