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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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would a faster HDD in my PS3 speed up load times?

Ok, so several of my co-workers have been upgrading their work machines to use SSD hard drives instead of old spinning disks. They all rave about the huge speed boost on IO intensive actions like ...
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How can I improve CPU usage in Skyrim?

My system specs are as follows: CPU: AMD Phenom X4 - 2.4GHz GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti (ASUS, Fermi) RAM: 8GB DDR2 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit The issue I'm experiencing is that whenever I ...
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Low FPS and Performance Issues During Gameplay

Alright this is just baffling me. I have never had performance issues on my Desktop unless its just an easy Driver Update. The worst part is that my Laptop has no issues playing Far Cry 3. My Desktop ...
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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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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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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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Can I stop Skyrim slowing down after 5 minutes?

My laptop's about a year old, but I bought it at quite a high spec then so it's still fine. When I first ran Skyrim, it chose the 'high' graphics setting. At first, the game plays very smoothly, ...
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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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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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Team Fortress 2 Bad Performance on Mac

I was wondering if anyone else has had bad problems with Team Fortress 2 running on a mac (not bootcamp or anything like that) for example here are some of the problems I've been having: When doing ...
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How much does the resolution affect performance?

If you take a generic game and change resolution to 640 x 480, 1280 x 1024 and 1920 x 1080 respectively, how heavily would this affect performance? Is resolution an important factor or rather ...
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Does Deux Ex: Human Revolution run better under Windows than Mac OS X?

I've got a macbook air 13" with an HD 4000 graphics card. Deus Ex runs just ok on it. Is the performance on Windows better for this game? If so, is it enough to matter?
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Is a gaming laptop noticable louder than desktop computer?

It seems to me that normal PCs without water cooling and without specifically modded gfx-card-fans are the vacuum cleaners among the home electronics, especially when playing a gfx heavy game. (Which ...
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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 play extremely slowly - the audio is very choppy ...
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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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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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Heavy performance issues after location changes

I bought Skyrim recently. As the title suggests, my performance drops after entering and leaving houses a couple of times. My build is Intel i5 quad core processor, NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti from Gigabyte ...
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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 ...