How do I adjust the GPU settings for a game in Windows?

Instructions for Adjusting the GPU Settings for a Game on Windows

1. Open up the start menu by clicking the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

2. Search for the game you want to adjust the GPU settings for. Right-click the game from the search results and select “Open file location” to open the directory that contains the game files.

3. Right-click on the executable for the game, usually named after the game itself (e.g. Game.exe). Select “Properties” from the menu that appears.

4. Select the “Compatibility” tab. Then, tick the box next to “Override high DPI scaling behavior”.

5. Under the “Settings” section of the Compatibility tab, select “Change high DPI settings”.

6. You will now see the “High DPI settings” window. Ensure the “Use Windows 10 display scaling” option is selected.

7. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, then you need to specify which GPU you want to use for the game. To do this, click the “NVIDIA Control Panel” button near the bottom of the High DPI settings window.

8. Once the NVIDIA Control Panel opens, click “Manage 3D Settings” under the “3D Settings” heading on the left side of the window.

9. Scroll down to the “Select a Program to Customize” pane. Hit the “Add” button next to it.

10. Select the game’s executable from the directory you opened earlier and hit “Open”. The game should now be listed in the “Select a Program to Customize” pane.

11. Under the “Common” pane to the right, set the “Preferred graphics processor” to your NVIDIA graphics card.

12. Click “Apply” to save your changes. The game will now use the selected GPU for its overall performance.

13. If you have an AMD graphics card, then you can adjust the GPU settings directly through the AMD Radeon Settings software.

14. First, open the software by searching for it in the Windows Start menu. If you are running recent versions of Windows 10, the software should already be included as part of the OS.

15. Select the “Gaming” tab at the top of the window and then select “Global Settings” under the Global Settings heading.

16. Under the “Global Settings” pane to the right, make sure that your AMD graphics card is selected as the “Graphics Processor”. Then, hit the “Apply” button.

17. Your game should now be using the selected GPU for its overall performance.

18. If you have an Intel graphics card, then you can open the “Graphics Properties” window by pressing the Windows+R keys together. Enter “intcve” into the Run prompt and press “OK”.

19. In the Graphics Properties window, select the “Power” tab and then select “On Battery” from the drop-down list.

20. Under the “On Battery” pane to the right, set the “Graphics Performance” to “Best Performance”. This will ensure that your Intel graphics card uses its full power to run the game.

21. Click the “OK” button to save your changes. The game should now be utilizing all of the power that your Intel graphics card has to offer.

22. If you have an integrated graphics chips, like those found on some laptops, you may not have access to the same level of control as a dedicated GPU. However, you can still adjust the settings in your computer’s BIOS.

23. To access the BIOS, reboot your system and press the appropriate key when prompted. Generally, this will either be F2 or Del, but the exact key can vary between computers.

24. Navigate to the “Advanced” tab and then select “Graphics Configuration”. On some systems, this will be under a “Video” tab.

25. Here, you can adjust the amount of RAM allocated to your graphics chip. Set this to the maximum amount available and then hit “Apply” to save your changes.

26. When you’re done adjusting the GPU settings for your game, be sure to click OK to apply the changes and then click “Exit” to save the changes and exit the BIOS.