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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
3answers
18k views

Why are all flash videos lagging a lot?

Windows XP - SP3 I'm using both Firefox 3.5.2 and Opera 10 and I have this problem with both. Flash videos stutter visually a LOT. During the short millisecond stutters the UI of the browser freezes ...
1
vote
1answer
893 views

Windows 7 cursor lags when playing flash video

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and after upgrading to the latest graphics driver from Windows Update, I have been experiencing one major problem bugging. Here are my specs by the way: ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

Why do I regularily lose my wireless connection?

I use a wireless connection to access the Internet, and lately (since upgrading to ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala) it has started to be a pain in the ***. Every once in a while (loosing count at the end of ...
3
votes
2answers
103 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

svchost causing problems

Lately I've had one particular svchost.exe instance that's often spiking up and taking 12-40% of my CPU. The services it's hosting are: FDResPub (Function Discovery Resource Publication) FontCache ...
8
votes
1answer
124k views

How to fix choppy video with VLC player?

When playing most movies in VLC player, the video feed is choppy while the sound is near perfect. Another catch is that this video issue wasn't always a problem. I used to play movies without problem ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

System stuttering caused by hard drive

My system keeps freezing for about 1-2 second every time I try to do something. For example, when I enter URL in browser, it freezes and starts working after few seconds. It is probably related to ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Windows fails to boot after setting “Switchable Graphics” to “Fixed Mode” on laptop

I have a HP DV6 6140tx which has an i7, and AMD 6770M . The games I played are sort of laggy (i.e 18-22fps on Fraps). I heard about switchable graphics and after searching a lot, I heard that ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Bluetooth speakers lag

There seems to be a 200ms lag on sound when I use my blue-tooth speakers (1/2 meter distance) in windows 7 (belkin 6.0.1 vista drivers.). Is there a way to reduce this?
1
vote
2answers
128 views

Eclipse-based applications produce mouse and sound lags under Windows 7

Strange problem. I have a huge Eclipse-based application that frequently spawns copy of its self. On each copy launch there is mouse and sound lags, overall responsiveness of a system is just terrible ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Does WiFi LAN gaming affect the internet of other users?

I know it probably slows down the network for the ones that are engaged in the LAN multiplayer game because the packet queue gets filled up, but does it affect other users that are accessing the ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

Recording a video game on a P4… speed me up, Scotty?

I'm trying to record a d3d game, but I have HUGE lag issues. I'm on a p4 with an onboard 128 MB 3D video card and 2 gigs of RAM. I'm trying to record quarter-size video with only 15 fps, but I'm still ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

Factors affecting network latency

I frequently maintain a constant connection with some private servers. I need to be connected with very little latency. The servers measure response time (*ping) in milliseconds. What factors come ...