Creepy Town I visited this town like 5min ago…. it's messed right up 0-0 -…
Creepy Town I visited this town like 5min ago…. it's messed right up 0-0 -_-'
1. "THE GAME DOES NOT PLAY!"
When it comes to playing PC games, this is probably the biggest and most frustrating problem anyone can encounter. I have bought games in the past that would not play properly and I had no idea why. When I have this problem, there are some things I do to help me figure out what the problem is and how to solve it.
A. The first thing I do is go to the systemrequirementslab.com website which has a very useful computer program to tell you if you can run the game or not. This will scan the hardware of your computer and compare it to the minimum and recommended specifications of the game you want to play. This can be very useful as it is difficult to remember exactly what specifications your computer has, and can help determine what to upgrade if you need to do so.
B. Check the drivers on your computer or graphics card. Sometimes computer equipment has a driver update, if you do not have the correct drivers installed it can cause problems with running certain games.
C. Check the game settings. Some games are very good at optimizing the setting for what works best on your computer, but they don't always get it right. If a game does not work correctly in most games, you can turn down the graphical settings to see if it will work properly.
D. Reinstall the game. Sometimes a file may be damaged when installing the game or over time. If this is a problem it can be solved by uninstalling and reinstalling the game. Most games can be installed through the control panel of your computer, but if not sometimes you can uninstall the game from the player itself.
E. Unfortunately, there are unfortunately random problems with games that are very difficult to determine. If the problem occurs, contact the gaming company. Many companies have guides or forums dedicated to helping people who have trouble playing their games. Usually they are quick to respond and will do whatever they can to solve your problem.
2. "The game runs choppy online!"
This is another common problem when it comes to gaming, and this is not just reserved for PC games. Sometimes your computer or gaming system will work perfectly but you have many problems when it comes to online games, thankfully there are some ways to try to fix this.
A. The first thing to do is to make sure you get the right speed from your ISP. You can run an online speed test at speedtest.net to help you identify your download and upload speeds. If the speeds are slow or not what you expect, there are some things you can do to try to fix the problem before calling your ISP.
B. If you have speed problems, the first thing I recommend is to check your router. Sometimes speed problems are due to an old or incorrect router. I recently had some problems with my internet dropping and decided to check my router. I used an old router with old wireless technology but I didn't think it caused any problems. I ended up buying a new AC router and it doubled the internet speed I got in advance with my N router. N-routers have been around for a while and AC is newer technology that provides more bandwidth and better signal strength than N-routers. With so many devices connected to household WiFi, I think it is well worth upgrading to an AC router as everything goes better.
C. If you find that the problem is not the router and only the computer has speed problems, you can check for any obstacles that may block the wireless signal. Sometimes it is completely random what causes interference and I have heard of people who had terrible speeds, just moved their computer in a different direction and everything worked fine. You can also run a malware scan on your computer to ensure that a virus does not eat up your bandwidth.
D. There is also the possibility of an incorrect wireless card in your computer. I had a desktop computer that had a wireless card that randomly stopped working, it took me a long time to identify what the problem was but when I did it it was fixed by simply purchasing a WiFi USB adapter. They are not very expensive and got my computer back online quickly and easily.
E. If any of these solutions are not addressed, you may need to contact your ISP. Unfortunately, there are sometimes only problems with the incoming line and it requires a technician to come out and fix it. Sometimes the IP can identify a problem over the phone and find out if the problem is over or if they need to send out a technician.
3. Other quick tips to help your computer's performance
A. I strongly recommend that everyone install an SSD on their computer. An SSD is a solid state drive that can replace your existing hard drive. The traditional hard drive is a moving hard drive that spins and reads and writes data, while an SSD does not have moving parts and everything is stored on flash memory chips. Because of how the information is stored, it has access much faster and more reliable than standard HDD, they are more expensive at the moment but the speed increase is well worth the money in my opinion. I recently switched my computer to an SSD and it changed my boot time from minutes to seconds. Everything seems to load much faster and I can't imagine going back to a regular hard drive.
B. RAM memory upgrade
A. Sometimes upgrading the RAM of your computer can improve performance. You need to find out what type of RAM you can use first. To do this, you can look at the system information on your computer that gives you a system overview. In summary will be a system model, I used this to look online for how much RAM my computer could support and what type to use.