Computer lag can be annoying, especially when it takes a long time for your "Saints Row 2" game to load a cooperative session. But there are methods for speeding up your computer.
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Empty out files you don't need. For example, you may want to delete the files within your temporary files. To do this, open Internet Explorer. Click "Tools" on the menu bar. Navigate to the "Browsing History" tab and delete your history. Also opt to delete your temporary Internet files.
Shut off any programs you're not using. If you are playing a fullscreen game with demanding requirements such as "Saints Row 2," there is no reason to have anything else open. You may also want to disable automatically started programs. Click "Start" and "Run." Type "msconfig" and click OK. Navigate to the "Startup" tab when the new dialogue box pops open. Uncheck anything you do not need. Click OK.
Click "Start" and open the Control Panel. Click the "Keyboard" icon. Here, you can adjust the repeat rate and delay settings, which may cause lag during typing.
Install anti-malware software to detect whether you have a virus causing your computer to lag.
Upgrade your computer parts. Eliminating lag is as simple as purchasing new memory or getting a faster CPU. Check websites for parts, such as Newegg or TigerDirect. Make sure to research each part you come across.
Tips and warnings
- If you have a laptop, your lag may be due to a bad battery.
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