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The sims 4 has stopped working on launch but works without power service on clean boot

Here's what I've done: I tried re-installing everything All display drivers are up to date, directx etc I don't use any mods or CC I have tuned off DEP I included all sims 4 exe files into antivirus/...
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Why do screenshots appear black when playing games

I was just curious to know why normal print screen methods (PowerShell methods, PrintScrn button etc.) just show up black screen when playing fullscreen video games, couldn't find anything to answer ...
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Can PCIe Gen 3.0 / x 4 bottleneck my GPU?

My motherboard has PCIe v3.0 / x 4. My GPU is a 2080 Super. I have a 27 inch 1440p monitor
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Need help building my first PC

I need help deciding what goes well with what! I already have the components I wanna get but I'm not sure if it fit well or if it will perform well on games like RDR2, Assassin creed origins, GTA V, ...
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PC crash when gaming

Reproduction case: Gaming, no other programs running but pc monitoring software. Regardless of GPU/RAM usage at seemingly random times my pc will freeze, audio will become distorted, and it shuts down....
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How to get normal taskbar when minimizing games?

When I minimize almost any game (e.g. Alt+Esc in X4 with borderless window), then go to desktop (Win+D), then unminimize any maximized window (e.g. Firefox), the taskbar disappears and instead I see ...
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Cause for screen tearing if frame rate is consistent?

Just curious as to the reason this would happen given the following: Fraps indicates a consistent 60 frames. 4k television running at native resolution at 60 FPS (tried both 59.9 and 60 FPS in game ...
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Something wrong with my computer

Im having problems with my PC for weeks ago. Since the problem starts im getting like lag or low frame rating (20FPS even playing low requirements games like LoL or Borderlands) but Windows Task ...
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FPS halves whenever I use my second monitor

My VG27VQ monitor has a feature that can display the FPS on the screen. Whenever I have my second monitor enabled, the FPS is 60. Without the second monitor, it says 120 FPS. Is there a reason for ...
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Multitaksing/Alt-Tabbing impacts your Gaming performance

I have noticed a weird issue with Windows, where alt-tabbing from and into the games breaks the way the games work. I have been observing inconsistencies in input latency, bad frame pacing etc., ...
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Multi-player “LAN” games via OpenVPN with 3 players or more

We (my friends and me) have the following problems: We have an own OpenVPN server on Debian Linux. This is configured properly, the VPN works like a charm. But if we join together and want to play ...
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Alt-tab switcher interrupting multiplayer games

I am having a problem with the alt-tab switcher popping up and interrupting games and it is driving me crazy! I will be seriously indebted to anyone who can help solve this for me. Here's some ...
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Error on running nfs

I've installed NFS Undercover a few months ago but now when i wanna open it it got me the following error. nfs.exe has encountered a problem and needs to be closed
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Using laptop‘s monitor as a gaming monitor

I have a huawei matebook x pro with a screen resolution of 3000x2000 and I want to use it as a gaming monitor, the question is : can I use my huawei’ laptop as a monitor for gaming by connecting it to ...
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Monitor adjustment changes the size of software tabs in Vertical monitors

Hardware 1440p, 144hz, 27" monitor 2x 1080p, 60hz, 24" monitors Layout 27" in the middle, landscape 24" monitors on each side, both portrait, one inverted Situation Playing game on middle monitor ...
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Can I monitor my network traffic in such a way that may help diagnose why I consistently lose connection in an online multiplayer video game?

I recently purchased a game with online multiplayer. Whenever I attempt to play any of the PVP modes, I am dropped, without fail, at the 5 to 6 minute mark of any PVP event. I am trying to determine ...
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Are high internal temperatures bad for my laptop, and how can I fix it?

I have a MacBook Pro 13.3" 2019 (4 thunderbolt ports), an I have been concerned about overheating for a while. My processor is an Intel® Core™ i5-8279U. Graphics card is Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics ...
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Windows switches automatically to High Performances

Whenever i open a game, also the lighter ones, my pc switches automatically the power plan from "balanced" or "power saving" to "high performance" and it bothers me because the CPU's temperature rises ...
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Complicated QoS Settings

Hi guys I need some help. My whole family uses the same router and when I try to play online games I encounter high ping due to my brother and sister watching Netflix, Youtube etc. I did some research ...
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Why do I get such low fps in games on linux mint?

Like the title says, my frame-rate for easy-to-run games like minecraft and enter the gungeon is in the single digits, which it should not be. When I boot into Windows I can get more than 30 fps for ...
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What is causing my computer to lag?

I ripped some games from my Wii console in the hope of playing them on my PC using Dolphin Emulator. However, my PC could not even maintain 30 FPS the whole time. I have an RX 570 and an AMD Phenom II ...
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All programs crashing (Windows 10)

Ok, here is my issue: I get on my PC, and realize any game I try, will close to the desktop. Computer does not shut down or experience slowness. Some programs will give no error message and some will ...
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What is the best way to install games in a sandbox?

I recently got a new fast machine for work that will run Ubuntu natively. I wanted to try out using it for some games since I haven't had a computer nice enough for gaming in years. But I want to ...
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How to limit the use of an Xbox one Controller to one PC user?

My gaming rig is setup where both my sibling and I could play games simultaneously through Remote Desktop. However, I use an Xbox one controller to play my games and for some reason while I play my ...
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Is this registry string inconsequential?

So I just finished upgrading a dozen hard drives, went through the process of migrating all the data, and was just about to finish up when something unrelated drew my attention to this portion of the ...
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Dell inspiron 5570( AMD Radeon 530 ), its really lagging playing games

i bought dell inspiron 5570 about 2 years ago, as you maybe know this laptop has AMD Radeon 530 graphic and 8G ram and 128G ssd and a i7-8550U processor. i installed last version of graphic card ...
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WiFi Connection Drops After Launching Any Game, Comes Back After Game Is Closed

I've been experiencing an odd problem after installing my new GPU (RX 570). Whenever I launch a game my WiFi connection goes from "Connected, Secured" to "Connected, No Internet" or loses the ...
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ERROR: App can't run on your PC. Tried all options found on internet to fix

I downloaded a version of the Sims to my Windows 10 PC just an offline play zip file. Keep getting the error message App can't run on PC. I have tried every solution I can find as to why this keep ...
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A games .exe files opens an Command prompt as well/

I'm running this 'beta' version on GTA IV I downloaded off the web. It's running perfectly fine but, when I run the .exe or 'launch' the game, a command prompt file will also open up along side with ...
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Making bluetooth stereo audio work in PC games when it is silent

I have some bluetooth headphones and a windows 10 pc. the bluetooth stereo audio source doesnt work in games (i.e. modern warfare 2019). However the 'hands-free ag audio' does and it automatically ...
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Trying to run a local server with port forwarding behind a carrier grade network from ISP, but getting no connection with localhost

i'm trying to make a half life server by portforwarding trought my router. It didn't work, i checked it out, and my public IP and my WAN IP were different, then i realised that i was in a carrier ...
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Voice chat distorted and cutting out while gaming

While playing a game and using voice chat (using either Discord or Teamspeak), the voice chat goes all robotic and keeps cutting out. I sound robotic to my friends, and my friends to me. When I close ...
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In Windows 10, is it possible to run 2 instances of an app and have each audio stream sent to a different output?

I know that Windows 10 has a setting where people can select which audio output device is used for which app. I'm wondering if it's possible to run 2 instances of the same app (for example, a video ...
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Momentary Black Screen on PC When Using Graphics-Intensive Apps

I've been having a small issue thats really bothering me with my newly built PC. When I do something like minimize Edge, open the Netflix app from the windows store, close the Netflix app, etc, it ...
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Run league but with no admin rights and one dll not working

So I got league of legends on my laptop but I do not have admin rights and I was wondering if I could find a way to play. The client works fine until after champion selection after which the game ...
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BSOD when playing the escape from Tarkov

When I am in the main menu or in a match, the death screen appears completely in random time. Graphics card, processor and memory passed all stress tests. Here is a link to the last 3 memory dumps - ...
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Windows 10: Enabling Documents folder as default for storing and saving user data

Right now, default space which Windows 10 tells the programs to use it as (My) Documents folder is C:\Users\haa_admin\OneDrive\اسناد. (Documents folder is not shown in File Explorer) This has made ...
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Keyboard A4tech Bloody B820R and GAMING-970 msi not working properly

Platform: Power supply: CORSAIR 750M Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING processor: AMD FX-8350 graphics: AsUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB memory: 4 GB GDRAM DDR3 PC3-10600 X 4 disk: SSD CRUCIAL ...
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why does my cpu get too hot while playing game?

recently, some of my system drivers have been updated. before that the CPU temp fluctuated between 60 and 70 centigrade (in games),but after updating,the temp has risen to 80 centigrade while playing ...
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How Networking works on sheer p2p connections [duplicate]

How do programs find each other if there are pure p2p connections with no master servers. I've heard about technologies like STUN TURN, ICE Torrent Tracking and so on Is there a way to be not ...
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Steam Application not displaying big window when I click on it [closed]

I'm having trouble with my Steam app every time I click on the app it doesn't display but when I hover over the icon it displays a sneak peek of the app.
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What could cause network lag to increase when the number of connection goes below 3

This is a Linux server, running Minetest 5.1. When 3 or more people are connected, lag is usually some fraction of a second. But if only 1 or 2 people are connected, lag can jump to 3 seconds or ...
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Is there a way in which taskbar can be removed from bottom of the screen in windows 10?

I have spent my whole day trying to figure out the way in which taskbar can be hidden from the screen, its very annoying. The problem started when I was playing a game and there I pressed win + G (...
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GPU doing what it wants

I play most of the time Fortnite, have a Nvidia GeForce MX130 GPU built into a Asus Vivobook S notebook and sometimes I get 60 stable FPS with render distance and all other settings (excluding shadows)...
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I can't tell which one is faulty my PSU or HDD

I'm not much of a PC tech person but 2 days ago i bought an additional HDD for my PC, installed some games on it, so far it seemed to be doing great but when i launched one of those games installed in ...
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Would i benefit by running an OS on my HDD but installing my games on a SSD?

I currently have Windows on my HDD. I just bought a SSD and i'm pondering about installing Ubuntu on it. Thing is most of my favorite games are windows only. Let's say i'm running Windows (...
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How to play with friends from another country?

I used to play in Europe with my friends with some classic LAN games such as Warcraft 3 or CS 1.6, however, I moved out last year to North America, but would still like to play with them time to time. ...
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cards.dll not found, but it's there

Dad wants to play the games that came with Windows XP (Minesweeper, Hearts, Solitaire, FreeCell and Spider), but he doesn't really like any more modern iterations (I mean, have you seen the fancy ...
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All Games are freezing after 1-2 min. Tried everything I can think of…no clue

Getting straight to the point. Symptoms: Started 3 days ago. Games (Dota 2) starting freezing after 2-3 min of playing. Audio usually continues but the screen freezes. This usually results in a very ...
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Online LAN based multiplayer games won't work

ever since I've switched to a new provider, I've had an issue with some multiplayer games. Basically, I can't join or host any "LAN based" servers (for the lack of a better term) For example a game ...

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