Tagged: recommended settings

Nvidia Control Panel – Settings for a high-end graphics card

Depending on computer hardware configuration the Nvidia control panel settings may have some differences compared to what is shown here.

Desktop System Config

  1. Single monitor.
  2. No Gsync monitor.
  3. Fast Vsync supported by Graphics card
  4. Single Graphics card.
  5. 8 GB Graphics RAM.

This config should work for high-end systems.

  • Select “Use the advanced 3D image settings

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GLOBAL Settings

Global settings allow the user to do setting that is applied to all the programs that uses the GPU. Do settings as shown below.

Ambient Occlusion :     Off
Anisotropic filtering: Application-Controlled

Antialiasing – FXAA :    Off
Antialiasing – Gamma Correction :   Off
Antialiasing – Mode :     Application-Controlled
Antialiasing – Transparency :    Off

CUDA – GPUs :   All

Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames: Application-Controlled

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Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) : On
Power Management Mode: Optimal Power
Shader Cache: On

Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample Optimization :   Off
Texture Filtering – Negative LOD Bias :    Allow
Texture filtering – Quality :    High Quality
Texture Filtering – Trilinear Optimization:   Off

Threaded Optimization :    Auto
Triple buffering :    Off

Vertical Sync : Fast

  • Click “Apply” to apply to global settings.


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  • If  (Vertical Sync : Fast)  is not available then, do settings as shown below
  • Triple buffering :    On
  • Vertical Sync : Adaptive

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Program Settings allows user to do custom settings for each individual programs.

You may need to do custom settings for each game.

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  • Using drop-down menu as shown below you can select the Program for which you want to do custom settings.

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  • If a program is not shown in the menu, you can add it manually by click “Add” button as shown below.

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  • Select a Program to add or click “Browse” to find the program in the hard disk.
  • Then Click “Add Selected Program

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  • Select the GPU as “Processor: ” for PhyX ,

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  • Here you can select the resolution of the display.
  • Slect

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  • It is recommended that you select scaling mode as “Aspect ratio
  • Select  “GPU” for “Perform scaling on:

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  • Adjust video colour settings” allows the user to the set various parameter of “video playback
  • If you want Nvidia GPU to set Colour and Gamma settings then select “With Nvidia settings

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  • Under Advanced tab, select “Full (0-255)” for “Dynamic range:

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  • Similarly, you can use Nvidia GPU for “Edge enhancement” and “Noise Reduction” in a video being played in Media Player. This setting overrides Media Player Settings so that “Edge enhancement” and “Noise Reduction” is done by GPU instead of media player.

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  • You may tick “Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area

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  • Nvidia GPU Activity in the Notification Area.

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  • In System Information you can see the various info about NVIDIA GPU and the computer system.

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If you want to do custom settings for an individual game, select the game under “Select a program to custmize

Most important custom settings are

  1. Anisotropic filtering ( AF )
  2. Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames


Anisotropic filtering setting overrides in-game AF setting.

First, try to use ( Anisotropic filtering : 16x ). If you see a drop in game FPS then lower it to ( Anisotropic filtering: 8x )

For fast-paced games, Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames should be minimum which is 1. You may set a higher number for slow paced games, if you don’t experience a lag in game.

  • Example 1


  • Example 2


Lesser important settings is Antialiasing – Mode. Since most games have inbuilt Antialiasing setting, so don’t need to do any custom setting in it.

  • Antialiasing – Mode
  • Antialiasing – Setting

But if an old game does not have in-built Antialiasing setting then you can enable Nvidia Antialiasing, which will override the in-game settings.

Antialiasing – Mode : Overide any application setting
Antialiasing – Setting : 8x

  • Example 3


VLC Media Player 3 – Basic Settings

Tutorial for basic recommended setting in VLC Media player.

OS :  Windows 10 Pro x64

Software :  VLC Media Player 3.0.7,

  • Open “Preferences

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  • Untick “Resize interface to video size”.
  • Tick “Use only one instance when started from file manager
  • You may tick “Enqueue items into a playlist in one instance mode“.

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  • Select “Windows Multimedia Device output”

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  • Select “Direct3D11 video output

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  • You may select the font VLC will use to display subtitle.

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  • Select “Direct3D11 Video Acceleration

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  • Click “Save

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  • Open “Preferences

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  • Select “All” under “Show settings” as shown below.

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  • Select “5.00” as “Audio output volume step”

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  • You may select “Disable” for “Audio resampler”, to disable audio resampler.

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  • Select “Windows Multimedia device output” for “Audio output module”.

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  • Select “Windows Audio Session API output” for “Output back-end”.

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  • You may tick “Always on top“. This will keep VLC player on top of other windows.

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  • Select “Direct3D11 video output” for “Video output module”.
  • Click “Save”

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  • Audio Filters shows the list of audio filters available.
  • You need to tick next the “Audio Filter” you want to use.

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  • The settings for “Audio Filters” can be found under the “Audio -> Filters” panel.

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  • Various video filters are available. You need to tick next to the “Video Filter” which you want to use.

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  • The settings for “Video Filters” can be found under the “Video -> Filters” panel.

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Media Player Classic – BE (MPC-BE) – Recommended settings

People who have fast computer should not face any playback issues with default settings of MPC BE.

  • Software:      MPC BE 1.5.3 x64
  • Operating System:      Windows 10 Pro x64 version 1903

People with old computer may need to do some settings for smooth playback.

MPC BE DOWNLOAD LINK :  https://www.videohelp.com/software/MPC-BE


  • Select On Top -> While playing

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  • Tick Remember last window position.
  • Tick Remember last windows size.
  • Tick Limit window proportions on resize.

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  • Resizer:
    • You can any one of these
      1. DXVA-HD
      2. PS: Bicubic A=-1.0
      3. PS 3.0: Lanczos3
  • Downscaling < 50% :
    • You can any one of these
      1. DXVA-HD
      2. PS 3.0: Bicubic

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  • You may decrease the Saturation to -10.

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  • You may tick “VSync” if you are facing shuttering while playing a video.

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  • Select “Audio renderer” as “MPC Audio Renderer

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  • You may increase “Buffer length:” to “5 sec

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  • Using Windows 10 “Task Manager” you can see what percentage of GPU is being used while playing a video file.

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 – Ransomware protection Module

To protect your important documents from malware, you should enable Bitdefender ransomware module

  • Click “View modules


  • Click on ransomware protection settings


  • Enable it by turning it “On” as shown below
  • Click “Add” to add folders in which your important documents are kept.


  • Tick all your important folders as shown below.
  • Click “OK


  • I added my two important folders that need to be protected from malware.


  • Bitdefender allow all application that is considered as “Safe” to access the protected folder
  • Only when Unknown application or malware tries to access “protect folders”, Bitdefender blocks it.
  • If you want any application to access “Protected folder” then you need to add that application in “Trusted applications” list
  • To do so click on”Trusted applications” as shown below


  • Click “Add


  • Find and select the application as shown below
  • Click “OK


  • Click “Close


  • Blocked Applications” List contains applications that have been blocked from accessing the “protected folder”


Video demo