Windows 10 Gaming Performance
Tested On: MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS-037 Laptop | Intel i7-10750H | Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
Date Updated: 28JUN2020
Est. Time to Completion: 1 hour
Expected improvement from stock Windows 10 install for gaming is 1-3x network improvement and reduction in OS overhead.
ONLY set these configurations if you use your computer mostly for gaming!!!
If you use your computer for work, school, casual activities, etc do not follow these instructions, keep stock configurations as Windows 10 is pretty smart.
Before you continue please ensure your PC is updated to latest updates (including Windows Store and restart) and full backup is completed!!!
I recommend running Snappy Driver Installer to get the latest updates Windows Update misses. https://www.snappy-driver-installer.org/download/
Download the latest release of Optimizer ~> https://github.com/hellzerg/optimizer/releases
Apply most settings relevant to you EXCEPT the following configuration items:
DisableMediaPlayerSharing BlockSkypeAds DisableAutomaticUpdates DisableSilentAppInstall ExcludeDrivers
Download the latest SpeedGuide TCP Optimizer ~> https://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
Follow this guide for TCP Optimizer ~> https://www.speedguide.net/faq/35-what-are-the-best-tcp-optimizer-settings-for-474
For additional network settings follow this guide ~> https://github.com/CHEF-KOCH/GamingTweaks/tree/master/Network
Do not disable Checksum Offload - ignore guide
Follow this guide for SSD optimizations ~> https://github.com/CHEF-KOCH/GamingTweaks/blob/master/SSD/SSD%20-%20Readme.md
Verify Router optimizations are set by following this guide (scroll to section Router Settings) ~> https://www.speedguide.net/articles/gaming-tweaks-5812
Highly recommend running a custom firmware for performance and security reasons.
ASUS Routers ~> https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/
NETGEAR Routers ~> https://www.voxel-firmware.com/
If you know what you are doing or want to test other optimizations you can follow these guides ~> https://github.com/CHEF-KOCH/GamingTweaks
Do not forget to tweak your GPU settings!
- Disk Cleaner ~> https://www.bleachbit.org/
- Windows Disk Cleanup
- Windows Defragment and Optimize Drives
- Sidebar Diagnostics for GPU, CPU, Network and Disk ~> https://github.com/ArcadeRenegade/SidebarDiagnostics/releases
- Atomic Clock Sync (Sync every 20 minutes) ~> https://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/
Blocking ad, malware, adware and tracking server hostnames
Download hosts file ~> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts
Move or overwrite the file with the newly downloaded hosts file:
Read more here ~> https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts