Lag is a term for delay or high latency. It means that the answer for a request is taking more time than expected.

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Strange CPU/GPU 1 second stutter issue (video included)

I would be very thankful to whoever knows what causes this issue. I dont have much to explain but as you will see in the included video clip the computer stutters exactly at the same time as the Real ...
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Windows 7 lag, google didn't provide any clues

I had Windows 7 running on my laptop without problems, then I bought a 240GB SSD and installed Windows 8 on it. I didn't like Windows 8 and it had compatibility problems with my motherboard (lower ...
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My computer stops using RAM and no sound [closed]

A month ago my PC's motherboard crashed so I got it replaced, then when I started it it started lagging and no sound than before. My computer has an Intel dual core 2 processor, AMD HD 5450 GPU, my ...
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Thunderbird 31.2.0 “warping” in text-only Compose window on both Linux and Windows

On the latest Tb 31.2.0, with HTML composing disabled, and no signature, I often experience this: I open a new/blank Compose window, or hit reply, and start typing in the main area, only to find that ...
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Why my CPU can't handle the 1000 hz rate of my mouse?

Despite using a AMD FX8320 3.5 ghz, each of my mouse movements causes a drop from 60 to 10 fps in 3D applications where the pointer is visible. I suspect that my CPU has something wrong with the 1000 ...
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What is the proper way to debug a slow internet connection?

I turn to super users for their best tips. Consider the following scenarios: A large house with many roommates with many devices and no way to tell which one is the issue Skype choppy, youtube ...
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HP windows 7 constant freezing/lag [duplicate]

Hey guys first post here I'm here because I'm running windows 7 on an HP Pavilion m6 laptop, and for the past several months I have been experience constant lag/freezing that almost always results in ...
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A10-5750M clock-lock FPS drop

Why does this happen? i have the A10-5750m and running on Windows 8.1. i used bar-edit to clock-lock the A10-5750m up to 3.2ghz (the max turbo boost is 3.5ghz).. ( Tutorial here ...
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Citrix Receiver being slow under OS X 10.9.5

I have downloaded the latest Citrix receiver, I am able to run an application fine but it has massive lag. I tried to solve it with the following link: ...
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Experiencing lag during games despite meeting system requirements..help please

Here are my computer specs Mainboard: ASRock M3N78D CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Video card: GTX 560 RAM: 4G Hard Disk: Samsung HD501LJ XCOM Enemy Within recommended requirements CPU: Core 2 Quad ...
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Stuttering/Latencies when LAN/Ethernet Driver active

I experience heavy video/audio stuttering when playing a video or general latencies when downloading a file when connected via LAN/Ethernet NOT when connected via WLAN/Wifi. According to my ...
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Running large computations makes my computer lag

I am running a Java program which I wrote, which calls Gurobi (an optimization software for linear programs). When I am running a large program that takes ~20 hours to complete, even simple tasks ...
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VLC 2.1.5 - unable to find file caching values in preferences

I'm having some lag when playing videos over my network with VLC 2.1.5. I have plenty of bandwidth. I read that I should increase the caching values under Input/Codecs-Access modules-File, but the ...
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Video games periodically stutter

About 2 months ago, video games on my computer have suddenly started to periodically stutter. Normally, I run them fine, but now, about every 1 minute, the game starts to run at approx. 5 FPS for ...
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How to analyze sporadic lag in explorer

So my Windows 7 (64 bit) system is lagging from time to time. It happens when I open the start menu and start typing something or open the explorer. It seems that it always comes down to the explorer ...
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Skyrim not running despite system requirements being met

i've been searching for quite some time for a possible solution to this problem. I've been playing skyrim on my laptop a few months now, but despite my system being reasonably capable i'm unable to ...
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Download speed and ping suffers during PC to PC file copy

Why does the ping and internet download speed suffer on PC#1 when files copied from PC#1 to PC#2? During file copy, my ping goes from 20ms to 600ms+, Download speed goes from 1.8MB/S to 250 KB/S give ...
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Google Chrome working incredibly slow

So recently I have received a new laptop for work. It's pretty decent, i5 with 4GB of ram and hybrid SSD hard drive. Google Chrome was always my default browser and it works painfully slow here, I ...
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Internet connection speed higher after midnight

In the last few weeks I've begun noticing that my internet connection speeds up noticeably after midnight. In fact, it is only past midnight that I am able to download at high speeds (700-800 KB/s ...
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Windows 8 lags after shutdown from power button

On Windows 8, every time when the power cuts off or when I turn off the PC from the power button (5sec), the PC lags severely after the restart, and I notice the system process is using a high amount ...
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Lag on all videos *except* YouTube

I'm on Linux Mint 16, and have never had a problem like this before. I'm getting severe lag on all video streaming sites except for YouTube. By 'severe', I mean 'lags multiple times per second, ...
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Bizarre lag in HTTP connection

Running on a LAMP stack, CentOS 6, Apache 2.2.3, PHP 5.4.25, MySQL 5.5.31 Have a very complex web application. It's been running pretty smoothly for about 5 years, now. Of a sudden we've run into ...
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Improving input lag on 2650x1440 display on MacBook Pro displayport

As the title says, i experience a certain lag when working on my main screen (a Samsung SyncMaster SA850) when connected to my MacBook Pro (Late 2012), using a Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable ...
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why has my computer mouse started jumping and freezing?

I have an Imac which i have been running on 10.6 for ages and was fine but I just upgraded to 10.9.1. It was working fine for a week and now my mouse either moves with incredible slowness and short ...
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Glich, lag while playing videos and games

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop (Intel i5, 6GB ram, 2GB nvidia graphics card). I'm using VLC player for videos. While playing games or watching videos, there's lag. I don't know why but when I check task ...
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Why is Firefox Using 2 Gigabytes of RAM?

I have version 26.0. Firefox uses 2 gigabytes of RAM minimum with only one tab open. I've tried uninstalling add-ons, disabling plug-ins, everything, but nothing helps. What do I do?
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MPC-HC lags hard when there are lots of subs on screen

I've been watching various anime lately and I noticed that around generously decorated with subtitles opening and ending sequences, the CPU spikes, free buffered frames pool drains and severe lags ...
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WiFi connection lags from time to time

My home LAN connection lags from time to time (approx once a minute). This is noticeable by temporary pauses of continuos operations like file copying, RDP working and video playback with small ...
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Youtube is stuttering in chrome on a brand new computer

So I just hooked up a brand new rig with an Asus P9X79 WS board, an i7-4820k chip, 16GB of G.Skill TridentX RAM, Evga GTX 650(soon to be upgraded in the future), and I've got one 1TB HDD with 500GB ...
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Problems with MS Access running slowly?

I have to use MS Access in a remote location nearly ten miles from the servers where the database is stored. Here are some of my impressions: I am under the impression that the connection between ...
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How to fix my internet connection/bad ping

First of all thanks for any help! To start with, my internet speeds are bad (3 down and 3/4 up) I can normally play Minecraft with very little lag (me and my 2 bros that play). Recently my Internet ...
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Lag exactly every 60 seconds

I have been having lag issues when I play online games (Mostly League of Legends). I've been suffering from lag that occurs exactly every 60 seconds and it lasts 1-3 seconds. I called my ISP and they ...
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WiFi experiences severe delay when more than one user is using the internet

Recently got fibre internet, 40/2, works fine when on one PC. If two access it at once, even if one is only on Google images and not even watching 1080p streams it lags horribly (5.5k+ ping). I don't ...
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XPS L501X Very Slow, Lags and Freezes [duplicate]

I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube ...
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Why is Firefox so slow and heavy? [closed]

For some reason, when I go to links the pages seem slow and heavy. It also has a lot of lag spikes between page loads. Basically it seems to freeze then load it all at once fast. I'm currently using ...
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solved - Decreasing lagging on router, while gaming

Solution: #1 answer, #3 comment I had absolutely no idea where to post this question and get a professional answer for it but here goes... Okay, so I guess everyone whos is reading this had played ...
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Why does lag occur at these conditions?

I was about to post something on tumblr. There was an online video playing on a second monitor. When the tumblr form for uploading a picture appeared, the sound of the video started lagging and sort ...
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Google Chrome Portable vs. Google Chrome

Is there any advantage/disadvantage of using the Google Chrome Portable app for PC (apart from it being portable)? In addition, I have had Google chrome on my PC installed for quite a while recently ...
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Low processor performance after removing and then plugging the power cord

It's really confusing. When plugged in, everything is lagging. On battery everything goes smooth, three times as fast. I looked into power options, set everything to default and tried the three ...
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Why Windows 7 PC is physically hot but not virtually?

I recently noticed my PC's case is somewhat hot on the top after some hours, and is a little lag-ish than before, so I installed "Core Temp" freeware to check the CPU's temperature, I guess it's Ok ...
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Many lags with my Desktop [closed]

I have this problem for over 3 months now. My desktop computer after several hours will start to lag for about 3-5 seconds and then runs smoothly about a minute or two and then will lag again. This ...
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Remote Desktop how to frame drop?

When eg. scrolling, remote desktop is very slow because it tries to render every change. Is it possible to ask remote desktop to drop frames when it laggs behind too much, similar to -framedrop in ...
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Why does the mouse lag when screen recording with CamStudio?

When I try to record a screen capture video using CamStudio (portable version), my mouse lags so much that it is practically impossible to do anything. Reducing the size of the region I'm capturing ...
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Significant lag on Mac OS X 10.7.5

For the past 2-3 days, my computer has been lagging enormously. I cannot explain why this is the case - usually I have 50+ tabs open in Chrome, Colloquy, iTunes and a handful of other apps running at ...
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slow down in SUSE linux enterprise server

I have run a mongodb process that uses most of the RAM (around 10 GB out of the total 11 GB). But immediately after I stop it, there is a huge slow down (even during the process but that is ...
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ssh through port forwarding lag raspberry pi

I have set up raspberry-pi on my home LAN and want to access it remotely. I have set up ssh daemon and port forwarding and i can login into raspbpi and do terminal work. The problem is, that ...
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Why is my computer really slow despite of having a considerable amount of free memory?

I have a Lenovo g560 3-4 years old, Intel i5, with 2GB ram and with a Geforce 310M. It always had some issues during startup or when starting a new program, but recently it just went crazy. From the ...
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Windows 8 System.exe writes to HDD like crazy

I have checked Application event logs and found that every second about 20 entries for MSSQL Server were recorded. Removed the server and all its components and the problem is gone... Thanks everyone ...
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Keyboard software problems

My keyboard (Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard) lags on random and frequent occasions. for example, if I'll press and hold 'u' the output would be "uuuuuuuuuuu"...gets frozen...and then the rest of ...
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USB mouse pointer lags when external HD is plugged in

So I just discovered the cause of my mouse's "random" lagging. I have a Microsoft 3500 USB mouse and a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB external hard drive. When the former is plugged in, everything is ...