Tips to Play Games on High FPS
Are you eager to find out ways to run your PC games faster without spending money to enhance its performance? By increasing your, FPS, you can easily enhance your overall playing experience. FPS stands for Frames per Second. It actually helps you to know how many frames are appearing on display. And for a game to be played, you need a minimum 30fps and optimal 60fps. So if your game is slow or you cannot play it then, you first need to identify is it because of FPS. To identify FPS of any game, you can use either Steam or the dedicated graphics memory app, and in the settings, you can see the option of Overlays and tick for FPS overlay. This will show you FPS, whenever you play a game.
If your desktop/laptop’s specs match or exceed the minimum requirements of a game, then you might get some tips to improve FPS here. For those of you who are new and also want to buy a new gaming beast, then do check out this guide on gaming laptops which might help you to take a better and worthy decision. So now let’s straight jump into the post:
Here are some tips that can help you play games on high FPS easily:
Update the Drivers
This is the most common thing people omit when they face a low FPS issue. It might not be enough if you have the latest graphics card installed in your hardware. For that hardware to work most efficiently, you need the latest software as well. Always remember the computer works only when hardware and software combinations. For every hardware, there may be software for that to progress.
Earlier, if you need to update the drivers, you had to search for your hardware with the latest version release. But, today the innovation has reached a point, where there is software that can auto-detect the hardware installed and can give you the optimal result. Even, there are applications which can download every outdated driver in your system in just one click.
These drivers may include – DirectX, Visual C++, Sound, Display drivers, and many more.
Update Graphics Drivers
Next, you need to check the graphic memory installed in the system. You can find that information in multiple ways:
- Go running window either by searching on the Start or click Windows key + R key and then type devmgmt.MSC and you can find the Device Manager window appeared on the screen after entering. And then scroll to Display Adapters, and you can find your graphics memory in the dropdown.
- You can go to Control Panel, and there you can find the Device Manager and then again follow the above steps.
- You can even know the hardware in your system by browsing your model on the manufacturer’s website.
After knowing the Graphic, you need to search for the latest graphics driver. You can get the latest driver at that particular graphics card’s manufacturer’s website. The most common graphics manufacturers are – Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. You can go to their websites and can find the latest driver and install the drivers. After installing, you must reboot the system in order to work for that hardware.
Choosing the right Power Option
If you have a laptop, then this suggestion is for you. Most of the people don’t even know that they have these Power Option. You need to the right click on the battery icon on the notification panel, and you can see Power Options
Every laptop has 3 power options:
- Balanced: It balances performance with energy consumption.
- Power Saver: It saves energy by reducing the computer’s performance.
- High Performance: More energy, with at most performance.
For high FPS you need to choose a High-Performance option, and you can feel the difference while playing games.
Using game optimizers
If you are facing low FPS after trying all the above tips. Then you can try installing game optimizers. Mostly now, all graphics drivers have their own app for optimizing games. These applications automatically detect the games in your system, and with one click it automatically optimizes the setting according to the hardware, that computer has. This will increase the FPS.
- Free your RAM space
While playing games, if you face low FPS then open task manager and see how much RAM is consuming your system. There may be a number of reasons; the RAM is used so highly – updates are going on the background, antivirus software may be doing checks, etc.
There are applications on the internet that can help you to release memory space and if updates are going on the background or antivirus software is doing checks then either you need to stop it or should play games after it happens completely.
- Lower game settings
If all these tips didn’t work for you. Then you can lower your game settings. Change the resolution and play games at full screen. Next, you can do, turn off the shadows and reflection settings.
You need to experiment with all the gaming settings. You need to try lowering the settings one by one and should check which one works for you. Lowering your game settings will increase the FPS and will allow your computer to cool down efficiently as it should.
- Upgrade Hardware
The last thing you can do is thinking about upgrading your hardware. Maybe your hardware is outdated. As you know every year maybe twice in a year update comes along for the hardware. Like, earlier, there were 7th gen processors and now its 8th gen.
Upgrading your hardware at the right time with the opportunities you get in the market is a wise choice you can make. Hardware is costly as you go to the advanced and latest technology, but you can feel the user experience with every innovation that comes along.
All these tips are not something which I wrote on the internet. But all these tips are of my own experience and was very useful for me when I used to face low FPS.
All these tips can be useful (if you were not aware of any) to play games at high FPS than you were playing till now.