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In my livingroom there is a little PC, and I was wondering if there is a way for me to use my gaming PC (which is in another room) from it, maybe over my LAN. Is it possible?
 

Xivilain

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There are tons of options here for connecting to another PC, so knowing exactly what you want, will require a little more knowledge about what you want to do:

Assumption: You're using Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1 on both PCs

1) Do you want to open Files?
With Windows this is very easy to setup. You can create a HomeGroup or add files to a Public folder so anyone on your LAN network can see them: See this Microsoft link here.

2) Are you trying to control the gaming PC remotely?
Again, with Windows this is possible. Push START -> Run... and type "msra.exe" or you can start typing "msra" on Windows 7 and newer and it searches for you. MSRA is a Remote Assistance app that guides you through how you can establish a connection between two computers. This article should help you do this.

3) Do you want to do Game/Movie streaming?
This will be trickier, if you don't use option #2. But its possible with 3rd party software, (most likely not free). I know that NVIDIA and Steam both are developing/or have developed, streaming software, but I'm not sure about those, since I haven't used them. If you're interested in NVIDIA's solution its here, and Steam's solution is here.

Hope this helps! :D
 

hang-the-9

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Remote desktop is not very good for gaming, there is quite a bit of lag in the video display even over a local network.

You can still connect to it easily and likely start and play a game, it will just have slower reaction.
 
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Yes, it helps, thanks! I'd use it for gaming, and Steam solution seems really good because I could put Linux on my lower-end PC. Do you know if there is a way to play other games, like Battlefield too? I think that it only works with Steam games.
Or maybe I could use option #2: is there any big lag with it?
 

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There most likely will be lots of lag for gaming. It might be useless to play through MSRA, but you can try. Heres a forum where others have streamed BF4.

Anything is possible now-a-days!
 

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