With the introduction of Windows 11, Microsoft has claimed to enhance the gaming performance to a whole new level. But, some of the users who have upgraded to the preview build of Windows 11 are experiencing a completely different scenario. These users are facing issues of lags, jitters and occasional FPS drops, making the gameplay unbearable. If you are one of these users and facing any of these issues, this article is just for you.
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Fix 1 – Edit the registry
There are some registry hacks that you can apply to fix fps drops and lags on the system.
1. At first, tap on the search icon on the taskbar and write “regedit“.
2. Then, click on “Registry Editor” from the search result.
Registry Editor is a highly sensitive location. Before you enact this registry hack, we suggest you spend a little amount of time creating a backup of your registry. Just do these –
a. Once you have opened the Registry Editor, you will need to click on the “File” and then click on “Export“.
b. Save the backup in a secure place.
In the process of fixing the gameplay issues, if anything goes wrong, you can easily restore the registry to its original state.
3. Then, navigate to this key on your computer –
4. Now, on the right-hand side, double click on the “GameDVR_Enabled“.
5. Then, set the base as a ‘Hexadecimal‘ base.
6. Write “0” in the box and click on “OK“.
7. Next, double-click on the “GameDVR_FSEBehaviourMode” key.
8. Same way as before, click on the “Hexadecimal” base.
9. Write “2” and hit Enter.
10. Then, go this way –
11. Next, double click on “value” to adjust it.
12. Choose the ‘Hexadecimal‘ base.
13. Set the value to “0“.
14. Finally, click on “OK” to save it.
Close the Registry Editor window. Restart your computer to save these changes.
Fix 2 – Clean install the graphics driver
You have to clean install the graphics driver.
NOTE – We have shown how to download and install the display driver for the NVIDIA cards in the following steps. If you are using an AMD Radeon card, the steps will differ, but it is all the same. Download the latest build of your graphics driver and install it, and restart the system.
1. At first, you have to go the NVIDIA Driver downloads website.
2. Just place your particular specifications of the existing graphics driver in the appropriate section (like ‘Product type’, your ‘Operating System’, etc).
3. Finally, you need to click on the “Search“.
4. Then, click on the “Download” button to download the graphics driver.
Once the downloading process completes, close the browser.
5. At first, open the location where you have downloaded the driver.
6. After that, just double-click on the offline installer to launch it.
7. Once the NVIDIA Graphics Driver window appears, click on “NVIDIA Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience” to install it.
8. You have to agree to the terms and conditions. Tap on “Agree and continue“.
9. Then, select the “Custom (Advanced)” option to try it out.
10. After that, click on “Next“.
7. Don’t forget to check the box beside the “Perform a clean installation“.
8. To start the installation process, click on “Next“.
Once the installation is done, click on ‘Close’ to close the NVIDIA Graphics Driver Installer window.
Restart your computer to let the installation process complete.
Fix 3 – Update audio drivers
If there is no issue with the graphics driver, try updating the audio drivers.
1. At first, press the Windows key+R keys together.
2. Then, type “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter.
3. When the Device Manager opens up, expand the “Sound, video, and game controllers” section.
4. Then, right-click on the audio driver and click on “Update driver”.
5. Next, click on “Search automatically for drivers“.
Let Windows install the necessary driver for your system.
Fix 4 – Update Windows to the latest version
Check if there are new Windows Updates are available on your system.
1. At first, press the Windows key+I keys together.
2. Then, tap on the “Windows Update” from the left-hand side.
3. After that, on the left-hand pane, click on “Check for Updates“.
Let Windows find out the latest update for your device and install it on your computer.
Restart the system and it should fix the lags and jitters that you have witnessed before.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.