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Still have input lag in some games on G73JW :-( (Max Payne 3)

Level 7
Hi guys,

I still own an Asus G73JW and I'm not going to be able to upgrade for a while - besides it runs most games fairly well so I don't see a reason to upgrade yet.

I do have a problem though that has plagued me for ever - and it's horrible input lag in some games. I just wiped my computer fresh with Windows 7 from an OEM disc, and installed what I believe are all the latest drivers. I use a Logitech G9X mouse. I just installed Max Payne 3, and it's unplayable due to lag. It seems to scale with the quality settings, such that if I set the video quality settings higher, the lag gets worse -- up to 2 seconds it seems. This I think is input lag, ie - where you move the mouse to turn around, and it turns around in the game about two seconds later...

Even if I set all the quality settings to the lowest possible value and 800x600 resolution, I still get a little bit of lag... it almost seems like the video itself is being buffered even though I have vsync disabled...

Does anyone know if this has been fixed since then? It's just strange since it only happens in some games and not others - for example in Diablo 3 even if I set the settings way high and it drops my FPS down - the controls are still bang-on responsive...

I'd really appreciate some help!


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G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT