As many gamers, you use your PC to play video games. And no matter what type of game you play, gaming is performance-hungry. You may have noticed slowdowns on your PC while playing. Simple optimizations exist to boost your machine.
- UPDATE DRIVERS
The graphics card of your PC Gamer is used to display everything that happens on the screen, in 2D and 3D. In other words, for video games, its importance is crucial. To keep it at the top of its performance, update your graphics card’s latest drivers.
- INSTALL THE LATEST PATCHES FOR YOUR GAMES
It is not only the PC that you can optimize. There is also the game itself. By installing the latest patch updates of your favorite games, you have their improved version at your disposal: lighter programs, resolution of certain bugs … In short, the game becomes more “digestible” for your PC. And its reading becomes more fluid.
- DEFRAGMENT YOUR HARD DISK
The hard disk stores all the data of your PC. Not only the data from your video games, but also all the other data: documents, applications, utilities… Over time and changes in location, this data becomes fragmented. This requires much more effort for your system to work. This is true for both portable and desktop Gamer PCs. Defragment the hard drive by following the path “All Programs → Accessories → System Tools”. This can give you a real performance boost.
- OPTIMIZE YOUR SSD DISK : If you use an SSD for the storage of your games like the Samsung 850 Evo, it is also possible to give it back all the energy it deserves. To do this, simply check that the TRIM function of your operating system is active. This function allows you to fluidify and homogenize the data traffic in your SSD. To check that your TRIM is active: Start → Command prompt (admin). Enter “fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify”. If the answer is DisableDeleteNotify = 0, it’s ok: your TRIM is active.
- DISABLE UNNECESSARY 3D EFFECTS
Some graphical effects that have an aesthetic interest in “normal” use of your PC, have no use when you are playing. These are the 3D effects that animate your windows, menus, etc… Disabling them makes you gain power. To do so, right click on your computer icon → Properties → Advanced system settings. Here you can disable all options that seem useless or superfluous to you.
By M.Azziouni 04/03/2021