Ghost Recon Net

How well Windows runs, and the chances of Windows having a hiccup impact on how well your gaming experience is going to be. The last thing you want when playing some Ghost Recon PVP is for Windows to have a blip and cause a micro stutter just when you’re about to pull the trigger. There are a number of easy to perform tweaks that will reduce this risk, and also impact positively on the general stability and smooth running of your PC. These tweaks are similar to any kind of Windows tweaks, for example disabling javascript in your browser like in this site or adding chrome browser extensions to improve functionality.

Let’s break this down into the Top 3 tweaks to improve your gaming experience.

#1 Disable Xbox Game Bar

If you are using XBox Gamer Bar to record game clips, and you are not experiencing any issues, you can skip this tip. But for everybody else – if you use this Windows feature and have experience micro stutters while gaming, or even if you do not use this feature – you can save resources and reduce stutter risk by switching this feature off.

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To find this setting:

  1. Windows Start > type Settings
  2. Select the Gaming option
  3. Toggle Game Bar the slider to Off

It’s as simple as that.

 

#2 Disable HPET (High Precision Event Timer)

This tip is a little more complex, but it also carries a demonstrable gaming performance boost, take a look at these results.

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Confused? That’s okay – let’s explain it by looking at the results for Grand Theft Auto at 1080p resolution. The blue line represents the system default with no tweaks. The green line shows the impact with the tweak HPET tweak. We can see the GTA performance went up but a huge 27%. Not every game experiences such a huge increase though, and tests have shown that the gain is in the region of 3%. However if this performance gain also removes gaming stutter – it is well worth the minor effort to set it up. Heres how:

  1. Run command prompt as Administrator
  2. type “bcdedit /deletevalue useplatformclock” (without the quotes) and press enter
  3. Right click on start button
  4. Select device manager, then system devices
  5. Right click on high precision event timer, and then disable driver.

With this complete, restart your PC then try your troublesome game again.

To reverse this process just follow these steps:

  1. Run command prompt as Administrator
  2. type “bcdedit /set useplatformclock true” (without the quotes) and press enter
  3. Right click on start button
  4. Select device manager, then system devices
  5. Right click on high precision event timer, and then enable driver.

For a more indepth description, please watch this HPET Video.

 

#3 Disable Visual Effects

This one really surprised me, because it works, it’s simple, but mostly because this simply should NOT effect games, but it DOES.

Windows has a really neat visual effect called Aero which enhances the look and feel of Windows. However it can cause problems in games! Here’s how to disable it and see if it solves your micro stutter issue.

  1. Type Control Panel into Windows search bar
  2. Open System
  3. Select Advanced system settings
  4. Go to Advanced.
  5. In the Performance tab, click on Settings.
  6. Finally, in the Visual Effects tab, select Adjust for best performance.

Let us know in our forums if any of these tweaks improved your Ghost Recon experience!