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ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q Stuck at 24hz (DisplayPort connection)

So, as the title states, I'm having an issue with my new monitor. It just came yesterday. Last night, it worked beautifully. No issues. It was flawless. When I booted up my computer today after ...
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How to make Alt-F4 close every program/game, even those that ignore it?

I think you know the problem, if you want to close a program, especially a game with Alt+F4, nothing happens. Sure, I know every programmer can choose what will happen, if the user presses Alt+F4, ...
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How do I know which parts need what to build a gaming PC? [closed]

I want to build my own gaming computer, but I can't figure out what parts are compatible with what. For example, I can't figure out what would be a good CPU fan for a intel I5. What would be good ...
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Wired connection in university dormitory delivers wildly erratic, usually awful ping for gaming services, what's going on and what can I do?

I've been in attendance at this uni for a few years and have always had troubles with online gaming here. I've contacted the IT department multiple times, but usually they just write up a support ...
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Howto enable GPU-scaling with nVidia GTX 680 and UltraHD-DisplayPort-1.2-monitor?

I am running a Dell UltraHD-monitor in 3840x2160 at 60 Hz (DisplayPort 1.2). This monitor doesn’t support upscaling when running in DP 1.2 mode. nVidia's latest drivers seem to prevent GPU scaling ...
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Two internet connections on one computer

It is possibile to use one internet connection (ISDN) for browser and another one (mobile LTE from usb modem) for game? EDIT:// I am really sorry about not including specs. My system is windows 7 x64 ...
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How to use wi-fi / bluetooth as adaptapter on my PC(desktop)

I know the USB Tethering mode in android (Ya, I am talking about android as OS) but don't know how to use it to create a LAN to connect with my Laptop (For gaming and file transfer porpouse) So,I ...
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What could be the reason behind the game's failure to treat the Hamachi network as a LAN? [closed]

I'm having an issue with Hamachi LogmeIn and Red Alert 3. I looked for answers and tried many workarounds but to no avail. I am trying to set up a virtual LAN so that I can play Red Alert 3 with my ...
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Mixing stereo audio signal into one headphone can. For computer games [closed]

Hello I'm deaf in one ear but I love to play competitive FPS pc games. The problem is I can't pinpoint where people are in the game. Which makes it hard to shoot them in the face before they shoot me ...
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Blue Screen Of Death Only After Playing Counter Strike 1.6 [closed]

I have observing this weird behavior in my laptop from last 8-10 months that after playing Counter Strike 1.6 for 4th or 5th time, Blue Screen of Death Appears as soon as I close the game. Still not ...
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Why is my ps4 disabling my internet?

So I'm having an issue that when my PS4 is up and running, I am unable to access the internet on any of the computers on my home network. This problem just started occuring when I was experimenting ...
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How is mouse stutter related to CPU clock speed?

This might sound really weird but it is true. When I play CS:GO with my CPU running at 3.3GHz I get very slight mouse stuttering/glitching occasionally. Using all the same in-game setting, I reboot ...
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Connect PC to TV as gaming console

I want to use my Steam collection of games and play them on my smart tv, preferably using a controller. The only problem is that the PC is in one room and the TV in another, so connecting it to a ...
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How to solve video memory issue in laptop

Whenever I try to access any game , I get the message "can't find enough video memory". Is there a way to resolve this issue? I tried to access GTA vc but it also said that it can't find enough ...
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Gaming on laptop with charger in

As Im sure most already know, gaming laptops don't tend to have long battery lives. To circumvent that, I'd just assume that I could game on the laptop while the charger's plugged in. However, my ...
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Will using an external hard drive for gaming affect its lifetime? [closed]

I've got a nice little 1TB external hard drive (not SSD) that runs off of a USB 3.0 connection. I enjoying playing some games from time to time, but unfortunately they use up a significant portion of ...
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Create a separate second wifi network with wireless access to the first one's internet connection

I needed a local wireless network to connect a set of notebooks for local multiplayer gaming with separate notebooks/PCs. In order to keep latecy low, I wanted to connect the notebooks to my old wifi ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at decent frame rates. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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How to set skyrim as high priority on automatic start up through SKSE?

I have tried setting the ini files to include bRunHighLevelProcess=1 and changing the steam start up properties using +fullproc but I have had no success in forcing skyrim to run as top ...
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Does my monitor's GTG response time matter if it's faster than my refresh rate?

I can understand how poor GTG response time can cause ghosting: a pixel is not the color it should be when the monitor has finished outputting a frame. But I'm trying to understand how it can ...
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Desktop GUI Environment vs. Gaming Graphics

This quetion stems from my noticing that my Windows 7 Experience ratings for Aero Desktop Performance is significantly less than the rating for Gaming Graphics. I built an AMD 8-core APU. The Windows ...
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Types of low perfomance in videogames

I've experienced two types of bad perfomance in videogames: 1. The basic one, when you have a low frame rate during the game. 2. When the game is fluid in some intervals of time, but it freezes a ...
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How can I troubleshoot why my computer shuts down unexpectedly some time after gaming

I played Shadow of Mordor on optimal settings, the temperatures were good. After I was done playing, the temperatures got back to normal in seconds of course, yet 5 minutes later my computer just ...
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Running a game using 3D acceleration in separate virtual terminal slow unless running as root

I put together a simple script for running Neverwinter Nights from a separate virtual terminal: #!/bin/bash read -r -d '' myrcfile <<'EOF' #!/bin/bash cd /path/to/game ./nwn EOF ...
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Far Cry 4 on Windows 8.1: “This app can't run on your PC”

I just installed Far Cry 4, but when I try to run the .exe file it says "This app can't run on your PC". What is the reason for this? My system specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2.8 GHz ...
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Are there any pitfalls in forcing v-sync on all programs?

I play a lot, and to keep my GPU temperature sane I often have to turn on or even force v-sync on individual games. It would be much easier for me to just force it on everything instead of keeping ...
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Why games with low system requirements are lagging?

I got a HP laptop and I dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Kali Linux 64-bit.I installed Minecraft and Counter Strike to see how they are running and both of them were lagging a lot.I couldn't ...
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Decent FPS for my game but experiencing input lag

I play Ghost Recon Phantoms when my wife is not around and my baby is asleep. My PC: Ivy Bridge i3 8GB RAM AMD 7730 (1GB GDDR5) 120GB Intel 330-series SSD I play the game in medium graphics ...
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Playing VLC while gaming

I've discovered that, for certain games (such as Assassin's Creed IV), in order to play video in VLC and game at the same time on a separate monitor you have to change the video mode of VLC. I ...
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Stretch game across multiple monitors in fullscreen

I've got three monitors next to one another in portrait mode, so my full resolution is 3240x1920. I'd like to have the game stretch over all three monitors, so they behave as a single ...
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Disabling Alt-Tab for Windows, but still allow it to be used?

During my gaming, I am experiencing a slight problem. My sprint is bound to Alt and another useful function (item drop) is bound to Tab. I often hit the two together, and my game exits... Is there a ...
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Up/Left arrow keys + another key doesn't 'work' [duplicate]

I hope I'm right in thinking this is the site where you post general computer-related problems... A problem I have when playing games (since you won't be pressing multiple keys simultaneously anytime ...
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Forcing a game to not take “real local IP” into account but only recognize virtual local IP assigned by VPN server

We are two friends who want to play Heroes of Might and Magic 2, 3 or 5 together in online multiplayer mode over internet using a TCP/IP connection. As we are not happy with third party solutions ...
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Oculus Rift in Linux

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this question. I do realize this is a somewhat experimental piece of hardware. Still, it would be nice to see how much progress can be made here. I'm running ...
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Constant Multiplayer Disconnect on both PC games and Xboxone games

well my problem is that since I've gotten my new internet service, about 2 weeks ago (time warner cable) I've noticed on every multiplayer/online game I try to play I end up getting booted or ...
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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. ...
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VM gaming vs a bunch of cheap PCs [closed]

I need to set up 10 spaces for online gaming like League of Legends and Smite. I am considering the pro/con of 1 server with 10 VM systems... or 10 individual low end (600 to 700 dollar gaming ...
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Can I turn a spare USB keyboard into a “macro keypad”?

I am a semi-avid gamer and I have recently discovered macros. However, unlike some gamers, I am not made of money. What I would like to do is simple, but may be hard to actually do: I want to turn ...
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Editing Savedata: Comparetive save is off by one offset

Not sure if this would be the best place to ask especially since I'm just exploring and doing some basic level hex editing, also I'm not sure where else I would ask, still in pre-school Hex class. ...
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How to make sure kid completes an online lesson before allowing (unrestricted) computer use?

I would like my kid to complete an online lesson from this website: http://www.typingweb.com/ before allowing him to use the computer (specifically: playing Minecraft!). Is there any way to do this? ...
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Game latency increases during day, not shown in ping command

Command-line ping command shows 81ms to eu.newerth.com server 24/7. However for the last few days my in-game ping is 135 during the day, and 95 during the night (correlates with times of low server ...
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Streaming parts of screen with server <- clients architecture

Are there any software to stream parts of screen to some hub. And at same time to be able to view this stream in some window? Why do I need this? In MMO games that have "fleet" or "party" function ...
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How to modify game files in Games Explorer?

I'm using windows 7 and most of the games I'm downloading are in the Windows Games folder. But I can't find a way to modify the file' remove or to do any action, Can I remove game so it won't be in ...
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Custom built PC shuts down ONLY after a game starts. What's wrong with my PC?

Whenever I boot up a game that is directx dependent, my PC loses power and reboots automatically. No intermediate warning of a reboot/restart, either. I have played non directx based games fine, such ...
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How to get full screen programs to recognize my actual screen size?

I recently bought a razor blade 14. The computer is fine but for some reason full screen programs always over estimate the size so when ever a get a new game from steam the application always starts ...
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Nvidia capping graphics to 30FPS on battery power

I am having an issue with my Nvidia 870m graphics card. When I play games, it caps the framerate to 30FPS when running on battery power, even playing on both high and low graphics settings. When I ...
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Windows 7 - when running old games, rundll32 is started for the first time

When I try to run some old games (specifically Diablo 2 now), when I double click the game icon, nothing happens, except for a Rundll32.exe starts under my current user, which consumes one of my CPU. ...
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Lenovo Y50 laptop does not perform well when Discharging [closed]

I just bought this laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y50). I'm playing games such as Battlefield 4 (upto date DLC) and WatchDogs. Even though I set battery manger to High Performance mode game doesnt works well ...
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Games, Windows 8.1 and 144Hz display

So I have been having problems with few games after switching from 7 to 8.1, which seems to be related to my 144Hz monitor. Few examples: Shank, Shank 2, Blood of the Werewolf, Astebreed, the Sims 2 ...
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Windows XP and Windows 7 - Playing Old Games Over LAN

I have a fairly modern Windows 7 SP1 x64 machine and an old XP SP3 machine wired to a D-Link Dl-524 router. I want to play old games (or at least those of them that also run on Windows 7) over LAN. ...