1.    03 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

    Optimising to full potential


    Hi everyone!

    I am looking for some advice to optimize my PC to its full potential. Any tips on software and hardware tweaks are welcome. My specs are listed in the bottom-left tab of this post. I also want to know if there is any limitation of performance if I have a connection of DVI (monitor) to HDMI (graphics card).

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    04 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,415
    W10 Insider + Linux

    You have a good system and beside overclocking CPU that could be next to impossible, I can't see what can be improved HW wise or necessary for now.
    In Windows, cut down to minimum of autostart programs and make sure that maximum CPU is set to 100% ( Control panel > Power management > Your power plan > Advanced settings). I have seen many set at 80% and/or less.
    Best drivers don't necessarily mean newest drivers so you could play with them.
    I like having overclockable systems, OC can prolong useful system life for a year or more.
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  3.    04 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I'll try overclocking it more than what I have. I was asking this because I noticed really weird framerate drops on old games like GTA IV, which I didn't even have on high or ultra settings.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    04 Jan 2017 #4

    Download the software that Asus provide for your board. They help fine tune your system.
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  5.    04 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,415
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsong2 View Post
    Thanks, I'll try overclocking it more than what I have. I was asking this because I noticed really weird framerate drops on old games like GTA IV, which I didn't even have on high or ultra settings.
    GTA IV is badly optimized anyway.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    04 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I'll keep it in mind. I put my CPU and GPU up 100 MHz and everything is running a bit better, I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    GTA IV is badly optimized anyway.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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