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Various Troubleshooting

Stream Avatars and Lagging

  1. 1.
    Check your task manager process tab and see how much CPU/GPU Stream avatars is consuming. Also note the total used percentage of your CPU.
  2. 2.
    Sometimes Windows HAGS setting can cause performance hitches. you can try disabling that.
  3. 3.
    Sometimes your graphics card control-panel settings can decrease the performance of SA and other games. Try setting max performance, texture filtering high performance, Shadows set to high, and remove any custom FPS limitations set on SA or your game.
  4. 4.
    You can try lowering the framerate of SA in General > Window Settings > Application Framerate. (recommended between 25-60)
Setting process affinity in task manager is unknown if it makes a difference with performance.

Flickering on taskbar

If you find your stream avatars flickering constantly on the taskbar, it might be caused by General > Window Settings > Lock Resolution. This could be from the monitor not being able to support the resolution you have selected.

OBS - black screen / not capturing

This is likely an issue with 3rd party programs not playing well with OBS/Streamlabs Desktop. Software like Riva-tuner and MSI Afterburner are known problem cases for this. Check out the troubleshooting sections in the How To Overlay section.