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System Requirements Lab doesn't run - Error: corrupted data

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my pc and downloaded the System Requirements Lab (detection.exe) from the "Can you run it". When trying to run the program, it starts up fine but says: ...
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Network frequently dropping while playing online games on just one device - possible hardware issue?

Basically what the title says. It started happening about a week ago. It happens at random moments so it is hard to consistently replicate. It could happen even 10 minutes or it could not happen for 4-...
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Video game taking up 4TB of disk space

For context, I do own a 4TB HDD but this game is stored on my 512GB SSD and was running smoothly up until recently. Now my HDD is showing as almost full even though I am still able to store large ...
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Games get PC to max CPU usage

I notice it primarily when starting the MTG Arena client on my desktop: Possibly as an after effect it also happens on other games I play like Gloomhaven PC. Especially the latter has always been one ...
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How can I use 'mklink' to link 'read/write' game files to an existing directory with additional game data in it?

I recently downloaded Halo: The Master Chief Collection through PC Xbox Game Pass. The game is a collection of 6 or so games, so it's a whopping 116 GB large. Because of this, I've installed the game ...
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Stop my laptop from freezing/overheating when gaming

My laptop frequently overheats when I'm gaming. Some games it overheats in are VALORANT, Tom Clancy: The Division 2, The Finals, and Resident Evil 2. Not sure if this is connected or not, but ...
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Preventing Accidental Clicks on Chrome Picture-in-Picture Window

I'm encountering an issue while gaming where I inadvertently click on the picture-in-picture window, causing disruptions such as moving the window around, pausing the video, or interfering with ...
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How to check If Windows game mode is currently active? [closed]

Is there a method to detect if Windows Game Mode is currently active (i.e. the user is playing a game — not is game mode enabled)? I've searched the web a fair bit but only managed to find a few ...
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lower the minimum resolution of any window

I set up a market in a game and I no longer need to look at the game screen. Even if I lower the image quality, the game uses too many resources. Is there a way or program to set the game's resolution ...
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GeForce RTX 4070 won't allow all 4 displays to be used. Only 3 at a time

Yesterday I bought a new monitor to replace an old one, I had one 4k display and three 1080p displays. I replaced one of the 1080p displays with a 4k one and now only three of them work at a time. ...
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How to fix "unhandled exception has occured in the application" error while launching games like Batman Arkham Asylum

I installed Batman Arkham Asylum from GOG.com. Whenever I try to launch the game, it shows an error "unhandled exception has occured in the .NET Framework." I have tried rebooting my laptop ...
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Desktop Crashes and Bluescreens issues. Can't spot the issue. (PC gamer so will mention games)

I've been having this issue with my PC a while now (almost 5 years) and still can't figure out what's wrong with it nor fix it. Issues: There are times where desktop, window explorer/folders, will ...
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Why is my dedicated GPU still utilized even though the game window is on a monitor not plugged into the GPU card?

I have two monitors, one is plugged into the GPU card HDMI port (main monitor) and the other one is plugged into the motherboard HDMI port (secondary monitor). I am playing Tekken 8 on the secondary ...
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how to left and right click on MSI Cyborg 15

I've just recently bought the MSI Cyborg 15 gaming laptop. The first game I've tried to play is GTA V, and unless im doing something wrong, theres a problem. As far as I can tell, the mousepad on this ...
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Does Resizable BAR for the GPU apply to shared memory chipsets?

From what I understand, resizable BAR is a way to increase the size of the data chunks the CPU can use to send data to the GPU, increasing throughput (please correct me if I'm mistaken). But, does ...
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Is it possible to run game from another PC on my PC?

I have a PC and a laptop. My PC is weak, but it has enough storage to download the game I need. Is it possible to run my game on a laptop while keeping it on my PC's HDD?
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how to make Assassins Creed Valhalla render on GPU?

I have a AMD Ryzen 9 7950x CPU, which happens to have integrated graphics, and a dedicated Nvidia RTX3090 GPU, and the game Assassins Creed Valhalla choose the Ryzen to render graphics.. How do i make ...
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Game stuttering/fps drops on PC [closed]

I've been facing a frustrating problem while playing Gta V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Red Dead Online. The games frequently stutters/fps drops where the GPU usage tanks from 25/70%-4% (even using a ...
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CPU Power throttling when gaming

I have a windows 11 laptop. When I stress test my CPU it draws 28 watt constantly. But when I open up a game it only draws 15 watts. Because of that I get bottle necked on CPU. My CPU frame time is ...
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Terrible performance on games on laptop

I have this computer (specification below) for one year, I am not really a hardcore up-to-date gamer hence my computer. But even I go to games for some fun even for some old ones, it ruins everything. ...
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Does 120hz and 60 hz make a difrence in gaming? [closed]

With some reaserch on google, looks like poeple say human can't distinguish 60hz and 120hz, but some says human can distinguish it easlly. So when gpu is powerful enough(rtx4080), would you choose 2k ...
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Internal and two external monitors go suddenly black when playing game and then trying to start a show on Netflix

I'm playing City of Heroes on two accounts. It's an old enough game that it doesn't stress the computer much especially since non-focused windows operate at 10FPS max by game settings. I have been ...
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I have an error when opening an old video game on Virtual Machine. Error says 'Unable to initialize display. Width: 800, Height: 600, Depth: 32'

I want to play an old game through virtual machine, but when I click 'open', it comes up with an error saying, 'Unable to initialize display. Width: 800, Height: 600, Depth: 32' I'm using Windows XP, ...
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Identify latency problems to gaming server

I am playing an online game where the server is physically located in the same city (~10km=6miles). I have cabled internet with WiFi and have a ping around 170-200ms with severe spikes. From my phone ...
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Can't Input Japanese Text in Steam Game Using Apple Developer Game Porting Toolkit

I'm running Whiskey Version 1.1.0 (17), os Sonoma Version 14.0 Beta (23A5312d), Steam is up to date, Game Porting Toolkit 1 Beta 3. I'm trying to run a Japanese game, Winning Post 10 2023 that ...
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New 7900 XTX and 5800X3D, Having trouble with microstuttering as low as 1 FPS

I am able to achieve an average FPS of 120 in most games, but whether I turn the resolution down from 4k to 1080p, or limit the frame rate to 60, I am having microstutters all the way down to single ...
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Issues running Direct X & Playing Games

Recently built a new computer, and I've never been more frustrated trying to figure out why games won't launch Via steam - there is an issue with Direct X Runtime. Namely, I think I've isolated the ...
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How to optimise a VM for gaming [closed]

Me and my friend like to play a game called "Red dead redemption 2" but sadly his PC is pretty weak and that's why he doesn't want to play anymore. Yesterday we came up with a solution. My ...
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Force software rendering of OpenGL application on Windows

I'm using a piece of software that uses OpenGL to render the 2D graphics, on my desktop and sometimes my laptop. The software is crashing frequently on my desktop but not on my laptop. My desktop has ...
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Asus Tuf A15 Gaming laptop (FA506IH) wont enter BIOS Mode

I don't know what wrong with my laptop but when I try to enter bios mode its just show black screen and stuck there. I need to do ctrl + alt + del to go back and restart my laptop. Laptop is working ...
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PC Game Pass game crashes at launch with Exception code: 0xc0000005

PC Configuration Lenovo Legion Y740, Model: 81UJ0001US, Intel Core i7-9750H, RTX 2080-MQ, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, Windows 11 Home 22H2 (Build 22621.1635) GeForce Game Ready Driver 531.79 (...
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games crashing in windows 10 after upgrading to rtx 3080

I started having issues with my ITX build after upgrading the GPU from a reference evga gtx 1070 to a EVGA xc3 ultimate rtx 3080 where loading up any game would either crash to desktop or hard crash ...
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How to complete disable/remove Gameoverlay? [duplicate]

I'm currently facing this(please see the attached image) annoying pop-up everytime I open a game. My question is how to completely remove/disable this pop-up? I have already tried >> Go to ...
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Connecting desktop to a Chromebook for realtime playing

I've got a desktop Linux computer with an RTX 4080 and an Acer Spin 713 CP713-2W-5719 Chromebook. Spring is here, so I'd like to play my games and enjoy the nice weather on the balcony (about 20m away)...
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Found and fix a CTD in Windows 11

I've just installed Windows 11 Pro on this PC: CPU AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core Processor 4.50 GHz RAM 32,0 GB GPU AMD Radeon RX6800 XT Via Steam, I bought and installed Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th ...
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Do you think 3200 MHz 16 GB master RAM plus 3200 MHz 4 GB slave RAM (20GB total) will cause any bottleneck?

Some genius product developers decided to put 8 GB of ram to RTX 3060 laptop. I know that Ryzen 5 5600h CPU of this laptop is good enough to not create any bottleneck for RTX 3060 but I am trying to ...
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Some applications will launch very slowly after closing a game (Windows 10)

I have a very weird problem. When I close games, some applications will take noticeably long to launch. For example, if I close the game (MOHAA) and then start VLC application, it will be extremely ...
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Terrible Network Performance in Games

For a start, my packet loss is very minimal, around 0.1%, and my ping is 10 ms on average. But when I play games or do something ping-sensitive, I lag so much that it's unplayable (I have the right ...
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My PC turns on every time I plug something into my outlets

Whenever I plug something into my outlets my PC wakes up from sleep. I tried moving my cords to different outlets. and the same thing occurred. My pc also wakes up if I plug a usb into one of my ...
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How to play a game on your PC while processing it on another PC

I bought WILD HEARTS from Steam on my brother's [PC (PC①)] that he bought 3 years ago, but I can't play the game as much as I want because it doesn't have enough specs. My PC (PC②) has sufficient ...
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Does Windows 11 Xbox Game Bar instant replay feature hurt disk drive?

I was wondering if this feature constantly writes to my NVMe SSD degrading it's performance. I thought features like this store replays somewhere in RAM or VRAM, but quick googling showed that similar ...
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Gpu underload in games

Specs: Cpu- ryzen 5 5600x (no integrated graphics) Gpu- rtx 3070 Ram- 16gb I am currently facing an issue where my gpu will no give the maximum preformance. When I stress my gpu on heaven benchmark i ...
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The screen on my Pixio gaming monitor is distorted as soon as I power it on

Distorted picture on Pixio gaming monitor
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How can I get capslock recognized as a keybind for wow, or remap it in macos?

Long time wow player here. I've recently made the transition from a windows machine to my first mac. All my keybinds came along with me when i transferred the data. The in-game GUI does show that my ...
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How to play old online games with joystick?

I have a Logitech USB joystick. When I try to play old games online (I'm particularly interested in Speedball and Speedball 2, but the problem appears in others, too), the keyboard works, but the ...
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Are there router, network, or other settings that would prevent in-game chat from working?

I seem to be unable to speak in-game chat for any PC game, after trying on Halo Infinite, CoD MWII, and CoD Cold War. I can hear other players, they cannot hear me I've gone through in-game settings ...
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Is it possible to connect Turtle Beach headsets to both my PS5 and Desktop simultaneously?

I have the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max headset (headphone + microphone). Is it possible to have it connected to both my PS5 and Desktop simultaneously? I don't like having to remove the ...
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Can't launch Barmalei Returns (Naujasis Barmalėjus Grįžta) game (Black screen, Error "DDrawPalette SetEntries: There is an undefined error condition")

When I start a game (New Barmalei Returns / Naujasis Barmalėjus Grįžta), there is a crash to the desktop or a black screen with the error "DDrawPalette SetEntries: There is an undefined error ...
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My PC restart when playing games, not sure what happen

I have a problem with my PC and I can't figure out what can be wrong. If I am playing games, the PC will restart after 30-40 minutes of gaming. Here's a picture of the temperatures and the voltages ...
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How can I use my gpu cards over LAN for gaming?

I have a computer setup that has 3X RTX 3070 and an RTX 3060. My kids have two USFF computers in which I cannot add any GPU (to small case and not enough power because of a small PSU). How can I make ...
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