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Questions tagged [gaming]

For questions related to specialized software and hardware configurations designed for playing games.

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New PC build slows down to a halt after a few hours + network speed drops

I am in the process of building a new gaming PC. I have these components: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus 7 Motherboard I7 8700K 16gb 3200 Corsair RGB ram Samsung 970 Evo 1TB nvme drive Corsair 650w power ...
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How relevant are model numbers when looking for gaming laptop reviews [closed]

I'm looking into gaming laptops and when I look at reviews for ones I'm interested in assuming they list the model number I often find the last 2-3 characters are different. It's also common on online ...
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Is it possible that AC mains (UK ~230V 50hz) could cause micro stutters under load in modern PC's on potentially noisy home sockets? [closed]

I am experiencing machine stutters on my PC, after changing every single component 3+ times (every component, yes) and reinstalled operating system over multiple different disks. Yet, they still ...
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Samsung 860 EVO for installing Windows and Gaming

Is it good to use a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB to install windows 10 and Steam games? I'm a everyday computer user and I do play games most of the time. installing windows and games Will that have an effect ...
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autohotkeyahk | holding a mouse-button to hold another key?

win10_v1803.17134.345_home autohotkeyahk_v1.1.30.00 How to hold w when holding XButton1 on Logitech G502 using AutoHotKey? Problem is when holding the key with the script below it just sends a single ...
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Is there a way to set a hotkey for pressing on certain parts of the screen?

I know this isn't something too useful for everyone but i want to hook up a hotkey for parts of the screen when I play a phone vision of LOL(League Of Legends) so that I don't need to individually ...
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games have split second freezes every 30/60 seconds

asking this here again, last post didnt get any awnsers. i really appreciate any help. the issue is really hard to explain because its so random. i get freezes where my game just freezes in for ...
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No audio in some games in Windows 10

(Issue similar to No audio in newer games on Windows 10) I'm running Windows 10 64-bit 10.1803.17134.345 on an MSI GV62VR 7RF laptop. (Intel HD 630, nVidia GTX 1060) The problem started yesterday ...
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What is the modern way to get emulated 3D on headphones in a video game (PC)?

For the past decade or so I've been playing video games with an X-Fi Creative Sound card which has the ability to convert a 3D surround sound signal into a very believable emulation for 2 ears. ...
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Automation: Can I detect if fullscreen app (any game) running on my Windows PC?

I want to pause all downloads in my home (media server, torrent etc.) when anyone launch game on PC. Is there a method to detect if a fullscreen app launched (and closed) on Windows? I am currently ...
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AppData on SSD getting written to millions of times

I have a game log file on an SSD in my Users\AppData folder that is getting written to whenever a game event happens. I am concerned that millions of write calls being made may wear out my ssd. I can'...
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Win10: How to lock a program to always run with only one CPU core?

I'm having trouble playing the 1998 game Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Complete (HOMM3 Complete) on a modern laptop with Windows 10 Home (bought in 2018). The game sometimes (rarely) crashes, when much ...
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Win10 50% of memory being used on nothing [duplicate]

Lately, I've noticed that my memory usage is nearing almost 100% while playing games such as Overwatch, Rocket League, and Fortnite, and it's causing my game to stutter and crash. After booting, I ...
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Force usage of local “My Games” instead of OneDrive?

I'm trying to play a free copy of Devil May Cry from Twitch Prime. The problem is the game writes save files to C:\Users\[user]\OneDrive\Documents\My Games\Devil May Cry HD Collection\, but it wants ...
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SRB2 keep focus on multiple windows

Hello I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to keep like 4 windows of srb2(sonic robo blast 2) focused so I can play splitscreen with kids and friends. Thanks for any advice in advance.
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FPS DROP IN GAME [closed]

Is there anyone know how to fix this https://youtu.be/eWxyn01zx1E. the problem often happens especially if I play far cry 5 or cs:go sometimes it can be fixed by alt-tab, but then it happens again. ...
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Disallowed driver. PROCMON23.SYS

I do not know if the question is right for this site but I will still ask. I have a problem with one game. It is called Six Siege. When I try to run it this window appears: I found the above-...
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Linux Mint hardware support for MSI B360 MS-7B22

On a whim, I tried dual booting Linux Mint 19.1 alongside my Windows installation on my gaming machine. After tweaking BIOS and grub settings (BIOS was set to fast-boot Windows and grub had Linux Mint ...
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Gaming performance difference when played using HDMI

I just found out that the game that lags on my laptop works fine when connected to TV over HDMI. Driver softwares are updated properly. I'm using Windows 7. Any thoughts? System Configuration: Intel ...
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How to decrease RDP bandwidth usage?

I am using Remote Desktop to connect to a Windows 7 x64 PC. The OS allows concurrent remote desktop connections. I want to be able to play videogames remotely, but I noticed that when using remote ...
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Opening NAT type with another router?

I’m not too familiar with networking but in order to play a game with my friends (For Honor) I need an open NAT type. The issue is, I live in an apartment and don’t have access to the router to open ...
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Games that won't run, return “logon as administrator” CMD entered but game still did not load and gave same return again [closed]

I do not like online games, most older games come back wth "logon as admin..." used the CMD to set user to admin, correct return for CMD but game still won't load. Windows 7 pro What can I do other ...
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Temperature, performance and crashing issues with new Dell Inspiron 15 3576

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3576 laptop with: 8GB of RAM. AMD Radeon 520 with 2GB. Intel core I7-8550u.(8th gen) running Windows 10 pro. But its slow, and once, I was playing "Sleeping Dogs" ...
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If it is possible to use both wirless and usb tethering on my laptop?

so as the title tell i'm wandering if i can use internet from usb tethering and wirless at the same time, well the point is i want just to boost my internet so i'm wandering if this is possible. also ...
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Mouse cursor appers during game [duplicate]

mouse cursor appears during game-play. this problem started from few day ago, don't know how. after installing windows update (1803) and other recommended updates i think this problem started. see ...
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Mouse cursor appears during Games

from 2 days this problem happening. during game-play(windowed or full-screen) suddenly mouse cursor appears(with a sound notification but nothing shows on the notification area) on the screen and the ...
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Can i improve gaming experience on my laptop by adding an external GPU or graphics card?

I have an Acer Aspire E5- 575G Signature Edition Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200 CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.70GHz RAM: 8.00GB With a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX I've been getting notifications, that my system ...
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How can I prevent programs from using my mic without my permission?

I am using Windows 10, and every time I am playing games like The Crew for instance, my mic volume gets lowered, as well as the sound. I looked for a solution, and all I found was posts from 3 years ...
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How to detect connections to specific IP addresses from home network

(The real title is "how to detect when my son is playing League of Legends".) My home network consists of an RT-AC66U router with the usual wireless network and a few wired connections to Linux boxes....
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Weird ping, and I have no idea what cases it

If I'm playing a game with EU based server (currently playing POE, UK server), majority of the time, I get 66-68, and 83-85 ping. (Looking at task manger) if only the POE is using Internet I get 66-...
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My keyboard occassionally misbehaves in completely different ways, depending on what program I am using

About once every month or so, my keyboard stops responding correctly. When it's in this state, until I restart, various applications will misbehave in their own unique way. Here are some examples: In ...
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Download link for AMD beta drivers not working

Per this question Far Cry 5 is crashing when changing clothes for the first. Per the thread it is recommended to download and install some AMD beta drivers from here, however the download link for ...
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No audio in newer games on Windows 10

I'm on the latest Windows 10 1803 17134.48, running on a ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Intel Z370 motherboard with Realtek audio. Speakers are plugged into the headphone (green) jack in the back. The ...
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Random colored pixel blocks in full screen games and videos - Ryzen 3 2200g build

I recently built my first PC. Specs - Ryzen 3 2200g with integrated vega 8 graphics 16gb dual channel (8*2) DDR4 RAM corsair 450W PSU ASUS prime b350m-a motherboard 22' samsung LED monitor But I'm ...
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2-3% packet loss shown on a node when I run a traceroute. How can I fix it?

Here are some WinMTR's that I have run: I have packet loss on 213.46.175.254. Both Virgin Media (my ISP) and Blizzard (they make the game I'm trying to play, Overwatch) are saying they cannot fix the ...
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How to load/save in batch [closed]

So recently I have been messing around with batch again, but I'm having trouble finding a way to load/save a position in game. I know you can save and load variables but I haven't found an in depth ...
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How to fix “Your Symmetric NAT Modem/Router” issue for game ranger?

I am trying to host game on game ranger , it gives me message: Your internet connection is behind a Symmetric NAT Modem/Router that will prevent you from hosting all games, and from joining peer-peer ...
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Which aspect ratio to choose for 1366x768 resolution to play game at monitor physical aspect ratio?

I want to use aspect ratio as close as possible to monitor physical aspect ratio. My monitor physical resolution is 1366x768. Which aspect ratio to choose?
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Autohotkey to search images

I'm learning how to use autohotkey and I wanted to create a script which open a game from steam and joins automatically to a specific server. My code so far is: F1:: Run, steam://rungameid/346110 ...
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do FEC and CRC Errors correlate to inconsistent ping?

I am subscribed to VDSL2 plan with 10/1 Mbps (down/up). My line stats seems to be decent, but I noticed some reported CRC and FEC errors as shown: On the other hand, in online games I notice some ...
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Sound not playing out of headphones for specific steam games only

I have Razer Man O' War headphones that work fine for literally everything except a select few steam games (e.g. Hollow Knight, Cuphead, Getting Over It, Ori and the Blind Forest). I can listen to ...
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How much voltage is produced by a headpone/audio jack? [duplicate]

I am thinking about getting a Neewer NW-700 but it needs 3 volts to work it and I am not sure if my PC puts out that much power from an audio jack. How do I check this?
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Is a 6 core i5 sufficient for light virtualisation and cpu heavy games? [closed]

Soon I'll be building my first desktop pc with the following specifications Intel core i5 8400/8600 (not quite certain which locked i5) 16gb 2666 mhz ram GTX 1060 6gb I would like to play cpu heavy ...
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What is the difference between mouse Acceleration, Pointer speed and DPI and how to adjust them for gaming? [closed]

What is the difference between mouse Acceleration, Pointer speed and DPI? How to adjust them to get best gaming experience?
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Screen turns idle consistently while playing any UE4 game

Games tried: Tower Unite, Playerunkown's Battlegrounds After idle for 3 seconds to 30 seconds, the time varies, both of my monitors go idle and cycle through the connections as if they had Signal ...
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How to stop Windows from killing a 'unresponsive' game?

I play a sports simulation game called Eastside Hockey Manager, where as the name implies you manage a hockey team. Whenever you finish a day, the game starts to process everything that's happening, ...
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Will adding more RAM increase FPS in video games?

I was wondering if adding 4GB of DDR3 ram to my PC will increase FPS in video games. I'm using a Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 with the following specs: Intel Core i5 4460S @ 2.90GHz 4.00GB Single-Channel ...
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PC not responding after starting a game

After starting a game like Heros of Newearth or Witcher 3 my Windows shows the working mouse cursor but nothing happens. I am also not longer able to start programs or shut down the computer. The ...
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XP guest on hyper-v won't recognise CD-ROM drive consistently

I'm installing some legacy software (games) onto a XP guest on hyper-v. While the games install perfectly fine, at run time, it says there is no CD in the CD-ROM drive despite having happily installed ...
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Laptop is clean but has high temperature

My laptop (Acer Predator 17 G9-792) has a high temperature while gaming. Specifications: 16GB Ram Intel core i7-6700HQ 2.60GHz Windows 10 pro Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M I cleaned the dust a couple ...