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Why did adding memory significantly increase gaming performance on an AMD APU?

To be clear from the beginning, this is not a problem. This is just something that I really wanna know the secret behind. System specs CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8670D ...
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Joypad-controllable full-screen application menu

I'm searching Google for an application that will behave as a menu for a list of games for windows 7, that I can use on start-up with a joypad, so I don't need to touch the mouse to load a game. I've ...
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Black screen when opening games

I'm getting a black screen when opening new games, sometimes with a mouse pointer. Old games run fine but games like FIFA 2013, FIFA 2014 and Need For Speed won't run. This problem suddenly occurred ...
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Advice to develop a shoot em up game, using 3d art [closed]

I want as a hobby/personal project to develop a top-view shoot em up game. I want to make it for PC at least first, and I'd like to use C++, since I expect to be quite a big amount of ...
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I can't install new version of graphics driver

I can't install new version of graphics driver. When I install driver, it asks me to restart my PC, when i restart it, my screen freezes and i can't see anything. Computer is working normally but ...
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PC Issue while gaming

lately i've been having issues in regards to whenever I try to play games on my desktop pc, mainly League of Legends (but has also happened in the past with battlefield 4, diablo 3 and wow but never ...
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Mouse issue while gaming

Background story: So I got a wireless mouse a long time ago. It's a Delux M371. Some time ago the mouse started reacting very slowly and sometimes it just didn't react. I decided that this mouse was ...
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Gaming: Intel Core i5 “S” VS Core i5 non “S” CPU. Will I lose performance due to the base clock?

I would like to know if the Core i5 "S" processors are slower for games, mainly for the fact that their base clocks is lower than the non S processors. For example, the Core i5 2300 has a base clock ...
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How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
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What Alt+f4 actually does? Will using it frequently cause any harm to the system?

The very first thing I notice when using this method to quickly close a running program/game is potential data loss, like settings. But if I'm perfectly OK with that, will keeping doing this cause any ...
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Disable 3D warning overlay

I can't find any way to disable the overlay in the screenshot below from the NVidia control panel. The biggest pain is that my bluetooth keyboard doesn't have an insert button. Screenshot: "This ...
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Games for Windows Live - Windows 8.1 x64

I'm having some issues with installing Games for Windows Live under Windows 8.1. I'm running a 64 bit OS and I've tried the following steps. Downloaded the gfwlivesetup.exe from Microsoft's Website ...
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Getting constant APPCRASH on Kernelbase.dll

Specs: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard AMD FX-6350 Vishera 6-Core 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD6350FRHKBOX G.SKILL Sniper Series ...
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HDMI to DVI Monitor Input Lag

I have a monitor (not an HDTV) that has two different types of input ports: VGA, and HDMI. No DVI. My GPU has two DVI ports and one HDMI port. I use the computer primarily for gaming, although only ...
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Mah Jonng game on Archive.org from 1991 will not run

I am trying to download v3.5.1 on archive.org of Mah Jonng. I have no idea what is wrong with it but here is the error when I try to run it: Okay, this game is from 1991 and maybe it will not run ...
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Why do I get better performance on VMWare when I enable all cpus along with adding cpulimit?

I'm curious but at the same time also would like to share my findings of the increased gaming performance in VMWare by enabling all virtual cpus and limiting the VMWare process with cpulimit ...
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Age of Empires II via TCP/IP Internet connection

I have made a lot of research about that, but still no luck. I'm behind a router so I got the specific ports forwaded. Once I create the game on AoF it shows my private IP, when I use GameRanger the ...
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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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Gamepad in GNU/Linux, continuous button press

I have two Playstation 3 gamepads connected to my Slackware based system. Everything works as it should, I have two devices as /dev/input/js*, which I can cat and see data coming from. I can also play ...
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Asus Z87pro: After re-install Win7 blue-screen on starting any game

Not my own rig, but that of a colleague. Asus Z87 Pro based gaming rig. 32 GB RAM, 2x Samsung 840 SSD, Core-I5 (4670), 750W Antec PSU, Geforce GTX 780. System has been stable running Win7 Ultimate ...
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Upgrading PS1 Light Gun [closed]

Is There any possible way to upgrade the retro G-con Light Gun for PS1 to allow it to interact with HD TV's? I am aware that they were Designed purely for Tube TV's but I would be happy to know of ...
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How two completely unrelated software can affect each other in a very strange manner?

I installed an old game on my old PC and it doesn't work; its process/exe file was listed in task manager but nothing appeared on the screen. then some time later i discovered that when some specific ...
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Why a demanding proccess doesn't use another core?

I've got an older Core i5 laptop and I play Dota 2 game sometimes. It's pretty demanding for my processor. But when I quit the game and look in system resources graph (in Taks Manager) and see ...
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Can't connect to a game over remote LAN

First of all I want to say that I'm not entirely sure if this question can be asked here. If it can't, then please tell me and I will delete it. There's this game called Killing Floor, which can be ...
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Virtualbox Graphics Passthrough with GTX 760

So I've been reading a lot about passthrough graphic cards as I'm interested in running Windows inside Linux and still being able to game. The documentation I'm seeing is a few months old at least and ...
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How do I know if a motherboard's onboard audio will be compatible with games?

I'm planning on building a PC in the next couple of weeks. Currently I'm thinking that for my motherboard I'll buy an ASUS Maximus VI Gene with SupremeFX, but I'm worried that I'll need a sound card ...
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Problems with opening ports and running listen servers in Red Orchestra (Router keeps restarting)

I'm no stranger to having to open ports, doing it a couple of times on a couple of different routers, and have done it on this router a few times. I'd opened up ports to play Terraria through TShock, ...
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Is there any way to control my corsair vengence M95 with third party software?

Is there any way to control my corsair vengence M95 with third party software? I find the GUI to be quite confusing for when I want to assign my buttons to something like a macro or keystroke. ...
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Touch-Screen UI Overlay for right-mouse button

How can I create an overlay that has only one button for right-mouse-click, that always stays on top even in graphical games. I would like to use that to play some games on my touchscreen, that need ...
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openvpn client can't connect to server over the internet but it works over lan (server ports forwarded)

I set up an OpenVPN server and client configuration files for gaming and the client is able to connect to the server over the same LAN, but when I try to connect the client to the server over the ...
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How to map the Touchscreen Windows Button to right-mouseclick

My Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has an extra Windows Touch Button next to the touchscreen. Is it possible to remap that button to the right mouse button? This would be very helpful in many games, that are not ...
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Internet lags for me, but not for my brother

Recently we had a new switch setup in our basement, plus my PC has the newest parts oldest dating 2012. When I play games that requires instant responding like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA ...
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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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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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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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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 ...