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my internet is laggy and it shouldnt be

by majackson / March 21, 2007 12:58 PM PDT

hey my name is mitch and i love to play video games. but heres my problem i always lag all the time ive tried a couple thing including buying registry fix ( didnt work ). i have no idea what to do. my system specs are-- microsoft windows XP media center edition version 2002 service pack 2 .gateway GM5048 intel(R) pentium(R)D cpu 3.00GHz
2.00GB of ram. 465gig harddrive 26.7 used space i have a decent grapics card 184 bucks plz help me

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Hey Mitch
by tomron / March 21, 2007 1:07 PM PDT
"registry fix( didnt work )",not saying this will solve your issue,but try CCLEANER which is a freebie and is highly regarded.Some of it's features are scanning the registry for invalid entries,removes temp files,cookies,etc.

Have you run any anti virus or anti spyware programs?

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What kind of connection?
by jackson dougless / March 21, 2007 11:09 PM PDT

I'm assuming you're talking about online gameplay, since you mention your Internet connection in the subject. If the assumption is correct, one of the more important details here, is what kind of Internet connection you have. For example, dialup will likely be very laggy, cable could be quite laggy at times, and DSL should be the least laggy, but is in no way immune.

There's also the possibility of malware to contend with, and several things that are outside of your control that could be causing the lag.

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Poor child
by Hollow06 / March 22, 2007 7:45 AM PDT

OK, Video games have their own software that deals with internet and it is fully customizable. So if your interent connection doesn't suck then read on.

If your graphics settings are too high then that will cause lag, try lower settings.

Every Game on this planet has a forum going around and help about how to optimize there settings.

When i used to play CS , it was rate, cl_rate cl_cmdrate cl_updaterate ext.....

You get the point, rate being 2000 could make my ping 500, or it being 12000 would make it an optimal 60.

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