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4 Proven Methods to Prevent Game Lag

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Lag is one word most gamers hate. It is the delay in the response of the server after the player has made his action. Playing games on a Windows 7 PC which lags continuously can be very frustrating. Gamers end by losing or dying in the game just because of this lack of responsiveness of the server. Most gamers experience game lag at one point of the other so it is important to stay updated. If you are looking for ways to minimize game lag on your Windows PC, you can try one or all of the methods below. Since, each computer system reacts differently, it is best to follow all the methods to get the best results.

How To Fix Game Lag

Here are a few methods which will help you to play games without any interruptions and enhance your experience of playing any game on your PC.

Method 1:

(You need to have administrator privileges for this method to work)

  • Click on the Start menu.
  • Search for cmd in the search field.
  • Your computer will find the file cmd.exe, just right click on the file and click on “run as administrator”.
  • In the cmd window, type the following – netsh int tcp global autotuninglevel=disabled
  • Hit enter.
  • You will get a message saying OK and it will take effect immediately after that.
  • If you want to set your computer to default settings again, type normal instead of disabled in the cmd.exe windows.


Command Window in Windows 7

Command Window in Windows 7

Method 2:

(This method will you help close all unnecessary programs and processes to free your RAM and give priority to your game)

  • When playing a game, open Windows Task Manager by clicking Ctrl+Alt+Delete together.
  • You will see all the programs and processes that are running on your PC.
  • Just close the ones you do not need at that moment by selecting them and clicking on End Task.
  • Your game should play without any lag now.
Windows Task Manager

Windows Task Manager

Method 3:

(This method is pretty easy to follow and is one of the most effective methods to reduce game lag)

  • Click on the Start Menu.
  • Click on All Programs.
  • You will find Accessories program, click on it.
  • You will see Notepad option on the Accessories program list. Click on Notepad.
  • On a new Notepad file, type @echo off. Press enter.
  • Then type cd/d “Directory folder of your game”.
  • In the next line, type start/high gamename.exe
  • Then save the file as name.bat

For example – you are experiencing lag with Need for Speed, you need to type the following on your Notepad:

@echo off

cd/d “C:\Program Files\NeedforSpeed”

Start /high NeedforSpeed.exe

Then, save the file as NeedforSpeed.bat

Windows 7 Notepad

Windows 7 Notepad

Method 4:

(Upgrading your computer to play the latest games without any lag)

  • Always check the system requirements of a game before you buy from the store. Minimum as well as recommended system requirements are printed on the cover of the game box. If it’s not there, you can find it out easily on the web. It is best to get the upgrade to the recommended system requirements rather than the minimum one even if it costs a little extra. It will help you by preventing upgrading for some time again.
  • The next step is to determine the system of your computer. By comparing it with the recommended system requirements, you can find out the areas which require upgrading. If your computer is new, you can increase your RAM or upgrade your graphic card to eliminate lag. If you have been using an old computer for a while, it is best to buy a new one.
  1. You can find out your computer’s systems by following these steps:
  2. Right click on My Computer and click on Properties.
  3. You will see that there are a number of Tabs.
  4. By clicking on General, you will be able to find out the processor you are running as well as the amount of RAM you have.
  5. Now, click on the hardware tab and then on Device Manager. You will be able to look at the components of the hardware of your computer as well as the graphic card.
  • The last step is to decide whether you would want to upgrade on your own or would like a professional computer technician to do it for you. If you have good knowledge about computers, you can do it yourself by buying the parts on your own. But if you have no knowledge whatsoever, it is best to hire a computer repair professional to do it for you. Professional computer help will certainly be costly, but worth it because you will be sure that everything is done in the correct manner. If you face any issues after that, the professional will be able to check and rectify it without any additional fees.
Windows 7 Properties

Windows 7 Properties

Now, you can play your favorite games without any issues.

Happy Gaming!

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