How To Set NOX Emulator To Be Light
Nox App Player is one of the best lightweight android emulators for use on PCs and laptops with medium to high specifications. I’ve used NOX to play popular android games like PUBG and Free Fire, the results are quite satisfying.
So that NOX can run smoothly without lag we must use the right settings, according to the specifications of the laptop or PC that we are using. If the setting is wrong, NOX’s performance will be slow and not optimal.
On this occasion, Teknosentrik will try to give tips on setting NOX so that they can run Android applications and play games smoothly.
How to set the NOX emulator so that it’s light with no lag
1. Make sure the PC or laptop used meets the minimum specifications
Previously, friends, maybe you need to adjust the minimum specifications needed for the following NOX because if the specifications are lacking, it will be difficult to use NOX smoothly.
Minimum NOX specifications for PCs and laptops
- OS: Windows XP SP3, 7, 8, 10
- Processor: Dual-processor, Intel or AMD
- GPU: Support Open GL 2.0 and above
- RAM: 1.5GB
- Storage: 1.5GB
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 latest version
- Processor: Multi-core that supports VT-x or AMD-V Virtualization
- GPU: Integrated VGA or dedicated VGA, 4GB recommended
- RAM: 4GB and above
- Storage: Bigger is better
To use NOX, you must use a laptop or PC with at least 2 GB of RAM. Because if you use 1 GB of RAM, it will certainly lag because currently, NOX has started to improve the quality of its graphics so that memory usage becomes bigger.
The best-recommended RAM size for using the NOX emulator is 4 GB and above, the bigger the better.
2. Increase virtual memory size
Virtual memory is an extension of RAM that can help our laptop performance. When using an android emulator, the size of this virtual memory is very influential, especially when playing fairly heavy games like PUBG Mobile or LifeAfter.
That’s why we have to increase the size of the virtual memory on the laptop so that the NOX emulator can run smoothly without lag. By default Windows will set a very small virtual memory size, we have to change it manually according to the size of the RAM we are using.
3. Use the appropriate resolution
The resolution used in the NOX emulator is also quite influential on its performance. Using a resolution that’s too high can make it unwieldy, but using a resolution that’s much lower than the screen can make it look unsightly.
We have to set the resolution on this NOX emulator according to the laptop or PC monitor that we are using. To change the NOX resolution, you can follow the following guide.
In the NOX application, click on the gear (settings) button and select Advanced. In the Resolution settings section, select the emulator resolution that matches the resolution of the laptop we are using.
You can experiment on your own to find a resolution that is comfortable on the eyes but not too heavy. If NOX is used to play games, then you can try 720p resolution, but if it is only used to run light android applications, it is recommended to use a 960×540 resolution.
If you feel that the laptop or PC you are using has high specifications, you can use Full HD 1080p resolution. See if our PC can handle Full HD resolution without lag, if not then lower it to 720p.
4. Increase CPU and RAM allocation in NOX emulator
For those of you who use NOX to play games that are quite heavy, it is necessary to increase the CPU and RAM allocated for the emulator. By default, NOX will set the CPU and RAM allocation at the middle level, with 2 GB RAM and 2 CPU cores.
To run a game that is quite heavy like PUBG Mobile, this RAM, and CPU allocation is still not enough. We can change it manually according to the specifications of the computer we are using.
- Go to System Settings > Advanced > Performance settings.
- Click on the CPU and RAM section and select Customize (Custom). Enter CPU and RAM values manually. For example, I use a processor with a 6 Core CPU so I allocate 4 Cores for the emulator, and for RAM I use 8 GB so I allocate 4 GB.
Tips: do not allocate all the CPU and RAM because it will cause NOX can not run.
5. Use a graphics renderer compatible with GPU/VGA
How to set NOX so that it doesn’t lag, the next step is to adjust the graphic renderer according to the VGA that we use. If using an AMD Radeon VGA, it is recommended to use an OpenGL or OpenGL + graphic renderer. You can experiment with which one has the best performance, if using OpenGL+ feels heavy then you can go down to OpenGL.
If your laptop uses a high-end VGA other than AMD or only uses the onboard VGA (integrated GPU) then you can use the DirectX one. Based on my experience this is the setting with the most stable performance. You can experiment on your own.
In the Frames setting, set it to 60 Fps to get a smoother display, especially when playing games. Also, check the Mouse acceleration section.
6. Clean cache files and system-heavy junk
To keep our computer’s performance light when running the NOX emulator, we also have to clean junk files regularly. Junk and cache files that are never cleaned will accumulate and make the system heavy, this can affect computer performance when playing games with NOX.
We can use a PC cleaner application to clean junk files and cache files that have accumulated on the system. In the previous post, I have given a list of the best PC cleaner recommendations that you can use.
In addition to cleaning junk files in Windows, we also have to clean junk files in the emulator. You can use the default features of NOX or install an android cleaner application from the Playstore.
In NOX there is a Disk clean-up feature that we can use. The trick is to go to Settings > General settings > pull down on the Clean disk space section > Clean up.
7. Use booster apps
So that NOX does not lag when playing heavy games, we can use the help of a game booster application to turn off unnecessary processes. This application will make the system lighter by freeing the CPU and RAM from processes running in the background which we don’t need when playing games.
Read the tips here: How to smooth heavy games so they don’t lag
8. Always update the NOX emulator to the latest version
The last step that is no less important to keep NOX light and not lag is to always update NOX to the latest version. How to update NOX is very easy. We just go to Settings > General settings > Version information > Update.
To update the android version on NOX, it can be done via Multi-Drive. Click on the up arrow button in the top right corner > Update now.
When updating Android on NOX, we must first close the emulator application. Android version updates can only be done via Multi-Drive.
Those are some tips for setting up the NOX emulator so that it’s light and doesn’t lag. I hope this helps. If you have a problem, don’t hesitate to comment below, maybe I or other readers have a solution.