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Mouse & Keyboard Delay in games!

by blanketeater53 / December 23, 2012 6:03 PM PST

I am using a laptop and am experiencing mouse and keyboard delay while playing games. So far this has happened in the games syndicate, FEAR 3, and Diablo 3 that I've played and hasn't happened in a few I've played. Whenever i minimize the game and open internet or anything I get no lag no delay or anything. I've tried setting the game to high priority in task manager. I use Microsoft mouse and keyboard center driver and synaptics touch pad and have tried disabling both and playing with no change and reinstalling both. I also have AMD Catalyst driver which mainly effects graphics card and have messed with all of those setting and reinstalled it. I've also messed with many keyboard and mouse settings and little change. The only thing I've seen that drastically reduces the delay is whenever I change the resolution in a game to lower (800x600, drastically low) there is barely any delay at all.

~The conclusions I've come to are that there is either a problem with my graphics card (whither it being to bad for these games or whatever), there is some kind of driver problem, or there is a problem my frame rate.

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The mystery laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2012 11:12 PM PST

Sounds like a driver issue. Be sure to ask the maker which drivers to use.

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by pgc3 / December 24, 2012 12:35 AM PST

And you are gaming wirelessly?

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by blanketeater53 / December 24, 2012 2:42 AM PST
In reply to: Delay

My mouse is wireless, but i get delay in my keyboard as well which is the one that's in the laptop. I have a feeling it's a driver problem, just unsure what to do.

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by blanketeater53 / December 24, 2012 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: wireless?

I also found it strange how the delay on both went almost completely away on a really low resolution, but that makes it harder to play.

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Low res. etc.
by pgc3 / December 24, 2012 3:52 AM PST
In reply to: Strange.

Most laptops are NOT the greatest gaming devices, this issue smacks of insufficient vid ram, typical laptop issue, with some there are workarounds, sharing more vid ram from ram, etc. Running on A/C power should offer a slight improvement over running off of the battery. So, if the gaming you are doing is in wireless mode, expect more issues than if you are/were linked to a hardwired network. Again, MOST laptops are not the ideal gaming device for a myriad of reasons.

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Still a mystery laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2012 4:25 AM PST
In reply to: Strange.

Given no make, model and story, I have to write you take this up with the laptop maker.

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by pgc3 / December 24, 2012 4:38 AM PST

Yeah there isn't much else to say without further info on specific hardware.

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by blanketeater53 / December 24, 2012 10:10 AM PST
In reply to: Nomenclature/Hardware

I'm fairly certain it isn't a hardware issue, because it worked before, and then i got on recently and it was being stupid. I may just reinstall my OS and Drivers, because I think i know what i messed up and tehre isn't a good fix for it.

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by burningoath / February 10, 2014 9:14 AM PST
In reply to: boo

I had the same problem as you like a month ago. Try downloading "RealTemp" and seeing if your laptop is overheating when playing games. My laptop was up to 100c but the exterior of my laptop wasn't hot at all! If it is overheating, try disassembling your laptop and cleaning out the vents+applying thermal paste.

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