Windows 10/11 optimization guide for gaming

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  • GAMING6698
    GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 6,523 Pathfinder
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    For maximum performance out of your graphic card you can follow all steps. As for nvdia control panel the settings I mentioned is for balance visuals/quality and smoothness. One can change some settings for High quality at the cost of fps or performance or performance at the cost of image quality.

    You can ignore those steps which you don't understand.

    Overall this guide will help to reduce power consumption by Disabling useless services, apps, etc and give that power to your own running applications.

    windows 10/11 optimization guide for gaming 
    Windows 10/11 optimization guide for gaming — Acer Community

    My AN515-43 laptop UserBenchmark-
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  • Quikchangethechannel
    Quikchangethechannel Member Posts: 12

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    First thing to try is right click on the desktop, click View and then Show Desktop icons.

  • Quikchangethechannel
    Quikchangethechannel Member Posts: 12

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    Don't use the optimizer (step 2) unless you know exactly what you're doing.

    Also, if your graphics drivers work, don't bother updating because not only will all your games now need to build the shades all over again (ever noticed that your game lags like hell for a while afterupdating drivers?, but new drivers can make older cards even worse.

    O&O Shutup10 is a great tool. And I have used optimizer, but it wasn't that great either.

    Also also, don't delete temporary files every 2 minutes, not only will it wear out SSDs a bit quicker, but it will often slow your computer down because of having to retrieve those files again instead of already having them.

  • Ender79
    Ender79 Member Posts: 3 New User
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    I'm not a big fan of stopping windows services ,I think games should go smooth with default windows services enabled. Anyway I have Killer WiFI and Killer Suite cand stop any service you want in gaming…but I never used it.

    Instead I fine tuned my system to have lower temps , lower power comsumption , smooth experince in gaming , even if I will loose abit of FPS.

    1. Undervolt GTX 4060 with MSI Afterburner…. 2250 MHz but at 0.825V , TGP of graphics card goes around 70W instread of 115W default
    2. I have I7 13700H , disabled that 8 E-cores in BIOS and go with only 6P/12 threads .In fact I have more FPS in games with E-cores diabled.
    3. Manually set CPU PL1/PL2 to 65/85 W instead of 100/115W in Performance mode . I have all cores boost 4.5 Ghz no matter how I stress the CPU and for how long ,at around 80W power.

    In games my temps are under 70 degrees for both CPU and GPU in Performance mode, but fans are a bit louder.

    System is Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51 (I7 13700H + RTX 4060 + 16 Gb DDR5 4800 Mhz)