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Mouse disconected from Laptop during game playing

I have an Acer Nitro 5 and HP pavilion usb mouse. My mouse keep disconecting from usb while playing games (cod warzone)... When i put another mouse "Red dragon" everything is fine. I also ...
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Task Manager is showing that ,specifically video games, are using too much power

GPU: ASrock Challenger RX 5600 XT, PSU: Thermaltake Smart series 600 W. I recently bought a pre-built budget gaming PC. For some reason, and only when playing High-CPU taking games (CSGO and Siege), ...
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Can viruses break out of virtual machines? [duplicate]

There's this third party software called Gabb. It's designed for a particular game. Basically, what it does, it runs multiple instances of that game at the same time, allowing me to play multiple ...
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If I change my laptop from Windows 10s to win 10 will I be able to run normal pc games/programs;like stardew valley? [closed]

I recently purchased a hp laptop for playing the updated of version of stardew valley.The laptop runs on Win10s,the game is not compatible,apparently because it's 10s,not win10. I am not tech savvy at ...
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Can I reprogram my mouse wireless receiver to connect to my wireless gamepad? [closed]

Recently I lost wireless receiver of the gaming controller. I have a spare wireless receiver for my mouse. Can I use that receiver to connect it to the gaming controller ?
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Is there any way to “disconnect” Counter Strike game from Internet?

I have a very old setup file of Counter Strike: Condition Zero game which someone gave me about 14 years ago. It always worked perfectly. But recently, it started causing problems when my laptop is ...
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Make mouse wheel behave like arrow keys for camera movement in RTS game

I want my mouse wheel to work like the arrow keys on the keyboard, to move the camera in a game the same way I can do it with wheel left/right, which I could bind via the mouse software. But I could ...
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UPnP keeps failing in setting up a dedicated server for Arma3 on PC

I followed a video on how to do this... using TADST for ARMA3... Each time I check the box for UPnP, it unchecks it after each use of the launcher (TADST). Also, I know my IP4, which I looked up on ...
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Crosshair like thing showing up in fps game (TF2)

I installed TF2 today on my PC, and I've been getting a crosshair like image on the top right which is unlickable and unremovable: I am not sure where it is coming from, and I don't know how to ...
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Experiencing packet loss with my tp-link powerline adapters. (TL-PA7010P) (Ethernet)

I’m using 1 TL-PA7010P powerline upstairs for gaming on my laptop and 1 TL-PA7010P downstairs for my parents’ work. Both the powerlines are connected to an older TP-Link powerline that is directly ...
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Windows crashes during games and video encoding

Exactly as it says: I have an over two-year old gaming rig that sometime late last year decided to start crashing itself for no apparent reason when intensive tasks like video encoding and even gaming ...
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60Hz on my monitor doesn't feel smooth (feels choppy)

I use this monitor: https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-syncmaster-e1920nx-lcd-monitor-18-5/ it's a 1360x768 60hz monitor but there is an issue with my pc, the pc couldn't identify it so the driver ...
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Colobot 1.3 after installation doesn't see mounted image

So i really badly want to play Colobot version 1.3 or 1.8 (not gold edition) with music. There is [original image][1] that installs version 1.3 and contains all music tracks, but after installation ...
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Games freeze and crash without any problems

I have a problem with games, specially new games! My games freeze after 30~60 minute without any error or any hardware failure I use monitoring programs like Afterburner and etc... and everything is ...
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Screen freezes when playing 3D games

Since this morning, my computer started freezing when I play a 3D game, like World of Warcraft. The screen and sometimes the video card stops sending signal to the monitor. I've repaired the game and ...
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Windows 10 - how to choose screen where the app starts

I have a setup with three screens as shown in the picture. Screen 1 is designated as the primary screen. However, when I try and start video games that don't start in the windowed mode but in the ...
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Prevent mouse from interacting with another window app

While I play a game in full-screen window mode, I have another window app running, e.g., a web browser to watch videos or read stuff. I have a program called WinLister that I use to make the app ...
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Game not detecting keyboard

Installed Control ultimate edition game (Game pass version), at the beginning it says press Enter to continue https://imgur.com/a/rVm5QTv but it doesn't work when i press it. using latest Windows 10 ...
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Is it possible to run Overwatch with an unsupported graphics card on Linux?

Is it possible to run Overwatch with an unsupported graphics card on a Linux distro? The question here is not if I can run the game on Linux, I'm simply wondering that if I ran the game on Linux will ...
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Can My Macbook Pro Be Damaged From Power Surge

so I have a MacBook pro 16inch i9 5500M 8GB and its pretty good for gaming, I usually get 200 fps in csgo on high settings and like 80-90 constant on GTA V. But since I live in Texas and we got hit ...
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Find games on local drive

Is there some software that can automatically find games in a drive, and maybe move them together in a single folder. Thanks in advance.
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Minecraft - New Router stops LAN discovery

Originally posted on Arqade where it was suggested I post here I have several Windows machines with Java Minecraft. All the machines are using the same version of Minecraft and we are logging in with ...
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Why do I get runtime error with Visual C++ when I install Virtualbox (Windows 10)?

I hope someone here has a deep understanding of the subject and can help me, because the usual methods unfortunately did not work. My PC is new and has good hardware (Ryzen 9 3900X and GeForce RTX ...
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is 90c normal for i7-9750H in laptop

is 90c normal for i7-9750H when playing games in laptop and 85c for GTX 1660 TI
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Bios and Windows recognizes 2 x 8GB, but after 8GB usage, Windows get SSD as virtual memory, and system crashes when virtual ram ends

I just got a new kit Crucial Ballistix 16gb 2x8 BL2K8G32C16U4R, B450m AORUS ELITE, with RYZEN 5 2600, RX 570, CX 550. I noticed my system faces issues when at high RAM usage. When I open rendering ...
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Video game sound stops working after reconnecting bluetooth headphones

When I connect the headphones, THEN open the game, it works perfectly, but if I need to switch to my phone and switch back to the computer, it just won't work until I restart the game.
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Render second instance of game in windows

I would like to stream my gameplay footage (using obs), my screen is 3440x1440 but I would like my stream to be in 1920x1080 but not downsampeled from my original resolution (circles would become ...
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Game Server On Virtualbox (Linux Ubuntu) is not visible from outside

I have started an "XASH" server (for Half-Life game) in a Linux Ubuntu on VirtualBox latest version. (6.1.16 r140961 (Qt5.6.2) Host machine is runnig Windows 10 Pro 1909. I have real IP. (...
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How to lock the internal zoom in Age of Empries 1 Definitive Edition? [closed]

On Dell Latitude 5580 with Windows 10 HOME SP3 with Intel Core I7 7820HQ and Nvidia Geforce 940MX, I run Age of Empires 1 Definitive Edition with default graphics which includes Zoom level 2. Zoom ...
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High usage and random lines appearing randomly when playing games

Recently I bought a new PC, everything worked very well and all. But a couple of days ago, I noticed that when I was playing games, random black or white lines would appear on anything that was moving ...
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Why do I constantly get lag spikes? (in minecraft but shown in google)

Pinging Google.com [2607:f8b0:4006:808::200e] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 2607:f8b0:4006:808::200e: time=17ms Reply from 2607:f8b0:4006:808::200e: time=19ms Reply from 2607:f8b0:4006:808::200e: ...
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How can I run a windows executable file with command line arguments in Mac OS

Is there any easy way to append command line arguments to a native windows file (application) running on a Mac? I downloaded a game for windows that I'm running with Wine, I want to play a game ...
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How to reverse a netsh firewall command in Windows?

I wanted to appear as offline in Valorant and tried to type in netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="lolchat" dir=in remoteport=5223 protocol=TCP action=block in my command prompt. Now ...
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Is it possible for an extended ('gaming') keypad to not duplicate keyboard keys?

I've been looking for an extended keypad, often called gaming keypads. These are like half keyboards that sit off to one side and can be used with one-hand. This is an example. I have no experience ...
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Playing Call of Duty online using Socks5 proxy

My ISP don't assign public IP hence I can't use port forwarding to change NAT from 'Strict'. I've a private virtual server having static public IP and I've setup socks5 server there that works best ...
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Elder Scrolls Online Glitch on the ground textures on Ubuntu

I recently installed and started playing ESO Greymoor on Ubuntu 18 bionic. However, I have a glitch on the ground in the beginning dungeon. I'm running the game on Steam Proton 5.13. I have added ...
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New Dell G3-3579 Reaching 104 Celsius in 10 Minutes From Gaming - Tips?

A year ago I purchased a Dell G3-3579-BLKPUS. It had a problem and was returned with a new SSHD, a Firecuda. This machine has an Intel i5-8300H and a GTX 1050 TI. The game is on a recently purchased ...
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How do I stop my monitor screen from jittering when playing games?

I have a Surface Book 2 15 and am connecting it to a Dell S2721QS 4K monitor using a USB hub to connect be HDMI. The screen is mostly fine when just browsing the web, but once I launch a game and play ...
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Preserve connecting clients IP address through an OpenVPN tunnel

I am going to try my best to explain my issue however this is my first experience with self hosting a game server behind an OpenVPN server and I'm not experienced in doing so. Currently I am hosting a ...
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Run 2005 Windows XP game

I have a reddit post on it, but will go over my issue again. I have this 2005 game (bet on soldier: black-out saigon) that requires the following: I have solved some dll missing problems and I have ...
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Using integrated graphics in a dual monitor setup to improve FPS on the main monitor

I am planning on buying a second monitor and while browsing for one, I began to wonder about a hypothetical (or not) scenario. Besides my somewhat aging Radeon R9 290 I also have an integrated ...
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How can PC's be bottlenecked by GPUs if they have gotten so much faster than CPUs over the last 5 years?

I am thinking of upgrading my gaming PC. Currently, my specs are: CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K, GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 According to this, I am currently slightly bottlenecked by my CPU. I am ...
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Trying to setup Upnp for a friend so they can use myneigborsushicat. What are tests 7 and 8?

My friend and I want to play PPSSPP and use Myneighborsushicat to do it. Doing that requires upnp, so, We both used a program to test our computers. My results were this: TEST 1 - Operating System ...
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What graphics drivers can I install on VirtualBox for games?

I am trying to play Minecraft on VirtualBox, (I know it's a terrible idea, and I'm not looking for performance or anything) (Win10, but I had the same problem on Ubuntu guest). The problem I'm ...
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I'm trying to play games on my TV from my PC, but I am experiencing input lag

I connected my PC to my living room TV using a long HDMI cable and a USB extendor to connect an xbox one controller adaptor to it, so I could play wirelessly on the couch. TV is a 4k Samsung TV, but I ...
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What is 2msGtG (0.5ms)?

Planning to buy a gaming monitor ACER NITRO XV240YP, box printed it is 0.5ms , but when I do some research online, it show 2msGtG (0.5ms). And I have google search on it, cant found a best explanation ...
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Using FN Keys In-Game Without Triggering Things In-Game

I have a rather unique problem that I haven't really seen anyone else on the internet talk about. The game I play is Apex Legends. No matter what mechanical keyboard I use, I have this very unique (...
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High power usage? [duplicate]

I just built a pc with 1050ti. I'll get straight to the point.. When I play games like minecraft with shaders on it or if I render a project in blender I see that the task manager shows that the power ...
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How can I speed up game or force all network to make better network speed?

Whenever I play game, I check the Task Manager and network session shows 0.4Mbps but when I'm watching something in Amazon Prime, network session shows 11.5Mbps. Is it possible to change some ...
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How can I set up a secure Windows PC for gaming cafe?

How can I set up a secure Windows PC that can be used for gaming, but doesn't allow installing additional files, like in gaming cafe? I want to allow users to log into any launcher like Epic Games or ...

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