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keyboard issues with lag time

By ronin42
Sep 27, 2005
  1. :chef: Hello all, my first post here.
    I have an Alienware 51M 776 hooked to a Belkin SOHO 4 port KVM.
    I am using a PS/2 to USB 2.0 dongle.
    I am using an MS Natural keyboard which is one of the original ones from a half century ago.
    When typing papers and surfing etc.. no problem.
    When playing Battlefield 2, Doom3, Call of Duty etc.. anytime I move the character it occasionally stops moving, and of course I get whacked.
    Has anyone every had this problem? It doesn't effect my Desktop.
    I have no issues there, so I figured it had to be the USB connection.
    I normally use the caps lock key for moving but this problem shows up no matter what key I use to move with.
    I also have a wireless LX 700 Logitech.

    I want to get a new ergo keyboard and the Logitech ergo one looks nice.

    ej
     
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 510

    Hi
    My guess is it's the kvm. As well, I don't like usb kb/m either, the latency for my use is too great, so ps2 all the way.
     
  3. ronin42

    ronin42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    keyboard lagtime

    :chef: Everything plugged into the KVM is PS/2 except for the LX700 recharge/transceiver cradle which is USB.
    There isn't a noticable lag with the mouse, however the dongle on the laptop is a PS/2 to USB connection. There is no way to plug a PS/2 device into my alienware laptop.
    I had thought about getting a port replicator but couldn't find one that I thought would work.
     
  4. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 510

    Have you tested running sans kvm?
     
  5. ronin42

    ronin42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    keyboard lagtime

    :chef: No I have not, I still have to use the dongle though since my keyboard only has ps/2 plug. It cross my mind though, but since it only effects me during game play I figured it was something else.
     
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