Playing games online with other people is great fun… but when they start to lag, it’s a different story altogether. “Lagging” is a major problem for many gamers and fortunately, it’s actually quite easy to fix.
The term ‘lagging’ is actually used to describe how a game can be slow to keep up with your movements. Online, this problem is normally caused by a slow Internet connection which causes a delay in the amount of data that can be transferred to your PC, thus slowing the whole online game down. Unfortunately, “lag” is a big problem for all participants of an online game and should be fixed as soon as possible.
To stop “lag” from occurring, you really need to fix the causes of this problem. A lagging game is caused by the way that the Internet is relied on for all the data that the game constantly needs. Every second, 100’s of pieces of data are needed to help the game run and the reason why it “lags” is because it cannot read all the data & settings it needs whenever it needs them.
One of the best things you can do to stop in-game lagging is something that not many gamers know about. It’s often the case that your Internet connection will be fine, but the reason why lag will be caused will be down to the settings that your computer needs to run the game. These settings tell it everything from which map your playing to how many players are on your server, and they are all stored inside a part of Windows called the “registry”.
The registry is home to many settings for your computer, all of which are vital for helping it run smoothly. Most modern games have 1,000’s of files to help them run, and it’s often the case that computers cannot read these files, making them lag. This is a huge problem which even the most advanced of computers cannot avoid… and in order to fix it, you should try using a ‘registry cleaner’.
What happens on most Windows PCs is that a lot of the registry settings that computers need are saved in the wrong way & corrupted. This causes them to become unreadable, which makes Windows play your games slower. To fix this, registry cleaners have been invented to clean through all the damaged registry settings and fix the ones that are causing problems. They work by scanning through all the registry settings on your PC, identifying any of the damaged ones that are on there and fixing them. They are actually very effective at making games faster and are easy to use.