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What parts of Autorun need to be disabled to avoid Autosave lag in Skyrim?

I've read that disabling Autosave in Skyrim helps to avoid the lag it can create after the savefile has exceeded a certain threshold. However, I'm wondering if it really is all of Autosave that needs ...
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Skyrim is crashing my PS3

I've seen a thread or two about the lag problems in Skyrim on the PS3. However, I've seen few (if any) about Skyrim actually crashing the system. Perhaps my case is actually a lag, and I'm just not ...
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Games do not work with a Nvidia GT 555M on Asus N55SF [closed]

When I start games (ex: PES 2012) a warning message appears: Your computer does not meet the minimum specifications necessary to run this software. You may experience errors during operation. ...
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Why did Steam erase all my games?

Steam just erased all my games without warning. Here's my setup and what I've done recently that could be related (I'm including probably too much detail in the hopes it helps someone figure out what ...
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Is there a fix for Skyrim crashing to the desktop when looking at a large gem pile?

I'm finding a lot of gems in dungeons, recently, and so I've decided to fill my basement room with them. I've gotten quite a lot, and after dropping the last haul, I've found myself in the ...
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PC hangs for 1 second, every 30 seconds, while playing TF2. Does not occur with newer games

Last week I bought a new PC with these specs: Mem: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX CPU: Intel Core I5 2500K Boxed MoBo: Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC ...
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Spore freezes after playing for a while

I've been playing spore for a while now, and I found 2 peculiar phenomenons in the game: Some graphics (such as the monolith, the construction of a colony and lava on planets) don't show up. By ...
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How can I install a Steam game I bought at retail from the disc?

I bought Modern Warfare 3 at retail, and after putting disc 1 in it installs Steam then asks for the CD key. After that it then starts downloading the game via Steam. I have the disc but it refuses ...
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Flickering random white points / lines on black shadows / textures

I have a problem that's never occurred before. In the majority of games, part of textures are flickering and some weird white points / lines are randomly appearing on black textures. I already ...
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Problem with Icewind Dale Gold mirrored sprites

I am currently playing Icewind Dale Gold, an outstanding D&D based dungeon crawler. It works with almost no problems on my Pentium 4 2.93GHz Prescott, 1.5GB RAM DDR2 and Radeon HD4650 1GB PciE, ...
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Skyrim launcher brings up UAC dialog and never launches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim When trying to play Skyrim on Windows 7, I double-click the icon, and the Steam ...
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I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim

I just tried to run Skyrim and once the splash screen appears, I hit "Play." The splash screen blinks and pops up again. Nothing else happens, and the game does not open. I'm stuck in a endless loop ...
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Battlefield 3 PC black screen with sounds

Since the last patch of Battlefield 3, I can't play it because the screen is black, but I can hear sounds in the background. I tried to repair the installation from Origin, but it doesn't resolve the ...
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Is there a way to hook my Super Nintendo to my 2 year old Vizio TV?

I bought my Vizio TV 2 years ago and I just got my Super Nintendo from my parents' house. I tried hooking it up to both of the TVs I have and neither of them even recognized that I had it hooked up. ...
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NFS: Most Wanted complains that D3DX9_26.DLL is missing

I am struggling to play NFS: Most Wanted on my laptop. It has windows 7 and DirectX 11. But when I start NFS it says that D3DX9_26.DLL is missing. I used to play this game on my PC which had Windows ...
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What causes microfreezes in PC games and how can I minimize them?

If you've played rhythm games such as Audiosurf or Bit.Trip Beat you'll be familiar with this enraging phenomenon - the game just freezes for a few frames to a whole second, the game catches up with ...
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Why do my cinematics end abruptly?

I've noticed that some of my cinematics, as well as dialogue, seem to be ending abruptly. To the point that I'm wondering if it might be a glitch. I've had sentences cut short in the middle of a word. ...
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How can I slow a game down?

I'm trying to play The Binding of Isaac on my laptop, but the game is just running too fast for me. I can slow it down if I unplug my laptop, which I believe throttles my CPU. I'd like to find some ...
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League of Legends won't open. I get an error that refers to a PVP.net Patcher Kernel. How do I fix it?

When I try to open League of Legends in Windows 7 I am notified that PVP.net Patcher Kernel has stopped working and that Windows hasn't found a solution, what should I do?
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How to add commentator in Winning Eleven 9?

I've installed Winning Eleven 9 (Pro Evolution Soccer 5) in my computer, but after I installed it, there is no back sound and commentator when I play it. Is there any missing file on my game? If so, ...
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Skyrim crashes on start. Do I need a new sound card? [duplicate]

In my computer I have both a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 SB0220 card and a Realtek ALC850 chipset on an MSI K9N4 nForce 500 motherboard. My game crashes on launch, just after the Bethesda logo fades. I've ...
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Unused area of laptop display while gaming

When I start playing a NFS Most Wanted or COD: Modern Warfare, I observed that the laptop screen is not used completely. There are 1.5 inches margins on both left and right ends of the screen that ...
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Fix corrupted Xbox USB

I was playing Batman on my Xbox last night. This morning I turned on my Xbox and noticed that my profile wasn't there. I went then into "System Tools and Storage" and it says that USB is not formatted ...
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I need to test network connection before I can connect to Xbox Live

I recently connected my Xbox 360 to my college campus's wired network, which requires me to use a static IP Address. Since then, almost every time I turn on my Xbox I am not connected to Xbox Live. ...
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Using a laptop as the monitor for a console

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes: How can you use the laptop monitor as the visuals for a console? I only have a Wii to test it with. I'm not very good with hardware ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer is “Currently Unavailable?”

I started up Steam today to play some Modern Warfare 3, and finally play for more than 10 minute increments... Regardless the reason for me playing, the game would not start- and notified me: "This ...
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How can I use the Skyrim console with a notebook keyboard? [closed]

I would like to use setstage C06 1 command in Skyrim's console, to solve a glitch with the companion quest line. However, I'm using a notebook, and my tilde key is actually my 0 key too, so when I ...
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Any information about losing Skill Points?

I've spent my first five Points into different Perks in the Skill Trees. But at Level 6, I decided to save my Points for later (when my Smithing-Skill is grown up). Now, with Level 8, I wanted to hand ...
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Skyrim sudden FPS drop during zone transition

Does anyone know how to fix an issue where changing zones (immediately after loading screen appears) FPS drops to single digits. Restarting the game is a workaround but I'm looking for a long-term ...
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Where did this guy's face go?

I'm having a bit of trouble in certain areas with NPC's faces disappearing in Skyrim on PC. It's very odd because their skin and eyes are no where to be found but their facial hair stays intact. It's ...
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Skyrim crashes as soon as I boot up into the menu. How do I fix this?

Whenever I boot up Skyrim, it crashes as soon as it reaches the main menu with no dialog or anything. I thought this was related to my using dual monitors somehow, but I disconnected the other monitor ...
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F.E.A.R 2 freezing issues when on loading screen

I'm having a problem with my FEAR 2 copy on my PS3, the game works just fine, I'm just past chapter 9/10 where I'm looking for Keegan, anyway, when the game is loading on the loading screen, no matter ...
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Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign

I have a brand new Alienware, hardware is probably not an issue. My laptop freezes about 5 minutes into playing Battlefield 3 campaign. Is there a known fix for this issue? Is this even a known issue ...
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How to limit an older game's (DirectX 3) FPS speed? (USNF 97) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine? I'm trying to run USNF 97 Navy Fighters (was made for Windows 95). My ...
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Why is my piston powered cobblestone generator crashing minecraft?

I was trying to build an automatic cobblestone generator using pistons, and while I think the machine should work, it instead causes the Universe to implode game to crash. The stone is created from ...
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TF2 crashing during map transition

I was playing TF2 last night and I managed to get in to game fine. When the match ended and a new map was loaded, the game crashed for a minute but when it restarted, everything on the screen was ...
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 online disconnecting

I got Battlefield Bad Company 2 last night on Steam and I was trying to play online, but I get disconnected within 5 minutes of joining and usually get an error saying: "You have lost connection to ...
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D3DCOMPILER_43.dll contains an error

Whilst trying to run Dirt 3 or Dragon age 2, I get the following error message: 'D3DCOMPILER_43.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error' I'm running an ATI 6970 card on ...
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Why are my flash game saves getting erased?

After installing stand-alone flash games such as Machinarium, Dino Run SE, and Space Rubbish (all of which are great games by the way) I find that my game saves keep disappearing. I have read how ...
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Where did the world go?

I was playing on my main world when my laptop ran out of power. I found a charger and woke it up, but Minecraft had crashed. Now, it doesn't appear in the world selection screen! I have verified ...
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Is there a way to reduce texture popping in Rage?

Rage is a good looking game, and it sure runs so smoothly on my desktop, which is far from top of the line. While that is technically impressive, it seems there are no free meals, as I am plagued by ...
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Why are my Sprites Flickering in Braid?

While playing Braid, I constantly see sprites flickering and disappearing through the whole game. I have searched a lot but no one seems to have the same problem on PC or Console. here are some ...
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With an AMD card, can I force V-Sync only for Rage?

So, Rage recently got unlocked for EU territories, and the first thing I noticed once I started playing is an awful lot of screen tearing. I heard that forcing V-Sync (since sadly there's no option ...
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How to improve Binding of Isaac performance?

I cannot go past level 3/4 because when I enter in rooms full of monsters the game start lagging a lot and controls do not respond at all or with a huge delay. My configuration is not actually bad: ...
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All is gray in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

I have a problem with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I think that this screenshot explain it well: Practically I see only the HUD and all the rest is gray. Both in character creation and when I ...
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Cannot use Keyboard/Mouse?

I can use the scroll wheel to select menu options, and I can click to fire, but it seems only my xbox 360 gamepad will allow me to aim or move. Which is terrible because I can't aim with my left thumb ...
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Resistance 3, unable to delete game data, and installation of trophies freezing

Bought Resistance 3, popped it into the PS3 and the first thing that came up was an update. So I wait the 2 hours to download the 696 MB update, then let it install. The entire PS3 freezes at ...
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PSP screen doesn't turn on but the rest of the system is working

When I turn on my PSP, the green light turns on, it makes sounds, and when I press buttons on it, it makes moving around the menu sounds. But it doesn't display anything on the screen. I've ordered a ...
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Input a 63-character WPA2 key on an Xbox 360S

I have a wireless network with quite a few devices. I just got a brand new Xbox 360S, 4GB version. My last console was a ColecoVision. I connected the Xbox to my router and it applied many updates, ...
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PS3 freezing between 10-60 minutes after system start only on games, audio persists

I have an old 60gig PS3 that is crashing in games after only a few minutes of playing. I've Backed up and then restored, rebuilt the database, checked for dust bunnies and made sure the vents are ...