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 intermittent lag phenomenon over wireless LAN

I'm connecting to computer Y on my wireless LAN at home. Y is a newly-assembled machine running Kubuntu 14.04; it's wireless adapter is "Realtek RTL8192CE PCIe (rev 01)". Between other machines on the ...
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Computer super slow and laggy, while resources are not being used

Ok so I have a custom built PC; specs below: CPU: Intel Core i7-4700 Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Video Card: PNY nVidia GTX 770 Primary Hard Disk: Samsung 850 Evo Primary OS: Windows 8.1 ...
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Incoming packets drops when a lot of packets

I encountered a problem with my network. When I play online games that send many packets, my ts3 connection statistics show 25% - 50% packet loss. First game I noticed to do so is Space Engineers, ...
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Why is my Lenovo G500 laptop computer running slowly?

The one I’m currently using is a Lenovo G500, Intel Core i7, 2.10 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1 64-bit, AMD Radeon HD 8570M, Intel HD 4000. The problem is that it is slow. It lags, even if I ...
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Laptop starts to lag after some time [duplicate]

I've HP Pavilion 15 and It's been working all fine ever since i got it last October. It started to lag weirdly earlier today. When i open heavy applications or a game, mouse cursor starts lagging, ...
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Windows 8.1 Periodic lag in all games, e.g: 3-4s @90fps then 4-5s @30fps, cyclic [closed]

Very periodic, very predictable, always the same, tested with portal 2, monaco, shadow puppeteer, hammerwatch. Same regardless if I set the cpu at various min/max clock rates, always low cpu load ...
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Intel turbo boost falls back to default 2.4GHz just when it's needed most. How can this be resolved?

Intel Turbo Boost has my laptop running at 3300 MHz most of the time. My power settings are maxed out, so it stays there most of the time while I'm browsing the Internet and stuff, but once I run a ...
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Debian server is very slow in spite of low CPU, RAM na SWP usage

From 3 days I experience problems with my debian server. When I stream media with samba transfer is about 20kb/s when it used to about 6 mb/s. Its my home server so its not internet issue. When I ssh ...
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Windows 7 Severe Lag without much RAM+CPU Usage

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, and its a few years old now, but up until about three days ago still worked like a charm. Now, it will take over 1 minute to register that I clicked ...
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Mouse stuttering and video lag issue [closed]

I just installed LXLE on my old laptop. The system seems to be running great but it keeps randomly lagging. It does it for no apparent reason. It comes and it goes. It will happen when there is no ...
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Does my monitor's GTG response time matter if it's faster than my refresh rate?

I can understand how poor GTG response time can cause ghosting: a pixel is not the color it should be when the monitor has finished outputting a frame. But I'm trying to understand how it can ...
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How to measure input lag of 2 screens in dual screen or mirror mode?

I have a computer with a Radeon HD 7870 graphics card which is plugged to two screens: my main screen (a 24" LCD Hyundai W240D v2) through DVI my TV (50" LCD Samsung UE50ES6100) through HDMI When ...
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Laptop disconnect and connect from power when playing games (or hot)

so here is my problem. I'm going to play intense game (such as NBA 2k15) in my laptop, i decided to take off my battery. I load the game, after it start my computer suddenly shuts down without any ...
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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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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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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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Glitch, 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 playing videos. While playing games or watching videos, there's lag. I don't know why, but when I ...
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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 ...