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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Poor Titanfall GPU performance

I have Intel i5 2500k, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM. Still, Titanfall has really poor performance. I play on lowest possible settings and in HD (1280x720, I think). Still, on large maps, ...
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XPS (Extreme Memory Profile) causing Skyrim bug to speed-stutter

I just upgraded from an socket AM3 790FX X4 at 3.1GHz (max OC) to an FX8350 AM3+ / 990FX with a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. I've kept the 2x4GB of G.Skill F3-17000CL11-4GBSR RAM from the AM3 ...
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Extreme FPS Drop in Counter Strike Global Offensive

Please don't provide answers/suggestions on how I can improve/squeeze out more FPS. I want to know what caused the FPS drop and tearing. Thanks! Yesterday, I noticed a significant FPS drop ...
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Would it be detrimental to run games at the highest settings my laptop can handle?

I have only recently gotten a gaming laptop that can actually play modern games. With my old laptop, I was only capable of playing 2d games...so I'm not exactly sure about the graphics setting that I ...
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Should using VGA output be degrading performance and framerate?

I stoped playing my Xbox 360 on HDMI because I connected it with a PC monitor which doesn't have HDMI, it only has VGA. I already know that I will not have that image quality, but the problem I faced ...
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A question about Frames Per Second [duplicate]

When I play a game on my pc, the frames are like 100-130. On Xbox one - PS4 there are some games 30-60fps, 60 frames on pc would be so stuttery. Is there a difference in the console's fps, and the ...
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How can one remove lag spikes due to memory dumps?

I investigated occasional quick "freezes" I would get in Minecraft about every 20 seconds or so - the fluid motion of me turning would stop and resume in less than probably half a second. It's barely ...
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Are there performance and stability differences between vanilla and Bukkit servers?

I am deciding whether to switch my vanilla server over to a Bukkit server. I did upgrade to the development build of Java 7 which did give me a slight performance boost. Just wondering if anyone has ...
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TES IV Oblivion - horrible performance on modern hardware

I have an AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz, six cores) with a Radeon HD 6870 (1GB VRAM) and 8GB RAM. Playing Oblivion on maxed details I get around 10 FPS when standing in the middle of Niben Bay and looking ...
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How can I increase the performance of League of Legends? [closed]

In League of Legends, I can only manage 30 frames per second (or lower) on Low quality. Is that normal, or not? How can I increase the performance? I have a G41MT-S2PT motherboard, a PowerColor ATI ...
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Comparing TN vs. IPS LCD monitors for gaming

Having never owned an LCD desktop monitor, I'm wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are between owning a TN and an IPS monitor in regards to gaming performance. While I know there are ...
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CPU or framerate limiting on older games

There are some older games that seem to eat up as much CPU as you can produce even if only to render frames that they will drop - or perhaps perform some work that I don't consider necessary (since ...
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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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Which is better for a Gaming PC Graphics Card - more RAM, or faster GPU?

If I have budget for one of two graphics cards as an upgrade, where one has more RAM but the other a faster clock speed on the GPU, which would have the biggest impact on gaming performance? The one ...
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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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What sort of performance penalty does WINE cause? [closed]

I changed my 10+ year old Athlon XP (3000+) system from Windows XP to Linux Mint 17.1. I want to use WINE to play Artermis Bridge Simulator. My Athlon XP system used to be able to run an Artemis ...
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Cannot reach more than 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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Does a flash drive give better performance than a hard drive for games on a Xbox 360?

Since you can install games on a flash drive on an Xbox 360, and flash drives generally have faster random reads than hard drives, would it give Xbox 360 games better performance by installing them to ...
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Extreme Framedrops

Lately I got some heavy Framedrops wich make BF4 unplayable. Usually My Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X | i7 4770 run 100-100fps on HIGH settings, with drops downward to 60fps when there's much action. But ...
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Framerate chug every second or so in Team Fortress 2?

I have a fairly old gaming computer (5 years old or so) that I built, and used to play TF2 just fine. Starting about a year ago, I started getting a consistent framerate chug/freeze every second or ...
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Is hard disk also responsible for game performance?

Me and my friend have same laptop. Both have the same specifications, but a game's performance on his laptop is lag free. Well, the only difference is in our hard drives. He has a hard drive which is ...
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Tutorials play very slowly, what can I do?

My machine can handle Deus Ex Human Revolution fine with the resolution turned down a bit from my screen's native resolution. However tutorial clips and cutscenes play extremely slowly - the audio is ...
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Alpha Centauri (GOG version) is using up nearly 100% cpu

SMAC is overheating my Win7 64-bit, Core Duo 2.0Ghz, 4GB RAM machine and when I check the Task Manager after playing a few minutes (nothing major happens in the game, I just build my base and move the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does having more than 4 gigs of RAM increase gaming performance?

Have we reached a point where game makers are taking advantage of 64bit OSes and allocating more memory to their processes beyond the standard available on a 32bit OS or are games not yet taking ...
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Will a dedicated sound-card decrease CPU load?

Assume the CPU is the bottleneck in my PC's performance (I've a great GPU and tons of RAM), and lets say I'm playing a game that permanently maxes out the CPU load. My PC has no dedicated ...
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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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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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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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How do I improve Civilization V's performance?

I have pretty decent hardware and I run many games on it. But Civ 5 is unacceptably slow when it reaches an advanced stage where it shows the whole map and there are many units. I tried to monitor ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I run a Minecraft multiplayer server and client on the same machine?

Is it possible to host a Minecraft multiplayer server on my computer and connect to it from the game client on the same machine? If it is possible how would it affect other players connecting on my ...
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How can I reduce latency while playing World of Warcraft?

I can often have a latency of over 600ms when raiding and I have heard people in-game say that latency can be reduced by using a custom proxy or DNS server (I don't remember which). Are there any ...
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Does connecting your laptop to TV via HDMI decrease gaming performance?

I have a laptop I use to game, its not a high-end one. My resolution is 1366x768, I'm thinking of getting a HDMI cable to try out gaming on the TV. My card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 HD, and it ...
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How to clear laggy chicken farm

I've irresponsibly made an auto breeding chicken farm on a multiplayer server. Unfortunately, I left my character AFK and the farm grew beyond any possibility of getting close, for it causes horrible ...
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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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How can I optimize the performance of the TF2 Linux client on an old / low-spec machine? [closed]

I've been trying to get the TF2 client to run on my machine. It starts and runs, but so slowly that even navigating the menus is pretty painful. I've searched around a bit and tried some of the ...
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How to force Maximized Fullscreen mode in any game?

I have seen several games that have a video display mode that is windowed with no borders, at the same resolution as the desktop. It's sometimes called "Borderless Windowed" mode, or "Maximized ...
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Why is Quake Live slower on the Mac than the PC?

I have a new iMac. I have been playing Quake Live. When I play I get either 85 fps, or a weird effect where the framerate starts at 125, then drops to 85fps and builds up again to 125 fps. Changing ...
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RAMDisk for performance boost in gaming?

I recently started experimenting with a RAMDisk for web browsing and since it worked pretty well, I began wondering if any particular games would benefit from using a RAMDisk? I realize games are ...
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How can I improve the performance of Minecraft?

I'm a happy Minecraft player. I place my blocks, mine my coal, and generally nobody gets hurt. Lately though, those mean creepers have been sneaking up on me from behind, and killing me. Why? Because ...
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How can I increase my FPS in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve the performance of Minecraft? I'm running a Toshiba A665 with Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) and just installed the latest version of Java. Every setting ...