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You selected the issue: Low framerate

Low streaming framerate is usually caused by slow game framerate or slow encoding on the host computer.

Reset streaming settings to default
From your Steam Link startup screen, select Settings > Streaming > Advanced options(Y) > Reset to Defaults(Y).

*This option appears only in the Steam Link beta build - you can switch to the beta from System settings.
Lower streaming resolution
Adjust your streaming resolution from the Steam Link main menu, or live in Big Picture Mode and in-game.

Steam Link main menu:
  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Streaming
  3. Press the (Y) button to enter Advanced Client Options
  4. Set the Resolution Limit option to 1280x720 (720p)

Big Picture Mode:
  1. Select the settings icon next to the power icon in the upper right
  2. Select In-Home Streaming
  3. Select Advanced Client Options
  4. Set the Limit resolution option to 1280x720 (720p)
Lower game resolution
  1. Launch the game that has streaming issues
  2. Open the in-game graphics/display settings menu
  3. Lower the display resolution (1280x720 is often a good choice)
Change hardware encoding options
Enabling or disabling hardware encoding can improve the quality of your stream depending on the graphics card you own. In most cases, NVIDIA hardware encoding performs better than software encoding, and software encoding performs better than AMD hardware encoding.

  1. In the Steam client or Big Picture Mode, open the settings menu
  2. Under the In-Home Streaming tab, select Advanced Host Options
  3. Change the Enable Hardware Encoding on... box for your graphics card (NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel)

You can also experiment with this live in-game:
  1. Bring up the Steam overlay with the Guide button or Shift+Tab
  2. Select In-Home Streaming
  3. Select Modify Settings
  4. Select Advanced Host Options
  5. Change the Enable Hardware Encoding on... box for your graphics card (NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel)
Disable conflicting programs
The following programs have caused issues for some users:
  • MSI Afterburner
  • RivaTuner Statistics
  • Razer Synapse
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • ZoneAlarm
  • Skype, Skypehost
  • Cloud sync services (e.g. MEGASync)
  • Screen capture software (Fraps, etc.)

The following programs may also affect your streaming experience:
  • Video streaming services (e.g. Netflix, Chromecast)
  • Music streaming services (e.g. Spotify)
  • Large file transfers (e.g. BitTorrent, file downloads)
Memory Leak / Performance Loss
Windows 10 users with the E2200 Killer onboard network card may experience memory leaks and performance loss.

If you have this network card and you are experiencing this problem please follow these steps:

  1. Open your Registry Editor, regedit, this can be done by using the shortcut Windows Key + R and typing in regedit
  2. From here navigate to through the pathway: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ndu\
  3. Select Start and change the value data to 4
  4. Restart your computer