Easy Tricks to Reduce Gaming Lags Online on Windows 10
When a gamer goes online, he faces a lot of issues that are unexpected and it isn't always easy to find a fix for them. Gaming lag is one of the worst things that can happen to a gamer and yet, a problem such as this is common. We have prepared a list of a few Windows 10 hacks that might reduce your game lag.
When Microsoft introduced Windows 10, millions of people around the globe updated their devices for free. There have been users who are facing the Windows 10 lag when they use the internet for online gaming, lags they don't even understand. After some research, we found the issue for you. It doesn't matter if you have a great graphic card and expensive hardware, this can happen to you.
Lag Spikes Fix
The most obvious fix is to change the way your update is downloaded and installed. Unlike the OSs before it, Windows 10 works through P2P networking which means that several updates will only be downloaded by other users who have the update installed already. This means that your device may also constantly receive updates even when upgrades are done. To prevent that, open the following in order.
- Update and Security
- Windows Update
- Advanced Options
- Delivery Optimization
- Choose How Updates are Delivered
- Turn Off Updates From More Than One Place
Improving Windows Performance
You can prioritize programs for maximum efficiency in order to reduce gaming lag. This does tend to solve a lot of problem as more memory is freed which allows the game to properly run on your devices. Follow the following steps.
- Open Start
- Search for Control Panel
- In Control Panel, search Performance and press the Return button
- Press the Adjust The Appearance and Performance of Windows button
- Press Advanced and change the VM (Virtual Memory) of your device
- Change the settings as shown as the screenshot below
Update Your Drivers
Often times, your device drivers aren’t updated and therefore they don't perform as well as they should. Even though Windows 10 supports most drivers and hardware options, anything older than 5 years will not work. Which is why even though your device runs Windows 10, old drivers might be the reason your games are experiencing irritating lag online. We recommend you update your drivers as soon as possible.
It is possible that your gaming lag is due to a network related issue. If this is the problem you face, we recommend that you try the steps we have mentioned above and see if they work out for you. If they don't, you might have to change your network connection. It is either that or you live with the lag because if it is network related, there is no fix we can give you that might work.
Are You Being Hacked?
Last but not the least, we would like to mention that online lag is also a result of a computer virus. If you aren't protected with a reliable VPN, online viruses can very easily get into your system and slow everything down, because of how much memory they consume to function!
Did these tricks help? Let us know what we missed.