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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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Separate SSD disk for faster gaming?

Unless your 120 SSD is really better than your 240 one (if the 120 has a SATA version higher than the 240 for example and your motherboard support it), you won't notice a difference if there's any. It ...
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How does an SSD improve gaming performance?

How do SSDs improve gaming performance? SSDs improve performance by reducing loading times, assuming the game is installed on the SSD, of course. Do they somehow impact the framerate? It depends on ...
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Extreme FPS Drop in Counter Strike Global Offensive

So, considering the discussion in the comments, and my opinion, possible causes of the FPS drop and screen tearing for the specific game in question, CS:GO, would be (in order of likeliness) Corrupt ...
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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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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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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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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 one remove lag spikes due to memory dumps?

Possible solution: OptiFine You can download OptiFine here. OptiFine is a great way of getting rid of lagg spikes, and has a lot of settings to adjust, and could possibly remove your lagg spikes, try ...
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How can I increase the performance of League of Legends?

The Radeon HD 5450 is a 5-year-old video card, and was a low-performance budget model even when it was new. Your poor performance is more than likely primarily due to that. If your other PC ...
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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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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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Insane tick lag in Minecraft

Lag spikes are caused by three possible things: Just remember, there are multiple ways to fix these problems, and multiple things that may be causing these problems. Too many packets! Minecraft can ...
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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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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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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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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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Minecraft server lag since updating to 1.8

If the server is hosted by a external company, contact them about the server issues. This problem can also be created by your wifi speed, you may want to run a speedtest.net scan on your wifi to make ...
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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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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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