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What is my bottleneck? (gaming rig, i5-2500k @ 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX770, Xonar DG, SSD for 64-bit OS and games) [on hold]

I'm always wondering what I should upgrade next. My current motherboard is an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, and I am not overclocking my CPU. I am air / fan cooled in a Cooler Master mid-sized tower with a ...
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AHK Gui button working as a toggle?

I have been searching for a while now on how to make a GUI button work as a toggle for a simple loop. I'm stumped and need help. Here's my code. #NoEnv #SingleInstance force ...
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Are there any reasonable alternatives to a laptop for PC gaming on the move? [closed]

Similar, but not identical question: Concerns about shipping a PC if I move abroad? I am about to start working on my masters thesis, and I think I will have to travel abroad because of that. I will ...
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What is the best Graphics card (AMD) [closed]

I have an AMD Warrior fx-8350 and i was wondering what is the best graphics card i could get for it, gaming with high resolution games is what i need to do, no price range just the best for AMD! any ...
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Gamestream accellerated VNC application?

Steam currently has it's in-home streaming solution in he beta install of the application. This tech lets you stream your game over a VNC-like protocol to local devices but uses hardware encoding on ...
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Changing the ports a program uses

This question might not even make sense. I have a very limited understanding of how networking protocols work. My phrasing of these questions might be very poor. My school has a firewall enabled. ...
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I have recently downloaded Garry's Mod on Steam but it won't work

I have recently downloaded Garry's Mod on Steam. When I try to run it, the first time setup says that my DirectX Runtime is out of date. Then it brings me to a link that lets you install the DirectX ...
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DarkEngine processor affinity bug

Does anybody know what was happening in DarkEngine at multiprocessor systems? The problem was: Application run, but crashed if it had more than one processor affinity. Why was it happening?
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Newly Assembled Custom PC Suddenly Shuts Off (During Gaming)

Here are my system specs: Intel Core i7 4930K GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 Motherboard G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB Seagate Hybrid ...
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Can i play 2 instances of a game at the same time?

I have a friend who comes to my place often but i only have 1 pc so i was wondering if it was possible to play 2 games at once on two separate screens. I have 24 gb of ram, a 3.5-3.9 ghz quad core cpu ...
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File In Use Notifier

I have a very simple question. I have a program that I run on my computer, let call it programA, while playing a game. Occasionally, I need to get up and walk away from the computer while this game is ...
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Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?

Clearly I will do my homework when it comes to installing an OS (I've never done this) but I was just looking for a heads up on whether this has the potential to be a headache with regards to things ...
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games do not launch nor give error

I wanted to play my steam game TDU2, but after a successful install the game does not start. I mean, there is no window popping up or anything noticeable, except for the launcher that closes (normal ...
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Frequent very short freezes and eventual audio skips in games

My computer has recently begun making extremely annoying short freezes during games. The freezes last for about 1-5 seconds, and sometimes the audio skips, but almost never at the same time (I might ...
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How to nullify key temporarily when another key is pressed in AutoHotKey?

I am playing a rhythm game where you can bind two keys to hit one note (in my case LShift and LControl), however it will only register the note if it is being hit singularly. By that, I mean if I have ...
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Streaming Games from PC to TV

Currently my PC (Running Windows 7) is in my bedroom, while my TV is in my living room. I was wondering if there was a way to play my Steam games on my TV? Some of the more obvious solutions are one ...
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Unity3D games not working - syntax error

Another problem here - I wanted to run some of Unity3D games on my machine (i'm running Debian Jessie). When I try launch executable, I only see Game: 1: Game: ELF�: not found Game: 2: Game: ...
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Windows 7 as VM inside ubuntu 13.10 good for gaming

So i have wanted to do this for quite some time now, but after using Linux Mint Olivia (15), which has given me WiFi & sound issues, I am sceptical but still eager to try this out, although I dont ...
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Enter E-GPV gamepad not recognising all button presses

I am using Enter E-GPV gamepad on Windows 7. I opted to buy this as I did not have any previous experience of using gamepads and this had the highest available user rating and the cheapest best ...
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Video game peak sounds lowers pandora's music volume. how to stop this

When I play video games I like to have Pandora playing in the background. The main problem I'm having is that any of the larger sounds(spikes in volume) in the game lower my music volume so low I ...
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Full screen games either crash or auto minimize while in play

Whether I'm running Dota 2 or Skyrim I'll be playing fine then BAM it will freeze up. In the case of Skyrim it will freeze for a few seconds then usually allow me to continue playing, but in the case ...
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Is it possible to setup remote play for PC games

Specifically, is it possible for a desktop with a decent graphics card (say suitable for Eve Online combat at laptop resolution), to provide remote play to a laptop on wifi or 4G? I took a run at ...
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How to forcibly enable Dual Graphics/Crossfire support for Kaveri and R7 250?

I recently built one of those newfangled AMD Kaveri systems, but am having a little trouble setting it up for dual graphics/Crossfire. Here is the hardware list: Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty ...
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How to fix missing crossfire option in CCC?

After one of CCC updating (I don't remember what version from, one of 13.11 betas) stopped working crossfire. Now I use latest beta CCC 14.1 and can't enable crossfire because crossfire option as you ...
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What minimal laptop requirements, so I can play Sims 3 and/or Minecraft?

I have no experience with gaming on PC, but want to buy my daughter laptop. She wants to play Minecraft and Sims 3. I found some page, but it says I need "2.4 GHz" CPU. Which is usually not an option. ...
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How to decrease lagging in gaming? Does buying new router helps?

How to decrease lagging in gaming? Does buying new router helps? I want to play games, and download games in the meanwhile. I don't understand how can game lag if it only uses for example 5% of my ...
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While gaming, video and audio glitch randomly, how to stop?

I have an HP Envy with 12 GB memory, 1 TB hard drive and an i7 processor, with completely updated drivers. when playing games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Skyrim, the video and audio lag in sync ...
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Why my computer producing too much sounds from CPU and lag very badly when I play games?

I have analyzed my pc performance by speezy. I wanted to show you the pic but its saying I need 10 reputations to post a pic. I am cpy pasting the whole thing. Just go through. Operating System ...
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Extract images from unknown filetype called .gfx

I have this unknown filetype called .gfx (used in a computer game called Zezenia) which I'm pretty certain contain uncompressed flat images (possible .bmp or .png) but I'm not sure how to extract, ...
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Three way binary comparison for savegame hacking

Basically, I'm trying to compare a bunch of savegames to find where some values are stored. First of all, it's a rogue-like interpreted in WinGlulxe. I'm dealing with almost 100% binary save files ...
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Soundboard for games

I wanted to bind soundfiles to hotkeys like a soundboard so i can broadcast those ingame via the microphone feature. Is there software which can archive this? Important: i want to use custom files. ...
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What is causing blue screen and making my pc restart?

I need expert help. Recently a friend of mine brought spare parts and assembled a PC for me. The specs of the PC are as below : Casing: Aerocool vs92 gaming Processor: core i7 3.4-3.9GHz 8mb cache ...
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Games hang in “Balanced Power” mode

My PC specs: AMD FX-8320 @ 3.7 GHz (stock cooler), 8GB 1866 MHz RAM, XFX R9 280X (OC'd @ 1.25v), ASUS M5A97 R2.0, Corsair TX750. While playing games like Dead Space 3 and BF4 and other ...
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The program or feature “\??\D:\data\setup.exe” cannot start or run due to the incompatibility with 64-bit version of windows"

I was trying to install a very old game and when i click the setup button this message appears. The program or feature "\??\D:\data\setup.exe" cannot start or run due to the incompatibility with ...
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Windows 7 BSOD when playing games

I get a blue screen of death from almost any game I play (only from games). I can run the computer for days with no problem as long as I don't start any games. The BSOD is KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR ...
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What's causing bluescreens on my new PC?

I recently brought a gaming PC and I am frequently encountering bluescreen problem: The blue screen message is memory problem detection restart PC to prevent damage to the computer. The following ...
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When buying a video card, what specs should I compare/which are most important?

I'm currently deciding on if I should upgrade my current video card or not. I know I will find myself in this situation more times in the future, so I figured I would educate myself. What should I ...
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Is there a way to handle separate input devices for different windowed programs, without losing/switching window focus?

I am trying to work out a solution for a faux-splitscreen setup where there are 4 windowed programs (4 separate instances of a game); each with their own input devices and window focus. In essence, I ...
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I can't adjust brightness in games or in NVDIA control panel

I can't adjust brightness in games or in the NVIDIA control panel, when I change the brightness it changes for a few seconds and then returns back to it's original value. I tried the old driver and ...
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Crysis on Windows 8.1 triggers low-memory warning

A more specific case of "How do I make the Windows low memory warning less sensitive?". Please don't migrate this post to Arqade; I was directed to post this question here from Arqade. I just got a ...
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Looking for an open source game engine that can open CAD files [closed]

I have a 3D model of my house made in autocad (.DWG). Is there a free opensource game engine that can open .DWG files as a map? Or at least something easy as that? While I'm pretty confident with ...
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Why do integrated graphics cards perform worse then standalone graphics cards?

Recently, I got a new computer, replacing my laptop. I noticed that when installing Silent Hunter 5, it said that my PC did not meet the minimum system requirements, however it still ran at high ...
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Working with Vegas Movie Studio remotely?

Are there any remote desktop solutions that can be used for accessing applications that feature large animated graphics, in particular Sony Vegas Movie Studio? I am aware of TurboVNC. However, that ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL", and I ...
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L4D2 intense lag with addons

My copy of Left 4 Dead 2 was downloaded during the free download period on Steam (the Christmas Special), so I'm wondering if this is one of the problem. I don't know why, but without addons, my ...
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Wierd graphics issue in WoW

I noticed these weird transparent dot like things around various things in World of Warcraft when I started playing again recently. It doesn't look normal, nor was it there before and is quite ...
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Extreme mouse lag in Starcraft I using VirtualBox Mac Host, Windows 7 Guest

I've installed virtual box on my new MacBook Pro and I'm hosting a Windows 7 instance. Everything works very smoothly. However, I've installed the original Starcraft (yes, 1995! It's 20 years old!) ...
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Oracle Virtual Box how to run games

I have Oracles Virtual Box installed and wanted to run some games on them. As host I'm using Windows 7 and currently I have Windows XP installed in the guest. But when I try to run a game, then I get ...
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Workstation setup for a developer and gaming enthusiast

I found my optimal programming environment and productivity toolset on OS X. My workstation used to be a Macbook Pro that's attached to an external keyboard, mouse, and an external monitor. Now I ...
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Computer Freezes Upon Launching GPU Related Application

I just installed a second GPU to crossfire. When I run any application that requires the use of my GPU (ie - 3dMark, or games), my computer would freeze immediately upon launching the application. ...