Hello all, first-time poster here. I'm sure you've all heard this a million times before, but I was hoping if I could get some assistance with my laptop. It's quite underpowered- a Dell XPS 15 9550 with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.6 GHz (4 cores, 8 logical processors), 32 GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage (HDD). I have two graphics cards: an Intel HD Graphics 530 and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. I don't stream, but I record using OBS; as most newcomers have stated on this forum, I experience lag and dropped frames whenever I try to record. I have read and followed every tutorial to the letter, but to no avail. I have checked multiple log files, and they all point to 'Rendering Lags/Stalls' and 'Encoding Lag/Overload'. In accordance with the tutorials for troubleshoting dropped frames and encoding overload, I have reduced the settings for my recordings, to- once again, no avail. I lack the funds to buy a new laptop. What I'd like to ask all of the more experienced members of this forum is thus: Is there a setting on my computer that I'm missing? Can someone point me to a thread for discussing configurations for underpowered laptops? Do any of you know where I can purchase newer components for my laptop so it ay be upgraded? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.