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How to Make Your Computer Run Faster For Absouletly No Money

Is your computer running slow? Do you want to play games at a higher FPS for no money? Follow some these tips and they may help you.

Tip 1: Try to Scan Your Computer for Malware and Viruses

The first tip I have to start off this list is to scan your computer for Malware and Viruses. How you do that is if you already have an anti virus software on your computer you can open that and there should be a button saying something like “Scan Now”, if you don’t have an anti virus software I would say to try out Malwarebytes, or the built in Windows Defender. I will teach you how to scan your computer with Windows Defender.

On the bottom right of your screen you should see an arrow that looks like this

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Click on that, then right click this symbol

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(If this button doesn’t show up, click on “Ask me anything” in the bottom left, it should look like a search bar, and type in “Windows Defender” and click on Windows Defender)

and click “Open”. Once you’re in it should look like thisd1807a3807084141f52272c0970523bb

Click on “Full” and then “Scan now” after a while the scan should be complete. You may have to confirm to fix some issues.

To try to future-proof your computer from viruses you can click the settings button in the top right of Windows Defender and a new settings window should pop up. Make sure “Real-time protection” is on. A tip if you don’t use the internet often or just go on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and sites like that, you should be able to turn off the real time protection which I find helps on lower end computers. Use it at your own risk, as long as you don’t click on unknown links you should be fine, I normally just turn it off if I need a little boost when I’m playing an intensive game, and that’s what I would recommend.

Malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Tip 2: Turn Off the Fancy Windows Features That you Don’t Need

If you don’t care about the fancy windows graphics, you can turn those off. First what you want to do is click the “Ask me anything” search window in the bottom left

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Then search for “This PC” and click on it, when you are in that window right click “This PC” on the side bar on the left

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And click “Properties” and this window should come up.

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Click “Advanced system settings” on the left side

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Click the advanced tab at the top, and then under “Performance” click settings. Now click “Adjust for best performance”click apply at the bottom left and then you can exit out of all of that.

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Tip 3: Tip for Games: Lower the Settings

Now for the harder PC gamers out there, this will be common knowledge, but for the newer ones, you can make the game graphics worse, but make it more smooth. If that interests you this step is for you.

So almost all games are different for this, try to find the settings tab at the main menu or the pause menu, and then click on graphics or video, you should see a bunch of different settings or you can click advanced settings if the settings down show up most the time. I find the biggest change you can do to get better FPS in games is lower the resolution, turn down or off the shadows, or turn down the texture detail. Depending on your monitor, the resolution should be set to 1920×1080 by default, try to lower it down to 1280×720, also, try to turn down the texture quality, and shadows. I’ll show you how to do it in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Launch the game, then on the top bar click options, and then “Video Settings”

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Then in the resolution area click the drop down and change it to 1280×720

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Then turn the texture detail down by once again, finding texture detail, click the drop down and selecting low

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Also, I recommend to change all of the rest of the settings down to low if you are still struggling.

Then click “Apply” and everything should be good in CS:GO!

Tip 4: Disable Some of the Privacy Settings

This can give you another boost for FPS and just daily use. This will turn off some background apps, and disable more privacy options like advertising IDs, and let apps use certain privacy features, if you don’t use very many Windows features then I would recommend you to do this.

Click the Windows button in the bottom left, then the settings gear on the left side. It should pop up with a new window, click the privacy button

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Go through all the tabs on the left, and turn all of it off. Especially the background apps.

Tip 5: Update Your Drivers

Drivers! Drivers are essentially what tells your computer hardware what to do. I would recommend using Driver Booster. First you can download it from this link;

http://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster-pro.php?AFF=40025&__c=1

You can use the free version if you hover over performance at the top and “Driver Booster Free” at the top.

Run the installer, and click “Custom Install”, click “Accept and Install”, then click “Give up my free gift” unless you want the gift, and then you should be ready to scan it!

Once you have finished installing this program, launch it, it should just instantly start scanning. When it finishes, it should come up with something like this.1e7bc29ecf1209cf6d1e2fcc68611ef7

Click “Update Now” once it finishes, it should ask you to restart, you can restart later, or restart your computer now. That’s all for the drivers.

Tip 6: Do a Disk Defrag *DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE AN SSD*

There are multiple different programs you can use to defrag your hard drive, what I’d recommend is to let windows do it. Do not do this step if you have an SSD (Solid State Drive)

Once again, click the “Ask me anything” box in the bottom left, and search for defrag it should say “Defragment and Optimize Drives”, click “Optimize” and it should run. Once it is done your hard drive should be slightly faster!

Tip 7: Use CCleaner

CCleaner can clean up some extra junk on your computer, first, download it from this link

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

Then download the free version, and install it. Once it is installed, it should look like this26ef727eb2cebac012829e104d703c68

Click “Run Cleaner” in the bottom right. It should finish what it wants to do eventually, and that’s all for this section, Then on the left bar, click “Registry”

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Click “Scan for Issues” and then “Fix selected issues…”, you can backup the registry if you want, and then click “Fix All Selected Issues” and then close the program if you’d like.

Those are some of simple steps you can do to make your computer.

 

Written by Jaiden.

 

How To Mod Skyrim

So, there are many amazing Skyrim mods, if you want to get some for your PC version of Skyrim, just follow this tutorial.

So there is a way to mod Skyrim with mod organizer, but I am going to show you how to mod Skyrim with Nexus Mod Manager. First, go to http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/modmanager/? and click download for whatever version of Windows you have. then it will ask you to register a account. Click Register a free account, when you get to that page, click register on the right side. A lot of people get confused with this, you don’t have to choose a paid account unless you want to, just don’t select anything, go to the bottom, and click create account. Once you’re done making you’re account, go back to that link at the top of this post, and click download for whatever version of Windows you have, run the installer, and get into the program. Now, pick a mod you want on the Nexus website, and click download (NMM) and now it should ask you what you want to do and click launch application. Now it will launch Nexus Mod Manager. Now once it’s downloaded, double click the folder where its downloaded to in Nexus Mod Manager and double click the mod and now its’ activated! Some mods when you download them, say what other mods you need to run the mod, make sure you have those. As well, most mods need SKSE, which you get from here http://skse.silverlock.org/  click installer, it should download and then just run the installer. Now launch Skyrim, and have some fun!

How To Record In Shadowplay

Shadowplay is one of the best programs to record with on PC. It has compresses files, but just enough to not look bad, but have small files.

Simple version:

  1. Click the arrow on your task bar and right click the Nvidia logo and click “Open NVIDIA Geforce Experience”
  2. Click Shadowplay in the top right
  3. Click mode and click manual
  4. Click quality and click custom and turn the bit rate all the way up and put your frame rate to what you want it to be and Resolution to what you want it to be, Now click audio and set it to what audio you want it to record.
  5. Click on the gears below the switch and under overlays if you want one of those overlays click on it and to the right of it there will be a grid and click on where you want the overlay to be, if you don’t want one click off
  6. To the right of the grid it will say “Allow desktop capture” turn that off unless you are recording a window borderless or a window mode program or game or if you want to record your desktop
  7. Put microphone always on unless you want to use push to talk which if so you have to set a key for push to talk under keyboard shortcuts
  8. Under keyboard shortcuts it will say “Toggle manual recording on/off and save” to the left of that there will be a box click it and press the key you want to start and stop recordings with.
  9. Under recordings you can change the location where your videos save at.
  10. Now go into your game or game, and click the start key! Once your done click the same key

Detailed version:

So first, you have to have a Nvidia graphics card. To know, click the arrow on the very right of your task bar, if you see a Nvidia logo, you have a Nvidia GPU, if you don’t, then your out of luck and I recommend using OBS. So right click that Nvidia logo and click “Open NVIDIA Geforce Experience” Now, you will be in the Nvidia Geforce Experience program. In the top right of the program it will say “Shadowplay” click that, now you will be in the Shadowplay program. Click the switch on the left side of Shadowplay, and let it load. On the right side it will say “Audio” click on that and click the audio you want to record. Click quality and click custom, put the bit rate to the max which is 50, and click “Frame rate” and click 60 or 30 depending on what you want to record and how powerful your PC is and beside the frame rate button click the “Resolution” and click the resolution you want, if you have a bad PC click around the 1280×720 resolution and if you have a good PC click 1920×1080 now go back to the Shadowplay program. Click mode beside shadow time and and put it on manual. Under the switch there is a gear, click that, Now, under keyboard shortcuts there should be a place that says “Toggle manual recording on/off and save” and click the box and press the key to start and stop recording recording. There should be an area saying recording, under that if you want you can change the place where your recordings save. At the very top of that window there should be an area that says overlays, if you want one of those overlays click the one you want and click the position you want on the grid beside it. If you don’t want one click the off button. To the right of that make sure “Allow desktop capture” off unless your playing a windowed or windowed borderless game. Last but not least, under microphone click always on unless you want push to talk which if you do you have to set a key for it under keyboard shortcuts. Now your ready to record. Click your record key when your ready to record

YouTube tutorial:

Written by Jaiden

$800 Gaming PC Build

For this build it is a $800 build that will run all the new games at 1080p to 1440p at 60 fps. Lets get into it.

intel-bx80646i54460-core-i5-4460-3-2ghz-quad-core-lga1150-processor-7Processor – Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  $172.89 – For this build I chose the I5 4460, I can personally recommend this processor because I own it, and it is a great quad core processor that runs at 3.2 Ghz and will run games at the highest settings at only a few FPS under what you would get with a top end processor for gaming.

msi-z97-pc-mate-intel-z97-socket-lga1150-atx-motherboard-3Motherboard – MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.75 – This motherboard has amazing features for the price, It can support any Celeron, Pentium, I3, I5, and I7 processors. MSI is well known for there amazing build quality and for there products lasting a long time.

For ram, this processor supports 1066, 1333, 1600 MHz, and can overclock up to 3000 MHz, which I wouldn’t recommended for this build because we don’t have the greatest and latest cooling system. The motherboard has a 1 PCI Express 3.0 slot for your graphics card which we’ll get to later, and has 3 USB 3.0 connectors, and 5 USB 2.0 connectors, and is ATX form factor.

g-skill-f3-12800cl9d-8gbxl-ripjaws-x-series-8gb-2x4gb-desktop-ram-2Ram – G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 – 1600 Memory $49.85 – There’s not a lot to say about this ram kit, it’s affordable, fast, and you don’t need more than  8 GB at the moment for gaming, you see games like Star Wars Battlefront recommending 16 GB of ram, but that’s not true.

If you look at videos of the beta for Star Wars Battlefront, people ran it at 60 FPS 1440p, With the GTX 970 with 8 GB of ram.

22-236-338-TSStorage – Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 – I have this hard drive as well, it boots windows in a few seconds, and it is 1 TB of storage,

which will hold lots of games, movies, and music, or whatever else you will have on this hard drive, It will boot everything extremely fast.

81dAwwSPjuL._SX425_Graphics Card – EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card $329.99 – This is the graphics card, which is the biggest part of a gaming PC, This will run all of the newest, and oldest games, at 1080p to 1440p at 60 FPS, it also has 4 GB of ram on the graphics card which will run games at high resolutions and huge texture sizes.

Also, if you like modding games with graphic or texture mods, such as Skyrim, Fallout, or any other games you might like modding, the 4 GB of video ram will let you have lots of graphic or texture mods. This card is overall amazing for gaming.

404779_144683_01_front_thumbnailCase – Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $47.99 – Cases most the time don’t matter, as long as it has the important features, like USBs, and how easy it is to build in it.

This case looks awesome, it has 4 3.5″ internal drive bays, it is compatibility with our motherboard, and lots of other awesome features.

41bCu80FDnLPower Supply – Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $58.98 – This power supply will work well with our build, since our build uses very low power consumption, because Nvidia and Intel are very good at not using very much power. And if you want to upgrade you can upgrade a bit with this power supply.

Prices and where to buy

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/JaidensArcade/saved/yMFNnQ

Written by Jaiden