Questions related to gaming experience with regard to metrics like frames-per-second, video quality, audio-quality, network-latency, overheating etc. Could also be related to overclocking CPU/GPU and other hardware tweaks that affect these metrics.

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Wine on OS X: Playing Counter Strike

Today, I was a bit bored so I decided to install Wine on my Mac. I am running Mac OS X Lion. Normally, when I wanted to play a Windows-only game, I would fire up Windows 7 through Boot Camp, but I ...
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Why would my new GTX 460 not outperform my old 8800 GT?

I just purchased an Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 to replace my Asus EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M. For reference, here is a comparison chart of the approximate cards on Tom's Hardware. I ran the ...
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How do I benchmark BF3 graphics performance (FPS)?

I want a way to get a consistent average FPS reading in BF3 for benchmarking purposes. How do guys like tomshardware.com get a reliable FPS reading? In the Quake series you could always replay a demo ...
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I have a mediocre GPU but loads of RAM, is there any way to gain more performance?

I recently downloaded the Tribes: Ascend beta and while it's really good, my graphics performance isn't. I've currently got these specs (forgive me if I'm not the best with technical jargon): ...
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ATI HD Radeon HD 7470M performance; won't use full clock speed in game

I have an HP Probook 4730s laptop with a ATI Radeon HD 7470M graphics card. It's the DDR5 version, running on Windows 7 SP1 64bit. When gaming I get awful performance (10-20fps on ultra low settings, ...
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Borderless mode on games causes lag

When playing league of legends I commonly like to google for statistics, such as this article and as such, I play on borderless mode so I can make use of my three screens. Commonly I can be found ...
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Will the PSN Download of GTA5 onto a solid state drive perform better than the standard disc install?

I'm playing Grand Theft Auto 5 a lot and am wondering if I'll get a performance improvement (loading speed/ rendering) if I bought the digital version off PSN. I'm using a reconditioned PS3 Slimline ...
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Graphics tweaks for Modern Warfare 2 on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro?

What are the highest levels that one could set the graphics settings for a bottom of the range mid-2009 Macbook Pro using bootcamp? I don't mind if they involve installing different drivers or ...
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Does the original iPad meet the minimum system requirements for NOVA 3?

After some research, it would seem that nobody who owns an original iPad (1st generation) plays N.O.V.A. 3. I'm asking if singleplayer and multiplayer are playable on the first iPad. In this case ...
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What are the differences between GTX 650 and the GTX 650Ti?

I can't find a comparison anywhere... what are the advantages of the Ti version? I noticed that the normal 650 has 384 cores, while the 650Ti has 768 cores... How... Does this not make a ...
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D3 runs too slow for specs on this machine and I am trying to figure out why

Here is my setup: This is an ASUS, just a basic cheap computer. Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) System Type x64-based PC OS Name Microsoft ...
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Jade Dynasty - Increase FPS

I have a decent PC ( Core i7 950 10gb DDR3 1600mhz Zotac GTX 260^2 AMP2 ) Yet the game runs on ~45FPS on the lowest settings. If I look around, it can go down to 15fps. I'm using the latest ...
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Optimizing performance Hearthstone Linux

I have to use a weak machine right now, so I have a huge lag while playing Hearthstone. So I was wondering if there a way to optimize its performance ;? Currently I have turned graphics to "Low" for ...
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Heavy Performance issue with Half-Life

I have downloaded Half-Life using Steam. But, I am unable to play it due to heavy performance issue. When I click Play Game, Steam asks for Training, Easy, Medium, Hard options. After choosing one, ...
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Why does Borderlands 2 run better on my old PC than my new one?

My old PC is: CPU: 2x AMD Opteron 270 (so, 4 cores @2GHz total) RAM: 3.25GB DDR400 VGA1: AMD HD6870 VGA2: nVidia GT620 (for Physx) HDD: 15kRPM SCSI OS: Windows XP 32bit (hence the 3.25GB RAM) ...
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What should I be doing to reduce loading times?

I have been wondering if it's possible to reduce the time it takes to load game files on my PC, for example, in-between levels in Half Life 2. I have just installed an SSD, and it's already ...
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Warsow - cannot reach more then 60 FPS

Yesterday I installed this game on my PC on Ubuntu 13.04 OS (since for some crazy reason I can't start game on Windows 8) and then I tried to increase FPS at 125 by using: cl_maxfps 125. But the thing ...
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Why do I have to run and change one video setting before Raptr can optimize games?

I reinstalled my PC as I needed to replace some hard drives. After reinstalling Raptr, I noticed that most games in my library had a screen saying “You need to run this game and change at least one ...
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Which rendering options in Heroes of Newerth are heavy on the CPU?

My PC has an awesome GPU (GTX580) but an ageing Core2 quad-core CPU. The game flows smoothly with all graphics options maxed until there is a team fight where up to 10 heroes, and perhaps even with ...
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Tweak graphics settings principal components

How to tweak graphics settings in CS:GO? Which commands and settings are the most reasonable to change? I would not want to eek out every little bit, just get closer to an optimum in terms of frame ...
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Could the 5:4 aspect ratio of my monitor affect videogames performance?

For starters I would like to mention my PC's specs: OS: Windows 7 64 bit CPU: AMD FX 6350 3.9GHz RAM: Dual Channel 6GB 1333MHz HDD: 500GB SATA III MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 GPU: Radeon HD 6750 I have ...
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Does the Xbox 360 E 4 Gb with flash memory give slightly better performance than the other 360?

The last 360 to date is the Xbox 360 E Corona V5 for the 250GB version, and Corona V6 for the 4GB one. I would like to know if the flash memory on the 4 GB console gives any slight performance ...
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Performance issues with PC games connected to a TV

Recently I bought a TV for gaming mostly. The laptop is connected with an HDMI cable. Laptop native resolution is 1366x768 and the same is set up on the TV screen, as well as in game settings. The ...
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Performance Issue when playing Rage

I recently installed rage on my PC, expecting to run smoothly after i played it on a less powerful pc having a decent FPS, BUT! Here comes the plot twist, because after I start a new game, (the ...
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Poor performance during “Who Dares Wins”

I've been playing Fallout 3 GOTY edition (via Steam). So far the game has been relatively well-behaved - good performance, and only an occasional crash (like once every 3 hours, which is something I ...
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How do I troubleshoot Cryostasis' abysmal performance?

Just installed Cryostasis from GamersGate. I tried playing it but I can barely move. I have set everything at low or off, including Physx. I have turned off and on hardware acceleration (is it better ...
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Counter Strike 1.6 - trouble with Intel Integrated GPU graphics

I have a laptop with Intel integrated GPU graphics, and I can't squeeze 100 fps out of this card in D3D mode, while the game hangs periodically when using OpenGL. The graphics are worse in D3D. Given ...
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PC lags like hell when i alt-tab from starcraft 2

After I upgraded the system to service pack 1 and installed lastest graphics driver and Starcraft 2 updates, my system start lagging when I alt + tab I tested in both, window-mode and full-screen In ...
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Difference in performance of my dolphin emulators on windows and mac

I had a few problems running pokemon xd gale of darkness on my mac as it crashes. So I downloaded windows vista home premium via bootcamp - but the game lags. All my settings are the same as on my ...
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Why are games lagging on my laptop?

I have a Dell laptop with these specifications: Intel B950 2.1 GHz 4 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 8.1 I know these specs are low but it run games for others. I have seen people with same ...