What can be done to speed it up?

play-go-jerksGood day.

All game lovers (and not lovers, I think too) faced the fact that the launched game began to slow down: the picture changed on the screen jerks, twitching, sometimes it seems that the computer hangs (half a second second). It may occur for various reasons for various reasons, and it is not always so easy to establish a "culprit" of such lags ( LAG - translated from English: lag, delay ).

As part of this article, I want to stay in the most common causes, because of which games begin to go jerks and slow down. And so, let's start to understand in order ...

1. Required system characteristics of the game

The first thing I want to immediately pay attention is on the system requirements of the game and the characteristics of the computer on which it is launched. The fact is that very many users (I base on your experience) confused Minimum Requirements S. Recommended . An example of minimal system requirements, usually, always is indicated on the game packaging (see example in Fig. 1).

For those who do not know any characteristics of their PCs - I recommend this article: https://pcpro100.info/harakteristiki-kompyutera/

Fig. 1. Minimum system requirements

Fig. 1. Minimum system requirements "Gothic 3"

Recommended system requirements, most often, or not at all are indicated on the game disk, or you can see them when installing (in some file readme.txt ). In general, today, when most computers are connected to the Internet - learn such information not long and not difficult. 🙂

If the lags in the game are associated with the old iron, then, as a rule, to achieve a comfortable game without updating components, it is rather difficult (but partially correct the situation in some cases is possible about them below in the article).

By the way, I do not open America, but replacing the old video card to a new one can significantly raise the performance of the PC and remove the brakes and hanging in games. Not enough a bad range of video cards is presented in the catalog Price.UA - You can choose the most productive video cards in Kiev here (you can sort by 10 settings using the filters in the site's sidebar. Also before buying, I recommend watching tests. They were partially affected by the question in this article: https://pcpro100.info / PROVERKA-VIDEOKARYI /).

2. Drivers on the video card (the choice of "necessary" and their fine tuning)

Probably, I will not greatly exaggerate, saying that great importance for performance in games is the work of the video card. And the video card depends on the installed drivers.

The fact is that different versions of the drivers can behave completely differently: sometimes the old version works better than a newer (sometimes, on the contrary). In my opinion, it is best to check experimentally, downloading several versions from the official site of the manufacturer.

Regarding the updates of the drivers, I already had several articles, I recommend to familiarize yourself:

  1. The best programs for auto update drivers: https://pcpro100.info/obnovleniya-drayverov/
  2. Updating Drivers NVIDIA video cards, AMD Radeon: https://pcpro100.info/kak-obnovit-drayver-videokartyi-nvidia-amd-radeon/
  3. Quick driver search: https://pcpro100.info/kak-iskat-drayvera/

Not only the drivers themselves are important, but also their Setting . The fact is that from the settings of the graphics you can achieve a significant increase in the speed of the video card. Since the topic "fine" video card settings is quite extensive, so as not to repeat, I will bring links to a couple of your articles below, where it is described in detail how to implement it.

NVIDIA

https://pcpro100.info/prizvoditelnost-nvidia/

AMD Radeon.

https://pcpro100.info/kak-uskorit-videokartu-adm-fps/

Radeon.

3. What is the processor loaded? (Delete unnecessary applications)

Often the brakes in the games appear not because of the low characteristics of the PC, but due to the fact that the computer processor is not loaded by the game, but outsidated tasks. The easiest way to find out which programs how many resources are "eaten" - open Task Manager (combination of buttons Ctrl + SHIFT + ESC ).

Fig. 2. Windows 10 - Task Manager

Fig. 2. Windows 10 - Task Manager

Before starting games, it is extremely desirable to close all the programs that you will not be needed during the game: browsers, video editors, etc. Thus, all PC resources will be used by the game - as a result, fewer lags and a more comfortable game process.

By the way, another important point: the processor can be loaded and not specific programs that can be closed. In any case, when brakes in games - I recommend you look at the loading of the processor, and if it sometimes wears "not understandable" - I recommend to get acquainted with the article:

CPU

https://pcpro100.info/pochemu-protsessor-zagruzhen-i-tormozit-a-v-protsessha-nichego-net-zagruzka-tsp-do-100-kak-snizit-nagruzku/

4. OP OPTIMIZATION

You can slightly increase the speed of the game using Windows optimization and cleaning (by the way, it will be faster than not only the game itself, but also the system as a whole). But immediately I want to warn that the speed from this operation will increase at all slightly (at least in most cases).

My blog has a whole heading dedicated to the optimization and settings of Windows: https://pcpro100.info/category/optimizatsiya/

In addition, I recommend to get acquainted below-listed articles:

Programs for cleaning a PC from "garbage": https://pcpro100.info/luchshie-programmyi-doma-ochistki-dlyautera-ot-musora/

Acceleration of the game-utility

Utilities to accelerate games: https://pcpro100.info/uskorenie-igr-windows/

acceleration

Game acceleration tips: https://pcpro100.info/tormozit-igra-kak-uskorit-igru-5-prostyih-sovetov/

5. Check and configure hard disk

Often the brakes in the games appear and because of the hard disk operation. The nature of behavior, usually, the following:

- The game goes fine, but at a certain point she "freezes" (as a pause is pressed) by 0.5-1 seconds, in this moment you can hear how the hard disk begins to make noise (especially noticeable, for example, on laptops, where Hard disk is located under the keyboard) and then the game goes fine without lags ...

This is due to the fact that when simple (for example, when the game does not load anything from the disk), the hard disk stops, and then when the game begins to access the data from the disk - it needs to start it. Actually, because of this most often, such a characteristic "failure" occurs.

In Windows 7, 8, 10 To change the power settings - you need to go to the control panel to:

Control Panel \ Equipment and Sound \ Power

Next, go to the settings of the active power circuit (see Figure 3).

Fig. 3. Power supply

Fig. 3. Power supply

Then, in the additional parameters, pay attention to what idle time is stopped. Try to change this value for a longer time (let's say, from 10 min. For 2-3 hours).

Fig. 4. Hard disk - power supply

Fig. 4. Hard disk - power supply

It should also note that a similar characteristic failure (with a lag for 1-2 seconds. While the game does not receive information from the disk) is connected with a rather extensive list of problems (and within the framework of this article it is hardly possible to consider it). By the way, in many similar cases with HDD problems (with a hard disk), the transition to the use of SSD helps (about them more detail here: https://pcpro100.info/ssd-vs-hdd/).

6. Antivirus, Brandmaur ...

The causes of the brakes in games can also be the same programs to protect your information (for example, antivirus or firewall). For example, antivirus can start checking the files on the hard disk of the computer during the game, than immediately "Eat" quite a large percentage of PC resources ...

In my opinion, the easiest way to install is it really - to disable (and better delete) Antivirus from the computer (temporarily!) And then experience the game without it. If the brakes disappear - then the reason was found!

By the way, the work of different antiviruses is completely different to the speed of the computer (I think it is noted even novice users). List of antiviruses that I consider leaders at the moment, you can see in this article: https://pcpro100.info/luchshie-antivirusyi-2016/

ЕIf nothing helps

1st Council : If you have not cleaned a computer from dust for a long time - be sure to do it. The fact is that the dust clogs the ventilation holes, thereby not gives hot air to leave the body of the device - due to this, the temperature begins to grow, and because of it, lags with brakes may well appear (and not only in games ...) .

2nd Council : maybe someone will seem strange, but try to install the same game, but another version (for example, I myself faced the fact that the Russian-speaking version of the game - braked, and the English-speaking - worked quite normal. The case, apparently, was in the publisher, which did not optimize his "translation").

3rd Council : It is possible that the game itself is not optimized. For example, this was observed with Civilization V - the first versions of the game were braked even on relatively powerful PCs. In this case, nothing remains except to wait until manufacturers optimize the game.

4th Council : Some games behave differently in different versions of Windows (for example, it can work perfectly in Windows XP, but to brake in Windows 8). It happens, usually, due to the fact that manufacturers of games can not prevent all the "features" of new versions of Windows.

I will all with this, I will be grateful for the constructive additions 🙂 good luck!

TorMozit-Igra

Typical question from user ...

Hello.

My computer inhibits one game (Diablo III). I tried a bunch of everything, but nothing helps ...

The computer is several times greater than the minimum characteristics of the game declared by the manufacturer. Gave the settings of graphics and performance in the game to a minimum - received ~ 10 fps ...

Tell me, why can a game even on a relatively powerful PC?

Good time to everyone!

No, probably, not a single PC user who would not play computer games! And most of them came across brakes, lags, delays, etc. Casus. So the question submitted in the article is very popular (perhaps only the name of the game changes).

In this article, I will consider the main reasons because of which the games are hampered, and the ladies advice will be eliminated and fixed. By the way, I do not pretend to truth in the last instance 😉.

And so, now closer to the topic ...

IMPORTANT!

First of all, pay attention to the system requirements of a particular game that inhibits you. If it minimal Requirements (and there are also recommended) Does not satisfy your computer / laptop - then the reason for the brakes is obvious (Therefore, in this article, I do not stop on system requirements) . True, in this case, something can be done, and speed up the game (about it below).

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Eliminate lags and brakes in games

I build an article in the form of questions, for each of which will give an answer. Walking on them and checking your PC, optimizing it - you in any case get some kind (at least small) Growth in performance.

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What programs are the processor, hard disk, RAM and Network loaded?

The very first thing for what I want to start is from checking than your processor, hard disk, RAM is loaded. The fact is that even the brakes may appear on a powerful computer, if it is in addition to the game itself, there are still a dozen more diverse programs (I'm not talking about various conflicts).

The easiest way to learn about their download is to take advantage of Task Manager . To open it - press buttons Ctrl + SHIFT + ESC (or Ctrl + Alt + Del ). By the way, it is extremely preferably to first open the task manager, then start the game, and when the brakes begin in it, roll it and see what is the main load.

Note : To fold the game, press the button combination Alt + Tab. or button WIN. .

In the Task Manager, pay attention first, on what is most downloaded: CPU, memory, disk or network. In my case - the CPU was loaded (approx. : Processor, by the way, is usually subjected to download more often than memory or disk) .

Please note the screenshot below - the CPU is not loaded by the Civilization IV game, but the conductor (in which the heels of tabs and several operations are open). It is not surprising that the computer began to slow down when the game starts ...

The CPU of the computer is loaded by a 60% conductor!

The CPU of the computer is loaded by a 60% conductor!

After working in the conductor was completed (and it was restarted) - the game began to function normally, not a single lag or hanging. Here you have a recipe for recipe 👍 ...

CPU slows down

If your processor is loaded and slows down, I recommend to get acquainted with this article: https://ocomp.info/protsessor-zagruzhen-na-100-i-tormozit.html

In addition, pay attention to HDD : Often it can give a large load of torrents (so popular lately).

Note: Many programs that you have already closed can stay in memory and download your PC. That is why, in cases of occurrence of problems in games - it is desirable to always check in the Task Manager, there is there any other outsider of a strongly loading PC.

Therefore, summing up, I will say the following: First of all, check whether extraneous programs are launched, which take the lion's share of PC resources, instead of the desired game. Make sure that the load creates directly the game itself - you can go on ...

To help!

How to increase processor performance due to power settings (Parking kernels, how to turn on all CPU kernels ✔) - https://ocomp.info/kak-uvelichit-prizvoditelnost-protsessora.html.

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Do you know about the problem schedule in some games: fire, water, shadow, etc.?

Very often, the cause of the brakes lies in the game itself, for example, often the developers did not optimize the graphics, say, for a specific line of video cards. As a result, most users work everything as needed, and part of users - the game is simply unrecognizable: everything lags, slows down, the picture twitches and distorts.

It is quite difficult to name for each game wherever she has problems (This is much more about it to tell on some kind of forum dedicated to a specific game) .

As for the same Diablo III (and other some games) - then the game in the first releases had a problem with NVIDIA video cards due to the parameter drivers included in the settings Ambient Oclusion (Shading background lighting) . When it is turned off in graphics settings - the game began to fly!

Shading background lighting - OFF.

Shading background lighting - OFF.

Pay attention to such items like: fire, water, shadow, fog, dust, etc. If you can disable them in the game (or reduce their detail) - Try! In some cases, the games begin to behave completely differently.

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Have utilities used to speed up games?

Who would not talk about "magic buttons" that they do not exist, etc. - There are still utilities that are able to speed up the computer a few steps, and as a result, reduce the number of errors and lags in games.

Here I will not tell about them in detail, as it will require quite a lot of space and time (even more so, there is already such an article on the blog).

Acceleration of games

The best utilities and programs to speed up games - https://ocomp.info/uskorenie-igr-v-windows-top-10.html

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Is the video driver updated? Is there any conflict, are they optimal?

A very serious and significant impact on productivity in games is provided by video device.

For some video cards, it is not always easy for some video cards: the most new driver may not be optimized, it may be errors, it can work incorrectly with some types of textures (But, as a rule, in new drivers, on the contrary, the number of errors seeks to a minimum) .

I will give one tip: try downloading several versions of drivers for your video card. Then install it alternately and check how the game works with any other way. Perhaps installing another driver, the error will disappear ...

Ranu Firewood in Win 10

Driver Update in Windows 10 - Overview of the 5 best programs (in Russian) - https://ocomp.info/obnovlenie-drayverov-v-windows-10-obzor-5-luchshih-programm-na-russkom.html

How to update the driver on the AMD, Nvidia and Intel HD video card: from A to Z - https://ocomp.info/kak-obnovit-drayver-na-videokartu.html

In addition, I recommend to go in the same way device Manager And check if there are no drivers conflict, for all of whether the equipment is found and installed drivers (there are not yellow exclamation marks there. An example, as it looks like in the device manager Problem Driver - EST-PROBLEMA-S-DRAYVEROM).

To open device Manager : Press the button combination Win + R. and enter Devmgmt.msc. (Example below).

Launch Device Manager - Devmgmt.msc

Launch Device Manager - Devmgmt.msc

Pay attention to the tabs "Video adapter" и "Unknown Devices" - Are there any devices with yellow exclamation marks (or just Unknown devices ).

Unknown device

Unknown device

If these are - you need to find drivers for them and install. Then restart the PC and check how performance changes in games.

To help!

How to find and install a driver for an unknown device - https://ocomp.info/kak-nayti-i-ustanovit-drayver-dlya-neizvestnogo-ustroystva.html

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Is the video driver configured for maximum performance?

I think it's not a secret for anyone that productivity in games is very dependent on the settings of video crashes. Sometimes, changing some parameters, it is possible to raise the amount of FPS in the game of 1.5 (or more) times!

I will give below links to setting the video cards.

AMD video card

How to speed up the AMD video card (Radeon) https://ocomp.info/kak-uskorit-videokartu-md-radeon.html

NVIDIA Card

How to improve the performance of the NVIDIA video card in games - https://ocomp.info/kak-povyisit-proizvoditelnost-videokart-nvidia.html

Intel HD Card

How to speed up the IntelHD video card, an increase in performance at least 10-15% - https://ocomp.info/kak-uskorit-videokartu-intelhd-povyishenie-proizvoditelnosti-minimum-na-10-15.html

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Are low graphic indicators installed in the game: permission, details, shadows, etc.?

In addition to the video card settings, there are also settings directly to the game. By the way, their influence is no less than the settings of the video card (and maybe more!).

Absolutely in each game (99.9%) there are graphics settings. Going in them, pay attention (first of all) here on such things:

  1. screen resolution : It has a strongest impact on the quality of the picture in the game, and on the download of your video card. Having reducing several permission - you can significantly increase the performance of your PC in the game. By the way, I will add that in many games a decrease to permission will be low, while the performance will grow substantially! So, you always need to look for balance;
  2. quality graphics, visualization, video : It also has a strongest impact on performance. If the game slows down, try to reduce the settings from high to medium (or even low);
  3. Detailing landscape, shadow, fog, etc. : Remove, or completely disconnect if this is provided by the game;
  4. Vertical synchronization : Try to enable / disable. Sometimes gives a significant increase in the amount of FPS.
What to pay attention to when configuring the game graphics

To pay attention to when configuring the game graphics // On the example of Civilization IV

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Does the built-in video card switch to the discrete when starting games?

This question concerns computers / laptops with two video cards: built-in and discrete. The fact is that when playing games, the computer must use a discrete video card for maximum performance.

But it does not always happen, often the device does not switch the video card, and you play the built-in. Then, even if you have a powerful gaming laptop, you can completely observe lags in relatively old games!

My blog already has an article dedicated to this problem. I recommend to get acquainted.

Intel or NVDIA which kata works

How to start the game on a discrete video card. How to check on what video card is a game // on the example of NVIDIA - https://ocomp.info/igru-na-domkretnoy-videokarte.html

Game mode in Windows 10: Increase computer performance in games - https://ocomp.info/igrovoyy-rezhim-v-windows-10.html

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Have you checked the temperature of the components, is there no overheating?

Failures and brakes in games can be associated with overheating. The fact is that games are quite demanding programs, substantially loading and processor, and a video card, and sometimes a hard disk (with intensive data loading).

Special attention to the temperature must be prepared in cases:

  • the strong hum of fans / coolers;
  • With the unstable work of the PC: reboot, brakes, hangs;
  • warm body (noticeable laptops / netbooks);
  • frequent critical errors, etc.

Usually, the temperature has to be remembered into a warm summer, when the temperature in the room is significantly rising and becomes actually hot (not only a person, but also a computer 😊).

To learn and monitor the temperature of the main components (CPU, video cards, hard disk), I recommend using one of the utilities: https://ocomp.info/harakteristiki-kompyutera.html.

For example, in the screenshot below I have a utility Speccy .

CPU temperature, hard disk, video card

CPU temperature, hard disk, video card

In general, it is difficult to say what temperature is critical (a lot depends on the specific iron). But in general, in general, if you allocate, then:

  1. CPU : Pay attention to the temperature if it began to exceed 60 ° C in the games (about it in more detail here);
  2. HDD : Normally hard disk temperature is the range of 25 ÷ 43 ° C. If you have higher - I recommend it to be seriously worried, since the output from this zone can seriously affect the durability of your disk (how to reduce the temperature HDD);
  3. Video card : Generally, some models of video cards (for example, NVIDIA) withstand temperatures up to 100 ° C (but personally, I can not call it a normal situation). At temperatures in games above 80 ÷ 85 ° C - I recommend reading the recommended temperature ranges of your video card manufacturer (in more detail about the video card).

To help!

Greeting a laptop: what to do? Temperature all the time high: 85 ° C + - https://ocomp.info/greetsya-noutbuk.html

Important!

One of the main "enemies" of computer iron is dust. It penetrates absolutely everywhere, eventually clogs the cooling system, which leads to an increase in temperature. And this in turn can affect the speed of the PC, as well as on the service life.

Therefore, periodically recommend to clean the computer from dust. The reference to the instructions for cleaning is clarified below.

To help!

Cleaning dust

Computer cleaning from dust: monitor, system unit, keyboard - https://ocomp.info/kak-pochistics-kompyuter-otit-pyili.html

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Is Windows optimized for maximum speed?

It is no secret that the optimized Windows OS can work significantly faster than that no one has done. Moreover, all this may also affect PC performance in games (and on the amount of FPS).

Imagine: unnecessary services and programs that you never use, for some reason are loaded into memory, etc. All this has to spend the PC resources.

I'm not talking about the fact that with time the system accumulates a large amount of garbage: temporary files, folders, erroneous entries in the registry, non-working labels, etc. All this needs to be cleaned and clean, and then Windows will be much more responsive, the number of errors will be less, and the performance is higher!

Windows optimization

Windows 10 optimization // to speed up the computer - https://ocomp.info/super-optimizatsiya-windows-10.html. (Actually also for Windows 7, 8)

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Which PC power supply is involved, is there any economical mode?

This point more concerns laptops. The fact is that in Windows there is a power supply partition where operating modes are set. There are several options among the modes: economical, optimal (or balanced), and high-performance.

By default, most often, either optimal or economical is involved. The latter can very much to affect the performance of the laptop (and not only in games).

To open the setting and select the power scheme, go to the Windows Control Panel at: Control Panel \ Equipment and Sound \ Power .

Next, pay attention to what productivity is exhibited. I recommend choosing an item with High performance .

High performance

High Performance // Power Supplies

If you have a laptop with Windows 10 - please note that you can add productivity using the battery icon in the tray.

Diet

Diet

Also, as for laptops, some manufacturers equip their devices special software. Among this, there are modules that are responsible for the nutrition of the laptop: for example, in some devices from Lenovo have energy saving modes.

Therefore, I recommend to go to such a manager and configure the performance of work in accordance with the requirements.

Note Laptop // Laptop Manager

Note Laptop // Laptop Manager

By the way, in some cases, Turbo Boost may be disconnected due to the power settings (as a result, the processor works far beyond its capabilities) . On how to check this moment and use Turbo Boost, you can learn from my previous article, which is referenced below.

To help!

What is the low performance of the Intel processor on the laptop. How can it be accelerated (about Turbo Boost) - https://ocomp.info/increase-performance-intel-for-laptop.html

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I-❶ Do you have 2 hard drives? Is one of them turn off?

If the game works-works, and then after a certain time it hides as if 0.5-1 seconds, and then it works again - then such behavior is similar to disconnecting the hard disk. Those. Windows turned off the hard drive, and when the data was needed and the game wanted to get them, he turned on again, and this time it took into operation (At the same time, if you listen, you can hear how to work (noise) disk) .

The output suggests itself - to prohibit the hard disk to disconnect during operation. By the way, such often happens when you have 2 or more hard drives in the system. Some of them turn off when inactive.

To prohibit this, go to the Windows Control Panel at: Control Panel \ Equipment and Sound \ Power . Next, open the link "Setting the power scheme" Active scheme (example below)!

Settings Power Schemes

Settings Power Schemes

Then open the link "Change additional power options" (See Screenshot below).

Change additional power options

Change additional power options

Next, expand the section "HDD" And put "0" In the tab "Disconnect hard disk through" . This means that the hard disk will never turn off (which is required). Save the settings and try to return to the game. Will this characteristic lag disappear?

never turn off the hard drive

Never disable hard drive // ​​Windows 10

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I-❷ Is antivirus / firewall included, have it tried without it?

And the last thing I wanted to stop in this article are viruses and antiviruses (et al. Protective software). In some cases, antiviruses / firewalls can significantly affect performance, for example, they can be asked to check the computer to viruses in the schedule, and you sat down at this time. Often, in this case, the game begins to slow down.

Here I will brief:

  1. First check your system for viruses (Even if you have high-quality antivirus software installed on the PC) For more information about this here: https://ocomp.info/esli-antivirus-ne-vidit-virusov.html;
  2. If they are not found and everything is in order, turn off the antivirus before starting the game and try to play without it. Disable Avast Anti-Virus for 1 hour

    Disable Avast Anti-Virus for 1 hour

    By the way, some antiviruses in this regard are very advanced: they have Game Mode And in it they practically do not "strain" your system, providing maximum resources for the game.

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This article finishes.

ЗAnd add-ons on the topic - I will be grateful.

All games without lags! Good luck!

The article is adjusted: 02/10/2019

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Why do games lag? Or how to remove lags in games?
Why do games lag? Or how to remove lags in games?

Hello all guests and users of the site. Today I would like to tell about some causes of lags in computer games, and about how to remove lags in games . It's a secret that we all love to play computer games. To someone like online shooters, someone quests, someone racing ... Games help relieve tension after a hard day, raise the mood, have fun, to forget about the bad moments of the day. In general, we all love to spend theirs in the evening with the other for your favorite computer game. But sometimes it happens that games begin to lag, slow down, bug, very slowly work. And the pleasant time of the transmission turns into torment. How to deal with such a problem? How to speed up the work of games? How to remove lags in games? Here is a list of tips that help solve such problems: 1) dust. It often happens that the games begin to lag and slow down due to strong overheating of the video card and processor, overheating is usually caused by strong dusting. Check your computer if it is strongly dusting - it is worth cleaning it, it can help eliminate lags, brakes and hanging in games.2) viruses. Viruses can also cause brakes in games. After all, during operation, the virus occupies a certain part of the prompt memory. Completeness is not enough of this memory for processing the game processes, and the game begins to slow down, labore, bug. To solve the problem of viruses, you need to install a good and reliable antivirus and fully scannedcomputer. If the antivirus is already installed, then it is necessary to update it to the latest version. 3) programs operating in the background. It often happens that the user does not particularly understand the principle of operation of the computer, launches 10-20 programs, and then also launches the game. Naturally, the game will slow down, lag and bite, because The computer will simply miss the RAM to process all processes. Therefore, before you launch the game. Stay the work of programs that "eat" a lot of memory (Photoshop, CorelDraw, AutoCAD, Adobe Flash Professional, etc.) .4) Crashing Internet Channel. Lovers to play online games sometimes do not even suspect that downloading from the Internet (download from torrent for example) significantly loads the Internet channel - it can lead to lags in online games. So, before starting the online game, it is advisable to pause all current downloads. 5) graphics settings. As if it did not sound, but often the cause of lags in the game are high graphics settings that the computer simply "does not pull." Perhaps your computer is just too old to "pull the demanding game." Therefore, always learn the system requirements of the game before downloading it from torrent

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Also in order to speed up the operation of the games and optimize the operation of the operational system, you can make disk defragmentation (Start / All Programs / Standard / Office / Defragmentation). You can still clean the disks from "trash" and unnecessary files (Start / All Programs / Standard / Service / Disk Cleaning). Optimization of the system can significantly help both the operation of games, there are many programs to speed up and optimize the system operation, these are programs such as: Toolwiz Care, Auslogics Boostspeed, CCleaner and others ... Another fairly common cause of lags in games is drying thermal paste between processor and cooler. Pasta dries out, and because of this, the processor begins to overheat. To solve this problem, it is necessary to replace the thermal colon, to do this, it is better to contact a specialist, although advanced and experienced users tend to do it yourself. In this, I will probably finish my article, now you know how to remove lags in games . I hope my article liked you. Good luck!

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Typical question from the user ... Hello. I am on the computer inhibits one game (Diablo III). I tried a bunch of everything, but nothing helps ... The computer is several times greater than the minimum features of the game declared by the manufacturer. Gave the settings of graphics and performance in the game to a minimum - received ~ 10 fps ... Tell me, why can you slow down the game even on a relative-powerful PC? Good time to everyone! No, probably, not a single PC user who does not play computer games ! And most of them came across brakes, lags, delays, etc. Casus. So the question submitted in the article is very popular (perhaps only the name of the game changes). In this article, I will consider the main reasons, because of which the games are hampered, and give advice to how to eliminate them and correct. By the way, I do not pretend to truth in the last instance 😉. And so, now closer to the topic ... Important! First of all, pay attention to the system requirements of a particular game that inhibits you. If its minimum requirements (and also recommended) does not satisfy your computer / laptop - then the cause of the brakes is obvious (therefore, in this article, I do not stop on system requirements). True, in this case, something can be done, and speed up the game (about it below).
Typical question from the user ... Hello. I am on the computer inhibits one game (Diablo III). I tried a bunch of everything, but nothing helps ... The computer is several times greater than the minimum features of the game declared by the manufacturer. Gave the settings of graphics and performance in the game to a minimum - received ~ 10 fps ... Tell me, why can you slow down the game even on a relative-powerful PC? Good time to everyone! No, probably, not a single PC user who does not play computer games ! And most of them came across brakes, lags, delays, etc. Casus. So the question submitted in the article is very popular (perhaps only the name of the game changes). In this article, I will consider the main reasons, because of which the games are hampered, and give advice to how to eliminate them and correct. By the way, I do not pretend to truth in the last instance 😉. And so, now closer to the topic ... Important! First of all, pay attention to the system requirements of a particular game that inhibits you. If its minimum requirements (and also recommended) does not satisfy your computer / laptop - then the cause of the brakes is obvious (therefore, in this article, I do not stop on system requirements). True, in this case, something can be done, and speed up the game (about it below).

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Eliminate lags and brakes in games

I build an article in the form of questions, for each of which will give an answer. Having walked on them and checking his PC, optimizing it - you in any case receive some kind of (at least a small) productivity increase.

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What programs are the processor, hard disk, RAM and Network loaded?

The very first thing for what I want to start is from checking than your processor, hard disk, RAM is loaded. The fact is that even the brakes may appear on a powerful computer, if it is in addition to the game itself, there are still a dozen more diverse programs (I'm not talking about various conflicts).

The easiest way to learn about their download is to take advantage of Task Manager . To open it - press buttons Ctrl + SHIFT + ESC (either Ctrl + Alt + Del). By the way, it is extremely preferably to first open the task manager, then start the game, and when the brakes begin in it, roll it and see what is the main load. Note: To roll the game, press the Alt + Tab button combination, or the WIN button.

In the Task Manager, pay attention first, on what is most downloaded: CPU, memory, disk or network. In my case - the CPU was loaded (approx.: The processor, by the way, is usually the download more often than memory or disk) .

Please note the screenshot below - the CPU is not loaded by the Civilization IV game, but the conductor (in which the heels of tabs and several operations are open). It is not surprising that the computer began to slow down when the game starts ...

The computer CPU is loaded by a 60% conductor! After working in the conductor was completed (and it was restarted) - the game began to function normally, not a single lag or hanging. Here you have a recipe for recipe 👍 ...
The computer CPU is loaded by a 60% conductor! After working in the conductor was completed (and it was restarted) - the game began to function normally, not a single lag or hanging. Here you have a recipe for recipe 👍 ...
Why brake games (even on a powerful computer)? Eliminate lags and brakes!

If your processor is loaded and slows down, I recommend to get acquainted with this article: https://ocomp.info/protsessor-zagruzhen-na-100-i-tormozit.html

In addition, pay attention to HDD : Often it can give a large load of torrents (so popular lately).

Note: Many of the programs you have already closed can stay in memory and download your PC. That is why, in cases of occurrence of problems in games - it is desirable to always check in the Task Manager, there is there any other outsider of a strongly loading PC.

Therefore, summing up, I will say the following: First of all, check whether extraneous programs are launched, which take the lion's share of PC resources, instead of the desired game. Make sure that the load creates directly the game itself - you can go on ...

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Do you know about the problem schedule in some games: fire, water, shadow, etc.?

Very often, the cause of the brakes lies in the game itself, for example, often the developers did not optimize the graphics, say, for a specific line of video cards. As a result, most users work everything as needed, and part of users - the game is simply unrecognizable: everything lags, slows down, the picture twitches and distorts.

It is quite difficult to name for each game wherever she has problems (they can tell about this for some kind of forum on a particular game).

As for the same Diablo III (and other some games) - then the game in the first releases had a problem with NVIDIA video cards due to the parameter drivers included in the settings Ambient Oclusion (Shading background lighting). When it is turned off in graphics settings - the game began to fly!

At the time when the word "game" began to describe the revived animation on the computer screen, people did not know that such a smooth gameplay and level graphics are nextgen. The main plot remained the plot and recognition, because the performance of the platforms of that time did not allow improving the schedule. With the advent of powerful systems of the game, almost turned into films with real actors and realistic environment.

Avoid players try to assemble a system of top components, but modern game projects also require refinement and optimization of the program code. Sometimes the shortcomings of components and code are manifested simultaneously and lead to unstable work, brakes and friezes. Problems can be both on the user side and developers. Anyway, smooth gameplay needs only a player, so its main task is to figure out why the game hangs and understand how to fix it.

Accessories, peripherals and software work within the framework of stability, because any computer spare part is designed for standard conditions. In this mode, the program work without errors, the games without diplomas and the system will not submit a user during coding of videos or writing master's work. But even a fully stable assembly can be outlined if you load not one node, but immediately everything. You can do this with special load software or demanding games. Then the task is distributed to all components, where even small defects can cause BSOD, friezes, twitching and low FPS in games.

From here an expression appeared "slows down" - the computer does not cope with the load with which he coped earlier or should cope in its technical specifications. Frame drawdowns, low average framework and long loading levels - this is what depends on the stability and quality of work literally each spare part, as well as the work machine software. It can be found and fix if you know what. Therefore, we present a kind of computers atlas, which will help navigate and understand what to configure, and what to change.

Hardware problems

CPU

The computer is arranged by the type "Star": All nodes are interconnected through the central processor. He first falls as responsible for the unstable behavior and speed of work in games. With the help of some indicators, you can find out, the reason for the brakes in it or needs to shake other parts.

Processor trottlit. During long-term load, the processor can overheat and reduce the operating frequency of the core to return the temperature to a safe value. In our case, this is one of the reasons for brakes in games - below the frequency, worse performance.

Check easy: We load the CPU using the stability test, follow the temperature and the core frequency. Modern stones are designed for stable operation up to 90-100 degrees, so when these numbers reach the frequency can decrease.

Decision: Change the thermal chaser, pick up a powerful cooling system and more often remove dust in the system.

The processor is overloaded. In simple tasks, including casual games, the computer "flies", but the launch of the demanding tasks "hangs" the system and gives drawdowns in performance. Then they honor not only games, but also browsers and office programs.

Check easy: You need to trace the level of processor loading in various tasks. For example, if during the game the chip is loaded at 100%, probably its power is not enough - you can call a processor for a serious conversation.

Decision: Choose a new processor with greater power on the kernel (IPC) or overclock the old one. About how to overclock Intel and AMD processors were told in the club articles.

The processor rests. If the processor is loaded by only 40-60%, and at the same time it slows down, you need to look for the cause in other components.

Video card

The second most important part of the game tandem is a video card. She is responsible for processing graphics: photo edits, video edits, acceleration of page processing in the browser and, of course, games. The number of frames per second and the overall impression of the game depends on its power.

Games are not attempting immediately. The first reason for brakes in games is overheating video chip. Like the processor, it is strongly heated under load and can reset the clock frequencies if the temperature is suitable for maximum values. In this case, the personnel schedule begins to "jump" together with the frequency of the chip, and hence the braking behavior in games after warming up.

Check easy: We put high graphics settings, we play 5-10 minutes and follow the temperature and frequency. If the temperature does not stop climbing and overcomes the mark of 75-80 degrees (for current generations of desktop accelerators, this is already enough), the frequency will begin to decline before the basic values, bypassing the TurboBoSt rules. By the way, the game can be replaced with a woolen FurMark.

Decision: To do the cooling system - clean the video card radiator from dust, check the operation of the fans and change the thermal paste. Do not forget about good body injection.

Games brake immediately. Game developers always provide information about the system requirements of the project that allow you to play at high settings with a comfortable level of FPS. However, it is worth understanding that these are averaged values, and for each assembly you need to select the correct graphics settings. Of course, if this is not a top-end graphics monster RTX 3080 and its analogues.

Check easy: Weiently focus on the class of video cards and system requirements. It is logical that the GTX 1060 will not reach the novelties on high even in 1080r, as it was with the past projects (for example, the Witcher 3). But the RTX 3070 will calmly play in Cyberpunk 2077 on the maximum settings in the 1440p resolution, while the frame schedule should not fall below 60 even in the most loaded scenes.

Decision: If the speed of the video card is not enough, you will have to replace it with a new one and more powerful, or overclock the old (if possible, considering good cooling).

RAM

The next suspect in the case of braking games - RAM. The RAM stored gaming data, textures and models that are ready to move into video memory on demand. Accordingly, if this part of the computer does not work as needed by modern games - wait for the brakes.

A little memory. For everyday work, the computer uses only its own amount of RAM. When the load is increasing, and the program needs even more memory, the system can refer to the buffer (paging file) on the system disk. In this case, outdated data is discharged from RAM to disk, and new ones are recorded in the RAM. Accordingly, if the game requires 6 GB of free memory, and on a computer only 8 GB, and 2 GB is already occupied by the system and programs, then for the normal operation of the computer will have to drop data from RAM to disk. And this is a slow memory that does not provide the desired data transfer rate, especially for games.

Check easy: Modern games need at least 16 GB of RAM, from which the system startup field remains no more than 14 GB.

Decision: Buy another set of RAM or replace to more capacious models.

Low data transfer rate. RAM, as well as the disc, keeps the data. Accordingly, there are also read speeds, recording and copying speeds, on which the overall performance of the computer depends, including in gaming loads. In a word - the faster, the better. Too low speeds definitely reduce the performance of the assembly in games. For example, the capabilities of the DDR3 standard are already missing for new AAA projects.

Check easy: We launch the AIDA Memory Test test and look at which numbers will appear in the read, write and copy windows.

Decision: Actual systems with DDR4 RAM4 are shown from 40,000 MB / s across all indicators, which is quite enough for all tasks. But there are memory sets with factory overclocking (XMP), when activated which can be enhanced frequency and reduce timings. It is good for any tasks.

RAM can malfunction and errors that do not hang the system completely, but only reduce performance. Therefore, it is necessary to check the RAM using the MemTest86 or Testmem5 program. Especially if it works in acceleration.

Storage device

During the gaming load, the computer refers to RAM for frequently used data. At the same time, the main part of the resources are kept on the disk, where they are gradually loading into RAM. The speed of the usual HDD is already little for smooth operation of games with high-resolution textures, as well as games with an open world. If at a certain point the game will need files from a long angle of HDD, brakes and friezes will accompany the player all the time until the desired files are loaded into high-speed RAM.

Easy to check: Developers recommend using SSD solid-state drives, in which data processing speed is several times higher than that of hard drives. Accordingly, the games installed on SSD are less likely to have and brake, and also loaded much faster.

Decision: Have at hand at least the usual SATA SSD for games.

Like RAM, any SSD drive can have broken chips, damaged sectors or controllers, so it is necessary to "drive" the surface of the disk on the broken cells. This can be done using Victoria or HDDScan programs.

Other equipment

In addition to the main components, others can collect. The power supply gives a high or low voltage, which greatly affects stability, especially the disk subsystem. Also in comfortable gamering, hopping chipsets on motherboards and even monitors that exhibit the incorrect frequency of sweep and provoke the bridle pictures. All this affects the quality of the picture and smooth gameplay.

Software problems

Operating system

The common problem of most workers and game machines is a lot of unnecessary programs, half of which is in the autoload of the operating system. Hence the additional frequency consumption, constant processor load and frequent access to the hard disk. In addition, viruses may declare and the necessary files from the Internet. Some malware are quietly prescribed to the hard disk and are waiting for the starry hour, while others immediately attack the system. For example, the Mainer virus includes cryptocurrency background production both on the video card and on the processor. Accordingly, in such conditions the game is not easy to slow down - they turn into a slideshow.

Decision: Protect a computer from network attacks and harmful software with antivirus.

Drivers

To work properly, each node in the computer requires a set of instructions called the driver. It all depends on it - how the equipment will be determined, it will work fully and whether it will work at all. Often, the release of new versions is accompanied by a huge list of corrected bugs, and with this there may be new mistakes - no one has canceled the human factor. In this case, the curves of the library for the work of the video card can easily "put" the computer on the blades.

For example, with a driver update, NVIDIA has added support for new games - Assassin's Creed Valhalla and included support for new features for Cyberpunk 2077. At the same time, some parts of the code have become operational: the NVIDIA driver 461.09 contains an error that does not allow graphic editors to edit RAW -Photos of acceleration on the video card. The same can concern and bugs in games.

Output: We use proven software and have no rush to update the latest versions of programs.

Optimization of games

For adequate program, you need to write a universal code that will be understood by any system on the desired architecture. But in order to squeeze the maximum of the power of the computer, the software should know the approach to each processor model, video cards and other components. For example, all artists equally draw pictures. But one faster portraits are obtained, and another landscapes. Accordingly, you can share the styles equally, based on the skills of the masters, and work will go much faster.

So with computer games - if the developers tried to explain to the game engine, how to work with this six-core processor or the video card, the quality of graphics and the number of frames per second will be much higher than that of the project with a universal code.

This kind of optimization is used when writing engines for gaming consoles - there are always the same components, therefore it becomes much easier to optimize the code for a specific device. Computors are all a bit more complicated - there are dozens of processor models, video cards, drives, as well as an excess layer in the form of an operating system.

Chromatic optimization is also the prerogative of fresh projects. With each new patch, developers dok off the code and remove the garbage, after which the performance in games increases.

Slows down - does not mean slowly

Sometimes friezes and minor drawdowns are perceived as brakes, although these events do not affect the power of the computer, but stability. So, the average frame can spin about classic 60 units, but the game will still twitch and hide.

This is mixed with 0.1 and 1% frames. All FPS indicators can be measured using Capframex software: if 0.1 and 1% low, then the problem may be in software optimization or hardware problems, and this is corrected by your hands. If the low frame of the average number of frames per second is most likely there is not enough power of the main components and without an upgrade cannot do here.

What to do

Stable work and smooth gameing are the main tasks of the game assembly. The settings of the components depends on how well they will work out the maximum, which is indicated for them by the plant. This maximum, by the way, can be limited to "curves" by software, unstable drivers or simply an old operating system with a full register of tails and a bunch of viruses in the corner of the disc.

In the computer you can clean clean and order - both in the system and on the disk. However, it does not always solve the productivity problem. Most often inhibit fresh games on two or three-year-old systems. Therefore, you first need to look at the hardware characteristics. And there are two outputs here: overclock or pick up the update. If the computer is quite powerful and the games lack a couple of frames per second, then overclocking will correct the situation. If we talk about drawdowns up to 20-30 frames, then without a hardware upgrade can not do.

If old and proven games began to show less performance on the same system, with the same settings - we think about software. Probably, this driver fails or in the background of the system hangs too many programs that take valuable power flops during the game.

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