How to speed up slowly performing online games?
- 2012.09.07 03:57
More than 365 Million online gamers around the world have the question: How do I speed up my online game? Researching the causes of possible slowly online game performance over a period of more than 5 years, allows us to provide you with solutions to speed up online gaming.
To be clear and to not create confusion in the online gamer's world: If your game runs smoothly, your computer's performance is OK, your internet connection has quite a proper speed, your system works fine and you are not infected by viruses or other malware, boosting your online game performance is NOT only necessary, it's almost impossible to speed it up on the gamers end (technical speaking)!
Speed up online games
Before we provide a list of suggestions, tips, tricks, tweaks and tunes to get a boost and speed up your online game, it must be clear to every gamer that you shouldn't try to optimize, repair or fine-tine if there is really no need to do so.
Speeding up online games only makes sense if your online game is too slow, lags or has high latency issues!
What causes online games to perform slowly and how to fix it?
Some basics to understanding performance issues and slow online games at first. Online games can be slow because of hardware issues, not meeting the system requirements, operating system issues, slow or low quality internet connection speeds, Infections, the game itself, game settings and issues with the online game server.
It will be very hard for every online gamer to spot why the online game is slow. But before you are able to make the necessary steps to boost your online game, you NEED to find out the reason(s)!
Work through the provided list of slow online game issues:
|1. Your computer or laptop doesn't meet the system requirements.||8. The game servers have a high load (temporary).|
|2. Some of your computer's hardware is malfunctioning.||9. Your operating system performs too slowly.|
|3. Old drivers and firmware can cause lag.||10. Internet connection settings, processes and protocols are wrongly configured|
|4. Your internet connection is to slow.||11. Corrupted system internals, registry settings.|
|5. Your ISP provides you with weak signals or bad lines.||12. Virus, spyware, adware, Trojan, root-kit or other malware infection.|
|6. Your ISP has temporary technical issues.||13. Internet gateway issues of your ISP or the game server.|
|7. Your router or modem needs special settings.||14. Check out the support forum of the online game.|
How to speed up online games?
Slow performing online game caused by your computer
Add: Here is a list of applications we recommend for every online gamer!
Latency Optimizer 3.0
Fine-tunes and tweaks your internet connection, optimizes your RAM, cleans your hard disks and system. Latency Optimizer furthermore includes: startup manager, speed test, ping test, latency test and much more...
Connectivity Fixer PRO
Automatically tries to re-connect to the Internet for you if you got disconnected. Includes beside the Winsock and IP fix various tools to repair your Internet connection.
Allows you to measure your up and download speed and provides you data about your ping. Very recommended to troubleshoot your internet connection for online gaming!
This utility enables all MSI graphics card users to boost graphic performance and to monitor all kind different information related to your graphics card. This tool supports almost all graphics cards.
This program allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card for the maximum performance possible.
It is the only program of its type with overclock function to support multiple graphics cards from multiple chipset vendors, simultaneously, under every Windows operating system from Windows 95 to the x64-bit edition of Windows 7.
It is a process priority optimization, CPU affinity optimization, and system automation utility. Priority optimization, affinity optimization, core optimization, automated rules, automated power schemes, you name it and Process Lasso has it.
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner is a free registry repair software that allows you to safely clean and repair registry problems with a few simple mouse clicks.
Avast Internet Security
avast! Internet Security provides complete antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and firewall protection, a must for every online gamer (may need some extra adjustments of some settings).
Malwarebytes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more that could possibly slow down your internet connection and PC performance.
*Note: If your PC hardware is too far away from the system requirements of an online game, then no tool or application can help!
Slow performing online game caused by the game server?
|- Unfortunately you cannot do much except watch your end as in some cases the game server just lags for you as your computer/system causes the lag. An example could be a table tennis match where an inexperienced player plays with a professional. After some time of lacking to return the ball the professional player might stop playing with you.|
|- Report the slow online game performance or lag to the support|
|- Tune & Tweak your Internet connection when it comes to synchronization problems with Latency Optimizer to ensure your end is issue free.|
|- Be patient!|
Slow performing online game caused from your Internet Service Provider?
|- Send a support ticket and explain the issue|
|- Look periodically for maintenance announcements on the ISP website|
|- Troubleshoot your internet connection speed. Test the upload and download speed, test the ping, test the latency and send a full report to ISP if you notice that something isn't right. This is a good basis to get attention as you are dealing with facts. (You can use Latency Optimizer and Speedtest4free to save and compare speed and ping test results. Latency Optimizer will also allow you to do a latency test)|
|- Ask your ISP if he can advise you about some router/modem tweaks or port-forward your connection. Port-forwarding has a slight chance to solve lag issues.|
|- Change your ISP if the issues are clearly caused on his end and no steps are taken to improve your internet connection.|