If you are going to be someone who does online gaming regularly whether it is Halo, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, or some other online game, you will want to make certain that you have the correct setup to help you with playing. Many who are just starting out with gaming find that their computers will freeze at a critical moment in the game or maybe it will just just down, others have found that it is taking their computer a long time to respond when they ask it to do a task. This is pretty common with online gaming and it usually means that you have a system that is not equipped for gaming. There are two main ways to improve this and get you playing again.
First, you want to check on your system in general. If you can afford a new computer, that might be the best way to go. The more updated the processor in your computer, the more likely it will be to handle the high powered action required of an online game. If getting a new system with updated hardware is not possible, then you will want to check your computer’s RAM memory. Find out how much it currently has and what the maximum your system can take is. Many laptops purchased in the last few years likely came preloaded with 2 GB but can be expanded to 6 or 8 GB. You will want to max out your memory. This is the best thing you can do to improve your computer’s performance in general but in particular with regards to gaming as online gaming takes a lot of RAM and maxing out on it is the most likely cause of the slowdowns and the freezes on your system.
Second, especially if you are using an older system, you will want to determine if your system is overheating. This is not hard to figure out, just feel it to see how it is to the touch. If it is warm to hot in nature while you are gaming, you will want to purchase a cooling fan to pair with your laptop. Overheating is one of the other main causes of the system shutdowns. A good cooling fan will be able to keep your laptop at a cool temperature and increase the overall life of your laptop. While increasing your computer’s RAM and keeping it cool are your main concerns, also make sure you are getting the most out of your internet connection and have the fastest one available. Doing these things will not be the same as getting a new computer but it will improve your online gaming experience.