Gaming PC Setup – Turn Off Turbo Boost to Fix Lag

Turning off Turbo Boost can fix lag in Games.

Hi Guys and welcome to 123, in this video I will show you how to turn off Turbo Boost in the bios.Ok guys about 2 years ago I made a video on how I fixed CPU Game Lag by turning off Turbo boost on a laptop with software. And you can find that video here.

A few of you guys are still having issues, mostly on laptops where your CPU heats up and it start to throttle down to stop itself from over heating.

What you can do is turn off Turbo Boost and this will reduce heat of your CPU, stop the CPU from throtling back and then this should stop your Game from lagging.
On my ASUS laptop the software helped me and allot, but some users couldnt use the software because their CPU wasnt supported. This video should help resolve that issue. Lets get started.

CPU Check – turn off turbo boost

Ok so the first thing to do is check your CPU. We can do this by right clicking the Taskbar and going to Task manager. Once in there if you click on More Details and click the performance tab.
Click and highlight CPU and take note of your CPU speed and base speed. As you can see my base speed is 3.6GHz and my actual speed is 4.00GHz. This means I am getting Turbo Boosted from 3.6GHz to 4GHz. So turning this off should drop my speed back to 3.6GHz.

Check CPU - turn off turbo boost
Check your CPU performance first so you can check the bios change.

I know what you are thinking, hey but wont that reduce the computer speed. Kind of yes, but it will reduce heat and may fix your lag. Plus you can turn this back on at anytime. Before I show you how to turn it off, let start up your game that you are having problems with and check what your CPU is doing. In my case its PUBG.

Alright start your game up and press Alt Tab to show your Task Manager and you should see some more activity on your CPU now. For me you can see that it doesnt really go past halfway and actually most of the work is being done by the NVidia GPU which is sitting on 98%. This is a good sign that Turning off Turbo Boost shouldnt effect the game play.

Enter Bios

Ok Restart your PC and tap your bios key to get into bios. For my ASUS mother board the bios button is Delete. However on different brands it could be Escape, F1 or F2 or something different. On some motherboards its F10 if you cant work it out check the manufactures website.

Once you are in your bios it should look something like this. You will need to find your CPU menu. For me its in advanced mode.
Click the Advanced tab and then click the CPU Configuration menu.

Scroll down to and find CPU power management control. You can see that Turbo Mode is Enabled. Just set this to disabled and press F10 to save changes. These steps should be simular for other brands of motherboards.

Test your settings change

Awesome you have made it this far restart windows and go back into Task Manager. Excellent you can see that the CPU speed has dropped down from 4GHz to 3.4GHz. This means that the bios change worked. Start your game back up and test and see if you are still getting the throttling game lag. If this doesnt help you can just go back into the bios and turn Speed boost back on.

Also guys don’t forget to check out my other Gaming PC Setup videos like Nvidia Control Panel. And do me a favor hit the Subscribe button and smash the bell icon.

Transfer Data Old iPhone to New iPhone

Apple Watch Series 5 Unboxing First Look

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Silver Unboxing First Look

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.

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.

iPhone Battery Drain – Is your iPhone letting you down?

Setup Bedtime on iPhone

Apple Shutting Down iTunes

Turn Spying off on Windows 10

This video will show you how to Turn Spying off on Windows 10.

I get allot of tips from 123myIT subscribers on the 123myIT YouTube channel. The latest one was that Windows 10 has Spying and data capturing built in so, this user said he wouldn’t be upgrading to Windows 10. Since so many users of 123myIT have upgraded to Windows 10, I thought it wise to put some information up about this so called spying on Windows 10.

So whats it all about I hear you ask? Well, despite what you may have heard Windows 10 is not spying on you. So don’t worry to much about that.
What is does do though is collect allot of data about you and that’s due mostly to Cortana. Cortana is a personal assistant that is built into Windows 10.
Read the below official company statement of Windows 10 privacy.

“Windows does not collect personal information without your consent. To effectively provide Windows as a service, Microsoft gathers some performance, diagnostic and usage information that helps keep Windows and apps running properly. Microsoft uses this information to identify problems and develop fixes. More information on the Microsoft Services Agreement and Privacy Statement for consumers is available on our blogs.microsoft.com website.”

Cortana can help you manage your PC by helping you find files, manage your calendar and answer any questions you might have. While using this myself I didn’t find it that great, however this is where it gets interesting.

Weather Cortana

The more you use Cortana the better it gets because its stores your previous history of questions etc. And this is where Microsoft is collecting data about you. Ok so I am not going to get into Cortana right now I will leave that for another video. I will talk about how to turn spying off on windows 10 if you are concerned about this.

Go to Start > Settings > Privacy

turn spying off on windows 10

Privacy > General

Privacy General Settings

Pretty much all of the settings in this area have a toggle switch which allows you to turn the function on or off.
If you make your way down the list. Location, Camera, Microphone etc you will be able to toggle off any options that you are not comfortable with.

Cheers
Matt

Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015

This video will show you how to install Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015.

Well here it is guys, the video you guys have all been waiting for. I have had quite a few people ask me about installing Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015 and 2014 models and have been a bit slow to get this video out as the hardware is not cheap as you all can imagine. So if the above video helps you out, please help 123myIT out by clicking on the donate button on the left hand side of the page. All donations will help purchasing new hardware.

Some of you will be upset to know that I didn’t get any errors when going through the video. To be honest I kind of expected maybe 1 or 2 problems. But the setup went very smoothly. Even the Boot Camp drivers at the end of the video applied correctly.

You will need 2 things to complete the setup.
1. USB drive 8GB or larger
2. Windows 10 or 8 ISO file which you

In the Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015 video I link to another video called Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. This will help you get the Windows 8 or 10 ISO file which allows you to then create the USB which you use to install Windows 8 or 10.

I was able to get a copy of the Boot Camp Drivers from the WININSTALL USB that I can confirm work with Windows 10.
I have labelled it Windows 10 64-bit Captured by 123myIT.com BCD and you will find under the MacBook Pro page here.

All up the install took about 1.5 hours, with the downloading of the boot camp drivers seeming to take forever. The file being around 1.2GB in size meaning if you are on a slow internet connection it could take hours for just that part to complete. So be prepared to wait.

Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015

Overall Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015 seems to run very well and I will take a closer look at how Windows 10 works in future videos. So stay tuned. 🙂

Want to know more about Windows 10? Click here for the Official Microsoft website.

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

This video will show you how to use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download a Windows 8 or 10 ISO file.

Hi All,
I have added this video about the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to help others get their hands on the Windows 10 software.
If you have a copy of Windows 7 installed on your computer then you should be able to upgrade without to much bother as the product key will be registered with Microsoft and validates from your hardware.

There are 3 different types of Media Creation Tools available.
Windows 8 Media Creator Tool link here. Create Media
Windows 10 Media Creator Tool 32 bit link here. Create Media Tool 32 Bit
Windows 10 Media Creator Tool 64 bit link here. Create Media Tool 64 Bit

This tool allows you to download the Windows 8 or 10 ISO file or create a Windows 8, 10 USB drive which allows you to install Windows as you please.

Windows 10 media creation tool

In my next video about installing Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 2015, I will do a step by step install guide and will refer back to this video to show 123myIT.com users how to get the ISO file.

Cheers
Matt

Windows 10 FREE Upgrade

This video will show you all you need to know about the Windows 10 FREE Upgrade.

Hi All,
Some of you may know about the Windows 10 FREE Upgrade. Basically Microsoft is giving all users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 the chance to upgrade to the latest Windows 10.
Now there was some murmurs on the internet that Microsoft was going to allow people who had illegal copy’s of Windows to upgrade however this doesn’t seem to be the case after all.

So how do you get your Windows 10 FREE Upgrade? Well eligible devices should get the Windows 10 app pop up in the taskbar of the computer you are on.
Something simular to the picture below.

Windows 10 FREE Upgrade

Once you have that pop up you should be able to go through and reserve a copy of Windows 10 and you will have the option to go and download the update once it is released on 29th July 2015. You can also check your Control Panel Windows updates and possibly update your Windows from there.
The layout has changed quite a fair bit from the original version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview version I posted up on the Downloads section of the 123myIT.com website some months ago.
And to make that download sweeter, I tested it the Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO June 2015 Update version and it allows you to personalise the Windows 10. Something which was not possible on previous versions of the preview copy’s.

Upgrade Path
Ok so lets take a look at what Microsoft says devices that will be allowed a Free Upgrade.

Windows 10 Upgrade Path

This picture above shows the upgrade path for Windows devices. You can find this graph on the Microsoft 10 FAQ & Tips webpage.

The upgrade path for Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium will upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate will upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Home
Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro Student will upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Cant wait for this to happen.
Cheers
Matt

Install Windows 10 Tech Preview on a MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite

This video will show you how to Install Windows 10 Tech Preview on a MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite.

Hi All
In this video we take a closer look at Windows 10 Tech Preview. This is just another option for Mac users who want to run Windows on their computer.
You will need to download the Windows 10 Tech Preview iso file and have a USB drive that is 8GB or larger.

You can download the Windows 10 Tech Preview on the 123myIT.com Downloads page. For link click here.
Windows 10 Tech preview comes in the follow different flavours.
English (United States) 64-bit (x64)
English (United States) 32-bit (x86)
English (United Kingdom) 64-bit (x64)
English (United Kingdom) 32-bit (x86)
Chinese (Simplified) 64-bit (x64)
Chinese (Simplified) 32-bit (x86)
Portuguese (Brazil) 64-bit (x64)
Portuguese (Brazil) 32-bit (x86)

The main thing you will notice about Windows 10 is the Start menu has been added back and the apps have now been incorporated directly into the Start menu.

Windows 10 Tech Preview Start Menu

Anyone can download this version it will expire on 04/16/2015 and should only be installed for people who want to give feedback to Microsoft about the workings of the new operating system. For more information see the Microsoft website here.

I didn’t get prompted for a product key. However if you need one you can use the one below.
Product key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

If Windows 10 Tech Preview is not your thing you can take a look at install Windows 8.1 preview on your Mac videos for both MacBook Pro and MacBook Air below.
MacBook Pro
MacBook Air
After installing Windows 10 Tech Preview on your MacBook, if you are still having some problems with the sound buttons are not working, then it could be an issue with the Windows support or boot camp drivers.
Find out what model your Mac is and start looking for the drivers here. Boot Camp Drivers.

Cheers
Matt

Windows 10 Technical Preview English Chinese Brazilian Portuguese

This video is an update on Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is available for download in the following languages. English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.
You can download the Windows 10 Preview on the 123myit.com website under downloads, see the link below.
Downloads

If you want know more info on the Windows 10 Technical Preview see the official Microsoft webpage here.

You will be able to find out the expiry date on the your version of Windows 10 by going to the Start menu and in the Run box type Winver This will tell you what the expiry date is plus the version of any Windows OS that you are using.