For questions related to specialized software and hardware configurations designed for playing games.

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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at decent frame rates. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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Why did adding memory significantly increase gaming performance on an AMD APU?

To be clear from the beginning, this is not a problem. This is just something that I really want to know the secret behind.System specificationsCPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHzGPU: AMD ...
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Why do lots of games have Direct X 9 and 11 options, but NOT DX10?

I don't really know much about DirectX other than it is responsible of having better graphic options for games, for example, tessellation and Ambient Occlusion in DX11.But my question is, why some ...
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Combine GPU calculation power

After Windows 10 Fall Update you see all of your GPUs in the Taskmanager:When I play a game, only one GPU is used, the other one is idle. Question: When I reach 100% with my GeForce GTX 760 is it ...
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What was the purpose of the turbo button?

What did the turbo button on old PCs do?
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Mah Jonng game on Archive.org from 1991 will not run

I am trying to download v3.5.1 on archive.org of Mah Jonng. I have no idea what is wrong with it but here is the error when I try to run it:Okay, this game is from 1991 and maybe it will not run ...
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Gaming over LAN, VNC alternative?

Okay, I've done more than a little homework about this and am starting to think that the world is somehow opposed to this idea. I have a laptop in my house, SB Core i3 with a GMA HD GPU which is ...
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Nvidia Quadro 5600 fx, and high end games

I bought the above card for work purposes. I was shocked to find its not as good as the geforce series for gaming. Given its spec, i assumed this would be fine.I am trying to use the card for ...
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Setting up a junk PC for classic PC gaming

I recently bought a computer from a local computer store that sells referbished/cheap PCs. I'm trying to set it up to play old DOS games I have on 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppies (DOS versions).The PC ...
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Networking - Games can't see/join anyone else's LAN servers, unless I host

This happens with various games, from Battlefield 2 to Trackmania and therefore seems to be some network configuration error: When anyone else hosts a LAN game I am the only one that can't see their ...
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Crysis on Windows 8.1 triggers low-memory warning

A more specific case of "How do I make the Windows low memory warning less sensitive?". Please don't migrate this post to Arqade; I was directed to post this question here from Arqade.I just got a ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Is my recently acquired GPU broken?

A little more than a week ago, I acquired an ASUS Strix GTX970 4GB OC. I've been noticing alot of sporadic stuttering whilst playing games and I'm kind of puzzled to what it could be. Very frustrating....
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When buying a video card, what specs should I compare/which are most important?

I'm currently deciding on if I should upgrade my current video card or not. I know I will find myself in this situation more times in the future, so I figured I would educate myself. What should I ...
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Mixing stereo audio signal into one headphone can. For computer games [closed]

Hello I'm deaf in one ear but I love to play competitive FPS pc games. The problem is I can't pinpoint where people are in the game. Which makes it hard to shoot them in the face before they shoot me ...

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