If you’ve got that gaming geek in you, you’d know that no gaming PC could ever suffice! The games are evolving, becoming demanding day by day, and you, as the gamer you are, you have to keep up the pace!
Isn’t that so?
You cannot afford to lag behind the gaming community. So, here in our compilation, we have gathered together seven super interesting tweaks that could help you optimize your existing PC for gaming purposes.
Let’s get to it!
1. Free Up Disk Space
One of the quickest ways of supercharging your gaming PC is to free up disk space. Whether you’ve recently begun gaming or possess an avid experience in the field, you ought to know that games demand a lot of space.
If you have got an old PC stacked up with files, old games, movies, and whatnot, it’s time to do a bit of cleaning session and get rid of any data that you do not need anymore. If you’ve bought your PC only recently, then you might want to clear the recent cache and extra downloaded stuff.
On average, a gaming PC requires more than 512 GB of storage at the very least. If deleting and cleaning does not bring you enough space, you can consider installing external storage via HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD (Solid State Drive).
2. Upgrade RAM
One aspect that makes your computer lag while gaming is the lack of storage. But the other and major aspect that makes your computer lag is the speed. And speed has a direct relation with RAM.
RAM refers to your computer’s current memory. So, the greater the current memory, the more capable your PC will be. It will multi-task at a greater speed. Thus, running your games smoothly and speedily. The average recommendation for most games is about 8GB. However, if you play heavier games like Half-life: Alyx, Red Dead Redemption 2, and then you’ll require 12GB.
3. End Background Processes
Along with upgrading your storage and memory, there’s one highly specific move that could help you optimize your PC for gaming. And note that this is a continuous and demanding process, i.e., monitoring background activities.
On the taskbar, right-click and go to Task Manager. Click More Details or Processes, and it will show you all the programs and activities running in the background. Shut down all except that which you are using. Doing so will save your CPU, GPU, and RAM resources.
4. Turn Off Notifications
You have to make changes to your PC so it cooperates with you during an intense gaming session. However, simultaneously, you need to make changes in it too that help you cooperate with the game.
How so? Well, turn off the notifications!
If you receive an intriguing mail during the climax of the game and your focus gets distributed, you are done for! So, go to the System Settings and switch on the Focus Assist to switch off notifications for a particular time of the day. Depending on your gaming console, you can also switch off notifications directly from the external device.
5. Update Graphics Driver
You are not planning on gaming without proper graphics. Are you?
Well, you better not!
Graphics tend to rule the entire gaming experience. They bring forth the colors and details, making the virtual reality games even more real.
So, if you wish to have an extraordinary gaming experience, then you ought to upgrade your graphics driver. Principally, most computer systems come equipped with a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) that runs the basic games conveniently. However, for more complex and professional games like Call of Duty and Dota, you will require advanced Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
6. Upgrade Peripherals
Supercharging your gaming PC also means upgrading its comrades, i.e., the peripherals. The experience a backlit keyboard will provide you will be ten times better than a regular keyboard. And that’s true both in terms of feel and convenience.
The same applies to the mouse and monitor. A gaming mouse with an aesthetic appeal and larger surface area will make gaming ten times more smooth and joyous as compared to a regular mouse. A curved monitor will offer you a far more immersive experience, especially if it offers a 4K resolution. The higher the resolution, the better. Along the same lines, gaming headphones bring about the same effect and impact.
7. Maximize Battery Life
When gaming on a PC, you’ve no concerns about the PC dying out midway unless there’s an electricity breakdown. But if your PC is a portable one, i.e., a laptop, then the worry may never leave you. Even gaming laptops require a constant power supply to bear the weight and pressure of the game.
So, minimize the battery usage in the background by ending all unnecessary processes running in the background. And keep your laptop plugged in. A generous supply of electricity will keep your machine working smoothly.
The changes mentioned above may be minor in nature, but these sure are major in impact. By adopting these, we bet your current PC will take the form of a professional gaming PC. Thus, doubling your thrill, joy, convenience, and command by ten times! Good luck!