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Which way do the fade sliders in Skyrim go?

These sliders affect the draw distance of game objects, grass, and detailed lighting effects. The higher these settings are, the farther from the camera these effects will be visible or drawn at high ...
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Why does Jedi: Fallen Order runs so smooth?

Yes, it is normal. Your GTX 970 is faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. Nvidia GPUs are named after following scheme: Full Name Prefix Series Tier Revision Suffix GTX 970 GTX 9 7 0 GTX 1050 Ti GTX 10 5 0 ...
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Why can't I get more than 60 FPS in CS:GO?

Since it is now clear that your computer indeed does support the game with acceptable FPS it is definitely a problem with your VSync settings. There are now two things left to do: Since Windows 10 ...
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Reduce Minecraft Redstone lag

As an Intermediate Redstone-er, I'd recommend doing the following: Convert long Hopper-Lines into Water Stream Ways, example for if you don't understand my terminology on this: The packed_ice helps ...
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Is it safe to run a heavy game in a non-gaming laptop?

All modern PCs have some means of protection systems that will prevent your machine from running in unsafe temperature modes. You can check this shutdown on overheating thread on Intel's forum for ...
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Battlefield 2042 is limiting threads and process priority

Fixing this is quite easy: In the folder where your Battlefield 2042 EXE is (default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042), create a new file called user.cfg. (Mind that you have to ...
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How can get better FPS in Minecraft?

There are many ways to increase FPS: I recently discovered that turning off your sound effects in the options menu increases your frame rate significantly on low-end computers. Try this first, since ...
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Half Life 2, Episode 1 starts running slow in-game

I thought to provide the solution to my question here. Apologies for the noobieness, but for me it was quite a steep learning curve : Diagnosis: I found out that when temperatures exceeded 90oC, the ...
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Does RAM matter for FPS?

RAM starts to matter as soon as it runs out. When a game has to process more information at once than fits into RAM, it has to use "virtual memory". That means that any data which is ...
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Input delay/lag in Forza Horizons 3 on PC with Xbox One Controller

This is caused by the video setting being at 30fps. Change it to 60fps and this will solve the issue.
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Major lag on Minecraft Servers ( I have good fps)

The distance between you and the server locations are causing the lags. If you press TAB in Minecraft you can see the ping (latency) right next to your name. Five green bars would be great, the less ...
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What causes the terrible FPS drop in CS:GO and why does `logadress_add 1` solve it?

This command is only one of many possible solutions to temporarily fix the fps bug. logaddress_add xy does nothing to the game itself. It is used for adding external hosts to the game. These hosts ...
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Installing Fallout 4 broke other games

Follow-up: I gave up and punted. After trying upgrading to Windows 11, reinstalling DirectX 12, multiple version of drivers and validating OpenGL, none of which helped, I backed everything up and ...
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How can I check if my computer's powerful enough to run a certain game?

Can I run it? vs. Is it playable? There is a significant difference between these two questions, even though they are often conflated. Here are some specific reasons why a computer might not be able ...
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How can I check if my computer's powerful enough to run a certain game?

Most modern PC games will publish the recommended at minimum system requirements at some point in time before the game is released. For example, the game Witcher 3, released in North America on May ...
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How can I improve framerate of Minecraft client?

Without knowing your PC specs it is hard to tell. But still here are some ways: Optifine: Available here. Optifine is a tool which lets you set your graphics as per your fps requirements. My Rating: ...
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How do I optimize PCSX2's performance?

I recently got a PC rig capable of entry-level VR, so I assumed I'd be able to play PS2 emulated games easily enough. Boy was I wrong, Shadow of the Colossus (the only game worth playing in my book ;-)...
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How do I find out which mods are causing performance drops?

I would try a binary search: You said that you have around 100 mods enabled so, try disable the last 50 mods. Performance drop persists? Disable another 25 mods Performance drop still persists? ...
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

Data is from http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php. As you can see, your GPU is not even half the rating of the minimum requirements (if compared to the GeForce). You should not expect to ...
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Reduce Minecraft Redstone lag

You can improve your performance by easily changing the particle/animation settings in your video settings. When you are in a village with thousands of torches, each one of those torches have both a ...
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Why can't I get more than 60 FPS in CS:GO?

As others stated you should tweak the in game settings, I have a gtx 980ti and still keep everything on the lowest setting just because the extra detail is not necessary. The only thing that should ...
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Are there any good fixes for late game performance or is all hope lost?

There's nothing you can do from a hardware perspective; you have a very good CPU for this (though it is quite old--consider upgrading soon!), which is where the performance bottleneck comes from; the ...
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How much faster is the Steam Deck's NVMe SSD than the eMMC or SD card options?

The specs describe the 256GB and 512GB models as using NVMe with either PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2. Maximum theoretical bandwidth for x2 is 1.969 GB/s and x4 is 3.938 GB/s (taken from this chart) ...
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I get huge FPS drops when I move my mouse in certain games

So, I have done testing with my old 1080 as suggested by Timmy Jim... sadly and shockingly, it didn't change the situation. However, other suggestion made by Vilx- to turn off the nVidia's share - ...
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

You can supposedly do this by changing an INI file though this causes some people's games to crash. Alternately, if you're not averse to it, whenever the rain starts up, press ~ to open the terminal ...
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Half Life 2, Episode 1 starts running slow in-game

Here's a guess: the game is either running on, or being switched to, your integrated graphics card. As a debugging step can you try disabling the Intel HD video card you probably have as a GPU under ...
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What actions can I undertake before starting a game to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible?

I used to have a very outdated laptop with just enough RAM, and a sub-par CPU and GPU. Startup: Open Run and type msconfig. This will open the Windows utility which contains all the services and ...
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Periodic FPS drops in CS:GO

In your case it's very likely that your laptop is overheating. When that happens it will throttle the performance (as you already figured), which results in those lag spikes. You can try to... Lower ...
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Does the type of hard drive affect load times for an Xbox 360 Slim?

The Xbox 360 Slim uses SATA II which has an uncoded transfer rate of 2.4 Gbit/s (300 MB/s). USB 2.0 has an effective High Speed signaling rate throughput of 35 MB/s. The Xbox 360 Slim comes with a ...
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