Do you play your favorite games on Windows 10? If so, you’re not alone. Today’s gaming industry has taken off, with many players around the world taking part in competitive matches, role-playing games, and more every day. It can be especially frustrating when your computer slows down while you’re trying to get things done or have fun playing these games; however, there are ways to speed up Windows 10 to make sure your game time isn’t wasted dealing with lagging performance.
Use A Solid State Drive
Using a solid state drive is one of the best ways to speed up your gaming PC. Not only do they have much faster read and write speeds than traditional hard drives, but they also use less power, which can help improve your gaming performance. If you don’t already have an SSD in your computer, now’s the time to upgrade! They are becoming more affordable every day, so it won’t be long before these amazing storage devices are available at the same price as HDDs. And when that happens, there will be no reason not to upgrade!
Turn Off Animations
Windows 10 has a lot of animations turned on by default. While they may look pretty, they can slow down your computer, especially if you’re running an older machine. But don’t worry, there’s an easy fix. Just follow these steps 1) Press the Windows key and type Control Panel in the search bar.
2) Click Control Panel once it pops up in the list.
3) Find System and Security.
4) Click System. 5) Select the Advanced system settings option from the left sidebar menu. 6) Click the tab that says Advanced, then click the button labeled Settings… on this new screen. You will be greeted with another menu that looks like this
Update Your GPU Drivers
Updating your GPU drivers is important for two reasons: first, because it can improve your gaming performance; and second, because it can fix any bugs that might be causing problems. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center (depending on which brand of graphics card you have) and check for updates. If there are any available, download them immediately! The process will take a few minutes but will make all of your games run much smoother.
Upgrade To 16GB RAM
If you’re a PC gamer, you know that games can be demanding on your system. One way to ensure that your gaming experience is as smooth as possible is to upgrade your RAM. Most gamers recommend at least 16GB of RAM, and if you can afford it, 32GB is even better. Here’s how to upgrade your RAM in Windows 10 First, open up the Settings app by clicking the gear icon in the Start menu or pressing Win+I. Select System > About from the menu on the left side of the window. On this page, find System type near the bottom and click it. Then select More info. Scroll down until you see Memory (RAM) under Physical memory details. Now just select how much RAM you want to install!
If you don’t have enough space available on your current drive, don’t worry!
Create A New User Account (Optional)
One way to speed up your gaming experience on Windows 10 is to create a new user account. This can be done by going to the Control Panel, clicking on User Accounts, and then selecting Create a new account. Give your new account a name and click Next. Choose the type of account you want to create- either Administrator or Standard user- and click Create Account. Now, log into your new account and launch the game you want to play. You should notice that the game runs faster than it did before. To make this change permanent, log out of your new account and return to the old one. Go back to the Control Panel, select User Accounts again, and click Manage another account under Other people who use this computer. Select your old account in the list and change its Type from Standard user to Administrator if it isn’t already set that way. Click Change Settings at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down until you see Adjust for best performance and change its setting from Off to On. Then save changes when prompted
Configure Virtual Memory Settings
- Go to Start > Settings > System > Advanced system settings.
- Under Performance, click Settings.
- In the Virtual memory section, click Change.
- Uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox.
- Select the drive you want to change the paging file size for, then click Custom size.
- In the Initial size (MB) field, enter a value that’s about 1.5 times your computer’s total memory (RAM). For example, if you have 8 GB of RAM, you would enter 12288 in the field. The Maximum size (MB) field should be set to the same number as your initial size. The Initial and maximum sizes cannot exceed 65536 MB. Click Set, then OK twice.
You can also go into System Protection from Control Panel and create an additional virtual machine pagefile on another hard drive or partition by clicking Create new…
Use The Right PowerShell Commands
- Use the Get-Processor cmdlet to get information about your computer’s processor.
- Use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to get information about your computer’s operating system.
- Use the Get-CimInstance cmdlet to get information about your computer’s BIOS.
- Use the Get-StorageSubsystem cmdlet to get information about your computer’s storage subsystem.
- Use the Get-PhysicalDisk cmdlet to get information about your computer’s physical disks.
- Use the Optimize-Volume cmdlet to optimize your computer’s volumes for performance.
- To improve drive performance, use the Defragment-Volume cmdlet to defragment your disk drives.
- To configure power settings for maximum battery life, use the Powercfg command with the -requestsample option on a laptop or desktop PC to see what power profile is currently active and then use it with the -requestschedule option to change it.
- The System Configuration tool can be used from within Windows or from Safe Mode in order to make changes that require a reboot and will apply immediately after you restart Windows