Tips to Optimize Windows 10 for Gaming (Part 2)

Disable Nagle’s Algorithm

Nagle’s algorithm creates data packets to improve the efficiency of TCP/IP networks. However, this can impact the Internet connection, making it less stable. Disabling this algorithm can cause latency issues while playing games online.

Follow these following steps to disable Nagle’s algorithm so that you can optimize PC for gaming in Windows 10.

Step 1: Right-click the Start button, choose Run, input regedit, and then click OK.

Step 2: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersInterfaces with many folders shown.

Step 3: Match our IP address to the DhcpIPAddress key in one of those folders to access the correct file.

Step 4: After accessing the folder, right-click it, choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value to create two keys – TCPNoDelay and TcpAckFrequency.

Step 5: Double-click each key and change the value data to 1.

Adjust mouse setting to improve gaming speed

Another good method to optimize Windows 10 for gaming is to disable mouse acceleration. And here are steps we should follow:

Step 1: Head to Settings > Devices > Mouse > Additional mouse options.

Step 2: Within the Point Options tab, uncheck Enhance pointer precision and then save the change.

Adjust visual effects settings

In Windows 10 graphical user interfaces (GUIs), there are a lot of fancy visual effects that are turned on by default. When playing a game, they might cause the available processing power of the computer. Therefore, we can tweak visual effects settings to optimize Windows 10 for gaming.

Step 1: Open Settings, type performance and select Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.

Step 2: Check Adjust for the best performance.

Step 3: Within the Advanced tab, select Programs, and save the changes.

Use a high-performance power plan

This may be a good solution if you are using a desktop rather than a laptop since power plans can manage battery use better on portable devices. On a desktop, there are no such limitations.

To optimize Windows 10 for gaming, follow these steps:

Step 1: Head to Settings > System.

Step 2: In the Power and sleep page, click Additional power settings.

Step 3: Select High performance.