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My laptop has 2 graphics card (AMD)

I have recently discovered that my Toshiba SATELLITE L50D-B, has 2 graphics card built in: AMD Radeon R5 M230 Series(1024MB) and AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics(4GB). I am wondering why I have 2 of them ...
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How to fix BadImageFormatException on application startup?

I bought the game Stardew Valley on steam, installed it, launched it. Nothing happened :(... When I took a look in the eventviewer I saw the following information: Application: Stardew Valley.exe ...
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Presenting Three Monitors as One Resolution on Late 2013 Mac Pro

I'm trying to play Euro Truck Simulator 2 on a Late 2013 Mac Pro with an AMD FirePro D300 2048 MB graphics card. I have three monitors connected - an Apple Cinema Display in the center, and two Dell ...
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Monitor goes black after playing games

Lately, after I quit a game, it happens that the monitor goes black and goes basically in some kind of standby. It doesn't happen always (today it's just the second time that it happens), but I really ...
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Mouse delay when typing

I have a delay when it's after I type my mouse doesn't move after a few seconds I stop typing, I had a virus on my computer I restarted it's whole system and I did this yesterday. I just re-downloaded ...
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Low FPS in games despite low GPU/CPU usage

My system: CPU: AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9Ghz GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280X RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz PSU: Antec HGC-620M 620W SDD: Crucial 256GB SSD OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit As the title says. At first I ...
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I'd like to learn how to program SNES games. Where do I start? [closed]

I'm a CS major in University and have no practical experience programming. I'd like to imporve my sills by learning how large programs are written and organized. I'd like to start this by looking at ...
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Can't access Star Trek Online game servers

I recently upgraded to a fibre broadband from VDSL. Everything was doing well, a lot faster than before i.e. Youtube, Blizzard games, Steam etc. However I do play a game called Star Trek Online. For ...
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Using Fiddler 4 to intercept game packets?

I can capture packets sent from my browser, but open games fail to connect through the Fiddler proxy. I know that Fiddler is mainly configured for browser applications, but can I force other ...
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Mouse jumps around in games when pressing middle mouse button

The problem I experience is happening when pressing the middle mouse button (or equivalently "mouse wheel button") in a game where you can aim with the cursor. I am using a "Mad Catz R.A.T 3"-mouse ...
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How do diagnose stuttering performance in games without buying replacement hardware?

I own a reasonably high performance, although a bit outdated (4 years), computer and have been, for some time, experiencing bad performance and about 1 second freezes on all of the games I play. I ...
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Low frame rate in every game with capable enough hardware

MSI Afterburner Monitoring Counter-Strike : Global Offensive: Sleeping Dogs: Facts and observations CPU and GPU not fully utilized. FPS stays around 20 - 25 in every game. Temperatures are ...
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Screen tearing even with vsync on

Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 960M 4gb Screen: IPS, refresh rate: 60Hz Even with vsync and triple buffering turned on I still get horizontal screen tearing when gaming.
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In Linux Mint, what do I do to fix dependency problems?

Linux Mint 17.3 (Lenovo G50-80 [same unmodified hardware as from factory] I installed a game (The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings - Enhanced Edition) from a .sh file, and whenever I try to open it, a ...
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Why game latency fluctuates aggressively during day?

I play World of Warcraft (uses TCP) from India, on a server located in France. I get 180-200ms in-game past midnight which is quite comfortable for me, and unfortunately the best I can get due to the ...
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Music loses quality when playing at the same time

well the problem is that when i play a steam game for example, i usually listen to the radio, i use VLC for this, it works perfectly until i open the game. When i open the game apparently looks like ...
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Higher ram frequency and timings slowing my games?

The RAM I have is Gskill Ripjaws X it goes up to 2133MHz at 1.6v and is XMP compatible. Before yesterday my RAM was running at the slowest speed and at 1.5 volts and when I played Smite, Black Ops 3 ...
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My mouse freezes for a few seconds then comes back every once in a while

I'm using Windows 10 and a Tecknet M268 mouse! The time varies, but periodically, my mouse disconnects (I know because the Windows sound effect for it plays) then after a few seconds reconnects. This ...
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Relative cursor (infinite mouse movement) for VirtualBox

I'm trying to play Fallout 2 in VirtualBox with Windows XP. The problem is that with low mouse sensitivity in game my mouse cursor is limited to a small box because it stops at the host system screen ...
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What is hijacking my PrtScrn key?

I am on Windows 7 and for the last few days the PrtScrn key hasn't functioned correctly in any game made after about 2007, or in Steam. It is functioning on the desktop, however. Quick rundown of ...
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Keep UAC but prevent game/full screen app from minimizing

windows 10 Pro 64. My UAC settings is the 2nd from bottom (Don't dim my desktop). I want to keep the UAC on for security but I don't want my games or full screen applications to be minimized whenever ...
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Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware

When I'm playing CoD Black Ops 3, the game crashes and I get an error that says: Application "blackops3.exe" has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware It crashes always when I play it, ...
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How to prevent any game from running on a PC

I am looking for an unbreachable way to disable the games running on my PC. Even games which require quite a low amount of graphics say 256MB should not work. It is to put restriction on gaming on my ...
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what makes latency and ping high?

I'm geting high latency and ping so I'm wondering what does really makes ping and latency higher , and how to solve that, i made some research and that TcpAckFrequency and TCPNoDelay didnt seem to ...
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Taking a screenshot and pasting it to Paint on Windows 8(?) is not working

I'm trying to screenshot a website. I am trying to screenshot https://joezeng.github.io/endless-sans/, which I had a high score of 133.29 seconds on. (I want proof of my accomplishment.) My laptop ...
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Can anyone that knows how to analyze crash/dump files help me figure out what is crashing my pc?

I recently built a desktop pc with windows 10 64-bit and everything works fine except for playing certain games. I can play some games like diablo 3 for hours with no problems but other games like ...
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Reversi or Backgammon for Terminal? [closed]

How can I install any shell/console implementations of either Reversi (Othello) or Backgammon games? Thanks.
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A scheduled task running every hour is taking focus away from my games. How do I find which one it is?

Every hour a scheduled task runs that opens a command prompt window for a brief moment, this causes any games I'm playing to lose focus and minimize. While I'm not 100% sure it's a scheduled task, it ...
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What is Hal.dll and why does it cause BSOD called uncorrected_error

So for the last few days i have been getting a BSOD on W10 caused by HAL.DLL. It only happens when i play Blade and soul, no other game, movie watching or anything else so i am curious on how this ...
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how to create and use a ramdisk for gaming

I have a fairly decent spec PC which I use solely for gaming. I have read that a ramdisk can significantly increase the FPS performance. Can anyone help me in how to create a ramdisk, what ...
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Only play Spotify audio together with other open apps

Do any of you think if there exist a application that can prioritize audio played in windows, so that when something specific is playing sound lets say spotify any other sound is muted. The scenario ...
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Windows 10 : Launch custom resolution for a program

I have two 1080p monitor, and I would like to play games on these. But, the game dosen't allow to changes settings in game, and dosen't have compatibility for two screen. Is there any way for ...
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Shortcut Option Issue

When I add options to the end of a shortcut target, the quotes disappear. Every time. From ["D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Unturned.exe" -nographics -batchmode +secure] To ...
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Way to transfer Steam Family Share cconfigurations when reinstalling OS?

I wanted to reinstall my operating system, but I wanted to know if there is any way I dont have to go through that annoying verifications in order to reinstate the Steam Family Share settings. ...
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Cannot connect to multiplayer in any game

I've already been at Stack Exchange Arqade with this question, but they've sent me here. I've been playing Minecraft multiplayer for a few months, but now it suddenly doesn't work anymore. I also ...
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Running games through RemoteApp

I'm trying to build a solution which allows me to keep my games and production software separated, without having to dual-boot and while keeping the ability to use Hyper-V on the host (since it's used ...
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How to delete D symbolic links. I messed up pretty bad

my disk space was low so i moved my documents and downloads targets to my flash drive in order to play sims 3, that was pretty successful. At the same time i think i used a mklink d to make make a ...
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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 [closed]

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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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 ...