Playing games online is something that an increasing number of people around the World are doing every day. However, it’s often the case that many online games will take a very long time to load, and will become extremely “laggy” when you’re trying to play them. To fix this problem, you can use this tutorial to boost the speed & reliability of your online multiplayer games, so that you can constantly come out on top, again & again. Here’s what you need to do:
1) Reinstall / Update Your Graphics Driver – Graphics cards are becoming increasingly complicated… and with that comes the need to produce more complicated graphics drivers. “Drivers” are the software programs that allow Windows to interact with the hardware your PC has, making it vital that you have the most updated & reliable drivers on your system. You should look for updates for your graphics driver, and then try reinstalling it from your “Device Manager”.
2) Reinstall The Game – If you’re trying to play a game that has to be installed to run, then it might be best to reinstall the game. The problem is that many games, when used, corrupt / damage their own program files, making it extremely difficult for that game to run as smoothly or effectively as possible. You should uninstall the game and then completely reinstall it from the ground-up, as this will replace all the program files that it has on your system, improving the speed of the game. You can do this from the “Add / Remove Programs” applet inside Windows.
3) Clean Out The Registry – This is one of the most popular ways to boost the speed of your system & games, and is performed by 1,000’s of people around the World every day. The ‘registry’ is a database which your computer uses to store vital settings & information inside for your computer, and is where every single program on your PC keeps a list of different files & settings. Computer games also store their settings inside the registry database, but unlike normal applications, games store 100’s of settings that they need to use every time you play. One of the biggest reasons why games run slow, or lag, is because Windows cannot read the settings it requires from this database, making the game take a lot longer to run. To make sure this is not a problem, you need to clean out the registry by using a ‘registry cleaner’. This is highly recommended.