How to Fix The Lord of The Rings: Gollum Low GPU Usage

Prasiddh Thakkar
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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – The latest action-adventure game is out now on all major gaming platforms. However, some players are reporting that they are experiencing log GPU usage issues while playing the game. This is a common issue that usually happens in all online games. A low GPU usage issue means your Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is not being used fully while playing the game online. Due to this issue, the game may experience stuttering, lower frame rates, and lagging. Thankfully, there are a few things you can try to fix The Lord of The Rings: Gollum low GPU usage.

Fixing The Lord of The Rings: Gollum Low GPU Usage

Low GPU usage issues in all the online games including The Lord of The Rings making the game less smooth and responsive. Fortunately, this issue can be fixed easily with some quick and easy workarounds.

Before you start the following troubleshooting steps, make sure to:

– Update your game as well as your operating system (Windows).

– Click here and make sure your system is powerful enough to run this game smoothly on your device.

– Close all programs and tasks running unnecessarily in the background (Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and right-click on the tasks one by one and press “End Task”).

– Provide admin permission to the game. Find out the .exe file of the game and provide it admin permission.

After going through these quick steps, if the issue persists, try the below workarounds.

1. Update Your GPU Drivers

In case your system’s GPU drivers are not updated, it will cause a low GPU usage issue. So, the very first solution we recommend is to update your GPU driver to the latest version. To do this:

– Go to Device Manager by pressing Win + X on your keyboard

– Expand Display Adapters

– Right-click on your graphics driver and select “Update Driver”

– Select “Search automatically for drivers”

– Once done, restart your PC

2. Repair Corrupted Game Files

Some missing and corrupted game files can also cause this issue and so repairing such game files can also help to resolve this issue. To do this:

Go to Steam Library >> Right-click on the game >> Properties >> Local Files >> Verify integrity of game files

3. Use a Dedicated GPU

If your system has a high-end GPU and the game is not utilizing it, it can cause lagging, low FPS, and other graphics-related issues. In that case, you need to use a dedicated GPU to resolve this issue. To do this:


– Go to the NVIDIA control panel by right-clicking on the Desktop

– Then go to 3D settings >> Manage 3D settings

– Go to Program settings >> The Lord of the Rings: Gollum >> select high performance NVIDIA processor and save the changes

– Reboot your PC and check if that worked

For the AMD GPU

– Go to AMD Radon settings by right-clicking on the Desktop

– Next, click on the system tab and select Switchable graphics

– Save the changes and once done, reboot your PC

4. Tweak In-game Graphics Settings

If you are still experiencing the same issue, then the next method we recommend is to change some in-game graphics settings.

– Go to Steam Library >> Right-click on the game >> Settings and turn OFF “VSync” option

– Go to the Advanced settings and set all settings to low or medium

– Once done, relaunch your game and check if this trick worked 

5. Disable Windows Game Mode

When you use Windows game mode while playing online games, it can decrease the overall gaming performance as it may interfere with other gaming processes. So, try disabling game mode and it will help to resolve the low GPU usage issue in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

That’s all for this guide. One of these methods, hopefully, will help you to fix The Lord of The Rings: Gollum low GPU usage.Read next: Lord of the Rings: Gollum – How to reach the Ruin’s gate.

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