How to optimize Windows for better gaming performance

Whether you have a brand new gaming PC (opens in new tab) or an existing one, consider tweaking Windows for better gaming performance with a few simple tweaks. Windows isn’t perfect for gaming by default, but with a few tweaks to the settings, you can rest assured that nothing will stand in the way of you and your games.

To kick off all of this, however, you should understand that the biggest performance hit is weak hardware. An old graphics card will lose your frames per second much more than a simple setting in Windows. A gaming PC with just four to eight gigabytes of RAM will handle your fps just as well in many modern games. Before you change anything, consider an upgrade first and set your expectations for how much Windows settings will affect your gaming experience. It’s not a lot, but it can add up.

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