Gaming on Windows is a blissful experience. Windows 10 is a favourite operating system for millions of users around the world. It lets you play any kind of game without giving any troubles. However, sometimes the FPS rate will drop suddenly during the game. It is a small error, and we can easily fix in simple methods. If your FPS rate is dropping while playing any game, follow the below steps to fix the issue.
How To Fix FPS Drop While Gaming In Windows 10
1. Maintain Basic System Requirements
Matching hardware with the game is essential to run in optimal settings. If the frame rate drops suddenly in a game, there is a possibility of lack of basic system requirements.
Every game suggests suitable and basic requirements of hardware details. You should check the basic requirements before trying to play the game on your system.
Many advanced games such as GTA V, NFS, PUBG require high-end hardware in order to play smoothly.
Considering the present-day game requirements, we found that even a medium requirement can’t play the game at 60 FPS.
If your system is suddenly dropping the frame rate during the game, you should upgrade the hardware according to the requirement.
2. Hard Disk Performance
Hard disk plays a key role in the functioning of a game. If the disk has errors, it affects the overall performance of the game. If you are playing a game on a traditional hard disk, you have the chances of getting poor performance-oriented errors.
Also, it is a known fact that the hard disk performance slows down over 3 years of usage. If you are facing the FPS drop issue, follow the below steps to fix the issue.
- Make a partition in the hard disk.
- Regular maintenance of browser cache.
- Empty recycle bin regularly.
- Disk Defragmentation.
Make sure to perform the above steps to speed up the hard disk performance.
If you feel your PC is running slow due to of the poor hard disk performance, you can check it with these performance measuring tools.
3. Keep your GPU drivers up to date
All popular GPU manufacturers release latest driver updates frequently. More often or less, you need to update your drivers to improve the device performance.
The generic drivers installed on your computer may not support the high-end requirements of your game. Even a top-notch gaming GPU will fail if you haven’t maintained it with the latest drivers.
Maintain your GPU with drivers up to date by manually upgrading your drivers from the GPU manufacturers website. Or you can use third-party tools such as Driver Pack Solution or Driver Booster. If you want to know more about the driver updating programs, read our previous article for more details.
4. Scan for malware
Malwares infection is another culprit for slowing down of PC and also it affects the low FPS while gaming. Keep your system clean with good malware scanners regularly.
There are plenty of free and open-source tools available to scan and remove malware from your PC. It can improve the performance of your Windows. Make sure that it has the latest security patches and optimizations.
5. Modify GameDVR
- Search Regedit in the windows 10 search bar.
- Now, click on the Registry Editor icon to Open Registry editor.
- Here, browse to the following location in the Registry Editor.
- On the right side locate GameDVR_Enabled.
- Click and choose Modify.
- Now, change the value data to 0.
- Close Registry Editor and Reboot your PC.
6. Disable background programs
When you install a new program, certain programs will automatically add them to the startup folder. These programs start with Windows and run in the background without our notice.
If you have plenty of programs installed on your computer, then you may have the chance of a number of items added to the startup folder.
These will cause slow down of the overall performance of your PC along with the reduction in frame rate issue.
Avoid programs such as Google Chrome, Skype, uTorrent, Download managers, live streaming software, Adobe applications, iTunes running in the background while playing games.
Make sure to close all the background running applications before going play a game on your Windows 10 PC.
7. Maintain stable Internet connection
Games like PUBG, GTA V need a good and reliable Internet speed to maintain the game frame rate. These games require high-speed internet connects with good ping rate.
As the latency increases, you will get the worst game performance. Check the ISP details before going to subscribe for a new connection. If your existing connection delivering high latency, switch to the other connection.
It is also advised that a wired connection is more effective than the wireless. Even I personally tested the Internet speed of the same connection on both wired and wireless option and the results were pretty interesting. The wired connection delivered the speed promised by the ISP and whereas the wireless is able to transfer only 70% of the speed.
8. Update Windows and DirectX
Updates come with bug fixes and additional security patches. Microsoft Windows is popular for pushing regular updates to the users. With the new updates, you will get many benefits along with overall performance improvement. The new updates can faster your system loading speeds when compared to the previous versions.
If you are an avid gamer, you know the importance of DirectX, Visual C++, and .NET Framework in Windows. These help to play the games better and faster rates and they need to be updated frequently. Most of the old games CD’s comes with DirectX, .NET packages along with the game files. As time has changed and most of us purchasing digital vouchers of the games. So, you need to install these essentials manually and update them frequently for a flawless experience.
9. Reinstall Game
Even after applying all the above suggestions, if your game still drops frame rate you are advised to reinstall the game. The clean install of a game can clear all the issues present on the previous installation of the game. Make sure to save the saved game data before going to do a clean installation.
These are the possible options to fix the dropping rate of FPS on Windows 10 systems. Let us know which one worked for you. Please leave your valuable feedback in the comment section below.
Happy Gaming! 🙂