That’s it: you’re done building your gaming PC. Or you bought a gaming laptop. It’s time to turn it on and play your favorite video games right now. But before you do, wait! Depending on its configuration you can further optimize your computer to provide optimal performance. If you have installed Windows 11, know that Microsoft’s new operating system allows you to take advantage of some remarkable features. Also, upgrading a PC for video games is a very complicated step: in this guide, we’ll show you how to do it!
1. Disable startup apps
To provide optimal performance for Windows users, Microsoft automatically runs applications in the background at startup. Usually, these applications do not affect the performance of your computer because they are lightweight. However, among them there are heavy applications that consume a lot of resources. We can cite Skype or Chrome among others.
So we recommend you to optimize your computer to play video games only for a limited time. To do this, disable all unnecessary gaming applications running in the background to make your computer run faster.
- Start the task manager by pressing the keys Ctrl+Shift+Esc Your keyboard. You can also access the app by doing a Right-click on the taskbar Selecting Windows and Task Manager
- In the application window, click the tab the beginning. There you will see all the applications running in the background on your computer.
- Now all you have to do is select the app you want to close. Click on it and click the button turn off In the lower right corner of the window. You can too Right click on the application Question and test turn off.
There you go! Now, if you want to disable other apps, repeat the below operations. By doing this, your computer will start working faster.
2. Disable resource-hungry applications
Apart from the apps that run at startup, some apps consume a lot of memory and processor power. Before starting your favorite video games, it’s time to optimize your computer by disabling these applications.
We show you the procedures to follow:
- Press the keys Ctrl+Shift+Esc on your keyboard to open the task manager.
- tab processSort the list of running applications based on the usage of Processor or the remember. To do this, you need to click on one of the sub-tabs.
- Select the resource-intensive applications at the top of the list one by one. Click the button End of work At the bottom of the list, or right-click on it and select End of work.
Repeat these steps to disable all unnecessary apps running in the background and consuming memory. You’ll see: Your PC will be much faster and more efficient for a gaming session.
3. Disable animations in Windows 11
Yes, viewing application window animations is nice to see on Windows. It demonstrates the computer’s ergonomics, bringing modernity and fluidity to your navigation. However, this feature consumes resources and slows down your computer. So, if you want to improve your computer for playing video games, it is necessary to disable it temporarily. During your gaming session, prioritize speed over looks.
Here’s how to disable animations in Windows 11:
- Click on Start Menu and go to systems. You can also access it by pressing the keyboard shortcut Success + I.
- In the left menu, click Access. Then click Visual effects In the right pane.
- turn off Animation effects By turning off the switch.
That’s it! After performing these steps, all window and menu animations will stop. Windows 11 may not be as smooth, but the system performance will improve when playing your video games.
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4. Reduce visual effects
Besides animations, Windows 11 offers easy-to-use visual effects. That’s normal: it’s built to be better than Windows 10. But these visual effects can affect your performance in the game because they use a lot of resources. To avoid this, we invite you to change the graphical interface that runs in the background. Proceed as follows:
- Go to your computer’s settings via the start menu or by pressing Success + I.
- Once in the app, type performanceIn the search bar located in the upper left corner of the window.
- A few options will be displayed in the search bar. Select Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows: A new window Performance options Then appear on your screen.
- All you have to do is check the option Adjust for best performance.
5. Use a high efficiency power plan
To upgrade your computer for video games, you can switch to a power plan High performance Windows 11 of Windows 11. This option allows your computer to use more power to provide the performance you need to run your applications at their maximum. Also, Windows Power Plan will be default Balance. So you have to enable high performance mode manually.
If you have a gaming laptop, we recommend enabling this option.
In the Start menu or taskbar, click the icon Research.
- Type Power Options Click on the app when it appears in the search bar and search results.
- Bonus tip: You can go to Control Panel and manually select the Power option in the app.
- In the menu Choose or customize a power planCheck the box High performance.
- Warning: This mode may not be displayed in the menu by default. To access it, follow these steps:
- Click on the menu Create a power plan In the left pane of the app.
- Check the box High performance Then click continuously.
- Set all the parameters to maximum and confirm the operation by clicking To conclude.
That’s it! After performing these steps, your computer will consume more power and increase the performance of your computer. But although this option is a godsend for video game sessions, remember: consuming too many resources affects the life of your computer’s components. So don’t forget to turn off high performance mode when you’re done playing.
One thing you need to remember: This particular power plan is only suitable for high-end PCs and laptops.
6. Optimize PC for video games by updating graphics driver(s).
One of the most important components for improving gaming performance is the graphics driver. It is important to upgrade your computer’s graphics card to run large video games. So, update your GPU driver(s) often!
Depending on the brand of your graphics card, here’s what you’ll typically need to do:
- Open your graphics card manufacturer’s official website in your web browser. If you already have the client installed on your computer, click on it: it’s much easier and faster.
- Provide details about your graphics card: model, operating system, serial number if required. When done, click the button Check for updates.
- If a new update is available, click on it Download Tamil.
- Wait for the graphics driver download to finish and run the installation file.
There you go! By using all these tips, you will optimize your computer for video games and enjoy exemplary fluidity during your gaming sessions.
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