How to get the most out of your Gaming PC(Intel & NVIDIA Configuration)

Adithya S.T.
Republic of Coders — India
5 min readFeb 7, 2021


Feel like your Gaming PC is not delivering its 100%? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered and I assure you that your PC will provide you 2x the performance that’s it currently giving after you have done all the things, I’ve mentioned in this article ✌

Warning: Performance comes at a cost: Power (and thereby heat). This does not affect those who game on PCs much but if you want to try this on a Gaming Laptop just keep in mind that in this article, I have disabled ALL of the power saving technologies in order to get the maximum performance and this may not be completely beneficial for those of you who want to try this on laptops.

1. Update Windows

The best and easiest way to make sure you get the most out of your Windows PC is keep it up-to-date

Click on the Start Button and click on Settings>Update and Security

Click on Check for updates and install them to get the latest and greatest from Microsoft

2. Update Device Drivers

Device Drivers helps different hardware components to function smoothly on your computer

To update Device Drivers:

Install IObit’s Driver Booster application:

Click on Scan to get updates

Click on Update Now to install the latest drivers

3. Switch to High Performance Power Plan:

Windows 10’s default “Balanced” plan reduces your PC’s performance in order to save energy. To prevent this you can switch to the “High Performance” mode

Search for “Control Panel” in the Start Menu

Search “power” in Control Panel

Click on Power Options

Click on Show additional plans

Choose High Performance Plan

4. Disable programs that run on Startup:

Your computer may feel sluggish if you have got too many applications running in the background and you can stop them from running to make your PC run smoothly

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc or search for Task Manager in the Start Menu

Click on the Startup Tab

Click on any unnecessary app(s) that you don’t want your PC to launch it on Startup and click on Disable

5. Clean your Hard Disk:

If you have filled up your hard disk with too much files you don’t need you may be slowing down your PC. Cleaning your hard disk can give you a speed boost for your PC

Search for “Storage” in the Start Menu and open Storage Settings

Turn on Storage Sense

Uninstall unnecessary apps, remove large file and clear temporary files to clean up your hard drive

6. Defrag your hard disk:

The more you use your hard disk the more it becomes fragmented and will slow down your PC

Search for “Defragment” in your Start Menu and run the Defragment and optimise drives app

Select the drives that you want to defrag and click on Optimize all

7. Change settings in NVIDIA Control Panel:

Search for “NVIDIA Control Panel” in the start menu search

Click on Manage 3D Settings

Change the settings to the following to get max FPS:

Image Sharpening: Sharpening Off, Scaling Disabled

Ambient Occlusion: Performance

Anisotropic filtering: Application-controlled

Antialiasing-FXAA: Off

Antialiasing-Gamma Correction: On

Antialiasing-Mode: Application-controlled


Background Application Max Frame Rate:Off


DSR-Factors: Off

Low Latency Mode: Off

Max Frame Rate: Off

Multi-Frame Sample AA (MFAA): Off

OpenGL rendering GPU: (Your Nvidia GPU)

Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance

Shadar Cache: On

Texture filtering-Anisotropic sample optimization: On

Texture filtering-Negative LOD bias: Allow

Texture filtering-Quality: High performance

Texture filtering-Trilinear optimization: On

Threaded optimization: On

Triple Buffering: On

Vertical sync: Use the 3D application setting

Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1

Go to Configure Surround and,PhysX:

Under PhysX settings set the processor to your GPU:

8. Change BIOS settings to disable power saving technologies:

Warning: Don’t do this on Laptops as it significantly reduces battery life and I’m pretty sure that your laptop on battery power won’t even last 20 minutes if you do this

This method is for PCs having Lenovo motherboard and the BIOS settings differs in every PC based on its manufacturer

Go into the BIOS settings of your PC by pressing F1 three or five times

Go the Advanced Tab

Enter CPU Setup

Change the parameters to the following:

EIST Support: Disabled

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled

Core Multi-Processing: Enabled

Intel® Virtualization Technology: Disabled

C1E Support: Disabled

C State Support: C1

Turbo mode: Disabled

9. Install Razer Game Booster:

Download and Install Razer Game Booster:

Go to the Boost Tab

Click on Boost Now to free up RAM, enable all CPU cores, and switch to high performance mode and many more by clicking on a single button

10. Enable Game Mode:

Search for “Game Mode” in the start menu search bar

Enable Game mode

Aaaand that’s it your PC will now work at its 100% capability at all times and deliver you maximum performance

Happy Gaming 🎮✌