I rebuilt my old (not too old) PC for my wife for gaming. I had never had a problem with the wireless mouse and keyboard from Logitech that I used, but she's having issues. When gaming, the keyboard will freeze for maybe half a minute. Mouse works fine. Then about 30 seconds later it will exectue whatever buttons had been hit. So it's lagging somehow. As I said, worked fine on that machine before, but this is with a new install of Windows 7 64bit (but that is what was on there before). Here's what I've tried:
- 3 different models of Logitech wireless keyboard and mice (I had some laying around). All 3 had different adapters. One is the new one I just bought with the micro, another with the one that looks like a flash drive, and an older one with the wired adapter. I think the models are: MK520, MK320, and LX310.
- I know USB3 can cause interference, but not USB 3 ports on the machine.
- I've tried every USB port on it including the front.
- Installed Setpoint (although I think that's just for configuration)
- There shouldn't be anything around interfering
Anyone have any suggestions, I'm stumped.
I heard from my friends that logitech wireless keyboards need to be less than 2 feet away from the receiver to function normally and that's a very short wireless range. I found here a good review of a wireless keyboard at this page, which claims an unbelievable 100 ft effective working range. Of course you don't need to play a heated battle game at 100 ft away but the fact that it is effective at that range gives an assurance that it is more effective at a nearer distance.
i have a logitech wireless keyboard which came in the mx1000 set 10 years ago and it has a range of well over 65+ feet through a few wall. it was an older RF wireless keyboard not bluetooth like many newer keyboards which may be a factor as to the range increase. in any case, unless you are across the room i find it doubtful the issue has to do with wireless directly.
op, as a check plug in a true wired ps/2 or usb keyboard and see what response you get. this will tell you if it is instead your system which is causing a slowdown and not the keyboard. the last time i had such issues is when a system itself was having slowdown issues.
it also doesnt hurt to put new batteries in your wireless keyboards and give them another test. you never know.
if they worked before fine they should still work fine. i'm thinking there may a gremlin inside that newly rebuilt computer throwing things out of whack. test a usb keyboard and if you can test the wireless keyboards on another pc. i would not go out and buy another keyboard at this point as i doubt that will solve anything at this point in time.