Maximize laptop settings for running Camtasia?

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Is there a video or post about how to set-up a Windows user with the settings maximized for use with Camtasia?  I would like to set up a profile which would provide the most memory and resources when I am running Camtasia.
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Joe Morgan

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I've never heard of such a video or post.
Camtasia doesn't have settings you can tweak. It simply runs as is.You can shut off GPU rendering in Version 2018, but that will slow down rendering.
You can kill GPU usage during editing.But unless it's interfering with editing and creating problems. I wouldn't do that because it helps with timeline playback. Low quality integrated graphics cards, are the ones that usually need disabling. The CPU's are better equipped to handle playback when the GPU is essentially garbage.
Other than that. When using Camtasia.
Close any nonessential applications  to free up as many resources as possible. Have at it.

Other than that. Maybe someone else can contribute something else?
Regards,Joe
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Joe, I think you have it backwards. He's asking how to set up an optimum Windows  profile on his laptop to accommodate Camtasia, not the other way around. 
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Yes, that is what I am asking.
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Unfortunately, I haven't tried running it on a laptop, so I can't help you. Perhaps someone else here has experience with that. 
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Well, video editing is one of the most highly demanding things you ask of a computer.
Most laptops are probably set to power balanced mode to save the battery.
If you plug into the wall I would use "High Performance" mode. I don't know how much this setting effects batteries.The settings are in the Control Panel.I use a high performance desktop and have never went with a laptop.
I use a 32" primary monitor and a 23" secondary. Laptops arn't for me, to small and they cost 50% more for the same performance.

Aside from that, I don't think there's anything else to tweak to be honest. I'd be surprised if there is anyway. Your CPU and your  GPU function properly and at full speed or they don't. I've never heard of untapped RAM memory or restricted RAM.
Maybe someone will come along and set me straight?
There is such a thing as overclocking your CPU and GPU. But that usually comes with some risks. "Overheating" leading to shortened life of CPU and GPU if done incorrectly.
I'm perfectly happy with my high performance components living out there life at normal clock speeds.
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I am running Camtasia 2018 on a Dell precision 5520 laptop and it consistently shuts my laptop down due to overheating. I can render the project in Camtasia 9 without a problem but 2018 gets to 20% and  overheats. I am also trying to figure out how to make my laptop play nice with 2018 but so far not had any luck. The weird thing is that the temp spikes so fast that the laptop never even turns on the fans. 

Yes, i am running all the latest drivers from Dell, and no there is no manual way (that i know of) to manage the fans with the Dell bios.

Any suggestions would be welcome...
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Quick update, turning off the GPU and switching 2018 to only use software during rendering seems to have solved the overheating problem. I have rendered 6 or so projects this morning without a shutdown.