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Are you facing issues like lag, crashing, freezing, etc. while playing games on your computer? If your answer is “Yes,” then here’s how you can fix this problem and optimize your Windows computer for gaming.

Enable Game Mode on Your Computer

The “Game mode” is an outstanding feature of Windows 10. It allows its users to experience a fantastic gaming experience on their computer by optimizing the performance and quality of games that they are currently playing on their computers. So, if you are not happy with your current gaming experience on Windows 10, then do enable this mode to get the best possible gaming experience on your PC. To enable “Game mode”:

  1. Press the Windows “Start” button to open the “Start menu.”
  2. Now tap on the cog icon to launch the “Settings” app on your PC.
  3. Next, tap on the “Gaming” option.
  4. After that, tap on the “Game mode” option from the left side menu bar.
  5. Now enable the “Game mode” option using the toggle button near it.
  6. You have successfully enabled “Game mode” on your computer.

Update Your Graphics Driver

Your computer graphics card plays an important role in providing you with a great gaming experience while playing a game on your computer. But if your graphic card driver is not up to date, then you may experience issues like freezing, hanging, crashing, etc. while playing games on your PC, especially when you are playing a heavy game on your computer. So, do update your graphic card driver if you want to optimize your Windows 10 computer system for gaming. To download the latest graphic driver for your computer, go to its manufacturer’s website and download the latest available graphic card driver from there and install it on your computer.

Improve Network Performance

Your network also plays an important role in determining the type of gaming experience you will get while playing games on your PC. For example, if your network performance is not that good, then you may face problems like lag, freezing, hanging, etc. while playing games on your PC. Therefore, you must improve your network’s performance to make sure that you have a great gaming experience while playing your favorite game on your computer. To do this:

  1. Make sure your internet connection is stable and working correctly.
  2. If you are using a wireless connection, then make sure you remove all the obstacles that may affect your router’s signal strength.
  3. Use a high-quality router.
  4. Enhance your Wi-Fi router’s signal strength by using a Wi-Fi booster.

Reduce Visual Effects

If you have a gaming PC, then turning off visual effects on Windows 10 will not improve your gaming experience to a large degree. However, if you have a regular PC, then this might help you improve your computer performance, which will ultimately help you in getting a great gaming experience on your computer. To do this:

  1. Type “Run” in the Cortana search bar.
  2. Next, open the “Run” app.
  3. Now type the following command in it: “Sysdm.cpl.”
  4. Next, tap on the “OK” button to open the system properties menu.
  5. After that, tap on the “Advanced” tab and then tap on the “Settings” option under the “Performance” section.
  6. Next, select the “Adjust for best performance” option to turn off Windows 10 visual effects.
  7. After that, click on the “OK” button.
  8. You have successfully disabled visual effects on Windows 10.

Install the Latest Version of DirectX

Microsoft DirectX is an API that is used by Windows for performing, managing, and controlling tasks that are related to multimedia on your computer, and without this API, you can’t play games on your system. Therefore, it is very important to keep it updated; else you may face performance issues while playing games on your PC. To do this:

  1. Press the Windows “Start” button to open the “Start menu.”
  2. Now tap on the cog icon to launch the “Settings” app on your PC.
  3. Next, tap on the “Update and Security” option.
  4. Finally, tap on the “Check for updates” option to see if a new version of DirectX is available for download or not. If it is available, then download and install it on your computer to improve your gaming experience on Windows 10.


Our computers come with limited resources, and if we don’t configure/optimize our Windows Settings for gaming, then we may experience gaming issues like freezing or crashing while playing games on it. So, make sure you optimize your Windows for gaming if you don’t face any of these gaming issues on your computer while playing games on it.

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