I'm attempting to improve the frame-rate for a PC game called Condemned. My machine exceeds the recommended requirements described back in 2006. The machine is, however, running Windows 10.
Many forums are recommending that I disable "HID-Compliant Devices":
To get the best performance, you are going to want to disable all "HID-Compliant Device", you should not need to disable ANYTHING else.
I can't find any reasoning behind this method.
Inspecting the Properties of these devices via Device Manager doesn't tell me much about them. There are three types of HID-compliant devices on my machine:
- consumer control device (4 instances)
- system controller (2 instances)
- vendor-defined device (6 instances)
I have no idea what functionality is provided through these. I'm worried that I'll disable my keyboard or mouse if I disable these entries.
Update: Condemned will randomly have dramatically sharp drops in fps. Dropping from ~180 to 8. Unplugging the keyboard and mouse seems to restore the normal frame-rate.
Switching from my computer to another via the KVM's switches makes for a quick remedy.