When using MSI Afterburner / Rivatuner to view your CPU, GPU, Ram, FPS, etc during your stream,
Riva may cause your obs studio to become blank for certain games.
To fix, Open Rivatuner,
Set your Application detection level to LOW and turn STEALTH MODE ON
Next, Click on Setup
and Enable Use Microsoft Detours API Hooking.
You can now use OBS Studio and MSI Afterburner with Rivatuner and no more blank screen.
EVGA Precision X is another great, free-to-use software for gamers who want to push their laptops or gaming PCs to the next level.
EVGA Precision X lets you create up to 10 custom user profiles for overclocking your NVIDIA GPUs with ease.
However, we want to quickly point out that, unlike MSI Afterburner, Precision X does not support AMD GPUs since EVGA doesn't manufacture AMD graphics cards.
Download EVGA Precision X
MD Ryzen Master is arguably one of the best CPU overclocking programs around.
Consider this as AMD's answer to Intel's overclocking tool.
Along with CPU overclocking, AMD Ryzen Master comes with pre-tuned settings to overclock your RAM and memory profiles to boost your DDR3 RAM performance.
Download: AMD Ryzen Master (Free)
This is Intel's overclocking tool for Windows PCs, mainly for use with its own CPUs.
Intel XTU allows you to overclock your CPU, monitor the temperature, and stress test your computer, with a few other special features for Intel CPUs and Intel motherboards.
Furthermore, Intel XTU also gives you CPU utilization and temperature readings, which you can use to monitor the overclock's success and whether it is causing any performance issues.
Download: Intel XTU (Free)
How to install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Install OBS Studio 27.2 in Ubuntu:
The software package is available in Ubuntu default repositories, but old.
For the most recent version, there are official Ubuntu PPA, Official Flatpak package, and community maintained Snap package.
Option 1: Install OBS Studio via Ubuntu PPA:
The official PPA may be the most favorite method, since it installs the app as the classic .deb.
So far, the PPA contains 64-bit package for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 21.10.
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal.
Next, paste the command below and hit Enter to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
After adding the PPA, Ubuntu 18.04 user need to manually refresh system package cache via command:
sudo apt update
Finally, either install the app via command:
sudo apt install obs-studio
Or update the software package using ‘Software Updater’ utility:
Option 2: Install OBS Studio via Flatpak:
The Fluthub repository offers the official 64-bit and 32-bit packages available to install in most Linux systems.
The Flatpak package updates automatically and use the latest dependency libraries for best performance.
However, it takes up more disk space!
Firstly, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run command to install Flatpak daemon:
sudo apt install flatpak
Next, install OBS Studio as Flatpak using command:
flatpak install https://dl.flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.obsproject.Studio.flatpakref
Option 3: Install OBS Studio via Snap:
Snap is another universal package manager that runs on most Linux systems.
It’s developed by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
It updates automatically and takes more disk space as well.
However, OBS Studio as Snap is NOT official package so far.
Ubuntu user may install the Snap package easily from Ubuntu Software.
Though, it’s v27.1.3 at the moment.
NOTE: Snap, Flatpak, and Deb packages can be installed alongside with each other.
So you may have duplicated app icons if more than one installed.
Uninstall OBS Studio:
To remove the Ubuntu PPA, open terminal and run command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
And remove the live streaming app .deb package using command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove obs-studio
To remove the Flatpak package, run command in terminal:
flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.obsproject.Studio
And clean up disk space via flatpak uninstall --unused.
For the Snap package, simply use Ubuntu Software.