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How to determine causes of Latency to a game server?

My friend has a machine running several applications (apache, mysql and others). He is also running a game server on the same machine. I notice high latency when attempting to play on his server. ...
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PC crashes (hangs) when playing games unless I do a reset beforehand

I've tried debugging this for a few months now. I've disabled all services and startup programs, changed hardware for identical copies and have narrowed the problem down to software or some very ...
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Is my recently acquired GPU broken?

A little more than a week ago, I acquired an ASUS Strix GTX970 4GB OC. I've been noticing alot of sporadic stuttering whilst playing games and I'm kind of puzzled to what it could be. Very ...
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Why am I getting latency between my modem and my router?

I pay for a 15mbps down, 1mbps up DSL internet plan from TekSavvy Solutions (Canada). At least once or twice a week there will be moments where we get speeds much lower than advertised. When I notice ...
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Intermittent lag while gaming that doesn't affect other PCs on the same network

I've been playing Rocket League with my brother recently, who lives in the same house as me and games on a different PC connected to the same router. We both connect wirelessly and are roughly the ...
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Dual CPU for game server [closed]

Let's say I'm running a server at home which is hosting 3 TF2 (32 players) servers, 3 Garry's Mod servers (24 players) (one with many mods and 32 players) and a Minecraft server with a lot of mods (50 ...
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Game server hosted at home [closed]

I am looking to build my own game and webhosting server which will be run at my home. But I have a couple of questions so I can minimize mistakes and cost. What/How many servers will I be running? I ...
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Strange colored flashing boxes appearing at the top left in games

A few days ago I configured/tuned my graphics settings (HD 5970, a Dual-GPU Card) because I noticed that all games my second GPU was idling (noticed it thanks to GPU-Z/MSI Afterburner). At some point ...
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Is it possible to capture the entire Screen including the Taskbar and/or the explorer with the Windows 10 Game Bar?

The Windows 10 Game Bar allows recording most applications, but it doesn't seem to work for the explorer or the entire screen. Is there a way to make it work?
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Black screen reboot when playing certain games

Recently my PC started to get a black screen reboot in Minecraft if i join a Server or create a world. It not only happens in Minecraft it also happens to Smite and CS:GO during gameplay. I tried ...
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Why can't I access LAN servers in Windows 10?

I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, and now I can't see LAN servers (Minecraft, COD, etc). If I start a LAN server from my desktop I am not able to connect to this server from my laptop. (I tried ...
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Blinking Pixel blocky artifacts in video games

Since a few weeks I get strange pixel artifacts in some games, mainly Dota2. The are getting more or less depending on what is happening in the game. They blink in various colors but do not move ...
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High FPS but frame drop/stutter

First post here, highly respect this community so was my first port of call to ask. Tell me if it's the appropriate place to ask too :) I've been working on this for hours yesterday and today, and ...
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Picking the right graphic card (GTX 970) [closed]

I was thinking of buying a new graphic card and wondered if anybody could help me out picking the right one. Currently I have a computer with an i7-2600 3.40GHz processor, 12 GB RAM and an NVIDIA ...
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How to choose graphics card update (for 3D Vision gaming)

I have a fairly-decent gaming computer at home but I am not satisfied about its performance on Far Cry 4 with 3D Vision enabled. Even at 720p@24Hz resolution the game becomes often laggy. Surely my ...
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Steam network error. Suddenly fails to connect. Same issue with PS4 online

Recently I have been unable to connect to steam on any computer in my house. Even on my PS4 I cant play online games for some strange reason. I cant change my ISP since it is the only one available in ...
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Hey guys. Programmable mouse button problems

I've contacted support for this many weeks ago. and have been asking everywhere on the net today. I have a Perixx M-1800B Gaming Mouse. http://www.perixx.com/en/products/mouse/game/MX1800-1.png ...
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Can I launch a flash game from Steam?

There are a few online flash games that I play frequently. I'd love to be able to launch them from within Steam, like any other program/game you manually add to your Steam game list. I'm pretty sure ...
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Why does my monitor stay very dim after displaying black screens?

I've had this strange issue for a while. Basically if I launch certain games, which output a 100% black screen for an extended time (for example, when loading), the monitor will then go down to lowest ...
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Keep multiple windows focused at once in Win7? [duplicate]

At the risk of this becoming XY, I'll state my purpose. A few games (such as Kingdom Rush) have this annoying habit of automatically pausing when you click in another window (so that the game window ...
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Computer stalling out during gaming and randomly restarting - I think its the power supply. New power supply's don't work?

ISSUE: I think my issue has multiple issues. 1 leads to 2 leads to 3... I think anyway. Are they related? That may be enough to answer my question. Issue 1 is what I attempted to answer, but the ...
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A variety of PC problems including blue screens and failure to boot

I recently rebuilt my gaming PC. I used the same hard drives and ram, but everything else is brand new. I reinstalled windows and everything was great for about a month. Recently, I had a BSOD ...
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How Supersampling Anti-Aliasing works?

From reading online I understand the basic idea of how Supersampling Anti-Aliasing works, it renders the scene at a higher resolution that the user's display, uses the extra pixels to calculate an ...
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Why don't I get any performance gain when I use 16-bit color? [closed]

I tried to gain some fps in games, yet I don't see any performance gain when I use a 16-bit color display mode. What could be the cause? Is everything handled as 32 bit until they are sent to ...
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Gaming on an esxi vm

I did some digging around by I cant find any recent discussions about this topic. Given adequate hardware on the vmware esxi host, is it possible to game inside of a virtual machine with low latency ...
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Win95 Game Options for Windows 7 [Options investigated listed in detail]

My quest: Get G-Nome (developed by 7th Level) to work on my Windows 7 64 bit installation. Now I realize there are some obvious obstacles (64 bit environment and a Win95 era game). However, I have ...
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How can I use Windows 7 Ad-Hoc wireless networks for computer gaming LANs? [duplicate]

We intend to play Terraria 1.3 without having any routers or modems.. I've been told that we can make an Ad-Hoc Network to play, and so we did, we both connected to one, but it didn't work for us, as ...
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Regarding the limitaions of “Listen Server”

Let's say that I have a game server located in my country which is hosted by my ISP. For example, I pinged their game server and I got 10 ms ping, and let's say the game features the ability to host ...
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How to start application from a different location in ubuntu

ok, so I have multiple versions of a game running(minecraft). I use one version of minecraft for my younger brother, and one for myself. In windows, there's my minecraft.bat file: set ...
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Which graphical settings impact CPU usage?

When running a game on a CPU-bottlenecked PC, which graphics settings should be decreased to improve performance? In other words, which settings usually have impact on CPU usage (rather than GPU)?
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When can you copy/paste whole apps or games? [closed]

Is it possible to know when certain apps / games in Windows can be copy/pasted/moved without issues and when you cannot? Why can I install a game like Diablo 3 from a CD and move its directory but ...
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Games won't start, downloads won't start, xampp control panel doesn't show

As I was just in the middle of a game of CS:GO I had to go downstairs for dinner. When I came back the sound of CS:GO didn't work, so I restarted the game. However I got the error: "Failed to Start ...
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Is my computer fast enough to play league of legends? [closed]

Do you guys think that a Intel Celeron E1200 Dual-Core Processor, with 2 gigabytes of ram is fast enough to play league of legends, provided that the rest of the system is good enough.
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Can I run games smoothly on a server via RDP? [closed]

Is it possible to run games on a hosted server smoothly via RDP? I have a dedicated server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has 144 GB of RAM, an Intel Xeon E5 and GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU. It's a ...
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Why am I exceeding my VRAM limit in my games and not suffering from dramatic frame rate drops?

Just like my other question, this isn't by any means a problem I'm complaining about, this is just something I want to know the secret behind. System Specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 ...
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Something is wrong with my graphic card

After couple of minutes when I play a heavy games (Like BF4, WarThunder...) The game is starting to get like messy.. I recorded how it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19d4SuzUOlk This is ...
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BSOD's when gaming. Freshly built PC, windows 8.1

Here are text files of the analysis I got from the Windows debugger: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/m2cxget7qsop6/Dump_text I just built a pc and I get a lot of different BSOD's when starting up ...
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Can I use crossover with a gigabit switch to play games over LAN?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a switch to play games that use a LAN connection with my family. I know that the game I want to play works with a standard Ethernet cable from one Intel NIC ...
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Nvidia Quadro 5600 fx, and high end games

I bought the above card for work purposes. I was shocked to find its not as good as the geforce series for gaming. Given its spec, i assumed this would be fine. I am trying to use the card for ...
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Bad performance after re-install windows

Lately my laptop was having trouble playing certain games because the disk would go to 100%, after trying multiple things to fix it without succes I decided to start from scratch and reinstall ...
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Screen goes black for 1 to 2 seconds while switching between a game and the desktop

When I set GTA V to run in fullscreen, and if I switch between the game and the desktop, the screen goes black for around 2 seconds, then it recovers. BUT GTA V doesn't freeze if I press W while the ...
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What are the requirements for a “Listen Server” in video games?

i know it depends highly on a game engine. I know upload and download speeds important in video games to host a match with a good connection quality. But when it comes to network latency, i noticed ...
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Clarification on laptop display resolution

In the MSI GP60 2QE LEOPARD Gaming Laptop the screen is 15.6 inch. The specs on the MSI web site states it has a resolution of HD (1366x768) /FHD(1920x1080). What does this actually mean? Does the ...
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How to configure a gaming host

Hi I have a system that has an internet ip address. I currently have installed debian on the system. What I would like to do is also install vmware workstation or another virtual management system ...
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Best option to improve an aging gaming computer (low budget)? [closed]

I'm coming to you because I need your helpful advices about my girlfriend's rig. It's becoming really old and she won't be able to buy a whole new computer anytime soon. As it's nearly it's birthday, ...
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Incoming packets drops when a lot of packets

I encountered a problem with my network. When I play online games that send many packets, my ts3 connection statistics show 25% - 50% packet loss. First game I noticed to do so is Space Engineers, ...
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How do I install a virtual mouse to enable scroll wheel on a Synergy client?

Hmm, I fear I was unable to sum up the question clearly in the title. Here's what's going on.... I have a 3 computer setup and use synergy. My primary machine controls wake on Lan, Synergy and other ...
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Am I able to run programs on a PC from a live USB flash drive?

I about to make a live Ubuntu USB flash drive to play games off of, but my USB flash drive only has about 2 gigabytes of storage. Would I be able to run games installed on my Windows 8 on my PC, ...
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High latency, High CPU Interrupts per second 60K/Second causing FPS spikes in games

CPU Profilling Screenshot: i.imgur.com/10ZJNN9.png LatencyMon i.imgur.com/KJbaS3p.png Battlefield Screenshot: i.imgur.com/chpYIjN.jpg Processes: i.imgur.com/wDOpxtq.png 1.3ms of execution time on ...
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pes 2013 does not recognize my AMD card

I tried to make it run with "High Performace" from catalyst control center but it didn’t fix that and I’ve installed the latest amd and intel drivers