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Old 04-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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My computer is a 2001 sony Vaio, 1.5 ghz pentium 4 and such.

My problem is: When i try to run any game such as Everquest, Ultima Online, Tibia, or anything of the like, it will load up fine, let me into the game, but when i walk around using the arrow keys, sometimes it will act as if the keys are stuck, but they arent.

Sometimes when im going thorugh the "key stick lag" when i push the other direction keys, and when it stops moving in one direction, it will then go through all the directions i pushed, each lag lasts around 5-15 secs on normal, and is really annoying.

When i play non full-screen games, such as UO or Tibia, when it goes through the lag session, i cannot use my tool bar, or start menue, until the lag is through.

in all games and programs (lag only occurs when im on a game) typing is delayed byt at least 1 second per character.

Has anyone experienced this? and if so what did you do to fix it?
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Sounds like maybe there's something wrong with the Keyboard; or indeed something is being done by the Computer which makes this lag and puts the Keyboard at the back of the que as it always does. DO you have an Anti-Virus Checker?
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Check that, do a scan and look. A Virus may be causing the slow down - but it could also be spyware which you would have to find yourself. Things like Gatar, DateTime, and Precision Time are all programs which will do this. Kazaa on that Computer would slow a lot of things down. Many other things could be doing it. Have a look with the Virus Checker first.
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Tanks alot, i will check everything through and through, and if the problem persists, i will let you know.

The slow downs, or lags, or glitches, or whatever they are, only happen when im playing any sort of game, they text delay doesnt happen, and the keyboard stick feature doesnt happen when im just surfing the net, or downloading music or what have you, this has really boffled me.
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That is really strange - maybe it is just the games you are playing are too fast for the computer? Or as I said something is pushing it over when you're playing a gam like Spyware or a Virus.
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #7
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I can only think that your computer is struggling to play the games. What FSB have you got on that P4? Try turning down the graphics on the games.
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It even does it on low memory 2D games as well. (www.tibia.com) is one game, its very small, about 4 MB and it still does it, but it only does it on games, even java games..
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Yeah - it does sound like thats the cause.
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400 mhz FSB

this did not start happening until i restored my computer the last time, before that, it never occured, but i have misplaced my restoration CDs, and am looking to get my better computer up and running, just need a hard drive and o/s for it.
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Well; look in the Friday Ad - I have gotten my XP Pro from there for a very decent Price - and there are always cheap things in there!
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My betetr computer is a gateway, so im looking for the restoration disks before i fork out the extra money just for the o/s

need the resto disks, and a hard drive, and it will be up and running
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400 mhz FSB

this did not start happening until i restored my computer the last time, before that, it never occured, but i have misplaced my restoration CDs, and am looking to get my better computer up and running, just need a hard drive and o/s for it.
Well 400Mhz is a little slow. What Graphics does the system have?
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Yeah?
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make sure your virus checker is disabled when playing games, if it is doing a system scan while you are trying to play games it will slow it up. Once you have finished playing games you can enable it again

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Personally don't use a Virus Checker at all! I've never used one for more than a few days.
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i always turn off virus program before games, this thing my computer is doing is really annoying, it never used to do it to games.
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I don't know then, its beyond my capabilities or knowledge without seeing it really! I hope somebody else on here will know though.
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Thanks a bunch for your help and suggestions, i hope i get can this resolved soon.
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