Gaming PC Settings – Nvidia Control Panel

Use the Nvidia control panel to increase performance of your games.

Nvidia Control Panel – What can it fix?

If you are having issues with your Gaming Pc such as Low Frame rates
Game lag or Game Stuttering, then this video should help. By following this video and optimizing the Nvidia control panel you can do the following.

  • Increase your Frames rates.
  • Fix Game Stuttering
  • Increase power
  • Optimise Nvidia GPU
  • Best colour settings and brightness for games
  • Smooth out your gameplay

As mentioned this video is for Nvidia GPU, If you have an AMD GPU I plan to do video for AMD as well so make sure you hit the subscribe button.

Nvidia Control Panel – Config

Alright first step is to open your Nvidia control panel. You can do this by right clicking the Desktop and selecting Nvidia control panel.
If you cant find it there try looking in the bottom right hand corner of your screen near the time. If you still cant find it, check what GPU you have installed by right clicking the start button and selecting Device Manager.
Under Display adapters you can check what Nvidia GPU you have and download the driver for it.

Download your GPU drivers – Nvidia.com

Head over to nvidia.com and download your driver or you can download the GeForce Experience software and I will leave links to those pages in the description below.

In the Nvidia control panel go to Adjust image settings with preview. Click on use 3D image settings and click Apply.
Next up click on Manage 3D settings and make sure you are on the Global Settings Tab. These settings will apply globally you can change these at any time or click restore if you want to set settings back to defaults.

  • Set Ambient Occlusion to Off
  • Anisotropic filtering to Off
  • Antialiasing to Off
  • Leave Gamma correction On
  • Antialiasing – Mode Off

Antialiasing on or off?

Don’t worry you can still turn Antialiasing on in Game. Also if the options aren’t the same as this video just change the options that are the same.

  • CUDA -GPUS Should be set to all.
  • DSR Factors should be off.
  • With Maximum pre rendered frames set this to 1, if you have an older pc you can try setting this to 2 or 3. But if you have a newer PC set this to 1.Multi-Frame Sampled AA set to Off. Open GL set to Auto.
  • Power Management Mode set this to Prefer Maximum Performance.
  • Preferred Refresh rate set it to Highest Available.
  • Shader Cache set to On.
  • Turn on – Texture Filtering – Anisotropic
  • Texture Filtering – Negative LOD Bias set to Allow
  • Texture Filtering – Quality set to High Performance
  • Threaded Optimisation you can set to Auto, however if you play games like PUBG, FORTNIGHT and Battlefield which are quite demanding. You can set this to On.
  • Triple buffering set to Off
  • Vertical sync to Off
  • Last setting Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames set this to the same value as Maximum pre rendered frames.

Once you are done make sure you click Apply. Once you have set this go ahead and click Apply.
Next up go back to the left hand side and click on Adjust desktop colour settings.
Select the Use Nvidia Settings on the right.
Click Apply then click Yes.

PRO TIP!

Heres a little secret. If you play first person shooters you have just made the colours much better than the default ones by selecting Use Nvidia settings. Also if you scroll down to the Digital vibrance slider its default settings is 50%. If you slide this upto 80% suddenly the dark areas of your game will become much brighter. This will allow you to see your emimenes in game before they see you. This really helped me allot in PUBG.

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PRO TIP: Use Nvidia settings to control brightness and colour – this helps when spotting enemies.

Best image and colour settings

Click Apply and then go to the Adjust video colour settings.
Next up select the with the Nvidia settings. Click onthe Advanced tab.
In the Dynamic range drop down menu select Full. Next click Apply this should allow you to see better colours when watching videos.

Next go to the Adjust video image settings.
In here you can also use the Nvidia settings and change these however you like. These last two settings only change video and image settings outside of Games and they wont effect Gaming performance.

Another point to mention is, if you update your Nvidia driver, make sure you come back to this video and check that the driver update hasnt reset your Nvidia control panel settings back to defaults. And lastly I get asked allot of questions about customising Windows 10 and AMD settings I will do a few more videos on this topic so do me a favor. Hit the subscribe button and smash the bell icon.

iPhone Battery Drain – Is your iPhone letting you down?

Setup Bedtime on iPhone

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iPhone Battery Drain – Is your iPhone letting you down?

If you having issues with yor iPhone it could caused by problems with your Battery.
iPhone battery drain Issues you might experience are:

  • Apps are slow to launch
  • Slow frame rates while scrolling
  • Backlight dimming
  • Lower speaker volume
  • Gradual frame rate reductions in some apps
  • Camera flash disabled
  • Apps refreshing in background may require reloading upon launch

If you are having these issues mentioned the next step is to check your battery health and you can do that by going into Settings, Battery, Battery Health.

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iPhone Battery Drain – Battery Health

The first thing you need to look at is the Maximum Capacity %. As you can see here on my older iPhone 7 the Maximum Capacity 75%. Well what does that mean?If you compare that with my iPhone 8 which has Maximum Capacity of 100%. It means that every time I charge my iPhone 7 I am only getting a 75% charge of the battery.

iPhone Battery Drain – Check your Maximum Capacity.

So guys go ahead and check what the Maximum Capacity % is on your iPhone right now what number is it set too? I would be interested in knowing. So if my brand new iPhone use to give me 10 hours of battery life on a full charge and I am missing 25% I only get 7.5 hours now instead of 10 hours I use to get.

What do the other messages mean?

Under Peak Performance you will get a series of other messages and they mean different things. The first one is Performance is normal which means just that its normal. Nothing to worry about. The second one is Performance management applied. This means your iPhone shutdown because it couldn’t handle the power needed to perform a function. This management should stop the iPhone from crashing in the future.

The Battery Health unknown message – means that the iPhone can’t talk to the battery for some reason. Could be due to a hardware fault. If you get this take your iPhone into Apple.

Performance management turned off – if you get this message you have turned the Performance management off and your iPhone has crashed. The iPhone will turn this feature back on to stop future shutdowns.

Battery health degraded – This is the error I was getting on my iPhone 7. This means the battery is not as good as it was and it will need replacing to improve the performance and battery life.

Important Battery Message –
This error only Applies to the iPhone X series. It means that the iPhone can’t verify if the battery is genuine. This might be helpful to check if you are buying the iPhone second hand. Otherwise you can take the iPhone to a Apple Authorized service provider.

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Setup Bedtime on iPhone

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Setup Bedtime on iPhone

If you want a really nice way to wake up in the mornings you can setup Bedtime on your iPhone.
Bedtime has a slow rising volume alarms that don’t shock you to wake you up.

iPhone Bedtime Setup

To setup bedtime go to Clock and then tap on Bedtime.
Next tap on Set up and then set you Wake up time.
I am going to set my wakeup time for 6:30am. Then tap Next.
Go ahead and choose your alarm. The have some really good alarms let me play a few for you now.

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Setup iPhone Bedtime – Choose your alarm.

Once you have selected your alarm tap next. Set your bedtime, this will play the alarm when its time to go to bed. I am going to set mine for 11:15pm.
And then press next and choose your bedtime schedule days. I don’t want the alarm to wake me on the weekends, so I am going to remove Saturday and Sunday.

Tap next and you are done. Once your in the Bedtime screen if you want to make changes to your schedule tap on your alarm.
In your bedtime schedule you can use the slider wheel to edit your times.

How to turn off Bedtime?

If you want to turn off your bedtime schedule use the toggle switch at the top.
Go back out of bedtime schedule and go into options to see more options.
If you tap on bedtime reminder you can change the ammount of time that the iPhone will remind you.
If you want you can also turn off Track time in Bed and Do Not Disturb During Bedtime.
And lastly you can ajust your Wake Up sound volume. This controls how loud your alarm volume will be.
Tap Done and if you use the health app you can tap Show more in health.

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