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 –

Head over to 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.


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.

nvidia control panel
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.

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How to add a Windows 8 Start Menu Tip 2.

This video will show you how to add a Windows 8 Start Menu.

One of the things that annoys people about Windows 8 is the missing Desktop’s Start menu. Microsoft tried very hard to remove the Start menu but fell short as you can use free or paid add-on programs to get the Start menu back.
If your cheap like me and don’t want to spend the money to get an app to put the Start menu back then you can add a Start menu on the taskbar by doing the following steps.

Step 1. Right click the Desktop.
Step 2. Go to New then Folder.
Step 3. Paste the following string.
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
You need to replace username with the name of the user you are logged in as.
Paste the url above into the Folder bar and you are good to go.
You should then see the new menu bar in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

Win8 Start menu

To remove the Start menu you can just right-click and select Toolbars, then untick the Start Menu Toolbar.
When you right click the taskbar and go into Toolbars you will see a whole heap of other pre-built toolbars which you can add to the taskbar.
Here is a list and description of what each one does:

Address: This adds a box on your Taskbar, which allows you to type URLs. Simply type a URL, press Enter and you will go to that website.
Links: This shows your Explorer favorites on the Taskbar.
Touch Keyboard: This shows a keyboard icon on the Taskbar. When you Click on it, it will display an onscreen keyboard.
Desktop: The Desktop toolbar displays every icon on your Desktop. It even displays items such as Homegroup.

How to setup GodMode on Windows 8 tip 1.

This video will show you how to setup GodMode on Windows 8 computer.

The step by step guide on how to setup “God Mode” on Windows 8.

If you have just purchased a new pc you might notice that there is loads of hidden settings where by you can customise Windows 8. However the settings are scattered throughout Windows 8 and it can take time to find them.
This is where “God Mode” comes in. While the term “God Mode” sounds like something from a Doom game, “God Mode” in Windows 8 is really a hidden folder that allows you to get access to all the settings in Windows 8 that are spread out through the Microsoft operating system.

Make sure you have turned hidden files and folders off. To do so go into Explorer, click the View tab and tick “Hidden items” and “File name extensions”. Then follow the steps below.
Step 1. Right click the Desktop.
Step 2. Go to New > Folder.
Step 3. Paste the following string.

Win8 GodMode
If you have followed the steps correctly you should see the folder icon change to the icon in the picture above.

When you double click the GodMode icon you will see a folder full of settings and tools, from “Change User Account Control settings” to “Check for updates.” These settings are organized by category. You can open or close each category by click on the triangle next to it. The category’s have a number in brackets beside them which represents how many settings there are in it.

Inside GodMode settings.

Double click any of the settings and it will take you directly to the setting with in Windows 8. In some cases you will get a wizard screen where you need to follow the prompts. In other cases you will be sent to the control panel or other Windows 8 settings screens.

How to setup Yahoo mail on a Mac using Mac Mail.

Step 1:Choose Apple menu, System Preferences, and then click Mail, Contacts & Calendars.
Step 2: If you have already added an account, click the Add Account button.
Step 3: Select an account type, In this example we are choosing Yahoo.
Step 4: Enter your account information, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
Step 5: Choose the apps you would like to use with your mail account.
Do you want Chat? Do you want Calendars?