Reducing Lag

By VoX_Zidane
Dec 10, 2002
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  1. Can someone help me reduce my game lag -.-' it kinda sux. Thnx:grinthumb
  2. VoX_Zidane

    VoX_Zidane Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    BTW im using 56k... they dont offer n e thing else round herre.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    The answer I can give you is only as good as your question...

    Can somenoe help you reduce game lag?... Yes.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

  5. Tweakster

    Tweakster Newcomer, in training Posts: 224

    What game are u playing ?
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

  7. VoX_Zidane

    VoX_Zidane Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Im playin D2 =) it laggs when im playin cows... thats expected... but its REALLY BAD.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,478   +292

    Are you talking about ping times lag? Or are you talking about graphics lag?
    I assumed you were talking about ping times - but now I'm not so sure.
    How fast is your modem connecting at? Should be at least 46,000bps, if not call your phone company and complain about line noise when you are on the phone, maybe they can do something about it. When I'm at my parents house all of their computers and mine (when I bring it home) connect at at least 49666 and most of the time at 52000.
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    There are some factors you can't do anything about SNGX. The number of switches between you and your ISP, for one. If you live a long way from your ISP then you will likely connect at a slower speed. The more switches, the more the signal degrades. It isn't as bad as noise in the line but it has a similar effect.

    You can check for line noise by pressing a button on the phone to kill the dial tone, if you hear any static at all, contact the phone company and report it to them.
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Might you be running KaZaA or some similar app in the background, and it's downloading?
  11. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    This can couse qutie a problem, even if it is not in use. it will just suck up your bandwidth. Keep an eye on what you use before you want to do something, as the little things can cause qutie a difference.
     
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,478   +292

    Right Storm - but I'm trying here to cover some points that haven't been suggested yet. I've seen stuff like this before - and since this isn't real time chat to see his responses to our statements its a good idea to cover whatever you can think all in one post.
    Line noise can still be there even if you can't hear it, whats the worst thing that can happen if you tell your phone company about it? Worst thing they can do is say "we didn't detect any - we dont' know what to tell you". Its worth a shot - thats all I'm saying - nothing more.
  13. VoX_Zidane

    VoX_Zidane Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Like... Graphics more than ping methinks... but... like... its a small town... so i dont live EXTREMELY far from the phone company, I tryed Tweaking... and The onlything i have open would be MSN... I dont think that uses toooooo much bandwith... Oh, and its connected at 48,000 bps
  14. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    What are your system specs? Use your profile and add them in.

    Try downloading the latest Catalyst (2.4) or Detonator (41.09) drivers for your video card.

    And if you have a KT400 (which I doubt) get the new Hyperion 4in1's. And even if you don't, but you still have a VIA chipset, download them anyway.
  15. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 418

    Playing with cows:confused: :confused:

    Isn't that illegal???

    Try and find yourself a new girlfriend;)
  16. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    Never played Diablo2 then Rusty?
    There is a secret level that you open up using Wirt's leg. The level just has hundreds of cows (walking on two legs!!) that you have to fight through and then kill the Cow King. I don't think this is too graphically intensive but then again I was playing it with the Direct2D and not Direct3D setting. But on a PII 366 laptop with an ATI 8mb Rage Mobility video system it ran fine.
  17. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 418

    Arris - No, i've never played it... Sounds wierd:p

    As the wife's left me:mad: i'll have to have a look at these cows:D :p ;)
  18. VoX_Zidane

    VoX_Zidane Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hey rusty, I have a gf. =) lol Cows are fun though =)
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