How to enable and use game mode on windows 10

An upcoming Windows 10 update addresses an issue that is trashing frame rates on some PCs.

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If you are still experiencing gameplay issues in Windows 10—và specifically stuttering and lower than expected frame rates—hang tight, a cure for what ails your PC is coming. Hopefully, anyway. It"s worth remembering that it was a previous Windows update that caused these performance woes on some PCs in the first place.


Unfortunately for some unlucky users, the cumulative Patch Tuesday update Microsoft rolled out in April had a penchant for trashing frame rates and causing games to lớn stutter, without any obvious rhyme or reason.

Various complaints surfaced following the roll out, including one user who said they began seeing "consistent stuttering in Doom Eternal" on a PC configured with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU & a GeForce RTX 3070 graphics thẻ.


"I think I also have sầu the same problem. Since yesterday when I upgraded Windows, my performance in Warzone has gone from 90 fps on average to lớn 75 fps, even drops below 60 fps (V-Sync off)," another user wrote at the time.


The good news is, for some people the issue got resolved with this month"s Patch Tuesday update (KB5004327). However, not everyone has been so luck. As spotted by Windows Latest, some Windows 10 users report having the same performance problems even after installing the lachạy thử cumulative update, which began rolling out a little over a week ago.


"Once again, I am still having gaming performance issues since KB500842. Somebody from Microsoft really needs to lớn get this resolved," a user wrote on Reddit. "The workaround is khổng lồ mix your power plan lớn "High Performance" but I prefer to lớn stay on the "Balanced" power plan...This is frustrating to lớn khuyến mãi with."

The same issue does not appear to be present in Windows 11, though it is only available in pnhận xét form at the moment. And even when it releases later this year, an argument could be made for holding off upgrading lớn see what inevitable wrinkles will still need ironing out.

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Fortunately, Microsoft thinks it has finally found the root cause. While Microsoft has not gone into lớn great detail about the issue, the release notes for an upcoming Windows 10 feature update (21H2) suggest a permanent fix is coming.


"We fixed an issue that prevents power plans & Game Mode from working as expected. This results in lower frame rates & reduced performance while gaming," the release notes state.


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The caveat is that it could be a few months before the 21H2 update arrives (probably around the same time as Windows 11). It"s also available now in pđánh giá khung to lớn members of the Window Insider program, though it"s possible Microsoft will dish up the same fix in the next cumulative update, which arrives on August 10 (the second Tuesday of next month).

In the meantime, there are a couple of potential workarounds you can try if games are not running properly on your machine. One is to lớn select the "High performance" power plan in Windows 10 and hope the OS does not ignore your choice. The other is to turn off Game Mode. You may have better success with the latter, as it has been linked khổng lồ performance issues for over a year.

Beyond those measures, the same general advice applies—be sure you"re running the lakiểm tra drivers for your hardware, particularly your GPU, & apply any available game patches for titles that are having fits on your PC.

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