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computer crashing - American Megatrends Power surge issue

Computer crashing with power surge report Summary : Dependant on GPU Crashes within 5 minutes of running, often quicker based on load Seems consistent regardless of operating system running GPU ...
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Why does Windows not need a low latency or real time kernel

All Linux distros have problems with latency when audio recording , gaming ,etc. But the Windows kernel can be used for audio recording , gaming or anything without a delay. Why does Windows not need ...
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computer crashes due to supposed power surges

I built my computer half a year ago, I have never had a problem. I started playing shogun 2 through steam a few days ago, and last night when I went to play, it told me it was already running(though I ...
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Can I host a dedicated Xbox live or PSN server in the same way I can PC games [on hold]

Is it possible for one to host their own dedicated Xbox live or PSN server. Or is the way that console game servers are modeled that only the vendors host them?
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What is slowing down my computer during gaming?

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M and Windows 10 installed. I've been regulary playing Counter Strike Source for past 1 year without a problem. But for past month or so, ...
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Trying to convert a luc file to a lua

If I understand correctly, I first have to decompile the luc, not sure. I have a lua reader and I can open the luc with another program but it's gibberish. What I am trying to do is covert a mod from ...
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Bug when minimizing 16-bit color games in Windows 8 or later

I play an old MMO game that is made using 16-bit color. The game works perfectly on Windows 7 and old versions (Vista, XP). However, the game has some bugs on Windows 8 and later versions. I can ...
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Mysterious sound problems with CS:GO and Realtek

Background: In 2014 I purchased an ASUS PC (ASUS G10AC-NR019S) and began playing CS:GO. The sound ingame was perfect, a nice balance between footsteps, ambient sound, guns and voice ingame. I could ...
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How to display CPU and GPU fan speed percentage (instead of RPM) during gaming?

I use MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner and HWiNFO to (on screen) display CPU & GPU temperatures during gaming, but these softwares are not able to display the fan speeds in percentage. They only show ...
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Randomly play gaming youtube videos [migrated]

Just find out about gaming.youtube.com and is interesting. The interface is very limited but the concept is nice. I am a game developer and I try to work better by staying motivated watching stuff ...
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I accidentally declined when Windows asked me if I should allow a gaming server program internet access. How to undo this?

I accidentally declined when Windows asked me if I should allow a gaming server program internet access. (It is Ogar, more specifically) How to undo this?
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Wired connection vs wireless bandwidth battle

I have a wired connection to my PC using a netger d6200 router. We have apple TV in our house which is connected via wireless (obviously). People like to stream netflix via apple tv which is fine, ...
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Why is FlightGear not using more computing power?

I recently downloaded FlightGear as I felt like playing a flight simulation game. I am using Windows 10 and am running into a framerate problem. The game does never goes above 25 fps and sometimes ...
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Window 8.1 Aero reducing FPS

So I recently played Neptunia 1 on Steam. It was not a demanding game of any kind, and i'm 99.999% sure that my PC can run it. If I run the game on Full Screen, I got a steady 59-60 FPS. However, if I ...
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What would happen if you used a 23 inch and a 23.5 inch monitor on Windows?

I know that it will work totally fine on the desktop, and with programs open, but how about games? Would they fullscreen across two monitors with such a small size difference, like they would if the ...
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Revamping old DOS games for a modern system [closed]

I have a bunch of old DOS based games I would like to run on modern windows without an emulator like DOSbox and as a stand alone program. I noticed that back then piracy wasn't as big of a problem as ...
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Two playstations on one network

In my house I have 2 playstations. My wife and I both play together. On all sort of games but mostly on call of duty. Recently we have been playing Black Ops 3 and have been having problems. We have ...
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How to install OpenHexagon 2?

I enjoyed playing 1.92 but it crashes all the time, even if I deactivate "Online". I read that error has been fixed in 2.0 and I tried to install it from source. I got the message, "Successfully ...
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QoS does not cause lag in multiplayer gaming?

I was doing some testing with QoS on my internet last night (Quality of service was done using DD-WRT on a linksys router). My internet is normally 25 MB/s, which I can game fine without lag. I used ...
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Cannot connect to The Ship Dedicated Server

I am attempting to run a dedicated server for The Ship from my Ubuntu VPS. I have installed the server through srcds, and it seems to start up fine. This is what is shown when I execute "srcds_run": ...
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Does a graphics-intensive game need a faster Internet connection than one with less intense graphics?

Would we require a stronger internet connection for a more graphic demanding game? For example: 4 persons play multiplayer of Counter Strike 1.6 (Which is not a very graphic demanding game) on ...
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Computer crashes and glitches when gaming (laptop)

I have been experiencing problems with my laptop whenever I play League of Legends - it tends to crash and create a buzzing sound that would hang up the computer. I could only turn off the computer ...
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VPN used for gaming

I'm trying to set up a VPN so I can play LAN games over the interent with friends... but I don't really want to use hamachi, because I'd like to learn about how it all works, and set it up myself. So ...
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On running an OS in an external HDD (SATA-to-USB3) on a Macintosh laptop for nostalgic-gaming

TLDR; What significant performance difference would there be if I run an OS (say, Windows) in an external HDD through USB3 (a SATA-to-USB3 connection), comparing to running it natively, on a ...
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Windows 10 Game Bar Stops Recording

I have a new Lenovo Y70 PC and I was trying to use it to record some gameplay of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut. I set the limit to an hour and the entire time, I saw the timer in red in the ...
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Weird keyboard ghosting issue

I'm currently experiencing a weird malfunction with my keyboard. My left ctrl and d keys only both work if the d is pressed before left ctrl. In Counter Strike, if I move to the right (d) and then ...
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Windows 10 client can't see hosted LAN games over VPN, other clients can

The problem: 2 nodes, let's call them client and server - connected through VPN. Server runs a daemon (a game in a LAN hosting mode), the client cannot see/discover it as a local server while direct ...
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Desktop Game from Laptop

I have a great desktop computer that I play my games on. However I sometimes like using my laptop. Is there a way I can use my Laptop as a wireless mouse, keyboard, and Screen? I want to play my PC ...
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How can I fix my rt (right trigger) bottom on pso2 (Phantasy Star Online 2)

What happened was I was starting up pso2 and everything went okay EXCEPT for one thing. When I tried to get my items in my inventory, it highlighted everything and I can't get the item that I want. ...
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Creating a secondary network specific to one room

If I'm asking a repeat question my apologies, please redirect me. I believe what I'm attempting to do is create a secondary network. My home has a number of computers connecting to the same Wi-Fi ...
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cloud based gaming computer

So I have a question about the feasibility of running an instance for intensive gaming (First person shooters mainly)... First off, I'm talking about making a local cluster running openstack on an ...
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Is there any way to block a specific software from detecting or using a specific hardware? Windows 7

I want to use Xpadder to play a game that atomatically detects my Xbox 360 controller even if I conect it after launch or reconect it during gameplay. The controller can't be disabled in-game so I was ...
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Why does my FPS drop when I go into maximized windowed mode?

When not in Windowed mode my FPS is 50 FPS. As soon as I enter it it drops to 10 FPS. Why does this happen and how do I fix it?
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fps drop in maximized windowed mode

I have noticed when I play games in maximized windowed mode that my fps drops by close to 50%. I'm using a Surface Book with the dgpu from Nvidia. I have played with almost every setting I can think ...
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Computer logging off when I play fallout 4 (I expect it's because it's a heavy process)

Fallout 4 is pretty much the only heavy game I have on the PC and I don't really know how else to test the problem but after playing for about 40 minutes or so and it will log me out of my windows ...
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System crashes while playing specific games. How to diagnose and fix?

I have asked about this already here, but since then it was reproduced with many other games and I really want to find a solution. Issue While playing some games my system crashes at some points. ...
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I have a acer laptop that is auto shutting down on me while gaming, its not overheating how can I stop it?

I have opened my laptop up, cleaned it, added new thermal paste, checked the fans to see if they are working, and I have downloaded the Core CPU program to monitor the temp. sometimes I can game all ...
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Xen Hypervisor with linux host and Win7 guest - gaming

I'm a bit of a newbie in the linux community, and especially in virtualization. I discarded Windows a while back and moved to linux, mainly because my university uses Ubuntu on their computers, and ...
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Playing specfic games crashes my computer

I have noticed this issue once before thinking it was just an issue with the game but now it has happened with several games and it's really annoying me because I can't figure out why it is happening. ...
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Can I play a video game on an ESXI server with a graphics card?

I have a Dell tower server near my TV at home which functions as a media server, web server, etc. It runs VMware ESXI 6.0. I'd like to be able to install a graphics card in the server, connect it to ...
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Variable wont work when made in IF batch program

I am trying to make a game, and whenever I try it, it says there is a syntax error when it is right :Q3 echo ==================================== echo Do you want to be skilled in: echo. echo Speed ...
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how come my gaming pc overheats when connected to my tv?

As stated on the question, I have had some rather uncomfortable system failures due to overheating. When I was on my 23" Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED monitor the symptoms have not appeared, but when I ...
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Games lag when charger disconnected [duplicate]

I recently bought a Lenovo Z51-70 which has 5yh Gen i7 and 8GB RAM with 4GB AMD Tropo X2 Graphics. With this configuration it should play almost every high end game but it only happens when I connect ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Library Runtime error: abnormal Program Termination

A game I have, CivCity Rome, will not obey me. I am on a windows 7 Pro (I think it's pro) laptop, with a 1.8 GHz processor, and 4 GB ram, 64 Bit system. I have googled to no avail. It usually runs ...
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Program starts and appears in task manager, but then allocates half of my CPU and crashes

The program is a CD game called CivCity: Rome (by Firefly studios, in case there are any other games with the same name). It was originally built for Windows XP, I think. I am on a Windows 8 gaming ...
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Can i boost gaming performance [closed]

i have a pc with 2 gb DDR3 ram and dual core processor.intel hd graphics 3000 series. Can I boost gaming performance with windows page file size?
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computer freezes and sound stutters

When I am playing any game on my PC, eventually it will freeze and the sound will stutter. Some small fraction of the time I can recover by mashing a bunch of keys like escape or tab. Usually, though, ...
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Which GPU runs my game and how to switch it

I know this has been asked already in one or another way but somehow reading all the posts did not quite help me. So, I have got a Laptop with two GPUs (Intel HD Graphics 4000 and AMD Radeon HD ...
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Gaming lag after GPU upgrade

I recently bought a 4GB Gigabyte Nvida GTX 960 card, and the results aren't great when playing a computer game. The game I've been testing as an example is FIFA 15. Previously I was running the spec ...
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Disable y axis mouse movement in DirectInput (Windows 10 x64)

How can I disable the y axis mouse movement in windows in DirectInput (Or the lowest level possible)? And for convenience have a hotkey to re-enable it back