If you have an Intel graphics card installed on your Windows computer, you can optimize games to run smoothly with just a few clicks. All you have to do is add them to the Intel Graphics Command Center, and the program will take care of the rest. This way, you don’t have to mess with the Intel graphics settings to get the best gaming performance.
Here’s how to add and remove games to the Intel Graphics Command Center on Windows.
How to Add Games to the Intel Graphics Command Center on Windows
You can download the Intel Graphics Command Center from the Microsoft Store if you don’t have it already installed. And if you’re having trouble starting the program, you can read our guide on how to fix Intel Graphics Command Center not working.
If you clicked Auto Detect, wait for the program to find a compatible game. If you clicked Select manually, navigate to the EXE file of the game you want to add, select it, and click Open in the dialog box.
You will see a pop-up with a list of games to add. You can select or deselect games by clicking the checkbox to the right of each entry. When you’re done, click Add to Library.
You will now see the game in the Games tab of the Home screen. If you want to add more games, click the plus sign to the right of the My Games heading. From there, the instructions for completing the game will look familiar.
Windows has other ways to optimize games besides using the Intel Graphics Command Center. For more information, check out our guides on how to optimize Windows 10 for gaming and how to disable gaming in Windows 11 for better gaming performance.
How to Remove Games from the Intel Graphics Command Center on Windows
If you don’t want Intel Graphics Command Center to optimize a game, you can easily remove it. In the Games tab on the Home screen, click the three vertical dots (known as the “More” icon) next to the game you want to remove, and then choose Remove from Library.
The game will no longer be optimized by the Intel Graphics Command Center.
The Easy Way to Optimize Games on Windows
There are a number of things you can do to optimize gaming performance on Windows. Luckily, if you have an Intel processor, you can add your games to the Intel Graphics Command Center. This program will ensure that games run smoothly on your Windows PC.
Bear in mind, however, that this is just one of many tools you can use on Windows to that end. So if you’re still not getting the best out of your game, there’s always something else you can do.
Part of the beauty of PC gaming is enjoying the best graphics and performance the industry has to offer. But when you are suffering from low frame rate, it is difficult to enjoy the game.
Whether your latest purchase isn’t running smoothly on your PC, or you suddenly find games struggling to perform normally, we’re here to help. Here’s how to fix low FPS issues in Windows and get back to high-quality gaming.
First: Know the difference between low FPS and network lag
Before you spend time fixing the low frames per second on your PC, it’s important to understand the difference between low FPS and online lag. People sometimes confuse them.
When you experience low FPS, something is wrong with your computer. You’ll know you have FPS problems if the game freezes like you’re watching a slideshow, even when playing a game offline. Make sure you also understand monitor refresh rates and frame rates so you know what to expect from your display and game.
On the other hand, lag is accompanied by a problem in the network. You can have a high FPS count yet experience terrible lag. This occurs when players in an online game freeze up, move around suddenly, and otherwise do not behave normally.
If you’re experiencing lag online, make sure your computer is connected to your router with an Ethernet cable, if possible. You should also close any bandwidth-hungry apps running on your network, then take other steps to reduce lag in online games.
How to fix low frame rates: The basics
You should start by looking at some basic fixes to boost game frame rates. In many cases, these tweaks will make a big improvement when you wonder why your game FPS is so low.