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i5-4960k 3.5GHz running at only 0.8GHz

I recently built a gaming PC (detailed specs listed below), however the CPU seems to be extremely limited. Specs: MSI z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Intel i5-4960k 3.5GHz CPU MSI GTX 970 Graphics Card 8GB ...
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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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Intermittent game controller .

I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick (wired USB) to play TrackMania and recently bought two new ones (for two locations) but since connecting them I have noticed that when using button 0 (main ...
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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
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Advice on Gaming motherboard and SLI / Crossfire and HDMI/Sound connection

I have been looking at the following motherboard http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87M-GAMING.html#hero-overview I am a littel confused, it seems to offer a HDMI connection on board so I assume if I ...
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Mouse speed after installing Windows 8

I was using Windows XP with exactly the same mouse settings as now on the Windows 8.1. In file explorer or the internet browser mouse is working at the same speed as it was on the XP, but when I play ...
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What could be causing green dollar signs to appear and then freeze my computer?

So long story short, I installed a new motherboard, heat sink, and power supply. I had this issue once or twice before on my old motherboard, but only after playing PAYDAY 2. But now I’m getting it ...
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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...
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All input unresponsive during/after games on Ubuntu Linux

The vast majority of times which I fire up a game on my PC, after a period of play time [random, 15 minutes up to several hours] my system will become unresponsive to all input. It isn't a full ...
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CPU spike when watching video or gaming

I recently built my new pc over christmas and it has run flawlessly since then. But now i am noticing that i get a cpu spike (only lasts less than a second) that will freeze the video im watching or ...
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What is the procedure to upgrade a Nintendo 3DS SD Card to a larger one using a PC?

I am preparing to upgrade my SD card on my Nintendo 3DS XL. It's currently a 4 GB card. I want to move it to an SD card with Nintendo's maximum limit of 32 GB. (I have heard this limit is able to be ...
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Cant launch Portal 2: Failed to load the launcher (libuuid.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

I got a new computer downloaded Steam, and purchased Portal, and downloaded it to both my old computer and my new computer. It launched instantly on my old computer, but, refused to launch on the new ...
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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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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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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 ...