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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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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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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Intermittent lag while gaming that doesn't affect other PCs on the same network

I've been playing Rocket League with my brother recently, who lives in the same house as me and games on a different PC connected to the same router. We both connect wirelessly and are roughly the ...
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HP Probook 4530s great specs, but lagging. Hard Drive?

I have this laptop, which has a i3 processor, 4gb memory, 7200rpm hard drive. So there is nothing wrong with the specs. Even when I have no applications open, simply closing and opening windows, ...
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Keyboard temporarily lag

I've recently been experiencing keyboard lag, And solved it by cleaning up my computer. I can type smoothly and fine now, But there's still a problem with it: It sometimes suddenly gets insane ...
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Windows XP Issue - Explorer Running Slow & Video Lagging when popups appear or adjusting volume

Hardware: Samsung SF310 Laptop Intel Core i5 4Gb RAM Samsung Evo 840 SSD (250Gb) Software: I have reloaded an image using Acronis: Windows XP Professional SP3 All relevant drivers for my ...
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SSH sessions has incredible delay, but way less when return/enter is pressed

When I connect to my server via SSH, the output on the terminal is extremely delayed. For instance when I type htop on my local computer, it takes quite a few seconds to be displayed on the terminal. ...
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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 ...
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Brand new rig experiencing terrible fps lag in games. Tried everything I can think of to fix it

I have an entirely new computer SPECS HERE (except for the ram which is ~5 years old) that has been running great. Today however, every game I play has been experiencing lag that makes them nearly ...
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4K videos on YouTube are a little choppy on high-end specs

I've watched various videos, and it's the latest version of Flash and all appropriate settings. I turn the videos up to 4K (2160P) and they chop a little bit ... like every frame isn't smoothly seen. ...
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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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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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Windows 8.1 Bluetooth mouse jitter with Wifi on

I'm facing some weird mouse behavior with my Bluetooth mouse on a PC running Windows 8.1. The problem is that the mouse will periodically begin to "jitter" for some time and then stop again.. And by ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Basic Theme “frame lag” of some kind

I have been having a problem with my computer(laptop) when using the Windows 7 Ultimate Basic Theme. The problem I'm having is that, whenever this theme is active, and I move one window over another, ...
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Seagate hdd (internal) unmount/disappear after awhile i plugged in

Summary: Before my Seagate ST1000DM003 (1TB) failed, the disk usage always goes up to 100% active with no transfer rate, this causing my pc freeze randomly. BIOS POST shows up'S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND ...
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Dual Monitor Pc is slower

I will start with my PC spec >Win 7-64bit,AMD II X4-3.20GHz,8GB(4+4) RAM,GPU-asus geforce GTX 750 Ti 2GB DDR5 Well the problem now is my PC gets slower when I use both the monitors at same time,yes I ...
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Turning extra 6 LANS into “router” like links using Sophos UTM 9

Hey all I just finished up setting up the UTM 9 Home edition and I currently have it up and running with eth0 as the WAN and eth1 as the LAN. However, my motherboard has a total of 8 Ethernet ports ...
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Windows 8.1 Asus G711JW - Lag on maximizing some apps

Applications like Chrome and Skype, etc get a lot of FPS (Frames per second) dropping when the window takes more than 70% of the screen area, maximizing it gives me about 20 fps on scrolling and ...
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Disabling vsync in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is performing really slow and choppy in desktop mode, I suspect vsync is the culprit since dwm.exe forces vsync to run all the time. Is there a way to turn if off? I've searched around and ...
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Windows 8 - Windows lag, fullscreen doesn't + Weird window transparency issue

So this has been bugging me since I got this new laptop, basically because of Windows 8 things are going much slower than it needs to be. Chrome lags with youtube and certain html5 elements lag and ...
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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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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: it is slow. It lags even if Google ...
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Ubuntu lag, everything stuck every 5 seconds

I just installed Ubuntu in my Acer 4820TG yesterday but everything lags. Every 5 seconds (approximately) my mouse & keyboard sticks and the screen blinks and loops. Here is a video showing 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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Why is my computer really slow despite 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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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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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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closing windows: ctrl-W vs alt-space C

When closing a window (like notepad or Windows Explorer), I've been realizing that when I do Ctrl-W there will be a short lag but when I do Alt-Space-C there will be no lag. Does anyone know what ...
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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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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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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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Skype will not send/receive messages to specific person (they will LAG)

There is a similar question, but I tried changing audio settings. I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and sometimes when talking to specific person it just doesn't send messages or receive them. It may even show ...
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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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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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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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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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Significant OS X lag when listing directories/files

I'm experiencing some significant OS X lag when listing directories/files. I originally thought it was purely an issue with Finder, and not the HD or any other part of OS X, however I have since ...
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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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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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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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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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Chrome mouse lag

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (without reinstalling, an actual upgrade) and now I'm experiencing some really annoying mouse lag in Chrome. It seems to happen most often when there is a ...
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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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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 ...