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Video games launch only in "Battery Saver Mode".

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phillpower2

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Two possible explanations for that then, overheating and/or a weak power supply, the latter can also overheat + something else that you may not be aware of that can cause overheating, missing or incompatible drivers.

Can you post the exact model name or number of this Acer computer.
 

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After clean installing Windows 10 did you then install the chipset, storage and GTX 1650 drivers from here

The chipset drivers 100% must be installed first and before Windows is allowed to check for any updates, storage/SATA drivers Windows own do tend to work with brand name computers without any problem but the video drivers for computers such as yours likewise must 100% come from Acer, your GPU is a single lower powered chip inserted into the MB whereas the drivers that you will be installing from Nvidea are for a full blown add on GPU that requires about three/four times as much power as your chip, the drivers at Acer should allow for this.
 

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OK, so I didn't install the drivers for the hardware that you listed above from the acer site before installing everything else. I just let Windows download everything through Windows updaten and then just installed the newest driver for the GPU through nvidia site using DDU. I am acquainted with the acer site, where you can download these drivers, but I just thought that downloading everything from there would be (probably) just a waste of time, since Windows takes care of such things. So, what am I supposed to do now?
 

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I am acquainted with the acer site, where you can download these drivers, but I just thought that downloading everything from there would be (probably) just a waste of time, s

If you have problems after doing things right you are not to blame, do things wrong from the outset and I`m afraid you will never know if you have created the very problems that you are having.

Just a fyi, the chipset drivers are compiled specifically for your MB and the reason why they have to be installed first is because the chipset is what enables the MB to be able to communicate with the other hardware, the GPU drivers as previously mentioned are basically a dumbed down version that reduce the power demand so as to reduce internal heat and prolong battery life.

Your PC to do as you see fit, you know what needs to be done but it is up to you whether you do it, a clean install of Windows and the system drivers may not even be the solution but I would be doing it even if just to rule it out.

Other than the above, cleaning out the insides of heat trapping dust and trying another AC adaptor should be done.
 

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I have created multiple backup restore points, so I might just well try to install all the drivers again. Thank you all for the help and your time, I appreciate it. Will keep you updated, if the situation changes.
 

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To stop driver updates

Other updates - not advisable
 

phillpower2

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The chipset drivers 100% must be installed first and before Windows is allowed to check for any updates, storage/SATA drivers Windows own do tend to work with brand name computers without any problem but the video drivers for computers such as yours likewise must 100% come from Acer,

Both have to be installed manually and the best way to do this is to save the drivers to a USB flashdrive, clean install Windows offline then install the chipset and Acer GPU drivers from the flashdrive, once done, restart and test.
 
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