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Internet Lag?

I've had a lot of success with questions on this site so I thought I would ask this one. My internet works fine most of the time. I have one computer that has a modem and router hooked up to it for internet. I also have another computer that is wireless in the next room over, and an xbox that can go wireless or wired (mostly wired). The wireless computer can always be connected, but the the other computer (with the modem and router) has to be disconnected if I want to play xbox online. If I don't disconnect it, I will lag all over the place while trying to play some Call Of Duty on xbox. Yet the wireless computer doesn't affect it what-so-ever. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this or why it is happening? Thanks.

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How do i make a program that disables anothers lagswitch  on steam???? can someone please write one for me???? thx so much!!!

Question by zombeastly    |  last reply

Arduino lag problem Answered

I'm trying to convert my Arduino into a square wave generator to test various flybacks. The problem is the functions seem to lag the process down, I've separated the generator() sequence from the rest of the program to isolate it from lags, but executing the analogread() the while() and digitalWrite() seem to be enough to limit the whole thing to 6kHz when set to 20kHz (50 uS period). void generator(){ while(analogRead(0)>1000){         //when a button is pressed it returns to settings mode digitalWrite(out, HIGH); delayMicroseconds(period); digitalWrite(out, LOW); delayMicroseconds(period); } } Removing analogread() and putting a silly constant like (n==0) it goes up to 16kHz, it's quite remarkable, but doing that there's no way of using the buttons to adjust the settings while running. I don't know if I can substiitute analogRead since all the buttons of the display have different analog values and are connected to A0. Is there a way to remove this lags? I know there's a lot of optimization to be done even at a very basic level, but I don't know how or where to start. Ideally I just want it to work from 1 to 50kHz. Here's the complete program, as far as I know, all the lags occur inside the generator() function. Thanks for your time!!

Question by Victor805    |  last reply

Hate people who use lag switches?

Possibly one of the most annoying things in the gameing world.Could anything ever be done to stop people from doing it?

Question by insanecreator92    |  last reply

Help horrible EXtreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeme lag on pc ?

Please help my friend pc in totally extreme lag and low fps on any game even simple flash game " happy wheels" fps average is between 5 and 2 fps and before 2 months the pc was normal and good speed for example AVA the game was 20 fps and his computer have: processor : pentium 4 (3GHz) graphic card : Intel® G41 Express Chipset ram : 4 GB kingston hard 500 GB 390 used  please i need help

Question by oibrahime    |  last reply

how do you make a lag switch for your 360?

I always wanted to have a lag switch to get my way though some games, thanks for your answers.

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Does anyone know of any digital camera software hacks that can reduce my shutter lag ? I have a Canon PowerShot A495.

Trying to find software hacks if any to reduce the shutter lag on my Canon A495 PowerShot

Question by gday85208    |  last reply

C&C RA2 lags in Linux

I have C&C; Red Alert2 installed via WINE, and it played fine but suddenly began lagging unbelievably after a LAN match.

Question by S1ko_shadoe    |  last reply

Computer *LAG-O-RAMA* Fest

'Sup. So I have a cheap crappy computer, (even i realize it) and on most games it should work smooth; but it lags. VERY often. But it lags on every game similarly: It would work smooth for about 10 seconds, and then it would be like playing a playstation game on a windows 98. Over and over again. It lags on most the games i have: Battlefield 3, just cause 2, saints row 3, mafia 2, even on gta san andreas. This is very annoying and my parents are alittle stingy on money. H3LP M3 PL34ZE??

Topic by Doc Penguin    |  last reply

How can I make the lag not so bad? I did all these steps. They worked, but the lag is so bad sometimes, I can't play.?

I Have Netzero high speed, but it doesn't seem to make a great, or even good connection sometimes, as the lag in online game play sucks. Is there any way to make the connection faster for the xbox? Can I make the IP work soley for my xbox?

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System interrupts causing problems?

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with Intel i7, 8gb memory, 750gb hdd, and 2gb Nvidia video card that is about 3 years old. I've never had any problems until recently. When I play audio or video, there is a lag in the sound and everything freezes for less than a second. It does this anytime, even when just browsing the internet. I watched the performance monitor in the cpu section and there are usage spikes in 3 of the 8 cpu usage graphs when it lags. I think it comes from system interrupts, but I don't know what it means. I tried turning off audio enhancements, as some suggested for this problem, but it did not change anything. I have not made any recent changes to my laptop, so I don't know why this has just started. Any suggestions?

Question by Arya42    |  last reply

iPhone users : have something like this happened to you?

A friend of mine told me that his iPhone takes about half an hour to sync , has this hapened to you ?

Topic by acaz93    |  last reply

Games now laggy but shouldent be.=

So most of my games have been laggy for a week now and they werent before. I did a virus scan, malware, almost everything I could find. Call of duty black ops was running fine then it went and stayed below 10 FPS, CoD Black Ops 2 lags and it didn't it stayed below 40. This is a fairly new computer, it is an Alien ware with a Core I5, Nvidia geforece 650M, 6GB ram. I could run these games on fair settings then it just got unplay able. I dont have avg, and I run these games from steam. Thanks

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I got the wii version of aerosmith and the lag online was horrible. I have great connection and I shouldn't get lag, but I am. WHAT THE HECK?

Topic by green donut    |  last reply

Why do i have sound lag whenever i play a flash game?

Whenever i play a flash game, the sound is in sync but the longer i play the more it is out of sync, any help?

Question by jibatsu    |  last reply

immediate contest entry?

Is it possible to change the moderated contest entry process? I think it would be better if we could enter a contest on a probationary basis when we post an instructable. That way viewers can vote on recent instructables. If the instructable doesn't meet the contest criteria then the entry is cancelled, no harm, no foul. It seems that there are times when contest acceptance is slower (weekends).

Topic by artlife    |  last reply

how do i run a timer on a separate thread in visual basic so it doesn't lag?

Hello, I am currently writing a program that records the mouses position over a 256x192 px box, then spits it out every 67ms in the form of dsgamemaker xds code which can be pasted into the project code, to make a sprite move on the exact same path as the mouse moved during the recording. A problem i am having however is that the timer event i am using to move the cursor representative sprite ( which moves with the D-Pad up down left right), when i begin recording, the sprite moves very very slowly because the frame rate is so very slow. as a separate timer event from the recorder, it moves slow, but when all the code is as one entire timer, it moves at literally 3 pixels per second. however this does not affect the generated sprite cut-scene. Ive read that if i put this timer  on a separate thread, that it will run independently from the other timer which will stop the lagging. but the problem is that i cannot find a single example online which shows how to do this, and the ones that do show, don't work. does someone know how i can make the timer run on a different thread? or even a different core for that matter, so it doesnt lagg? Im puzzled as to how other applications can do this, increasing a value one at a time, at such a high rate, when the timer event, will never do that. is there some other way to run looping code like a timer event? Your help would be greatly appreciated. ill post the application soon to show you exactly whats happening also im running VB 2008 express

Question by oldmanbeefjerky    |  last reply

My PC all of a sudden lags on all games.

Here's what happened. I got on today and started up MW2 on my PC. I had just installed a new mod, so i thought nothing of it when it lagged down to 20 FPS, perhaps, when it usually runs at 40-60 FPS. I got bored eventually and went to organize my PC, which included uninstalling a lot of old programs and making new folders. I decided to play borderlands when I was done. I noticed there was a considerable difference in frame rate from the previous day. Same thing with all of my other games, Minecraft, HL2 and all others. The only thing i did overnight was install that MW2 mod through bittorrent ( don't worry, it's legal. Alteriwnet, google it.) I've played around with my GFX card, AMD Raedeon 6540, and no dice. I've played with the clock in catalyst to no avail. I've installed game booster and boosted, but i can't get the lag to go away. The best results I've had are ending one of the 2 processes named wininitt.exe. My FPS almost got back to normal. I Think it has something to do with graphics, as nothing else is really slowed down. Also, I've tried uninstalling the MW2 mod. I played around with my windows 7 theme, too. PC specs Intel i5-2400@3.10 GHz Dual core 4 GB ram AMD Raedeon HD 6450 GFX Windows 7 Home premium -NYPA -Update The lag has been abolished. I don't know how, but it's gone. I did not touch my computer for a long time, iI guess to wait it out, but i'm not the only user of my computer, so it was used. Protips for people coming to this thread because they have the same problem, Scan for viruses Do regular HDD cleaning, i.e defragment, delete old files, registry clean. Lower GFX settings Update drivers Clean the computer's internals -NYPA

Question by NYPA    |  last reply

What is the typical lag between publishing and visibility in "subscribed"?

One of my subscribees published an Instructable overnight (I know, because (a) I'm a collaborator on it, and (b) he e-mailed me).As of this morning, the I'ble still doesn't appear in the "Subscription Activity" section of my profile (.../you/). How long does it normally take for the database to propagate that information?

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply

Substantial lag in "last post by" for the four Help fora?

I've noticed that there seems to be a substantial lag in posting times propagating out from the four Help fora (Authors, Bugs, FAQs, and Feedback) to the top-level Forum summary page.For example, I recently posted two replies to bug reports, at 1:22 and 1:23 pm, 22 Dec 2008. Within the Bugs Forum my two comments are appropriately referenced as "last post by kelseymh 10 minutes ago", and the two topics are first and second in the list.However, on the top-level page, the Bugs Forum still shows that the last post was from Wingmaster700 more than 6 hours ago. I'll also note that other comments between 6 hours and now were also never reported at the top-level summary.

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply

What is the lag time when you use Carbon Dioxide air tanks for paintball? Answered

I need to know the time it takes for C02 to regain pressure firing.

Question by Paintballer98    |  last reply

Why use a lag switch? do they really work? what games can you use them on? can you get banned? Answered

I'm guessing you can't get banned due to the fact that they have no way of proving you don't "have a faultly internet connection" and I know it's cheating. I'm just so curious to why other people use it.

Question by sjoobbani    |  last reply

Why is my latency like 70 in one game yet i lag in another?

Whenever I play Counter Strike: Source, I almost never lag but when i play Team Fortress 2 I lag like CRAP! Can you tell me why this happens and (if possible) direct me to a free or cheap solution? Thanks In Advance, A_Person

Question by a_person    |  last reply

Why do Microsoft games lag like crazy on my computer?

Recently I have become aware that any Microsoft game that I have on my computer runs with unbearable lag. At first I though that Halo 1 and 2 just hated me, but I've noticed that Age of Empires 3 does it as well. What's interesting about this is that I'm getting a high FPS in games (30's and 40's lowest, usually around 50 and up) but it still lags. I think the best way to describe the framerate would be to call it "jumpy", it never stays stable, but instead rapidly bounces about 5 FPS in either direction. However, things really started to get interesting when I tried to record a video with Fraps to show what was happening. I hit the record button and... suddenly the lag goes away. Go figure. So, I think recording with Fraps has a smoothing effect on the framerate, because the FPS suddenly becomes very consistent. I'd just record video all the time, except that it would eat up all of my disk space :(. So, does anybody have any ideas on a solution? Some sort of framerate smoothing software perhaps? Oh, by the way, here's my specs: -E6850 @ 3.0 Ghz -2 GiB DDR2 800 RAM -Two 8600 GT's in SLI -Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard -Various SATA drives that I've scrounged -Windows Vista 32-bit I can run most games maxed out (or close to it) except for Crysis and Far Cry 2, of course :).

Question by RelaxedSoup    |  last reply

Is this wireless router good for lag free gaming? Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54GL .

I want to buy that router but I want to know if its good for lag free gaming.

Question by winslow121    |  last reply

How does an inductor cause current to lag voltage in the case of an alternating current, and why is this bad? Answered

Basically, can someone help me with this: ? What are the EXACT physics behind it?

Question by Xellers    |  last reply

Contests being judged

Seems like there is a lag in announcing winners of current Contests being judged that ended on the 20th.

Topic by DiyWaterDog    |  last reply

Stereo Bluetooth Transmitter Transmitter Transmitter Circuit Help

Hey All, I am currently working on a LiPo Battery Adjustable Voltage Battery Pack, that has a headphone amp and bluetooth transmitter built in. I want the user to be able to use any compatible BT Headphones or BT Receiver Dongle. It is for use with metal detectors.  Every time I Google Bluetooth Transmitter Module, I find a bunch. Upon closer inspection, I find they are all receivers (i.e. speaker left out, speaker right out). There are bluetooth dongles that plug into a 3.5mm jack and transmit, but there is a lag in the transmission that I believe stems from the module not being hardwired into the system. A lag in receiving the BEEP means the object is harder to pinpoint, more digging, bigger holes, and frustrated folks. Can anyone recommend a good available BT Transmitter Module that I can hardwire into my system as a test to see if the lag goes away? Any assistance y'all could give would be greatly appreciated! Mike

Topic by gollumses    |  last reply

What are the steps to downgrading my Vista Computer to an XP? Answered

My programs are all lagging a lot with VIsta. I have an external hard drive so space is no problem. Thanks!

Question by KrazyKow    |  last reply

Psp faster wifi hack Answered

My psp's wifi REALLY lags. Is there a hack (i have cfw 5 m33) to make it faster? I have tried ''netfront''  but it has no difference, and deleting the cookies,etc doesn't help either

Question by or_ford98    |  last reply

internet explorer problems? Answered

Hi just recently i added internet explorer 8. Now every time i go on the internet it lags like a B*tch!! then it will pop up with internet explorer has stoped working properly. Dose any one know what I can do to fix/prevent this problem. Thanks :)

Question by walterh9    |  last reply

How to give the most/ free up ram to a program on the dell dimension 8200? Answered

I want to use a old dell for a small server but it lags horribly.  Is there some way to free up space.  Im using windows is there another free os I can use.

Question by zootsuitman    |  last reply

my computer turns off when i play portal?

My computer turns off when i play portal? i can play Halo combat evolved perfectly with almost no lag online but when i play portal for a while

Question by ahmad2117    |  last reply

Can I send A Signal from my PC to my HD TV Wirelessly?

I wanna connect My PC to my Sharp Aqous 52", But I do NOT want any lag or anything. Like a Wireless DVI? (1080p would be awesome)

Question by jireland    |  last reply

Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed

Some of you may have seen my instructable, Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed, and I have been getting some feedback. But I wanted to post it to forums, see if anyone can come up with some more ideas on how to boost a computer's speed. Let me know if you can think of anything! Feel free to comment here or on the Instructable.Thanks!Lukethebook333

Topic by lukethebook333    |  last reply

Why are the videos on my published instructables taking so long to process?

I have various published instructables that have videos which are taking very long to publish? It is doing it on this one: and other various ones. How can I get it to process faster?

Topic by ajensen19    |  last reply

How do I splice 2 cell phone voice cables together

I have a Palm Treo 700p and a PhoneLabs Dock n Talk that I'd like to connect. Currently, the only way to connect them is via Bluetooth, which stinks, as there is a long lag between placing/answering a call and making the actual connection. Some phones connect via cable, which has no lag (these cables carry voice, similar to a handsfree cable). I've got the cable that plugs into the Dock n Talk box and I've got two different cable choices for my Palm (2.5mm headphone jack for voice/handsfree, and a Palm/USB data cable: Can I splice anything together to connect the Dock n Talk to my Palm via cable? 

Topic by jwminer  

Instructable won't appear in search engine?

I posted my instructable last night, and it shows up under the posts for my user name, but it isn't in the Launch It! group display (or any group for that matter) and doesn't show up under keyword searches. Is there some kind of system lag I am not aware of?Colossal Cannon: Building a behemoth piston-valved pneumatic

Topic by DeusXMachina    |  last reply

Will this processor be able to handle good games?

I'm looking at an AMD Athlon II X4 645 Quad Core Processor and I just wanted to know if this will be able to play games like Portal 2, or Black Ops without lagging.

Question by Ke-Bob    |  last reply

Hey! I had a quick question, do any of y'all know why my Xbox has been crashing lately? It hasn't been working as well and it Constantly Lags all the time.

I am not sure why its crashing and I don't want to make things worse! What should I do?

Question by LenaElatbash    |  last reply

Some Awesome Nerf Gun Ideas!!!

  I need some ideas for nerf guns and you might just be able to help you, me, and everyone else. I have some problems and you might just have the exact. Please don't put any spam, junk, or something that's stupid and lags my computer and anyone else.

Topic by lil larry    |  last reply

My Scion tC is tweaking

My Scion tC 2012 has been acting up it starts right up but as soon as I drive and accelerate it feels like it lag when I step on the gas Also another symptom is that the battery icon appears and the disappears at times I come to a stop and sometimes power steering and traction control and speedometer stops working while I’m still driving

Question by VidalC6  

i have a question about bandwidth how much bandwith do i need to play online on xbox live or psn. i wanted to play mgo ?

people told me that i would have lag on mgo because servers are in japan does anyone know something about that , and i want buy 512kb it costs 50$ at month is the cheapest and the best could i play with that?? 

Question by luis-acs    |  last reply

Can't make an Instructable

I can't make an Instructable!  Every time I try to make one, the images won't load (or will take a long time to), it freezes every time I save, i can't add steps, and it lags terribly.  I'm not sure if it's the browser I'm using because it used to work just fine.  I'm using the same computer and am currently using Firefox (updated). 

Topic by aeronut01    |  last reply

how can i get back my wi-fi bluetooth and webcam

Once it was lagging to much and i deleted many files den after sum time i started my netbook(acer AOD260) den it was showing file missing den i installed windows 7 ultimate  den after dat my webcam,wi-fi and bluetooth r not working how to get them back?

Question by mandy67    |  last reply

Dual HDMI Processing

I have an idea for a project that needs to process 2 hdmi inputs in real time, and 1 hdmi output. What kind of processing power would I need for this? I don't think an arduino would be able to handle it, but would a raspberry pi? Or should I be looking at like a mobile dual-core or something? I'm trying to keep it in a small form factor and have it the least amount of lag possible. Thanks, -Nikon

Topic by evillordnikon    |  last reply

Halo 3 Matchmaking help?

Every time I try to do basic training on Halo 3, the game will find me a match, and people to play with, load to game and map, then kick me out, without a message, or lag. If it means anything I never did basic training before I "finished the fight" on normal I am an apprentince grade 2 So is it just because I beat the game, or because of something else?

Question by Rock Soldier    |  last reply

Does anybody have a Minecraft server with 10 slots or less which is 24/7?

I'm looking for a Minecraft server for a while but the only 24/7 servers I found were 200 slot servers with many plugins and lag. If someone has a small Minecraft server with 10 slots or less I'd be glad to join.  (I prefer servers with a Dutch of English speaking community)

Question by Knex.X    |  last reply

I have no clue what this is...

 With a sequence of click-click-click-click-click pause X'3? ( with an initial click-click ), I'm thinking that this electrical dial was for an alarm, then again it may not be as part of a warning/alert system at all.  Given to my dad by his dad who served in the navy in Nam. Here's a link to a video I uploaded to YouTube.;=em thanks!

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