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Madmat 5th Jun 2014

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Hello - I've been getting a sudden and bizarre lag with my keyboard playing FPS games recently, with a widely varying lag sometimes as long as a half-second. The problem is NOT that the computer is overstressed; the visuals continue to work just fine and at a good framerate, and I can move my point-of-view with the mouse just fine. The problem is strictly lag on the keyboard inputs.

Once the problem starts I can't do anything to stop it; while the severity of the lag varies between modest annoyance to extreme game-killer, the responsiveness never returns entirely to normal once it starts. (Sorry nick)

It's as if I'd started a milder version of Sticky Keys...but Sticky Keys IS turned off, as are the other accessibility options. Instead my keyboard just suddenly acts sluggish, my character keeps moving in the direction I've been pressing (sometimes for several seconds after taking my fingers off the keyboard, sometimes less, always at least a little extra) and holding down a key for several seconds - like (I dunno) W or A or S or D - will make the computer continue giving that input for a long period after I stop typing. At its worst it climaxes with a torrent of beeping noises from my computer speaker while I lose all control of what's happening on the screen for a few seconds.

Since the problem is persistent even when the game is shut down I've been assuming the issue is at least in part (or perhaps entirely) a Windows 8 problem, but that insight has been no help because I know very little about drivers and Google is giving me crap results when I search for more info. Perhaps my system is running too hot? but I'm not seeing any visual effects of overheating, and the problem persists even after I quit the game and temps return to normal.

Any advice or suggestions are welcome. My ability to play this game hinges on it,

I've checked

The keyboard (bought brand new one differant make)
Sticky keys all off
MrYiff 5th Jun 2014

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Don't think this is it but might be worth checking these settings: http://computing.vt.edu/k ... b/entry/3558
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MrYiff 5th Jun 2014

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Also unrelated but this might be worth looking at assuming you are on Windows 8.1 (and if you aren't yet it might be worth doing the update as 8.1 fixes a lot of problems with Win8).

http://support.microsoft. ... com/kb/2908279
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MrYiff 5th Jun 2014

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And one last thing to consider is if you have any non-SSD disk drives they could be failing and causing the freezing, I've had this before now with failing disks causing odd things.

Try a program like this to test for any errors:

http://www.hdtune.com/

or

http://crystalmark.info/s ... iskInfo/index-e.html
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Scott 5th Jun 2014

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What KB do you have. Does it have its own software that you can install / uninstall or did you just plug it in and Windows uses its own drivers ? have you tried a Bog Standard £3 KB ?


Madmat 5th Jun 2014

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WTF is a kb lol
Bas 5th Jun 2014

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KB = Key..Board...
Scott 5th Jun 2014

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QuoteWTF is a kb lol

Numpty 



Geekbyte 5th Jun 2014

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QuoteNumpty 
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We have to remember it's the King of PC-Noobness we're dealing with here



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Madmat 5th Jun 2014

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Ahh lol my "kb" is a g510 which I bought a month ago due to the fact I thought my old keyboard was the issue
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can you try a bog standard aldi £3 one ?


Geekbyte 5th Jun 2014

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Few questions, is the keyboard plugged directly into the PC? Or is it plugged into a USB hub?

Tried a different USB port?


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Madmat 6th Jun 2014

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Directly into the back of PC, the only other USB hardware plugged in is, mouse and headphones. I updated all USB drivers individual last night so will try if that works at weekend. Scott I have a really cheap none USB kb that I will also try.

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