r/pcgaming Dec 07 '21

Tech Support and Basic Questions Thread - December 07, 2021

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Welcome to the /r/pcgaming tech support and basic questions thread! Having troubles with a game or piece of hardware? Have a question about a PC game, hardware, or something else related to PC gaming? Post here and get help from fellow PC gamers.

When asking for help please give plenty of detail:

  • What your computer specifications are. If you don't know them please follow this guide.
  • If you're using a laptop we need to know the make/model as well as the specs.
  • What operating system you're using.
  • What you've tried so far in order to fix the issue.
  • Exact circumstances to replicate the issue you're having.

Check out these resources before asking for help in case you can troubleshoot further:

Common troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart the system
  • Update your drivers
  • Update game/software
  • Re-seat any new hardware to ensure a proper connection
  • If your peripherals are malfunctioning, swap ports and check that the specific USB port itself works.

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u/nushbag_ Dec 10 '21

Is it normal for 60FPS to look "bad" when playing games on a 144hz monitor at high framerates? Through the past few months I've only been playing games that I'm able to get high framerates on (mostly indie games/ easy to run multiplayer ones) and now whenever I play a game at lower fps like Halo Infinites campaign (which my 3060ti runs at anywhere from 144-60 during the campaign) locked at 60fps it feels terrible, like what 30fps used to look like on my old PC.

Is this a "normal" thing or is there something wrong with my hardware?

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u/Pixelated_Fudge no one cares about your cpu or graphics card Dec 10 '21

why doesnt this sub do mega threads for game events? the game awards is starting and i dont see an official discussion page

remember this happens a lot in this sub. seems weird.

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u/ferder67 Dec 10 '21

Wondering if a Dell Optiplex 7040 sff small tower will fit/support the MSI NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 1030 AERO ITX 2G OC? Thanks

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u/wolfgang784 Dec 10 '21

No, you would not be able to put the side back on the case. A case that thin is not really going to handle anything except the super tiny low profile lightweight video cards.

If the rest of the computer is worth it though a new case can be as cheap as like $40 or 50. Could just swap the whole build over to a proper mid tower or bigger.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

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u/Ayu1222 Dec 09 '21

What are the benefits of a side numpad on a gaming mouse, other than for MOBAs and MMOs, and what are its uses outside gaming? My current mouse has 2 side buttons and they're for taking screenshots and opening voice chat, and having multiple buttons on the side may be awkward to use.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

I mainly use the side buttons for quick slots. Like setting one to drink a potion, or throw a grenade. It’s just a direct replacement for the number keys for me.

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u/Ayu1222 Dec 09 '21

direct replacement for the number keys for me.

Hmm, I do have a backup 65% keyboard, so I guess a numpad on the mouse will compensate for the keyboard's lack of a numpad. It's honestly hard to do anything without a numpad, so maybe this set up maybe worth trying.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

I was actually talking about the number keys on the top row, but it’s basically the same thing :)

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u/3xh4u573d Dec 09 '21

I've been planning on buying an Xbox controller for my PC gaming. I already have a UGREEN (Aliexpress) USB bluetooth 5.0 adapter on the PC.

Does the "Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10" offer any advantage over my current Bluetooth USB adapter or is the Xbox adapter pretty much identical to a normal Bluetooth adapter?

Adapter for reference: https://www.xbox.com/en-IE/accessories/adapters/wireless-adapter-windows

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u/GameStunts Dec 09 '21

I used an Xbox Controller on Bluetooth and found the range, accuracy and latency to be poor. I could sometimes feel a delay from my inputs and on several occasions playing something like Rocket League the button press just wasn't registered.

The Wireless adapter from Microsoft felt like having the controller plugged in by wire. The delay was gone and no missed buttons.

The MS Wireless adapter isn't a bluetooth adapter, although it's on a similar band it is different which also allows it to support more controllers and also things like the 3.5mm jack on the controller with sound if you find a need for it.

I'm sure there are high quality bluetooth receivers and it may be mine, but this is a sentiment I've seen others agree with as well. Overall my experience was just better with it, and with it being a dedicated receiver you're less likely to get congestion on the bluetooth band from other devices.

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u/3xh4u573d Dec 09 '21

Thanks for that reply. I think the Razer wireless mice have the same kind of issue you mentioned. The wireless adapter is faster compared to Bluetooth with lower latency and it's around the same wireless frequency but it's not actually Bluetooth. Unfortunately after making my post I realised the controller with the wireless adapter is not in restock anywhere in Ireland until around mid February so I have no choice but to buy it without the adapter and I'll source an adapter later.

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u/GameStunts Dec 09 '21

All of the Xbox One controllers and newer support plug in USB cables as well, so if you're near your PC you can always just plug in directly if it's an issue.

Best of luck matey ;-)

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u/FraggyDaddy Dec 09 '21

Hello - hoping for some upgrade suggestions. I play very little as I have two young kids. I don't think my PC has been updated since about 2016/17. Looking for some bang for buck upgrades: RX580, Ryzen 5 1400, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. I don't have a budget in mind but I don't want to spend a fortune and would prefer to just upgrade one component.

I am happy with my peripherals. Thanks.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

If anything, just upgrade to an SSD. It will make a world of difference. If you want to spend a bit more, upgrade your processor suite. Motherboard and processor combo.

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u/FraggyDaddy Dec 10 '21

I have an i7 10700K I got a couple weeks ago. Do I need a motherboard to go along with it? It doesn't look like you can switch AMD to Intel in the same board.

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u/[deleted] Dec 10 '21

Yes, you will need a new board. I do also recommend getting fast ram like 3600mhz for ryzen.

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u/Rediate_ Dec 09 '21

Hi there,

I've recently tried using my DS4 controller wireless with my PC again. I've been using that controller with a wire for the last few months, since I've been too lazy to charge it properly. However, I did use the Bluetooth connection before without any trouble. Now my problem:

Whenever I try to connect to my PC through Bluetooth, the controller will connect for a second and immediately disconnect. I've figured that my battery was simply empty and plugged it into an outlet and tried to connect again. This time the connection worked with the controller glowing in a light bluish-grayish color. I've now left the controller to charge for multiple days, but the problem remains the same. I've also installed DS4Windows and checked the battery-level which was again listed as 0%, even after charging for another day. The only difference when connecting with DS4Windows was a shift in color by the controller. This time it started flashing blue. Since this is also the selected color in DS4Windows (which I can change), this probably indicates nothing. Only the flashing part is new. I've also tried resetting the controller with the little button on the back.

Does anyone know what the problem with charging my controller is?

I'd appreciate any help.

Best,

Timo

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u/lindall289 Dec 09 '21

Where can I find a HDMI(xboxone) to DisplayPort(monitor) adapter? NOT A DISPLAYPORT TO HDMI ADAPTER.

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u/Perome_Jowell Dec 09 '21

Xbox uses proprietary HDMI?

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u/4StrokeKush Dec 09 '21

I've recently ran into issue's with my rig. When loading into let's say Minecraft or Total War, my fans will jump into over drive. I've monitored the cpu Temps and when static I sit at 31 degrees but when loaded the CPU usage hits max and temp about 72. Only for a few moments before calming down. Games will freeze every so often and sometimes kick me.to desktop? Not sure what's up, specs below.. Intel i7 9600K, GTX 1060 6GB, Asus Tuf Z390 + WiFi, Corsair vengeance LPX 2400mhz 32GB, DeepCool Castle 240mm AiO, 2TB HDD (main), Crucial P5 250GB M.2, DeepCool Kendoman case.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

Change your fan settings in bios. But, it sounds like you have other problems. You should repaste your processor and maybe reseat your ram.

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u/4StrokeKush Dec 09 '21

Could the ram be causing any issue's? I know it's 32gb but the 2400mhz might be to slow for that cpu? I might be over thinking it lol.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

That’s very slow ram. But, it’s not the cause of your fan issue.

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u/4StrokeKush Dec 09 '21

Ok, I appreciate the help thank you.

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u/AustraleTB Dec 09 '21

Hello. I recently bought a new and powerfull computer in order to play my dream game : Red Dead Redemption 2. Now it's time to actually buy the game and I have a few questions. I have a steam account and intend to buy it there. Problem is : I'm not sure I will be able to download the 120 Go of data the game is made of. I live in a rural part of France where connexion is slow around 3 Mbps. I'm afraid it would take a looong time to download, and I'm even more afraid it would fail every time.

I'm gonna see my parents for Christmas who have a good connexion (optical fiber). The computer I bought is not portable. Is it possible to download on another computer and put the game on a external hard drive ? And then bring it back to install and my computer ? I share the Steam account with my brother and he will be there too so I could use his computer.

If you could help me on this, please.

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

Yes, provided you know which folder stream will download it to. Best to start the download on your PC and then copy the files to that same folder.

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u/AustraleTB Dec 09 '21

Oh ok thank you for your answer. Now I just need to find a 120 Go external hard drive...

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u/Camdonius_503 Dec 09 '21

Is my CPU bottlenecking my GPU? I recently bought an RTX2060 for the inflated market price. My CPU is a AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core Processor 3.50 GHz with 8gb of ram. When I have the nvidia panel up it shows 100%CPU on Phasmophobia but a low GPU percentage. I get FPS stutters occasionally even though my GPU is at like 30%. I also get lag spikes in Halo Infinite even though my FPS is at 50-60. Do I need to upgrade my CPU? Some quick internet searches say yes but I want to ask here to confirm.

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

What resolution are you playing at?

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u/ServiceServices Dec 09 '21

yes, CPU bottleneck. It might make more sense to upgrade you monitor instead, to something with higher resolution. You will no longer has a significant bottleneck at 1440p for example.

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u/Camdonius_503 Dec 09 '21

upgrading my monitor would improve my fps? Is that the issue?

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

It won’t improve your frames, but you will lose none going up in resolution. Higher resolution become more gpu dependent so load is taken off the cpu. You will also lose those nasty frame spikes as well. I would upgrade your processor eventually, but if you’re happy with your frame performance now then it won’t hurt.

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u/Camdonius_503 Dec 09 '21

If I upgrade my CPU will these frame stutters go away? I just don't understand why I'm having spikes with such a good card.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

The spikes are caused by having too much cpu utilization, so when processes ask for more than the cpu can handle it stales it until it can perform the operation. This results in the spike. You could have an RTX 3090 in your system and it would have the same result, it’s a cpu bottleneck. Take some load off the cpu by getting a higher resolution monitor or upgrading the cpu.

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u/Camdonius_503 Dec 09 '21

Thank you, I greatly appreciate your input and advice. I will look into upgrading my CPU.

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

No problem, good luck! I always like helping fellow gamers.

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u/HulkHogaine Dec 09 '21

so i'm looking to upgrade my gpu, currently running a gtx 660 from when i first built it some years ago, what would be the best cost effective upgrade for my build?

build is:

b85m hd3

i5

8gb ram

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u/ServiceServices Dec 09 '21

not enough information. But, you can just upgrade to something like the GTX 1060 without much issues. Any faster than that I'll suspect you will run into bottlenecks.

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u/Andrew6745 Dec 09 '21

My pc has been freezing mid game (only in game) and I just ran a benchmark and my GPU topped out at 83 degrees Celsius, would that make it the most likely reason my pc is freezing? I know that’s a high temp and I’ve tried everything that google has said to do and nothing has worked. I feel like that’s the only thing left that it could be, I don’t know a lot about pc so any input is appreciated, thanks

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u/Minkelz Dec 09 '21

No that is not a high temperature for a gpu. By freezing do you mean just the game is crashing or the entire computer crashes? Does it then restart itself or do you have to hold down the button?

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u/Andrew6745 Dec 11 '21

Sorry for the late response I’ve been busy with work. When it freezes, the pc and monitor stay on and my screen just won’t change from the last frame of the game, like a screenshot. I have to hold down the power button to get it to turn off

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u/Liquid_Cactus Dec 09 '21

I got a new computer and was playing games where both the escape key and return key are mapped to somthing in game, I have been playing without issue, now randomly whenever I press either it switches windows or closes the game, anyone know why this is?

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u/Benofankid Dec 09 '21

Hello! I have had my PC for a while now, its not top of the line but it gets the job done. And recently I have been having problems with it, its really slow and the WIFI has a horrible connection. I made space on my pc, updated drivers, and did lots of other things. I'm thinking its my memory cause when I look at it when just on the desktop not running anything it could go anywhere from 60%-75%, also when in a game like GTA online it shoots up to 95% and when I tab out to clicked something on discord the screen goes black or everything on my pc just crashes. I'm going to be running an virus scan with ESET aster posting this so if that fixes it ill update yall. I don't think I have a virus so either way could anyone help?

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u/windowsphoneguy Dec 09 '21

Look at windows task manager, is there anything using your RAM?

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u/Benofankid Dec 09 '21

Just the basic background stuff

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u/idekman88 Dec 08 '21

Friend just got a pc and can only run COD warzone for a few minutes before crashing out and then today while playing halo infinite it also crashed when previously there were no issues with that game. We have already tried updating drivers and turning down graphics etc but are noobs and don’t know what else to do. Any ideas what it could be?

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u/ServiceServices Dec 09 '21

what are the specifications, and did your friend build it?

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u/Socko67 Dec 08 '21

So I porb have enough money for a pc but don't have much time to give towards that so was wondering if anyone here knew of any good pre built pc I could go for? Ofc ones that let me up grade them down the line but rn I cant build one myself. If u guys could put like a more or less ammount it will cost that be great to

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u/wolfgang784 Dec 08 '21

Gaming desktops tend to start around $900, but more like $1100 is a better starting point.

r/suggestapc Might be of use too.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 10 '21

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u/ServiceServices Dec 09 '21

I recommend resolution over graphics. Most graphical intensive settings are the effects and reflections. These are small differences that don't usually change the overall image quality too much. Most people probably couldn't tell the difference between ultra and medium effects unless they were side-by-side with a magnifying glass.

Play your games at 4K medium settings, keeping texture quality at high or ultra quality (based on your vram) and texture filtering at ultra. Everything else should be somewhere in the medium preset, without much visual impact. Just try and balance your graphics to be around 70 FPS on average, and cap it at 60 so it will be a smooth experience.

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u/artoriaas Dec 08 '21

I remember reading somewhere that Nvidia was going to ship the newest version of DLSS with their drivers so we wouldn't have to switch DLSS versions in games with older DLSS versions.

Did I imagine this? I think it was a reddit comment by a Nvidia employee.

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u/KviingK Dec 08 '21

How would I go about moving my Steam library and other games, photos and documents?

from my old SSD to my new one? I will still use my old SSD (C: Drive) but it will be strictly boot. My new SSD (D: Drive), will be for all other files, as it’s faster and has more space (WD BLACK 2TB).

I assume that I can just highlight and move all of my files (excluding games), but what about other things? I can keep the shortcuts on my desktop, but how would I move the actual files?

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u/BummishOdor Dec 08 '21

-Open your file explorer

-Right-click Documents

-Select 'properties'
-Click the 'Location' tab

-Change the location to whatever you want (mine is E:\Documents for example)

-Click 'Move'
-Repeat for Pictures, Downloads etc.

For programs like your web browser, torrent manager etc, you may have to go into the programs settings/ properties and manually point it to the new location of the Downloads folder.

For other files and folders (excluding games and programs), drag and drop or cut and paste the old folder to the new location, right click the folder, Create Shortcut, move the shortcut to the desktop or whatever.

In Steam, in Settings under Downloads, clicking STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS will open up a window where you can create new install folders across different drives, then move game installations to the new location. Takes a while, but much faster than re-downloading.

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u/artoriaas Dec 08 '21

Steam has a feature that lets you moves games.

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u/PruneMuted Dec 08 '21

Serious question and I feel gross asking it, but should I switch to console when I can? (XSX).

I have my PC hooked up to my TV and play everything there with and XSX controller anyway. I play mostly single player open world games, racing, and sports games. Forza has graphics issues on PC that aren't present on console, Fifa/Madden are a mess on PC, Souls games are more optimized for console, and I never really play shooters. Occasional strategy games that I don't need a good GPU For.

I'm just so tired of nvidia drivers breaking one game to fix another, then windows update that breaks everything, then my TV will update and not support HDR or VRR from PC, etc etc. And I have to go into the other room with my PC to select a new game, then I get to my couch and realize I need to log into Steam to update it, etc.

I just want stuff to just work. Anything I'm overlooking?

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u/clarkysan Dec 08 '21

I enjoy PC gaming for many reasons. I like having really powerful hardware that lets me push graphics and framerates that consoles don't allow. I like modding games and tweaking config files to tune the game to how I want it to be. I also have an Ultrawide monitor which is awesome for competitive FPS games and Rocket League.

But you know what? If you don't care about those things (things that PC gaming has an advantage over console gaming), then you should absolutely consider a current gen console. HDR on Windows sucks. There is definitely times where a PC port has annoying issues compared to its console counter part, etc. There are definitely some cons in PC gaming that some people won't admit.

So if you just want to sit back on a couch and forget about all the setting tweaking and game? You should go for it and not feel bad. On my OLED from my couch, the PS5 running Demon Souls at 60 FPS HDR, or RDR2, etc... its absolutely beautiful and a wonderful experience. This current console gen is getting so close to PC gaming that you shouldn't feel bad at all if that's what you're into.

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u/PruneMuted Dec 08 '21

I appreciate this response, thanks! Yeah I can't remember the last time I played a game at my desk instead of on my couch and dealing with my weird setup to get that to work. I didn't know about HDR either, it seems decent on W11 but I'll look into that too.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Sure, you don’t have to stick to one platform. You Will be stuck on a Xbox though, so you will miss out on PlayStation pc releases. If I moved to console, I would miss the inability to alter certain post processing settings. I would also miss multi-tasking, where I can listen to music and play games simultaneously. Lastly, I would miss my ability to play how I want. Either with my many controllers, like using a DualShock for PS emulation, casual switching between keyboard/mouse or controller or racing wheel. This is also specific, but I would also miss unstandard resolutions/monitors like using a crt monitor for older pc games and using an ultra wide for rpgs. There are tons of other things, but it sounds like you want a more casual experience. Tweaking and altering, trying different drivers and settings, benchmarking are all parts of pcgaming that define the experience. It sounds like you just want to boot up the console and play, so you should do it.

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u/PruneMuted Dec 08 '21

Yeah, and I could still have a cheaper GPU (once prices drop) for Dolphin, strategy games and get that tinkering experience I sometimes enjoy. But sometimes I wanna sit at my TV and play Forza or Madden and not have to deal with everything. All I need is 60fps at at least ~1440p and it looks like the new consoles can do that usually.

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u/urbanprince23 Dec 08 '21

I am currently building my first gaming pc, I'm planning to get a GIGABYTE GTX 1650 OC 4GB, planning to either get a ultra wide monitor or 27 inch monitor. Should I get a 1080p or 1440p monitor? Any recommendations?

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

I prefer 32" 1440p as it's easier on my eyes but I'm older. Before that I had 1080p/27" but the standard is 27"/1440p.

If you're going to be using the computer for non-gaming tasks like study/work, 1440p allows you to have 2 MS Word windows side by side at 100% zoom which is very handy.

The 1440p will be harder to drive obviously, but you'll be able to keep it with your next video card upgrade. I really wouldn't recommend anyone get 24"/1080p unless they are a professional gamer where having a larger screen makes you less competitive.

People usually don't change monitors very often so get something that's ideally 1440p/144hz because that will be around for a long time.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

You should be using a standard 16:9 1080p with that card. I’d personally go with a 24in 1080p, because it has the optimal pixel density for that resolution so it will look very crisp.

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u/Spyzilla 3700x + Macho X2 | 2080 + H80i v2 | 32GB E-Die Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

That card is going to have a hard time at 1080p, let alone 1440p or ultra wide

I would get a good 24” 1080p 144hz for this setup

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u/dantekasai Dec 08 '21

Hi there. Recently I've noticed that during gaming my computer hits some serious stutters. My specs: 5900X, 3090 FE, 64 GB 3600MHz G.Skill RAM, Corsair SF750 PSU, 970 Evo SSD.

Even after a fresh install of Windows 10 and the latest NVIDIA drivers the problems persist. It's most noticeable in high framerate games like Overwatch and Halo Infinite. Played at 1080p.

Now before I was having GPU issues, gray screens of death. I think it's caused by mining with Nicehash. I don't think it's temperature issues because the entire system is watercooled.

Any help would be appreciated.

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u/clarkysan Dec 08 '21

To be sure, we'd need to have you monitor your temps and FPS in game with something like msi afterburner overlay, so you can see exactly what is happening and when. Do you use gsync? what is the framerate before, during, and after the stutter?

Some games have issues with stuttering natively. Digital Foundry's recent Halo Infinite PC video shows that that game stutters every few seconds and its hard to avoid. So sometimes its just the game.

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u/dantekasai Dec 08 '21

I'll have to do some monitoring one of these days, just to see exactly what's happening. I don't use G-sync, and the framerate goes from 120 fps stable (Halo Infinite) and dips to 70 for about half a second. From 300 stable to about 160. Right after fps resumes to their usual.

Sometimes it happens during scenes of intense effects, sometimes it seems to happen randomly. It's driving me nuts

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Frame pacing related? Have you tested this, or is it more consistent like hard drive hitching? It could also be caused by unstable an unstable over clock.

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u/dantekasai Dec 08 '21

It's not frame pacing, it's hard dips from over 120 fps to 70 fps (in Halo) or 300 fps to 160 (in Overwatch). It can't possibly be hard drive hitching, the games are stored on an NVMe drive. I don't think it's an unstable overclock though, because before I undervolted the card, and just recently it's been run at stock.

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

Your PSU might not be enough to drive the 5900X + 3090.

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u/agimafan42069 Dec 08 '21

Should I download NIVIDIA DLSS for fortnite? I’m new to computers and idk if this will hurt my system if I download it like maybe cause extra stress or possibly overheating. I have a i5 processor and only 8 GB of ram.

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u/clarkysan Dec 08 '21

I've never heard about "downloading DLSS", it should just be an option in the graphics setting. If you have an RTX 2000 series or higher you can use DLSS, otherwise you cannot, so don't bother. DLSS only improves performance, so don't be nervous about that. Also if you're gaming at 1080p then I wouldn't bother with DLSS as it'll look too blurry.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

You must have an RTX graphics card to enable this setting. It’s not a download, it’s game specific and will only be optional with cards that support it.

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u/motionglitch 5600x | RTX 3060 Ti | 32GB Dec 08 '21

What's your GPU? Do you even know if it supports DLSS?

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 08 '21

Do you mean enable it or do you have to download something?

Have you done any reading about what DLSS is?

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u/Beasticide Dec 08 '21

Hey y’all. The past 2 days, I have had severe issues with WiFi/connection. I play a lot of LoL, and I usually sit at 29-33 ms. Lately it’s been anywhere from 45-spiking up to the 850 mark. I’ve restarted the computer, deleted a desktop app that I had in conjunction with my game, and restarting the router, and to no avail at all. Any ideas?

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u/Renegade_Meister RTX 3080, 5600X Dec 08 '21

Check connection properties, and get an app that can scan wifi networks in your area.

Networking factors include:

  • Band: 5 GHz (faster, shorter range, less interference prone, less latency) or 2.4 GHz (slower, longer range, more interference prone, more latency risk)

  • Channel width: (20, 40, sometimes 80...Mhz?) The wider the channel, the faster the connection, but more risk of interference if networks overlap channels

  • Channel number: Only matters if you have other networks overlapping channels & width

Some issues can be caused by your system connecting on 2.4 instead of 5 GHz, overlapping channels & networks, weak wifi signal, etc.

Hardware Settings for your wifi NIC may allow you to set 5 GHz as preferred. Any other settings would need to be changed at the wifi router - Good luck.

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u/Beasticide Dec 08 '21

I’m wired in so idk if I can even change any of that. Honestly no idea lol

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 08 '21

That was actually a very helpful post by//u/Renegade_Meister . Unfortunately you lead him down the wrong path because you said you had an issue with Wifi.

Your question isn't really a PC Gaming question but nevertheless, what makes you think it's your PC's fault?

If you think it's your PC, you need to test it with another device. Otherwise how do you know it's the PC? It could be something on your ISP's end or it could be a damaged line running to your house.

You need to troubleshoot the problem by first figuring out where the fault is.

Plug in another device and see if you're getting spikey ping. Also is the ping just spiking to the LoL server? What is your ping to your ISP?

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u/l4me Dec 08 '21

I have problems playing games on Win11. After 5 - 10min in the game either stops running and throw me back to the desktop, or this happens..

Pic 1 Pic 2

My rig is a RTX 3080, i9-11900, 32gB DDR4 3600MHz, Z590-A and 850W PSU. It was running smooth until today, and I've tried going back a Windows update without it working. I just formatted my C drive with a clean Win11 and only downloaded the drivers needed, and steam/ discord.

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u/Ok-Boot2360 Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Edit: for some reason, even though I’ve already downloaded the updated driver once today from the intel website, I just did it again and it fixed everything. Not sure why it didn’t work the first time, but hey, I’ll take it lol

Hey! My Asus Tuf Gaming F15 laptop was working perfectly fine on Sunday, but upon opening it up during class on Monday, I discovered that it could not discover any networks. When I check device manager, my AX201 wifi adaptor has an exclamation mark on it and when I click properties, it either gives “this device cannot start.(code 10)” or code 43. Currently, it also says “{Operation failed} The requested operation was unsuccessful.”

I have tried uninstalling, updating, downloading the optional 64 bit update from intel, restarting my computer, forcing shut down, network reset (as suggested by troubleshooting), but nothing has fixed it. When I trouble shoot, the problem found is “The intel(R) Wi-Fi AX201 160MHz adaptor is experiencing driver- or hardware-related problems”

Is there anything else I can do to fix this? Or is it probably a hardware problem? My laptop is using Windows 10.

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u/teafuck Dec 07 '21

I'm looking to get a desktop for gaming, where do I start? ,

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u/BummishOdor Dec 08 '21

/r/buildapc, /r/buildmeapc. Even if you don't end up building one yourself, you'll learn enough in there to make a more educated purchase :)

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u/PattF Dec 07 '21

I just got a 7.1 headset(Omen Blast) I turned the option on in the software for them, so I need to change setting in game to 7.1 too?

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 08 '21

If it has 5.1 or 7.1 select that, but usually when you select headphones it will let software take care of it.

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u/GNB_Mec Dec 07 '21

Any good dining-table or in-bed set ups for laptops that can be taken down and stay out of the way? Also likely will plug into the TV sometimes.

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u/XIV-Questions Dec 07 '21

Hey guys - my old PC shit the bed three years ago. I've mostly been console playing since then but now for Christmas I want to build myself a new gaming PC. Im hearing nightmares about GPU availability. What are my realistic options? Whats recommended? Budget is up to 3k

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u/clarkysan Dec 08 '21

I got a prebuilt from NZXT BLD program, customized it all. Has great specs (ryzen 5800x, rtx 3080, 32gb of ram, etc), and was $2800. They did a great job and I highly recommend. No waiting for GPU availability this way, you just order and they ship within a few weeks.

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u/GNB_Mec Dec 07 '21

I'm curious if you could buy a computer w/ the GPU, take it out, then sell the rest. Haven't done it myself so idk if it'd be worth it.

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u/Commiesstoner Dec 07 '21

You could but seeing as he's looking to buy a whole rig he could at least see what's out there, not all prebuilts are garbage.

He just needs to look out for the usual places they scrimp at which matter like RAM, PSU and storage. Mobo can also matter depending on what features you may want from it but as long as it's from a reputable brand like Asus, MSI, Gigabyte etc then you should be fine.

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u/chickenwingy22 Dec 07 '21

Recently got a 16" laptop and sometimes the writing in games is really tiny. Is there a way to change the resolution across all games or is it a game by game setting? And is there a recommended resolution?

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

What writing are you talking about?

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u/chickenwingy22 Dec 09 '21

On eu4. Not sure about stellaris

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

So on one game?

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u/chickenwingy22 Dec 09 '21

Thanks for the help

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u/Waterinblik Dec 07 '21

i have a problem with running 2 monitors and i dont understand why it wont work, i have a ryzen 5 5600G processor with integrated graphics, with a b450 aorus elite v2 motherboard and my first screen works fine and my pc even recognizes my second screen, the second screen turns on and show what its supposed to show for like 1 second and then turns to static

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 09 '21

Have you tried swapping the cables to see if the cable is the problem?

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u/wolfgang784 Dec 08 '21

Static usually means a bad connection or cable.

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u/D_for_Diabetes Dec 07 '21

Got new ram. It's just install and then start the pc right?

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u/Commiesstoner Dec 07 '21

Install it and set the timings/voltage manually or let XMP do it's thing YMMV.

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u/CerDiggity Dec 07 '21

I just bought a Legion 5 Pro about a week ago and am currently having some issues launching DayZ.

2021-12-07 6:43:25 AM - Blocked loading of file 'C:\Windows\System32\nvspcap64.dll'

Keep getting that message in the Battleye logs on launch. Always follows with a "Connecting Failed (0x00010001) Could not connect to the server because it is unreachable." error when trying to connect to a server.

Just downloaded GeForce Experience yesterday and this is my first time trying to launch the game since, the game launched fine prior to that. I know nvspcap64.dll is Nvidia/shadowplay related, is that the issue? Battleye flagging shadowplay as a potential cheat?

I'm a total PC noob lol and coming from DayZ on console so I'm not really quite sure what to do. Was a MacBook user in years prior.

Nvidia drivers are all up to date. Mods on steam are all up to date. L5P specs for reference are AMD ryzen 7/Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070/2tb internal SSD/16g ram.

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u/UnholyDemigod Dec 07 '21

I'm getting stuttering when playing Deliver Us The Moon. I have a 3070/R7 3700X/32GB RAM, and with all graphics settings maxed, RTX on, and DLSS set to quality, it hovers around 100-120FPS with occasional drops to <70 (although the stuttering feels much heavier). Despite this, GPU and CPU usage never goes above 67%. Why am I getting framerate issues when the PC ain't even working as hard as it can?

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

It’s called unoptimization, and plagues tons of games.

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u/hotpants86 7700k @ 5hgz, 1080Ti, DDR4 16gb @ 3200Mhz Dec 07 '21

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/geforce-graphics-cards/5/403457/frequent-stutteringhitching-in-games-rtx-3080-fe/?topicPage=7

Also it may be stuttering because something is preventing it from being utilised 100% - be it the game or some hardware component.

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u/Sp3ctraZ Dec 07 '21

I currently have a big problem with my monitor. I own a Samsung Odyssey G5 Ultrawide (LC34G55TWWRXEN) and every so often my screen will suddenly get this very short white line flashes.

They don't seem to appear after a certain amount of time my device has been on, sometimes it happens 8 hours into being active and sometimes it happens 5 minutes after being active. What I have seen (might be wrong) is after alt-tabbing fullscreen games for brief moments (like when I want to check Discord or Chrome) it starts to appear. They start slow and then appear more often as time progresses.

It also doesn't look like its the monitors fault since when I pull up the monitors settings menu (built into the screen) the flashes appear behind it, not in front.

I have tried lowering the screens graphic settings, but that doesn't seem to help.

I have no idea whether this is due to the cable or any other hardware piece.

Specs:

Device: ASUS TUF Gaming FX506IV-BQ123T (Non-144Hz model)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB
Memory: 16GB

If you have any idea how I can fix this please let me know.

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u/GrammatonYHWH 3900x|2070Super Dec 07 '21

This is a bit of a shot in the dark. I have a 4K tv hooked up to the living room computer. I used to get white horizontal tears randomly appearing in the middle of the screen.

I tried everything to get rid of them. Messed around with the TV settings, got a new HDMI cable, tried different gpu output ports, tried different TV input ports.

What ended up being the culprit was the PC had decided it was a 60Hz screen when it was actually a 50Hz display. I don't know why it autodetected as a 60Hz display when it isn't.

I would go to your nvidia panel and check the refresh rate is correctly set to 165Hz. Then I'd go in the Setup G-Sync menu and see if it's enabled. Then I'd also check the nvidia driver version. The Odyssey G7 didn't become G-Sync compatible until 451.85 (24 July 2021). If none of that works, I'd try buying a new DisplayPort 1.2 cable.

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u/Sp3ctraZ Dec 07 '21

The samsung website states N/A under G-Sync compatibility. The Nvidia Control Panel also states that the screen is not validated as G-Sync compatible. It did however have the setting enabled for G-Sync. I don't know if this could have affected the screen, is this something that could have been the issue?

Ill return to this post if it returns. If its something else please let me know