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Why are my games slower on battey power, even with the power set on High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at a decent FPS. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if my power ...
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Custom PS4 Controller [closed]

I would like a custom PS4 controller made for me so that it can be connected to a microcontroller like Arduino. More specifically, I need wires soldered to the PS4 controller's PCB to activate ...
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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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PC Power Supply [duplicate]

Is 750 watt power supply enough for the following configuration: geforce gtx 980 intel core i7 4790k 16gb ddr3 MSI z97 gaming 5 motherboard ssd basic (for os) 2tb hdd some additional fans
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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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Choosing a Gaming Notebook: Asus G750JM or Asus N750JK

First of all, I apologize if my english is not perfect, but I think it's readable. I've looked for a lot of computers, and now I'm between the Asus G750JM and the Asus N750JK, those computers are ...
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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. ...
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Video Games all run 60fps and above but randomly drop 20fps

So when I play video games on my PC, they all run at 60fps or higher but randomly throughout all my games it will drop to 25fps and lower. I know it can't be the game because it happens in all my ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms Skyrim it crashes the instant it needs to ...
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Writing a bot for an online game without screen-scraping or mouse macros [duplicate]

I want to write a bot that will only send simple commands. The game is an android game which I run in Bluestacks. Game is very simple. The actions the player can take are very limited and the game ...
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can my graphics run 4k resolutions

I have a Saphire 6990 HD 4G with 4 mini display ports, and 2 cables that run into HDMI's, will 2 connected suffice once put into the same tv? will i need a new GPU? All the research I've been doing ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D rendering games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghosts Recon Phantoms it crashes the instant it needs to render ...
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How do monitor calibration tools work?

I am thinking of buying one of the monitor calibration tools, something like a Spyder Pro 4 or something closer to the consumer end. How do these work? Is the software creating an ICC Color profile ...
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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 want to know the secret behind. System specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHz GPU: AMD ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...