Friday, May 31, 2013

Battlefield 3 Lag

Battlefield 3 is the sequel of Battlefield first-person shooter video game. This article contains in-depth information on the frequently occurring Battlefield 3 lag problem. Follow all the steps in this article in the order they are given in.

Fix Battlefield 3 Lag

Guidelines:

1.      Upgrade your Computer
2.      Enable ports for Battlefield 3
3.      Update drivers and DirectX
4.      Disable VSync
5.      Resolve Windows Registry errors


Upgrade your Computer

Many gamers neglect the compatibility aspect. Firstly you have to make sure that your system is compatible with BF3 requirements. This will help you avoid the lag problem. Upgrade your system specifications  to meet with the below mentioned officially announced system requirements:

Operating system:       Windows Vista 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit
Processor:                    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
Memory:                         2 GB of RAM
Hard Drive:                    20 GB free space required
Graphic Card:               NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or ATi Radeon HD 3870 with Pixel Shader 5.0
Sound Card:                 DirectX 10 compliant sound card


Enable ports for Battlefield 3


Many people disable ports for security and privacy purpose. However the game developer recommends enabling the following ports which help to fix the lag problem.

TCP:  80, 443, 9988, 20000-20100, 22990, 17502, 42127

UDP: 3659, 14000-14016, 22990-23006, 25200-25300

 

Update Drivers and DirectX

Another significant factor resulting in game lag is outdated Drivers and DirectX. It is essential to have up-to-date drivers in order to maintain smooth communication between game and the system.

Follow the guidelines to do so:

Update Drivers

·         Click the Start button.

·         Go to Search Box and type Device Manager.

·         Select a Device (Video Card, Sound Card, Network Card) and double-click on it.

·         You will see a dialog box on your system screen.

·         Go to Driver Tab and click Update Driver.

·         Follow the on-screen wizard.

·         Redo the update driver process for each device driver.

 
Update DirectX

You can download DirectX latest version from here to upgrade DirectX.

 
Disable VSync

Battlefield 3 lag problem can also arise because of Graphics Card virtual synchronization feature. Disable V-sync to resolve this problem.

Disable ATI V-Sync

·         Go to Catalyst Control Center. Double click on it. Tap to Advanced and then Next.

·         Click Graphics and select 3D from drop down menu.

·         You can see a Vertical Refresh bar, drag that bar to the left until it shows Always Off at the bottom.

Disable Nvidia VSync

·         Open Nvidia Control Panel.

·         Tap 3D Settings.

·         Tap Manage 3D Settings.

·         Scroll down to find “Use the 3D Application Settings”. Click it.

·         Find Vertical Sync from list. Select force off

 
Resolve Windows Registry Errors

Another critical reason which causes BF3 to “lag” is the Windows Registry errors problem. Windows Registry is the central database that stores system activities in its database. It assigns Registry Key to each system function. Chances are that Battlefield 3 registry keys could be corrupt, outdated or damaged. In this case you will experience game lag problem.

You have to resolve Windows Registry errors related to BF3 in order to resolve the game-lagging problem. Find more information about Windows Registry from this source.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tips to Fix Sync Error on Android Device

As the name describes, Sync Error appears due to problems with file synchronization on your Android device. Users fail to sync their files. It causes delay in accomplishing daily tasks. If you’re searching for a solution to this problem, you have come at the right place.

This article is precisely written to help you solve this problem. Follow the steps given in the solutions to fix sync error on android device.

Solutions:

1. Check your network connection is active

2. Restart your device

3. Turn-off Airplane mode

4. Increase internal memory 

5. Delete unnecessary apps

6. Enable Auto-sync 

Check whether your network connection is active

To resolve sync error on Android device ensure whether your network connection is active or not. Try to open a website using your mobile browser. If your browser can load websites, there is perhaps no network issue. If the browser fails to load websites, it is an Internet connection issue. Contact your network service provider for further details and information.

Restart your device

Delayed application response may lead sync error. In this situation, the device suspends certain activities. Restarting the device can resolve this issue. Follow the steps given below to restart your device:

· Press and hold the Power or End call button.

· Choose the Power Off option. Press Power or End call button again to turn on your device.

· After restart, your device will re-sync the server.

Turnoff Airplane mode

The synchronization problem occurs when users turn on Airplane mode. You might have forgotten to turn off this mode. You might also receive the error because of Airplane mode. You need to turn it off to fix above problem. Follow the below mentioned steps to do so:

· Go to Smartphone home screen.

· Hold the Power key for a few seconds.

· You will see a dialog box that shall give you some options.

· Find Airplane Mode option from given options.

· If Airplane Mode is turned on, please disable it.

Increase internal memory

Synchronization problem can occur due to low internal memory. Check memory issues by checking the low memory notifications. Follow the steps given below to check low memory notification:

· Go to your device home screen.

· Tap Home button and then Menu.

· Choose Notifications.

· Check if notifications list shows any low memory notification. If it does, you need to enhance your device’s internal memory to avoid this problem.

Delete unnecessary applications

Applications capture storage space and low storage space causes sync problem. You need to delete all extra/unwanted applications to give enough free space to your device. Follow the guidelines given below to do so:

· Open your Smartphone.

· Navigate to Menu | Settings | Applications | Manage Applications.

· You will have a list of installed apps.

· Find the application you want to uninstall.

· Tap Uninstall.

· Repeat above steps to delete each unwanted app.

Enable Auto-sync

Auto-sync is an option that connects your Smartphone to Android automatically. You need to check whether Auto-sync is enabled or not. If the option is not enabled please enable it. Follow the steps given below to do so:

· Press Home button and then Menu.

· Choose Settings and then Accounts & Sync.

· Check whether Auto-sync checkbox is checked or not.

· If THE checkbox is not checked, please check it up.