How to Fix Computer Lagging

by TS Jordan

Although modern computers are incredibly fast, even the fastest computer has a limit to how much multitasking it can support. Computers "lag" when stressed beyond their hardware capabilities, as the processor is unable to complete all requests and calculations in a timely fashion, resulting in a delay before orders are carried out. You can eliminate slowdown this by keeping your multitasking to a bare minimum and selecting which programs to close or keep open.


Press "Ctrl," "Alt," and "Del" at the same time.


Select the "Start Task Manager" option if using Vista or Windows 7.


Click on the "Applications" tab.


Click on any programs that are not immediately necessary and press "End Task."


Continue closing programs until the lag subsides.

About the Author

TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.