FIX- Poor performance & Glitches on playing Games on Windows 8

On playing Games on Windows 8 system you notice that games freezes in between and almost shows poor performance. There can be several reasons causing this issue. Today we will be discussing about how to fix the issue on Windows 8 and play games without much issue.

FIX Poor performance Games Windows 8

On upgrading your system to Windows 8 from Windows 7 where the games were working fine. But after the upgrade the games started freezing or show poor performance, cut scenes, lags, etc. So, here are some troubleshooting steps to help you get rid of this problem.

If your system is upgraded to Windows 8 and earlier the games were running fine on the earlier OS. Most probably it seems like outdated drivers. So, open device manager and update all the system drivers as you will be now working on the new OS. Once you are done with updating the drivers, reboot your system and play the games and see if the problem still persists. If so, turn to the next step.

windows device manager

It may be a faulty Graphics card that is causing the issue. First update the graphics driver and see if it helps you get rid of the lags. Graphics card have vital importance on playing games on the system. If the graphics card itself is the faulty one then replacement is the only option.

Most of the Games require correct screen resolution. So, make some changes on the screen resolutions and see if this helps you fixing the issue.

Corrupted system files can be responsible causing glitches while playing games. So, Run System File Checker. Open Command Prompt with Admin rights using the power user menu. In the elevated command prompt, type in sfc/scannow and hit enter. This will fix and replace all corrupted system files.

sfc scannow

Run Hard Disk test to ensure that hard disk is not the culprit behind all this issue. If the system disk is failing then it can cause this issue on Windows 8, then replacement of HDD is needed.

Upon following the fixes described above, hope you are able to fix issues with poor game performance or glitches or lags on playing games on Windows 8.


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