4 ways to bump up your PC’s gaming capabilities
Gaming often involves the use of fast and efficient PCs.In fact besides, storage space; you need a PC that that has matching specs. Games vary in their graphics and settings. However, some of these Pcs come are quite expensive. So how do you convert your PC to have similar capabilities as the higher, faster efficient ones?
1.Updating Graphics drivers.
As the name suggests these drivers are crucial in delivering a high-quality visual game experience. The need to update your drivers is based on the fact that new release games often come with demanding graphics. The process of updating your graphics drivers is easy. First, you will need to establish whether the video card in your PC automatically updates.
If it does then there is no need to go to it manually. However, if it isn’t, the second step would be, to establish the manufacturer. This is particularly important in finding the right software to update the drivers. From this, you can download from the manufacturer’s website the latest software. Alternatively using the device manager prompt, you get the update drivers option.
2.Defragging and trimming your hard disk
This is a viable solution to improving your PC’s performance (Never advisable to defrag SSD, they are trimmed). Generally prudent storage and hard wiring of files in set locations help in optimization(NTFS self-optimizes) maintain the performance of your hard drive. In case you own a Windows run PC it’s even easier. Windows Optimize option can either defrag or trim your hard drive depending on what type it is. The optimization option sends commands corresponding to the type in your PC.
3. Game Booster/PC optimization software
Windows optimization tools in your PC do work. However, they have the disadvantage of taking forever to accomplish the task. There are several PC optimization tools that improve performance that is currently in the market. These Optimization softwares like Lolo remove junk files, applications, cookies, cache logs, bloatware that eat up your storage and corrects errors in your hard drive.
4. Upgrade Graphics card.
An upgrade of your graphics card translates to a higher resolution for your games. NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are often the usual choices for gamers. Your new graphics card should correspond to your motherboard chipset to avoid incompatibility issues. Gamers prefer NVIDIA, compared to the rest due to their lower DPC latency.
The GPU processor clock speed is equally an important factor when making a decision. It is often assumed that there is a direct proportionality between the clock speed and graphics card performance. The same can be said of RAM. The misconception is a higher RAM translates to higher performance. Although your PC bandwidth and RAM may affect your game video features.
All in all, such an upgrade will get rid of annoying game errors like the Dark Souls 3 white screen crash, stuttering frame rates in games like Fortnite and failure to load in graphics-heavy games like Crysis 3 or the more recent Shadow of the Tomb Raider
There are other viable options for improving your PC performance. However, there is normally a misconception that a bigger RAM, new graphics card or trimming/defragging would automatically lead to exponential performance. These may improve your PC but each case has its own merit