If you are primarily using PC for playing games, then it is a good idea to enable game mode on your PC. Game mode will help to optimize your gaming experience by adjusting the performance of your PC. Though this feature should be turned on in Windows 11 by default, you can check and enable if it is turned off. Also, learn how to use game dashboard in Android smartphones.
Enable Game Mode in Windows 11
You can easily enable the feature from Settings app.
- Right-click on the Start menu and select “Settings” option.
- This will open Windows Settings app.
- Go to “Gaming” section from the sidebar and click on “Game Mode” option.
- Enable “Game Mode” on the next screen.
Using Registry Editor to Enable Game Mode
It is also possible to turn on the game mode from Registry Editor.
- Press “Win + R” shortcut keys to open Run prompt.
- Type regedit in the text box and press “OK” button to open Registry Editor app.
- Copy and paste the following path in the address bar of Registry Editor and press enter key.
- Check if you can find a key with the name AutoGameModeEnabled.
- If not, right-click and go to “New > DWORD (32-bit) Value” menu.
- This will create a new key and rename it as AutoGameModeEnabled.
- Double click on the AutoGameModeEnabled item and set the value data as 1.
- This will enable game mode in your PC. If you want to disable game mode, then set the value data as 0.
Remember, you may need to restart the computer when changing registry entries. Also, it is a good idea to take a backup of your registry before modifying the entries.
What Exactly Game Mode Does in Windows?
When you enable game mode, Windows offers better playing experience. As per Microsoft support document, Game mode will do the followings:
- Optimize PC for performance by adjusting the frame rate thus allowing to play the games with high stability.
- Disable driver installations happening through Windows Update in the background.
- Disable restart notifications from Windows Update.
With these, you can use Game Mode to play high-definition games on your PC without crashing.
Optimizing Microsoft Edge for Gaming
If you play games in Edge or want to prevent Edge from using high CPU / RAM while playing games on other apps, then you can enable efficiency mode in Edge.
- Go to edge://settings/system URL in the address bar.
- Scroll down to “Optimize Performance” section.
- Click on the dropdown against the option for “Turn on efficiency mode when” and enable (for example, you can select “Always” from the dropdown list of options).
- Turn on “Improve your PC gaming experience with efficiency mode” option.
Now that Edge will reduce the use of CPU/RAM whenever you play games to offer better gaming experience.