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Random lag spikes in games with low ping and offline games against computer.

Q: Random lag spikes in games with low ping and offline games against computer.

Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.

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I recently purchased an new laptop from ibuypower it ran all my games fine no lag . About a month or so ago i recently began getting 1-2 min lag spikes when playing games , online and off. I would like to know if there is a way to fix this , or where the problem lies .

I'm using : 2.00 ghz intel dual core processor
Nvidia 9600 GT
2 GB ram
120 GB HDD
 

A:Lag spikes in offline games

Hm...Did you remember to set the game's graphic options? Sometimes if you put it high, it causes lag on the games. I have small lag on Rainbow Six:Vegas 2. If your playing a FPS game, try setting to medium or low. You may turn off "Shadow".
Problem lies on the amount of space,ram,and free space of your Video/Graphics card. The more you install games, the more space it takes up on RAM, your local disk (C: or G: or other), and your graphics card.
 

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Hi, i am experiencing ping spikes whilst I am playing online games and I am looking for any assistance in solving this problem.

I usually play on severs with a ping of less than 125, but randomly whilst i am mid-game my ping will begin to spike to around 500-600 which lasts for around 2 minutes then it falls back to down to my original ping.

This problem only occurs in Windows 7. My router is a Netgear DG834Gv2.

A:Ping spikes during online games

What carrier? Also are you in a city or small town etc? Might help locating where the loads are coming from. Also, have you contacted your carrier letting them know whats going on? They can check to see if its on their end.

I had that problem some time ago, when I called them it turned out the lines were actually brittle and old, and needed replacement, the morning dew was causing my internet to no longer work until the afternoon sun hit it!

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For the past couple of months, my ping has been spiking from 30-350 at least twice a minute only in games that use the Source engine (Mainly CS:GO). Every other game works perfectly. I can't find anything about this online, so I'm assuming it's a personal problem, and I have no idea what to do about it.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942667 MB, Free - 24527 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 0PGRP5
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled
 

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Welcome ;-)

I have a big problem with the spikes ping. Without the game Urban Terror I have a great ping -> 10-20ms. I turn on Urban Terror and the game will come in to play online to have spikes ping 10-50-100-150-200ms :S It's very warping.

Ingame Urban Terror:

Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=11ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=98ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=27ms TTL=64
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Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=8ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=34ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=33ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=10ms TTL=64
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Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=35ms TTL=64
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Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=1ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=67ms TTL=64
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A:Ping spikes in Windows 7 ! ( online games )

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ne0x


Welcome ;-)

I have a big problem with the spikes ping. Without the game Urban Terror I have a great ping -> 10-20ms. I turn on Urban Terror and the game will come in to play online to have spikes ping 10-50-100-150-200ms :S It's very warping.

Ingame Urban Terror:

Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=11ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=98ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=27ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=13ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=8ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=34ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=33ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=10ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=32ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=35ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=35ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=70ms TTL=64
Odpowiedź z 192.168.1.1: bajt?w=32 czas=35ms TTL=64
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Hey there,
Around 4 days ago, I began to experience lag spikes in online games. My friends were over and on the same connection and they were also getting this lag. I figured it wasnt because of all of us on the same connection as it was a spike rather than a consistent slowdown, and we would all get it at the same time. I rang my isp and they told me the usual restart the router BS like I'm some general home user who has no idea what they're doing, and didnt really help at all. They reset the line at their end or something along those lines (hard to understand the accent) but it didnt help at all. I tried playing games with just me on the internet and it still spikes, and tried this with only my friends computer connected, same deal. So it cant be the network card or ethernet cable as we are all using different wires on different computers with the same problem. This led me to believe it was the router that was the problem so I pinged my router IP (192.168.1.1) and saw that the ping would spike from <1ms to anywhere between 100-700ms, and this would happen at the same time as a lag spike in game. This also happens when I have just turned on the computer and pinged the router. I've pinged the router on another computer connected to the router and it gets the spikes at the same time as mine, and the spikes are still there when the other computer is the only one connected.

So, does anyone have any ideas with what the problem is? Is it the router like I suspec... Read more

A:Solved: Ping Spikes, ruining online games

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Hey. This is an awful issue for me I've been having.

I may open a browser and it will work fine for a while. Or I may be browsing and it takes 10 seconds just to highlight whatever I'm hovering my mouse over. I check CPU usage and it's at 100%...

Usually I will play a game of sc2 and it will be chugging along at 65-110 fps on lowest and then suddenly lag... freeze and jump. Then maybe 2 games later I play through a whole game at 90 fps.

I recently REFORMATED so it is NOT a virus issue or a ****ed up registry issue or similar.

I'm using AMD Athlon 64x2.

Windows Vista 32 bit. Service pack 2.

Please help me, this is killing me
 

A:Random CPU usage. Also lag spikes on games.

bump...still no help
 

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I've been getting these for awhile and they are extremely annoying and frustrating.. and since I play for money online for games like warsow and quake4 it can cause problems. It's possible it's not on my end but my ISP but everytime I talk with them they say everything looks fine in their stats. I began to scan my PC with adaware and spybot to remove a few bad files and it seems like I cleaned up most of it.

I'm just curious if anyone sees anything in this hijackthis log that can cause these problems:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:33:35 AM, on 11/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.camfrog.com/ie
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A:Random Freeze/Lag/Spikes in Online Games?

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For the past few days I've been on the hunt to try to find my problem and fix it. Yesterday I thought I finally fixed it after running atf cleaner then avg antispyware in safemode. All day yesterday my connection was fine and I was happy.. until I got on my computer the next day (today). The freezes were back! I'm pretty sure it has to do with a virus but I cant get rid of it. After running my scans from adaware, spybot, and avg they didn't find anything so I decided to try Panda's ActiveScan.. the free one thats online. I came across a virus called trj/jupillites.a that was in C:\Documents and Settings\Timmy\access It said it disinfected it but I think this is the problem. I think it's still on my PC and I can't get rid of it.. this is my latest HJT log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:44:23 AM, on 11/30/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

A:Random Freeze/lag/spikes In Online Games?

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.I see a clean log here, there are no signs of malware or anything that may cause the problems you are having. I recommend that you post your question in the following forum as you will recieve better help there. Let them know you have had your Hijackthis log checked, and it isn't a serious security issue.Windows XP Home and ProfessionalIf Panda disinfected the file it should be gone, if you rescan with Panda is the log clean?You are missing one important program on that computer - an antivirus! This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.You need to install an antivirus program as soon as you can and run a complete scan of the computer. AVG and Avast are excellent, free antivirus programs..Never install more than one antivirus on your system - several together can cause problems and decrease performance.

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http://forums.techguy.org/security/522039-solved-random-freeze-lag-spikes.html#post4207703

So I guess my freezes are back.. all day yesterday it didn't happen but today they're back.. I tried restoring the system restore point but it didn't let me saying no changes were made. Here is my current hijack log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:27:10 PM, on 11/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.camfrog.com/ie
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.camfrog.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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I have gone through hell trying to fix this. Everytime i play an online game, my ping goes up to 999 than goes back to normal at 50. every 2 minutes this happens. i have disabled my audiodrivers and it worked for like a week, after that it goes back to the high ping spikes. I disabled to network throttling on regedit and that didnt work. I did the the ping test and i get an a. i also do the ping test on the command prombt (ping -t Google) and it stays at 23 and the highest it ever goes is 50. plz help me.

A:Windows 7 Random high ping when playing games

Wired/Wireless connection? What Firewall/Antivirus do you use? What speed is your internet supposed to be?

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Hi there, I am new here, I have searched the net for an answer to my problem but have been unsuccessful so have decided to post here...

My computer starts stuttering (audio and video) for about 20 seconds every 2-3minutes when I play microsoft flight simulator 2004 which is highly frustrating. It runs fine on 24frames/sec (which I have locked it at) then it goes to 1-3frames for about 20seconds then returns and is fine for 2-3mins. This is a recent problem, I run it on a reasonably capable laptop, it worked perfectly fine for 9months, and it has been like this for the past few weeks.

I've opened the task manager during the stuttering fit and the CPU was running at 98%-100% then after dropped to around 30%.

Specs: Laptop, AMD Turion x2 2.2Ghz, ATI Radeon HD3200, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

Hope that is comprehensive enough info, I'm not great with computers, but I can't think it is a hardware problem as it worked fine for a good 9months.

Thank you all in advance
 

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So I have a Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card. I am one floor right below my router and I am getting a 54mbs signal.
On Ventrilo and in game, I keep getting ping spikes, going from 31 (the average ping I got before the problems) into the hundreds. I can access the internet fine, but the ping spikes make it impossible to play games.
I have tried unplugging my router, then plugging it back in, I've done the Windows repair connection thing several times. Nothing seems to work.
I also tried using the Windows connection repair on my main computer which has the router connected to it and it got stuck and failed at "Clearing NetBT"
I dont know if thats related or not but just some more info.

What can I do?
 

A:Getting Random Ping Spikes?

The netbt error really doesn't matter. You can go into tcp/ip properties/wins tab and set netbios to disabled but again this error doesn't matter.

You are assuming the issue is between your pc and the router. That ignores the entire internet which very well may be the issue.

First make sure you are virus and spyware free. They can be sending causing the spikes.

Next connect your pc directly to the modem [not router] and run your ping tests again.

If clear the problem is your router. Clear the config AFTER you have copied down the wan settings. Then rebuild the config. If still no go with the router in place replace the router

If no go still with just the modem call your isp and get a line test done. Problem is now beyond anything you can touch/control.
 

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Hey guys, I recently reformated my computer and unfortunately, I have been reminded of the wireless problem I had in the past that I fixed. The ping on my computer randomly spikes as you can see here: ping

I have went on google and tried basically everything. People have suggested to disable the Windows Zero Config, but I just found that if I disabled it, my wifi would stop working entirely, which defeated the whole purpose. I also tried using WLAN optimizer which again, to no avail.

I am using Bell DSL and I am using a Linksys router but nobody else in my house is having these problems, so I know its my computer. I am not using any anti virus on my computer.

Here is my ipconfig: IPCONFIG

A:Random Ping Spikes

If there were more than just the three lines where there were "spikes", I'd be worried. Considering that there were 14 good times, and one timeout, I think these abberations are nothing more than a busy network, either your router, your net card or the internet. All things considered, they don't look like VERY high ping times, anyhow. Anything less than 300ms has never concerned me, when it happens once in a while.

I'd be more interested in what happens during a stream, like Pandora Internet Radio - Listen to Free Music You'll Love or something similar. Maybe a movie site. Do you use Hulu or Netflix? What kind of performance do you see?

One more note. When you're doing these ping tests, I would have a Task Manager open, and I'd be looking at the Networking tab. Check for other activity during the higher ping times. Other programs checking for updates or Weatherbug-type apps might be busy using the connection during those times.

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Hey I have a HP Envy 17t n000 and this machine comes with Intel Dual Band AC 3160. The problem is that I have random ping spikes on Windows 10 (while gaming on bf4, team fortress etc) but there are no spikes on Windows 8 or even Windows 7. I have tried all drivers available but nothing solves this problem.  Note that it works perfectly on ethernet.  Any help will be appreciated. 

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I`m gettin random ping spikes around 18:00-23:00.
At night or morning everything is ok.
I can easily watch videos or smth like that,but it`s unplayable at this time.
I`m using wired connection to a wireless router(Linksys wrt54g)
When i`m pinging google i`m gettin few timeouts and sometimes my ping is like 1000-2000





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A:Evening Random ping spikes.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Are there others in your household that use your broadband connection heavily around that time?

Can you please post your Speedtest?

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Hey SevenForums,

My internet at home keeps spiking at random intervals and it seems that when I use speedtest the meter would be running at full speed but then drop really slowly as if there was no "gas" being put into the meter. During these times my ping spikes to 300+ and I really can't do anything. What can I do to solve it? I've tried restarting my router multiple times but the problem keeps persisting right after it boots back up.

Thanks.

A:Ping Spikes At Random Times

I think I my have found a solution; can someone confirm this for me?

AVG has this process running in the background called vprot and logging server. After ending both processes my ping dropped down a LOT. I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or not so I'll update my post later. If someone can confirm that AVG hogs your bandwidth, that'd be really appreciated.

Thanks.

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I just built a rig which is core i5, Asrock p55M pro motherboard, radeon HD 5850, 4gigs ram. I just installed the supplied drivers and the latest direct x, etc...
My problem is, I can play offline games like GTA4, COD Modern Warfare and COS WAW with sound on it, nevertheless, whenever I started to go online with these games, the sound vanished, even if I exit the game there is still no sound, I need to reboot the system to get back the sound. Got no error whatsoever. What would be the problem. My OS is windows xp pro? Please help!
 

A:Solved: No sound during online games, but with sound in offline games.

I just flushed my bios from 1.3 to 1.5 then it works flawlessly. Solved my case on my own.
 

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Hi,

I have this problem, I'm playing "steam" online games like CSS, CS Team Fortress2 and
I have a problem with pings inside the games on servers that are not in my country.

The problem is in the game and also out side when checking the ping through HLSW.
When I send ping through the CMD It fine (80) but inside the game or in the HLSW I get 500 ping.

I contacted my ISP and they said that everything is OK with my line (ADSL).

any idies?

Thanks, Tobi.
 

A:Problem with ping in games but not when sending ping via cmd

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Hey ive been having problems with my internet gaming recently.
I recently changed from DSL To Verizon FIOS internet
and i also went from being directly connected to DSL to being wirelessly connected to FIOS.
heres the problem
ever since the change ive been getting lag spikes during games and sometimes being instantly disconnected.
im pretty sure it has something to do with the wireless becuase i never had problems with direct connection through wired.

I've tried turning off WIreless zero config, but that doesnt work

any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated
please T.T im dying without my gaming needs.
 

A:Lag spikes During Games

Hi and welcome to the site!

i would have stayed with the DSL connection. as for gaming i stay away from Wireless when internet gaming. too much demand on the network and too many issues that could arize during gameplay.

When you connect to the internet make sure you have no extra applications running in the background such as antivirus updates etc. Does Verizon FIOS offer a DSL connection or is it ADSL connection?


Hope this helps

James
 

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Hey it seems every game i play it runs smooth until i try to turn around or look anywhere, and it freezes from 1 to 5 seconds, this can happen multiple times when turning around

how does one fix this problem, i have closed everything running, ran ccleaner done the usual checks. it used 2 only be a little bit every now and again (before i formatted) and now it's made all my games unplayable. to the point of freezing every 1 - 2 seconds when ever i move. if i dont move or do anything it settles down but the second i move again it freezes even before i get 2 turn

these are not network related, happens in single player games also
 

A:lag spikes is most games

anyone?
 

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Hello.
So my problem is a real strange one to me, i've never had one like it before.
All of my online games, from Counter Strike to Left 4 Dead to WoW experience lag spikes that jump the ms from 60 to 80 or 90, sometimes more. Enough to Cause a sudden pause that can last from 1-2 seconds, then resuming later on. In CS this results in me "reequipping" all my items after the lag spike, as if i've just picked up a cart load of guns n ammo. I've checked Frame rates in Counter Strike, and they appear to be fine. None of this happens in my non-online games.
I've done several virus and spy-ware scans and removed what i could find. I still have this issue. It started around the time I installed Windows Vista's Service Pack 2. Since then i have uninstalled it, but that has not fixed anything.

I've tried updating and reinstalling drivers for both the network card and the video card, and any other related hardware i could think of. Nothing seems to work. I switched the connection from the router to directly from the cable modem, while also resetting it, to no avail.

Any clue what It might be?

I Run Vista 32bit laptop (Alienware) with a 2.0 ghz intel core 2 , 4 gigs ram
The network card is a Marvell Yukon 88e8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
The ISP is bresnan.
 

A:Lag spikes in all games.

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I'm having problems with all online games where my ping will spike from 50 to 800 or so, it all happens at random. This is NOT an internet problem as I have played on LAN servers that were right next to me and I still had this spikes so it looks like a problem with hardware (not sure which forum to post this in but since it involved games i posted it here). I am directly connected to my router and am using the NIC on my motherboard. I've tested my RAM and GPU for problems and both work fine. I've bought a dedicated PCI NIC and I still had problems with that. I have also tried a USB wireless adapter and still get the spikes. This leads me to believe that there is a problem with the motherboard but before I go out and buy a new one I wanted to get some opinions from people here so any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Lag spikes on all games!

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Lag spikes (especially during gaming) using vista computer with D-link, anyone know my problem?

A:Lag spikes when playing games.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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Wasn't sure where to post this. So, let me start by describing my setup and giving specs for my two computers. I have a 15mb connection with time warner cable and have the modem connected to a netgear router. I have a hardwired desktop and a wireless laptop. The lag spikes only occur on the desktop. My online games run perfectly smoothe on the wireless laptop. The specs on my desktop are A LOT higher than the desktop. Desktop - Intel Core i7, 2.8 ghz, 9 gig ram, nvidia gtx 460 vid card. Laptop - intel core i5, 2.5 ghz, 6 gig ram, nvidia geforce gt550 m. I have tested Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Counterstrike: Source on both computers. All 3 of those games ran perfectly fine on my laptop, but had lag spikes every 3-4 seconds in all 3 of the games on my desktop on every single server. My ping was below 50 on both computers and never went below that. What could be the cause of my desktop lag spiking like this? Now, I did get a virus on my desktop a couple weeks ago and had it cleaned with Combofix. Not sure exactly when I started noticing this lag spike though.

Forgot to mention, running Windows 7 64-bit on both computers

Decided to just reformat my desktop and everything is working fine now.
 

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Hey,

I'm currently playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and Smite but I get lag spikes in both of them. My latency is generally steady and low, between 20-60ms on both games but I get spikes of 1000ms+ that look like I've disconnected randomly. They often happen when I use abilities, interact with nps or open in game menus etc.

My brother plays Star Wars as well on the same net but he doesn't lag unless he's playing with me. I asked for help on both the forums of the games and got no replies.

Here's a speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5097684234

Thanks!
 

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In many of the games I play, such as Combat Arms, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, etc, I always lag spike every 1-2 minutes. When I say lag spike, I mean my frame rate will drop to around 1-15, and then after maybe 20 seconds or so it will return back to normal. It makes it very hard for me to play, so I would appreciate some feedback.

My system specs are:

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292364 MB, Free - 183039 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 194 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0JX269, , .4B9L0G1.CN787837CR02WD.
Antivirus: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I've also removed many programs on my hard drive that I found unnecessary as well as defragment my computer.
 

A:Solved: Lag Spikes in Various Games

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Ever since I got Java JDK (or is it sdk?) (The development kit) and installed it, and this program called Tortoise SDN or something like that, my computer has been lagging like crazy in random games...

The only problem is... I uninstalled both of them, but it's still lagging like crazy during those games...


It lags in ALL of the games I play... (My internet browsers have been going a lot slower lately too...)

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I have a Netgear DG834G wireless router which i connect to the internet via AOL

My problem is the connection cuts out, mostly when I am playing games such as Red Faction. My internet works OK, i am able to access most sites via Mozilla Firefox and sites that I cant access, i CAN if i load up the AOL browser. All is OK but when i start playing games, the connection is OK, i get 30 ping for about 1 minute, after that ALL HELL BREAKS LOSE and my ping jumps into the 9000 region, it hangs there for a while, then after 2-3 mins it comes back down to 40. This cycle repeats.. and its VERY annoying vbecause it makes games unplayable.

I also notice that when i enter a game and i dont spawn (dont start playing), the ping stays at a good 40-50 and doesnt change. When I do start playing, after about 20 secs the ping jumps to 9000 and my connection drops for 1min and then it returns.
 

A:Router lag spikes during games

any1 PLZ help?
 

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Sorry Delete this I moved it to the Gaming Forums. I didn't see them until after.

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While playing any game my computer will randomly shutdown, sometimes it's during startup and other times i can be playing for hours. The obvious answer to this is cpu overheating, but I've checked my computer's temperatures and they are low. Also, I had overheating problems a few months ago and have already cleaned out my computer, checked the fans and reapplied thermal paste to my cpu.

Another reason I have heard of while googling this problem is a faulty psu. But if this is the case wouldn't the shutdowns happen at any time, not just while playing games?

I recently formatted my computer so there are no program conflicts or viruses.

A:Random Computer Shutdown during games

By shutting down you mean completely turning off? Or restarting?

If it turns off completely without notice then it's most likely a PSU or over heating issue.

Try running these two tests.
CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each. Monitor your temps with Speedfan for the first 15-20 minutes. Report back the results here.

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark - Windows 7 Forums - Run this until your GPU temp levels out or you see artifacts.

When you play games you are demanding more power from the PSU then when your computer is idle. So no, a bad PSU wouldn't cause the computer to shut down all the time.

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I recently bought a new laptop and it was horribly laggy when I played games like MapleStory and Audition. The screen was really slow.

I did everything I could to improve the performance speed for it (uninstalled programs I didn't need, deleted unwanted files, Disk Clean Up, scanned Disk for errors, Disk defragment, scanned for spyware/adware/viruses, clean registry, blocked some programs from starting when Vista is turned on). It worked pretty well, and it stopped the lag, BUT now I have this horrible lag spike. My screen will randomly freeze for a second and resume. I play on a wired connection, and I use my dorm's internet, so the connection speed is really fast. What can I do to fix this problem?

My computer specs are

Windows Vista Home Premium
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: HP Pavillion dv9500 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53 1.70 GHz
Memory (RAM): 1983 MB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
Space: 103 GB
 

A:Lag Spikes When Playing Multiplayer Games

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Topic pretty much says it all. It happens when I play numerous games - Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, etc. This has never happened when I had Windows XP. I've searched the forums for a solution but have yet to find one. I'm using 'Win Optimizer' right now and I still get spikes (more frequent as of lately). Anyone know a "fix" or solution for this problem?

OS: Vista x64 Ultimate
Wireless router: Linksys WRT54G
Wireless adapter: Linksys WUSB54GC

A:Vista x64 lag spikes while playing games

I had a similar problem after upgrading to Vista 64 with a FalconAF. In my case, it ran smooth, but every minute or so, I would suffer from lag. Turned out that it was my Saitek x52 joystick profiler program. It was using 50% of my CPU power. Research found that this was a common problem with my Saitek and what caused it. I modified my x52 Falcon profile to avoid that issue and all is well now (running at over 200 FPS ... smooth).

Anyway, it could be something minor causing your issue. I suggest you run a CPU monitor program to check resources before, during and after running your program to see if something small is causing your grief. Thats how I figured out my Saitek profiler program was the problem in my case.

I just used the built in CPU monitor that comes with the sidebar and was suprised to see when I exited Falcon that my CPU was running at 50% when I was doing nothing and tipped me off to a the problem.

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I get lag spikes every 2-3 mins that last about a minute. It's as if the computer is constantly trying to scan for a wireless connection, but I do not use a wireless connection. I was wandering how I can turn off the thing that does the scan for the wireless connection. I think that's the problem. If anyone could help?

Ty.
 

A:Lag spikes when playing games online

Just a wild guess but is your isp VirginMedia by any chance?
 

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Hi I was wondering if this was the right place to ask this, since I've been having problems with latency with my internet in online games, namely on the STEAM program. I'll be playing in a game and I'll have decent latency of about 40-50 but then either a few seconds or minutes later it will spike to 1000 - 2000 latency for like 2 seconds than go back down.. and this is constant, it will stop sometimes but it will always start up again. I'm not sure if this is a virus problem or what, I've already scanned my computer and everything and it just affects my online gaming, it just gets frustrating playing an FPS game and then all of a sudden lagging for a split second and then being killed. A little help or insight on this problem would be nice, thank you.

I am also using Windows XP 32-bit

A:Having Lag Spikes in Online games (Latency)

Do you have any background programs which might be hogging your resources? Do you use any internet related programs such as P2P applications? Try disabling all startup programs and non-essential services, reboot, try your game and see if it helps.

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Starting today..

Something is wrong with my Sony Vaio FW series laptop.. I get major FPS spikes in any game I attempt to run (Dragon Nest, Audition), with FPS dipping down to ~10 every five seconds. When I check Task Manager, it's the games that are taking up the most CPU with overall CPU usage at 90%+. This is really strange and abnormal as I had never had any problems with those games taking up CPU and fps spiking until today (they ran fine yesterday).

Between yesterday and today.. I used compressed air to clean my laptop's fan, and I visited some movie watching sites (which resulted in some popups appearing). I'm unsure if the problem can be attributed to a virus, but I ran a full scan of Malwarebytes and did a deep clean on Advanced System Care, none of which helped fix the problem. Firefox, Skype, and other applications appear to run as quickly and smoothly as they did before.

However, I've gotten three BSODs in the last 30 minutes, and my laptop appears to be overheating:

Here is my Hijack This Log : x

Any help at all is appreciated! Please let me know if you need me to provide more logs or more information, thanks.

EDIT: I understand that a system restore will likely solve all problems, but I want to save that as a last resort.

EDIT1: I think the BSODs were a result of me running CPUID HWMonitor to check for the temperatures - each BSOD occurred right after or soon after I ran it. I'm unsure why running that specific program triggers... Read more

A:Sudden 100% CPU and FPS spikes in games + BSOD

A system restore to a point when it was working will rule out the laptop hardware if the games run fine after that. A system restore will also not mess with any installed programs. Have you looked to see if any Windows updates may have been applied tat may coincide with the issue?
 

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Hey, I have a great pc speed test score: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2448763224.png
My ping is 9, but as soon as I go onto ANY game, it immediately starts to go up to 500-1000. This happens every 45 seconds. Please help.
P.S: Does it make a difference if my wireless antenna is right next to a wall? If you can help, Thanks!
 

A:Solved: HUGE lag spikes in games only?

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Hello, So i am having an issues here.
Every Game i play in fullscreen ,GTA V,Bf4 Dota 2,CSGO, Skyrim and all other game Lag on pressing Alt,
I go from 60fps to 45 each time i press it,
The thing is if i play in Windowed Borderless everything is fine, it was doing the same thing with my previous video card gtx 770 and now i have 980,but it's was not doing it on Windows 7, I use alt most of the time to speak online via Ventrilo or Teamspeak3,
Yes i try to change my teamspeak key to something else or try my game without any voip and i still get the lag,

it is weird and i really need to find why it does that.
any idea?

My setup is
CPU. FX 8350
MB, Sabertooth v2.0
Memory 16GB G.skill
GTX 980
PSU 750 TX
WIN 10 pro 64bit

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I accidentally downloaded a bad Trojan which caused my computer to run slowly. I couldn't log into any websites or even use Google, and many websites did not even open.
However after running a trial of Kaspersky everything has mostly fixed, and after I restarted my computer a few times I can go onto FireFox and log into my e-mail and all websites work again.
However, when I use Google all my search results redirect me to another search engine or random website.
Also, while viewing any videos or playing any video games every few seconds it freezes and lags resulting in really jittery gameplay/playback.
I know it's not internet because I made a LAN game in Counter-Strike and the same thing happened.
These are a couple of problems and there could be more.

EDIT: The video thing is not necessarily true, I just watched a streaming vid off of Gizmodo right now and it worked fine. But earlier today it was acting up.

Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:56:52 PM, on 6/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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Hello

I have a wireless network (802.11g) and I get lag spikes every few minutes when playing online games. Very annoying! Any ideas?
 

A:regarding wireless networking and lag spikes during games

Hard to say, really. Wireless connections drop packets every so often, so you may just have to deal with it.

If you're running SP1 (XP) then disable 802.whatever authentication in the properties because SP1 has issues with that. You may also try a different channel. Perhaps some network close to you is interfering. (Or a 2.4 gig phone or something)
 

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Hi there! This Saturday I received my new Ideapad 700 and I couldn't be more happy about it (just moved to the UK and didn't have a laptop/pc for 3 weeks) but there seems to be an issue I just can't resolve. Let's get to the problem :  The first thing I did was to make sure that all my drivers were up to date and all the necessary updates were done. After that I proceeded to download Smite to test out how this entry level gaming machine was performing in a relatively light game. After booting it up and making sure that all the settings were set to max I tried playing a practice match against bots to see if there are any issues. At first everything was perfect, getting 85 FPS+ and very happy about it, but then I noticed random stuttering. What seems to be causing it are new "new" icons on the screen. For instance when I open up the shop menu,or when an enemy is being killed my screen just freezes sometimes for 0.5 seconds and sometimes for even more than 1. At first I thought that this was internet lag but then, after installing Portal (yes, the 2007 Portal) to see if either my internet connection or the graphics were causing it I noticed the same thing when something "new" was happening.  Solutions I've tried. Downloaded and installed every update for Windows. Uninstalled and reinstalled Nvidia drivers Set the Nvidia GPU as my main GPU on every game I've tried (Note that this is quite likely not the cause of the problem s... Read more

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I have Roadrunner cable internet and have never had any trouble out of it while on my computer. However when I play games on my Xbox, like Halo 2, about once every 2 minutes I will get a huge lag spike. There is a connection bar in the game and it goes from green to yellow to red. I'm in the green when the games start but i will shoot down to red for just about half a second and during that half second I cant do anything. This never happens for more than half a second though. I've ran TCP Optimizer, power cycled my modem several times, and I am direct connected to my xbox, although i have a 30 ft wire running to it. Is it possible I have a bad spot in my wire or my ethernet port on my xbox is burnt out? Thanks for the help.
 

A:Crazy lag spikes while playing games

Metallic said:

I have Roadrunner cable internet and have never had any trouble out of it while on my computer. However when I play games on my Xbox, like Halo 2, about once every 2 minutes I will get a huge lag spike. There is a connection bar in the game and it goes from green to yellow to red. I'm in the green when the games start but i will shoot down to red for just about half a second and during that half second I cant do anything. This never happens for more than half a second though. I've ran TCP Optimizer, power cycled my modem several times, and I am direct connected to my xbox, although i have a 30 ft wire running to it. Is it possible I have a bad spot in my wire or my ethernet port on my xbox is burnt out? Thanks for the help.Click to expand...

A somewhat conflicting story. You state you have a direct connection, yet you have no issues on your PC. That would require a router to run both. So, which is it?

Also, TCP optimizer will only affect your settings on your PC, not your X-Box.
 

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So, lets start with Hello.
I would appreciate any help on the subject.
The problem: I've recently bought this awesome new gaming computer (specs later on)
and I got some new games on it such as; Crysis 3, FarCry 3, Payday 2, The Witcher 2, and on.
After about 10-20 minutes of gaming, I start noticing lag spikes in the game as in - momentarily FPS drop, which are pretty frequent, but aren't extremely massive that freeze my screen, but in irritating little stops of 0.05 secs every other second. they are eye-noticeable but I have no idea how to better describe them.
Now to my (pretty much what I think is awesome top 5% world computer) SPECS:
-Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU@3.40GHz (4CPUs) 3.80GHz.
16.0(GB) RAM. 64x. Win 7 Home Premium SP1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660. my screen is Samsung's SyncMaster T190.

I've monitored my computer's temp using HWMonitor, and nothing seems too high. the CPU keeps going on +- the same temp while gaming and while not.

Thanks for any help !
 

A:20 minutes into gaming - lag spikes in games

If you could provide us with the actual temps (numbers) it would be helpful. But, firstly, when something like this occurs. It's good to do a clean uninstall and reinstall of the latest graphic drivers. Is this something you've already tried?

Also, what settings are you trying to play these games on? While the GTX 660 is a pretty decent card. You can't expect it to play at MAX settings with desirable frame rates.
 

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Hello,

I've been having a lot of "spikes" in my gameplay where my ping jumps. I've been having this since summer when my old modem broke and between the time that and me getting me new modem. I got 2 computers. They're wireless and whenever i play, i would spike even more frequently and bigger. For my old modem, i never had any problem. I tried turning off the other connections and only focusing the connection on this computer so I'm assuming my modem is my problem.

Specs:
Windows Vista™ Home Premium
HP-Pavilion
NE502AV-ABA a6750t
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
3070MB RAM

Thank you in advance guys!
 

A:Computer Games "Spikes"

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hey guys

strange behavior on a laptop

acer
sandy bridge 2410m i5
4gb ddr3 1333 dual
video nvidia gt 540m
hdd 640gb/5400rpm
win7 32/64 (not at the same time)

freezing randomly in games....from 30-40-50 FPS drops to 0(zero) on crysis2, flatout ultimate carnage, f1 2010
bad fps in fifa09...about 20-25fps

freezing in video playback in bsplayer AND vlc


i dont understand what the problem is

search index is disabled
superfech only boot mode
defragger setup to defrag once a week only the boot partition
AV is microsoft essentials

virus theory is excluded
latest nvidia drivers
latest realtek drivers
latest mobo drv
latest intel (ahci, video, hdmi, and so on..)
dx updated
3dmark06 score over 8000 at 1024x768

the problem is ...i know this laptop can do better because i have other 2 laptops with worse configuration that work better than this one

t6600-4gb ddr3-gts160m-500gb/7200rpm ...this one should be as good as the i5 one as a whole...about same 3dmark score....but this one works flawless and the i5 has these problems

phenom p820-2gb ddr3(single channel)-ati hd4270-250gb/5400rpm...this one cant work too well on games but it has NO problems during video playback

windows configuration its about the same...same apps installed on all...same apps start on startup...everything is preety much the same...

if u have any tips or suggestions id be happy to hear ...

cheers

A:computer RANDOM freeze during games and video

  
Quote: Originally Posted by him80us


hey guys

strange behavior on a laptop

acer
sandy bridge 2410m i5
4gb ddr3 1333 dual
video nvidia gt 540m
hdd 640gb/5400rpm
win7 32/64 (not at the same time)

freezing randomly in games....from 30-40-50 FPS drops to 0(zero) on crysis2, flatout ultimate carnage, f1 2010
bad fps in fifa09...about 20-25fps

freezing in video playback in bsplayer AND vlc


i dont understand what the problem is

search index is disabled
superfech only boot mode
defragger setup to defrag once a week only the boot partition
AV is microsoft essentials

virus theory is excluded
latest nvidia drivers
latest realtek drivers
latest mobo drv
latest intel (ahci, video, hdmi, and so on..)
dx updated
3dmark06 score over 8000 at 1024x768

the problem is ...i know this laptop can do better because i have other 2 laptops with worse configuration that work better than this one

t6600-4gb ddr3-gts160m-500gb/7200rpm ...this one should be as good as the i5 one as a whole...about same 3dmark score....but this one works flawless and the i5 has these problems

phenom p820-2gb ddr3(single channel)-ati hd4270-250gb/5400rpm...this one cant work too well on games but it has NO problems during video playback

windows configuration its about the same...same apps installed on all...same apps start on startup...everything is preety much the same...

if u have any tips or suggestions id be happy to hear ...

cheers


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Hi, I am getting random pc crashes while playing some pc games. I can ussually play around 0.5 - 1 hour till it crashes. When it crashes, computer will freeze and I see only black screen. Reset button on computer will not work, so I have to hold power button to turn it off and then on again. It happenes only in games with higher system requirements (happened in Dota2, Portal2, new Simcity). It doesn't crash in Company of Heroes or Fallout New Vegas (played 50 hours without crash).
I also sometime gets slight screen flickering when watching flash video on fullscreen (youtube or twitch.tv) and rarely, when I open a video file, my screen freeze (something like this: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/...97f01ebf_o.jpg). However, after pressing ALT+F4 a couple of times, it returnes to normal.

I tried:
-running memtest a couple of times with no errors
-removing 1 memmory card to see if the other is faulty and then swapping them
-reinstalling windows (upgrade, not clean installation)
-the temperatures are ok (60?C on CPU, 65?C on GPU while playing some game)
-HW Monitor showed low voltage for +12V (only +4V), but I checked in BIOS and it showed 12.4V
-also tried this: Crash Reports - Read - Windows 7 Help Forums but it never created any crash report

? OS - Windows 7 Proffesional SP1
? x64
? This was original OS installed on my system
? It's a version I got for free from university (Microsoft DreamSpark)
? 8 month
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A:Random computer crash while playing games

You may want to install your AMD drivers without the Catalyst Control Center/Vision Engine Control Center software. Download the version of AMD drivers that you want to install, and then do the following steps.Start the installation program to install your drivers and AMD software. When you get to the option to Express/Custom install, cancel the installation. Your drivers should now exist in C:\AMD\Support\xx-x_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc where the x's replace your version number of the driver software.
Uninstall all AMD software related to your graphics card by uninstalling AMD Catalyst Install Manager in Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers:Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK

Alternatively:Login as an adminstrative user
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound
Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adap... Read more

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I encounter this problem when I installed my new Video Card

PALIT Nvidia Geforce GT630 2gb

CPU:
AMD athlon 64 x2 4400+

Motherboard:
Asrock N68C-S-UCC

Ram:
2x KVR667D2N5/2G (4g)

A:Random BSODs sometimes when I am AFK on the computer or Playing Games

Welcome aboard.


Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff68000164708, b100000029d67847, fffffa8005f570c0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+13c82 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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Okay. Recently while playing City of Villains my computer just... shut down on me. Flat out died, no chance to reboot; wouldn't even power back up. Taking it to what passes for a "repair shop" here in Kuwait got me the answer that it was probably the motherboard. So I bought a new one (MSI Platinum 955ex, if memory serves), had them install and hook everything up, and went home.

Here's the problem. While playing games (so far confirmed on both City of Heroes/Villains, as well as Battlefield 2) my computer will randomly seize up on me, forcing a restart. Sometimes it'll occur within minutes, sometimes half an hour, and once or twice not at all (at least, not within the two hours or so I played). I haven't seen this occur outside of gaming (although I am also getting periodic start-up crashes - I think that's yet *another* post subject), and it's only been an issue since I got this new motherboard last Wednesday.

I pulled apart my computer and checked the wiring. I rehooked up power cabling to make sure that nothing power-hungry was sharing one line, and everything was plugged in correctly. I reinstalled Windows XP (restore, not system wipe), and made sure nothing was wonky in my BIOS settings. I updated my graphics driver. I ran virus, adware and spyware checks (Norton, AdAware and Spybot, respectively). So my fear is that when my system croaked, it may have damaged more than just my motherboard. But I'm not sure what basic steps ... Read more

A:Games freezing my computer at random intervals

Almost sounds lke a RAM problem...Try removing one stick at a time and see if that fixes it...Also make sure you diddn't mismatch two speeds of RAM.
 

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Hello. I got my Windows 7 Pro x64 from MSDN AA and I'm very happy with it. But last month or two I cannot run older games which run on DirectX 9 or 8 when not connected to the internet. I'm using Win 7 Pro 64-bit with all the updates from Windows Update. When my laptop is connected to the internet I have no problems with any game, but when the laptop is without internet connection for like 4 or 5 days, the DX9 and DX8 games don't start and I see in task manager that Rundll32.exe from windows/syswow64 folder is using up to 50% of the CPU. My friend who's got Windows 7 Pro 32-bit from MSDN AA has the same problem. After connecting to internet and running a DX9 or 8 game, all the games run fine without the need for internet connection for maybe 3 days. When I run the game's executable twice in a short time (when not connected to the internet), the game starts, but rundll32.exe is taking half of the cpu (unless I end the process), so some games stutter. One last thing: DX 10 games (like Crysis) run without problems always.

Is this common problem? Is there any fix? Because I like to take the laptop to places without internet connection and then I can't play most of my games.

Thanx for your help.

A:Old Games (DX9, DX8) do not run when offline

Sorry I didn't notice the "Gaming" section, so maybe this belngs there...

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Hi, I have a problem where my CPU spikes to 100% while playing online games. When I check task manager there is no process that actually seems to spike. I have also tried a fresh windows install but this didn't fix the problem either. This only occurs while playing online games (starcraft II, league of legends), I tried offline games to see whether or not it had anything to do with the internet and I didn't get any cpu spikes at all playing offline games even though these games have higher performance requirements.

A:CPU usage spikes while playing online games.

here is a vague answer to you very vague question.

Answer: High End games require High end hardware to be played smoothly.

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Heya,

I have been experiencing some major lagg spikes while im playing games, like Call of duty 4, Call of duty MW2, Counterstrike Source, battlefield 3, and other FPS games. When the lagg spikes occur my whole laptop seems to freeze and the sound is starting to stutter, this happens after about 20-30 mins of playing, and the freeze takes about 5-12 seconds. I have looked for days on forums, and dind't find any solution for this problem. I really want to fix this since it's very annoying lately. My specs are:

Samsung R580 (Laptop)
Inter(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 2.40Ghz
4 GB ram
64x bit
Nvidia GeForce 330M

I first thought it was the accu, but it wasn't when i tryd out when i unplugged it and played without the accu. All my drivers are up to date aswell.
I have been looking for any other solutions suchs as re-installing the games, and trying to repair the games with no solution at all. I did a system re-install last weekend and the problem still persists. I just can't find out what the problem is and I really want to fix this! I bought this laptop almost 1 year ago with no problem running my games at all. these problems came about 1 to 2 months ago. Sorry if i made any grammar misstakes, english isn't my Mother language.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Regards Dubz
 

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Within the last few months my computer has been having cpu spikes to close to 100% when I play games. Generally this happens within three minutes of booting up the game. I've tried multiple fixes including some I've read in other threads on this site but so far I haven't had any luck. It's an hp dv7-2270us (a little over a year old)Processor is an intel Core 2 Quad CPU 9000 @ 2 Ghz. I have 4 gigs of ram.

Just a few things out of the way

Graphical intensity of the game is irrelvant. It happens to World of Warcraft, it happens to Team Fortress 2, it happens to Portal 2, Magicka. Windowed mode does not alter the problem at all. Runnig in window mode and adjusting video settings do not help. It also will occasionally happen while watching Hulu but this is rare. It will happen when using Adobe Premiere CS5 on occassion (probably two or three times every hour).

When runnign through taskmanager I see nothing out of the ordinary taking up CPU. The only noteworthy thing I spot is that when teh spike occurs is that the game itself suddenly increase it's cpu use by about 50-75% (i.e. it's running at 25% and then suddenly jumps to 40% or therabouts) - surpassing the CPU listing for System Idle Process.

Edit: Forgot to mention - I have run OneLiveCare and Norton security - both of wihch have turned up nothing in virus or malware.
Edit 2: Forgot to also mention - I've tried updating drivers, divx, checked windows update, rolled back drivers, unin... Read more

A:CPU Spikes while playing games - Cannot find source

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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When I am running games (such as TF2 or Minecraft), the game will run fine for a while and then I will suddenly drop to around 1 FPS, making the games completely unplayable. These spikes last around a full minute and happen every couple of minutes. The spikes not only effects the game, but my entire computer, even making my windows cursor move at the low fps rate.

I first started getting the spikes after upgrading from 32 bit Windows Vista, to 64 bit Vista. I have since tried downgrading back to 32 bit, which didn't help. I have updated all my drivers, which didn't help either. I also checked my CPU temperature, and that is fine.

I have since tried upgrading to Windows 8 (which I am using currently), which I'm told handles drivers differently (It had all my drivers out of the box), the spikes still happen, but seem to only effect the game itself, and no longer lag out the entire operating system (no cursor lag), but it is definitely still happening.

My laptop is a Philips Freevents 15NB8611/05

If anyone has any idea what may be causing this please post it. This has been happening for ages, and is driving me nuts...
 

A:huge Intermittent FPS lag spikes when running games

Why did you upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit?
 

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heres some mini dump files, i dont know how this works exactly, but ive gotten diffrent codes so far one was bccode d1 and there was another one also, and i have like 4 minidump files here i get different errors, hope u can help this really irritating.

but yeah sometimes ill be playing games like mw3 and skyrim and screen will go black and kinda checkerd looking then the sound will freeze and then i have to manually restart computer because screen goes black, and then sometimes it crashes to blue screen, plz help guys ive tried all the updates to my drivers,

i have even reformatted comp and started from scratch but the problem persist

Last BSOD i got said driver irq less to or equal or something like that.

so heres the minidump files

A:BSOD on random, playing games and computer idle

Hi.

Update software\driver for your Atheros Wireless LAN USB device driver.

Uninstall it and download\install the most recent software\driver.
Update Ortek USB Keypad Driver by Waytech Development (may be a part of Razer Tarantula drivers also)

http://www.ortek.com/download.asp?chk=5
http://www.razersupport.com/index.ph...nloads&_a=view

Update Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp

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Hey, im having the most annoying problems. Fresh install for windows 7 ultimate x64, never experienced problems like this before. So whats happening, first off when i went to install windows 7 it took 6 times to get an install without problems. Secondly now that ive got a good install, im experiencing numerous problems. I've had 3 bsod's and a few times a day im experiencing crashes like i haven't seen before. The whole computer freezes. i cant even turn num lock on my keyboard and worst of all i cant even click the restart button i actually have to turn it off at the mains. i normally experience this when playing a game, but non of my components are overheating, i think it could be my hard drive as i had the problems installing software on previous windows installation.

Any idea's how to fix this?

A:Random computer Freeze whilst playing games and w

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hello and good evening,

My Computer restarts randomly and without warning when playing games.
This can occur once a month or more often.
I get no BSOD, it just shuts down (Like I would pull out the switch just straight up no power) and then it restarts after about 3 seconds...
Temps are fine 30-45?C CPU and GPU
Tested RAM with memtest for 8 hours straight, nothing :S

SPECS:

CPU: i7 3770K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 680 (OC'd by default)
PSU:LC power silent giant 650W
RAM: 2x4gb Corsair XMS
SSD: 128gb Agility OCZ 3 Series
HDD: 3TB Seagate
Intel Core i7-3770K Sockel 1155^
Gigabyte GA-Z77
I attached my PSU and GPU with pics

I would also like to note than my CPU jumps to 4GHz in the task manager while its just set to 3,5Ghz as far as I know

A:Computer restarting at random times when playing games

Heres what I got from the event viewer

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>3</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-04-23T10:59:43.461172700Z" />
<EventRecordID>2997</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Mutz</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">0</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootAppStatus">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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I have a decently built gaming tower with a 7.0 outta 7.9 windows experience score that plays offline games great but on my online games other than SW:TOR and GW2 my FPS's drop to around ten or less, here are my specs:

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor 7.4
7.0​Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB 7.4
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series 7.4
Gaming graphics 8958 MB Total available graphics memory 7.4
Primary hard disk 13GB Free (119GB Total) 7.0
Windows 7 Home Premium

System
Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model GA-990FXA-UD3
Total amount of system memory 16.0 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 6
Storage
Total size of hard disk(s) 1982 GB
Disk partition (C 13 GB Free (119 GB Total)
Disk partition (D 1600 GB Free (1863 GB Total)
Media drive (E CD/DVD
Graphics
Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Total available graphics memory 8958 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 7934 MB
Display adapter driver version 12.104.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1080
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Any idea on how to improve it?
 

A:Low FPS with online Games, 60 fps offline

It sounds to me like you've got yourself some good old lag

The way to improve it would be to upgrade your internet connection to a faster plan, and possibly acquire a new modem/router if the one you have is not up to the task.
 

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For about a week now, my connection to the internet is worse than normal, and I get horrible lag spikes lasting about a second every few seconds when playing multiplayer games. For some reason, it only happens very specifically on my Windows 8.1, no other device in my household has done this. I've tried several times restarting my router and my PC, but the lag continues. Could someone help with this? (PS: this is absolutely a server/internet-related thing, my PC itself works fine)

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Any help is greatly appreciated.
HJT LOG

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:17:23 PM, on 9/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spupdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\Shared Files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
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A:Huge lag spikes whilst playing online games..

These spikes are random and my internet is not to blame..
 

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Hi

I hope i posted this in the right place

I put together my own pc a few months ago.
For awhile i have been getting fps lag spikes that make my game jerky for a few secs. When playing Guild wars 2 the spikes make my game very jerky for a seconds. When playing wow i some times get spikes that freeze my game for about a second then it jumps to where it should be.

Every now and again ill get a blue screen of death when playing a game, it has only happened when playing Star Wars the old republic and guild wars 2. Havent had a blue screen for awhile though.

I have a feeling something might be faulty like the cpu, ram or something else. I have done some ram and graphic card tests to see if i can find any errors but they all seem to say that its fine.
I know its not the graphics card because i updated my card from a gtc 560 to a gtx 650 and it still has the same problems.

Im pretty sure the jerky game play and the blue screens are related.
I have been trying to fix this for awhile but havent had much luck, Any help is very appreciated

I hope i posted this in the right place
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8169 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114242 MB, Free - 13026 MB; E: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 589625 MB;
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A:FPS drop/lagg spikes and BSOD playing games.

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Hello, on my laptop I've been having horrible lag spikes while playing any sort of game. This problem was not present about 10 months ago and i used to be able to play games very smoothly without any problems.

My Laptop is a Gateway NV52, 4 GB ram, and 320 gb hdd.

I think there has to be something in my backround processes that is eating up so much memory.

I also have a picture of one of these cpu usage spikes, i believe it is pretty bad lol.

Any help to solving this problem would be greatly appreciated, it is such a hassle to play games and just having my fps go down the drain and my laptop running so slow
 

A:Constant 100% CPU usage, lag spikes on laptop while playing games

Try downloading and running this tool:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

What anti virus and anti malware programs are you running?
 

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I've had a little search before posting, but didn't see anything exactly like my issue.

I have a Ienovo laptop. It's not ideal for games, but it has always run everything perfectly well when played on low settings (for new games at least. Old games worked fine on any settings)
I'd happily play with 35fps on most games. World of Warcraft would run on 20fps, but I'd never get any lag.
No lag at all.

And I had a happy gaming life.

Then a Windows update went wrong and became stuck in the eternal boot loop of doom. In the end I had to do a complete system restore and start again from scratch. This is where the trouble began. After reinstalling Windows 8 I found that I would get either huge lag spikes or just constant high latency.

Just to make clear, the laptop's hardware hasn't changed. This is not a hardware issue. Before the reinstall everything ran PERFECTLY. After the reinstall, it is near impossible to play games online. Even very processer light games struggle. I want to make this clear because people usually immediately say, "maybe your hardware isn't powerful enough". Before the reinstall I was getting an average of 50-100ms on World of Warcraft. Now I get around 1500-3000ms. Again, I have an Intel HD Graphic Driver (which sucks, I know) but clearly, it used to run the games well enough.

I upgraded to Windows 10 because I thought that it might help. My problems haven't improved and I still suffer huge lag.

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i play this game called joint ops. and when you go in this game on line and look for a server to go in. it shoes the ping time for that server. but ever since i switched to vista im not getting the ping time any more. i can still go it the game. and play but it seems more laggy.
some one told me that the game ain't pinging the pc? could this be true. and is there a way to fix it?
 

A:ping in games

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For some reason im getting weird ping spikes on all games for no reason
usual ping is around 80-90 and then it goes up to 500-999 ping for like 2 mins for no reason
no downloads/or any other program thats using internet connection
what i really dont understand is that my download speed is 1.5Mb and upload is around 0.8Mb
im using a laptop connect wireless to the router , also have 4 bar connection on wireless
whats really weird is that it only happens after 10 mins of playing, at first it has decent ping and then goes to 999, its really anoying.
my pc before going to get fixed it worked fine even while playing games and now its really bad,
all the changes they made since then was changing the wireless card
i also changed 1 router setting that was actually the source of the problem that sent the laptop away
i changed the channel of the router to a fixed number instead of auto
Specs:
Acer Aspire 5742g
Intel core i5-480m 2.66ghz
Nvidea geforce gt 540m 2gb
8 gb ram
750gb space
wireless card-Atheros AR5B97
the harddrive as already been defragmented and drivers are all updated, the only program that might take internet is steam but some games actually need it
 

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Hey I've been having lag spikes when playing source games online (tf2 gmod). They are annoying and i'm tired of them D: can somebody help me?
 

A:Solved: Annoying lag spikes on online games with source engine

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/5793
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100524210423AA88K38

follow info on the last one especially, fixing virtual memory by deleting it and resetting a new one fixes a whole lot of problems with gaming
 

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My problem started 2 weeks ago. My operating system is Windows XP.with AOL 9.0 Optimized SE. Each time I try press the "play now" tab on online games, specifically POGO, "your AOL software has encountered a problem. We are automatically restarting your AOL software." Under the details "We are unable to determine the cause of your shutdown. No additional details are available."

I have exhausted E.A. games help, AOL help and printed out and followed their possible solution instructions to the letter. Installed and reinstalled Java as well as AOL. I would appreciate your help. The games are nice for a chill out after a long day.
 

A:Thrown offline with online games

In general, they are a great way to get spyware and Trojan programs installed.

Personally I love online games!!! Make a lot of money cleaning all the side effects from folks computers ;-)
 

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A:When in full screen/playing games, computer lags and random ads on websites

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I've just started using wireless again after being on wired for a long time and I am having some severe ping troubles.
Previous to being on wired and using wireless I had no issues but now coming back to it something is wrong.

Issue:
Ping spikes of over 1000ms to my router at random intervals

Pinging to my router:

Code:
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=587ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1362ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
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A:Computer causing ping spikes to router

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Hello everyone,

So, my problem is that I get pings of around 400ms when trying to play games online. I don't have this problem on my Laptop but got a new PC a few days ago and I have had the problem since I got that.

Here are my speedtest results:

​ ​I tried with both my windows firewall on and off and that didn't solve the problem. Also, I am using windows 8. Anyone have any ideas?​ ​Thanks in advance!​ ​
 

A:High ping - only in games?

What games are you trying to play?

It might be that it's simply that your connecting to the wrong servers on your games (playing with people far away and such)
 

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I can download and do everything else as fast as always, only since today every server in every game has a ping of 300 or more. Servers which used to have 50 ping MAX now have 500 minimum. Please help me I dont understand??
 

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hi every, i hope this is the correct place to post this.

basically my ping is fine everywhere else, except when i play an online game (it's a steam game called dota2 if it matters) and my ping is sky rocketing for no reason.. i play on same servers i used to play on and i had no problems before with 70 ping max (EU east and west).. now i hardly get anything lower than 500 ping even though my ping when in CMD is a stable 70 or so..

would love any insights, anything would help even if it was remotely unlikely.

thanks in advance.

A:ping in online games

Hello yalla_3ad

I guess this probably should be in the networks section? Someone will move it, if it should be.

My thoughts would be to try updating some of your drivers, such as your graphics card. That said, if you have no other problems with any other game and nothing else has changed, no new software, no microwave next to your router (not moved the router?), then maybe it is the servers you are playing on? It could be a problem their end? More players on the server, etc? Try asking other players there.

Also, maybe that game has some settings you can change to help with network issues.

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Hello all,

I am getting the most annoying network problem ever: huge ping spikes out of nowhere. I am literally going nuts because of this.

This started around 2 months ago, and I've done A LOT of troubleshooting since then. Ever since yesterday the problem got particularly worse and I just got to the point that I can't play any online games at all: I disconnect every 2 minutes or so - even though this is a gaming notebook, with a gaming optimized wireless adapter and stuff.

You can see all the troubleshooting I have done bellow, which I have posted on around 5 different network support forums with no luck - no one seems to know the problem!

1- the problem is not an internet provider problem, since I get the spikes even when pinging my router's IP (192.168.0.1). I get these spikes every 30 seconds or something like that.

2- this problem happens only with my computer, which also confirms #1. I've used my girlfriends notebook in the same connection and the problem is not noticeable. Actually, there are some ping spikes, but they are not simultaneous to mine, and are not as big as well. My really outdated Moto G remains connected to the internet in the same spot that my notebook is, even when I get a "Request Timed Out" (which is when I go from lagging to real disconnection) during the pinging.

3- this is not a general router's problem. When I tried the ping test at my parents house. the problem persisted even with their router. I tried ... Read more

A:Big ping spikes when pinging router from specific computer

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the PC manufacturer's web site.
 

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Over the last few months I have noticed that many times my ping would fluctuate drastically from time to time, at first I thought maybe my wireless was getting stolen from next door or someone was Downloading a file. IT mainly affected my FPS gaming and I couldn’t put my finger on what was up with my ping. A few days ago I downloaded the new Battlefield 2 demo and had encountered that same problem. I went to my brothers room to see what he was doing, just surfing the net. So I did a test and watched my ping when my brother would click onto a new website/web page. Well that was the problem every time my brother would bring up a new web page, my ping would go from 35, 85, 150, 300, 700, in little under 7 seconds and then would go down to normal unless he was to click on another page. I have never had a problem like this with my wireless router d-link d1-614+ its hooked up to 2-3 computers on it at once. If anyone could help me fix this problem, it would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Ping Problem with games and web browsing

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I have very high ping when i play online . NEED HELP. I have a 512 kb/s coneection and there is nothing wrong with it . does it hav anything to do with my firewall???[i hav windows firewall]. I hav lots of lag too. is it due to anykinda "wrong settings " in the control panel.
ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!!!

hp pavilion t410i
Athlon 2400+(1.9ghz)
40 gb HDD
256MB RAM
VIA/S3G UNICHROME IGP graphics card
Windows XP
DX 9.0 c

IS IT BECAUSE OF LESS RAM???
Games i play::
1.counter strike
2.half life
3.aliens versus predator 2
{Think thats all haha}
 

A:high PING in multiplayer games

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Hi, I just went from using Windows XP Pro x64 to Windows 7 x64.

Any FPS game I played on XP I would get a constant ping of 10-25 in any Chicago based server. After going over to Windows 7, any Chicago server I join I get over 100 ping...and I don't know what is wrong. I've done the speed test, and I'll post three ping traces to three Chicago servers, I'm running off a cable modem, with no router, until as of today when I installed 7, I never had any ping issues before. It also seems like my ping issues only coincide with only games I play. My ping on Ventrilo, anything else are normal.

A:High Ping Issues in Games

take a look at your IP config, I had a little ping issues on a few games my self. I disabled IPv6 and it helped a little, maybe it was the IPv6 maybe I got lucky who knows. you will note that if you do an IP config you will see several tunnel adapters. also check your firewall, that is if you have one. I started using Kaspersky Internet Security and my pings went way high even with permissions granted. if I turn off the firewall the ping drops, Im guessing its because the FW isnt quite made for Win7 yet.

im not sure if any of that will help or if you have tried them. I hope it was a little help

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I bought a Razer Lycosa a few days ago. Everything seemed normal, but then ping got really high during gameplay. It just says connection interrupted and ping goes 999 for 20 seconds or so. Then it calms down for about 10 minutes, but it goes insane again.
It sounded a bit stupid that my keyboard is causing these problems so I scaned my computer for viruses etc. but it remained the same. I realised that these connection problems started when I bought my new keyboard. After disconnecting it and connecting my old keyboard ping normalized again. I tried it a couple of times and I realised that Lycosa is the real cause of my problems.
I tried installing it again and installing some new drivers but it also didn't help.
Does anyone have the answer to this problem. Thanks for you help in advance.
 

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Hi all I ran Ad Aware, SpyBot-Search&Destroy, CCleaner and HiJack ThisSpyBot and Ad Aware found a couple of things but nothing major. Even so both Online and Offline games continue to speedup then slowwww down then speed up again. Any help and I would be most greatful.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:38:52 PM, on 2/8/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\Skype\Plugins\Plugins\1163D2B46CC742E5A3CC9E4157887751\TalkAn... Read more

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Hello there

I am still having issues with my internet(my last thread:http://www.techspot.com/community/t...uter-on-the-same-network.193353/#post-1317716)

When im in games, its most noticeable in league of legends. I get lag where ill be clicking to move somewhere and it doesnt register for a few seconds. It lags in all my other games too and I disconnect in alot o f them. I fear it is packet loss. When I check for packet loss on teamspeak those top 3 numbers are all 0, other times the first and 3rd are 16% and other times there all similar numbers like u see in the picture. Ive done ping tests on pingtest.net and sometimes I get )% sometimes I get 1% and sometimes I get like 16%. On and off packet loss? I didnt think it was possible....what could be the problem? Faulty ethernet? bad router? because I havent a clue. Here is a pathping to google(theres 3) and a ics netlyzr test. these are from my computer, ill do some of other computers in my household too. I have removed some ip address for obvious reasons












this one was took about 3 mins after the 1st one
http://n3.netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/summary/id=36ea240d-11331-94ee5461-ae28-4cb3-b1e2
hes a second one: http://n1.netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/summary/id=43ca253f-27150-35eb4060-b4a8-4f49-8025 for the same computer and another http://n1.netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/summary/id=43ca253f-27150-7454b852-4dc1-4319-9072

My Mums computer decided it doesnt like java and wont run ics netalyzr.

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A:Ping issues in games and on and off packet loss

Anyone? :/
 

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I live in the middle east so i expect a ping of around 150ms when playing online games , (in this case League of Legends),
But recently i have been receiving ping of around 350-400 which makes the game barely playable. I am playing on Eastern European servers since that is what is recommended for Middle Eastern Players.

I have performed numerous diagnostic tests, tried a wired connection, disabled IPV6 , tried a public DNS etc. But i can find the root of the problem. Please Help

Sam

P.s Here is my network diagnostic taken about 5 minutes ago after a clean boot on a wired connection.
http://n1.netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/summary/id=43ca253f-25830-b2f16212-9a20-4791-9644
 

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Hi, I recently bought a PS3 with COD:MW3 and PES12. I am on a business contract with BT and since we are far away from our exchange, we have to use this new BET system: http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2009/09/16/bt-bets-on-rural-broadband/ this is just a bit more information on it if anyone is interested.

Heres some stats:
Download: 1.61mb
Upload: 0.33mb
Packet loss: 0
Ping: 58ms
Jitter: 1ms

Anyway, my BT modem is connected to my Buffalo router with a CAT5 cable which is then connected with a normal network cable from my router to my PS3.

When someone else is on the internet streaming video or something, I experience serious lag! Why is this, MW3 is meant to have little bandwidth usage so why does someone else taking up most of it result in such bad ping and speed? I don't understand this.

Also, I heard something about interleaving where extra packets are sent to make up for ones that are lost and this can be bad for ping and speed, would it be worth turning this off?

Thanks. Sorry for the amount of information! haha
 

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Speccy
Recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, current build number
Hello,

I've had a problem for about the past week that I have ran out of options for. The problem being is that in every game I play (the main one being CS:GO), there is an issue where my ping will spike from 20 to 60 or higher and my var, loss, and/or choke will fluctuate, causing a sense of everyone skipping around or not having fluid motion with anything for more than 3-5 seconds. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of: I'm on a wired connection, I have pinged to my router and there's nothing wrong with the connection (<1ms), I have pinged to Google and occasionally it goes to 200ms or I time out, but not enough to make a big deal out of it, I've tried pingplotting google with the following results, I've pinged the game servers I play in and through cmd, I ping perfectly stable with no timeouts, no packets loss (or not enough to be significant), nothing. I've only enabled connections that are necessary to no avail. I even set up a static IP address and forwarded necessary ports which did not help, and then reset my entire router to complete factory settings. I've been in contact with my ISP about it for the past few days and there's absolutely nothing on their end that could be doing it as they set me up with a completely new radio that has a fantastic signal and I'm 1 of 2 people on a new access point (this is broadband, I live in a rural area ... Read more

A:All games rendered unplayable due to ping problems

Find the site name for the game,
get a command prompt, enter

pathping sitename >myGamePath.txt
notepad myGamePath.txt
it will take a bit for the pathping to complete, so be patient

copy the content from myGamePath.txt
and paste it as your follow-up
 

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So I am at a bit of a loss here. For the past week or so, I have been getting random spikes of high latency in online games like World of Warcraft/Star Wars: The Old Republic/League of Legends/etc and I have no idea what could be causing it. My ping used to run around 30-80 and lately is has been spiking from 100 to over 700 randomly. I have tried everything I could think of like not using my router, power cycling my modem several times, making sure my drivers are updated, no programs in the background causing it, no firewalls/anti-virus programs causing it, and several other little things like that. I have also called my ISP and they said everything seems to be working fine. And here's another weird thing, according to speedtest.net, my service is running as it should be: http://i40.tinypic.com/35jgwt2.png. The server my service is connecting to is in the next town over which is ~15 minutes away so that couldn't be it either.

Here is my system specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12286 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57137 MB, Free - 23184 MB; F: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 897077 MB; G: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 13385 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., EX58-UD4P

Anyone have an idea of what could be causing this?
 

A:High Latency/Ping in online games

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I am having an issue where my bro and sis play call of duty 2 and then I try to download America's Army (free from army) via bittorrent, they get massive lag which makes them mad. Also when I want to watch some video on Discovery Channel Canada Broadband, they also go from 100 ping to 600 (fluctuating). I have a D-Link DIR-625 router (all comps wired in) my modem is an Motorola Surfboard SB5101 which is connected to Shaw High-Speed internet. (5000kbps down, 500kbps up) I also checked to see how much bandwidth the video was taking which was only 500kbps. So how can I fix this issue. Thanks
 

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hi guys

i got a big problem , which is my games ping like call of duty , battlefield

is always 300-400, yet my download speed is so good 3-4MB/s

this is a picture of my network places

can any one help me , how isolate my computer from other computers on my network

or any idea to improve my ping

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A:my games Ping is 300-400,yet my download speed 4MB/S, pix inside >help

Firstly, are you noticing lag in-game?

Secondly, do you have your own router? If so, do you have it secured at all? If you can tell us the make&model, we can probably help you with securing it.

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i bought a new gaming laptop recently and was away when i got it. the ping was fine when i was on a different internet but when i got home and tried to go on online games the ping was stupidly high between 600 and 2000.it makes no sense to me though because the internet at my house has always been fine and its only when i pay online games on this certain laptop is the ping high tired my older gaming laptop on the same online games and the ping is fine(20-30). can anyone help me

A:high ping on online games on a certain laptop

Welcome to the forum
Please download the wireless test tool from

http://www.crewetown.co.uk/wireless.exe

Very important you right click and choose run as admin post results it does all networks

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Hi everyone

I just bought my new laptop, Asus ux303lb yesterday and since then I have been experiencing high ping and frequent disconnections in games, namely Tera and Warframe. I have run them perfectly on my older computer with even poorer specs. A test on pingtest.com and speedtest.com shows that I have no packet loss and my ping is well below 10ms. I also take an extremely long time to log into games. Could I get some help please? Thank you.
 

A:High ping and frequent disconnections in games

Few suggestions, (im not an IT guru):
- Performance when loading games is due to your computers specifications and/or any other programs that you may be running in the background;
- When using a laptop for gaming please remember that slow performance can be due to power saving features of your device. Laptops use this to prolong the battery life. The power saving feature will stop using the ac adaptor and use the battery for a predetermined amount of time, after which it will charge the battery up. When using the battery power, this can result in less power to hardware making gaming fps drop etc...
- Ping: try "cmd.exe" and type "tracert" and after once space type gaming server ip address. This will show you the network path from your laptop through all the network hardware and should show you any problems which you can discuss with your ISP.
- Points to remember: update all drivers as they encompass new releases and fix older bugs, don't download when playing online games, ensure your WIFI connection is via 5ghz network (if available) and not 2.4ghz, every so often restart your router
 

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What has been happening is that even though my boyfriend and I have the same laptop, the same OS (Operating System) (Windows 8), and the same internet connection, my ping for games goes up to 12k while his stays at 29.

Our laptops are the Asus X551CA, with the only difference between our laptops is that he has 2GB more RAM (Random Access Memory) than I.

I have tried putting a password on my internet, turning off my firewall, changing my I.P. connection thing to Google's, and turning off my peer-to-peer networking, but nothing is working!
He downloads more torrents than I, and his laptop would definitely be at greater risk for viruses so I do not know what is going on with the way my computer connects to the internet.
I have tried using system restore and everything!

The games he and I have tried playing together are League of Legends and World of Warcraft; so far, League definitely lags more with my ping going all the way up to 15k while WoW usually only goes up to 6k for me. The lag spikes are spontaneous, and he never gets any despite sharing the same connection!

Even when he is not here, I still lag. However, when my laptop is at his house, it does not lag at all! Any suggestions or help please?
 

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Hello. This is my first post. I'm 'ok' with computers but I don't know anything about networking. My internet connection has a speed of 1 Gbps. My xbox 360 is connected wirelessly. My computer is connected via ethernet to my wireless router. I don't know how to look at anything else.

My problem: I used to play games on my Xbox 360 and playing online always worked fine never any latency. Now that I'm trying to play Pc games my ping can vary from 100 to 400 which is really slow there is a lot of rubber banding. Why does my xbox work fine and how can I reduce the computer's latency?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 764019 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G31M-ES2L
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: High Ping when playing games

Latency is a factor of your network and the data packet type. Your ISPs will prioritize some types of data packets. You could try this software to reduce latency - GAMO @ www.getamoveon.net
 

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Hey, couple months ago i bought a computer for myself and have it in my room. the old computer that i used to use is now beign used by my sister and my parents decided to buy a new Dell computer. All 3 of these computers have internet access thru a router to cable internet. when we first had things set up, they were great, fast page uploads fast downloads, low ping in my favourite game of all time, counter-strike, everythign was golden!

but then all of a sudden, around a month and a half ago, i start to notice some weird lag. my choke was jumping up to over 25 and along with my ping (from 60-80 to 250+). and the weird thing is it would do this every 5 or 6 seconds apart so the spiking made it very hard to play CS, and downloads off the net took longer along with slow page loading, but isnt to bad to really notice.

so i do know a bit about how this can be fixed but im not intirely sure, i was reading at www.netgear.com with my router modle i can set what computers can use what ports and such, so i tried this, i know what ports CS needs so i put that one in and also theres a program that my sister uses called ABC (which sucks up all the bandwidth like a *****) so i put the ports that that uses in the port fowarding then clicked apply... i then joined a server and my ping was gone...but 10 mins later it was back to the crappy way it was b4.... and im still havign the same problems. ive tried everything from reinstallign my CS to rebooting the router (several dozen times) and n... Read more

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Hi,

First of all sorry if this is going to be a long post but i'm kind of at a loss already on what to do with my problem and wanted to be as detailed as possible when describing it, so here goes.

I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview last december and since then, all my online games both from local and international servers have been experiencing extreme lag during gameplay and loading. This only happened after i installed the consumer preview and since then has been happening everytime i try playing any of the online games. I tried playing offline games to see if it might be the graphics but did not encounter any graphics lag and the offline games played perfectly.

I've contacted my ISP and one of their techs came over to check my connection and found nothing wrong with it or from the connection from their servers. Even streaming and downloading speeds are normal.

I've checked my connection at speedtest.net and my ping and internet connection are also registering as normal

Now i tried contacting support for 2 of the online games Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, they requested a pathping file which i sent to them and copied below:
Tracing route to 202.9.67.254 over a maximum of 30 hops

0 Boni [192.168.1.101]
1 192.168.1.1
2 112.203.160.1.pldt.net [112.203.160.1]
3 119.93.255.233
4 210.213.131.46.static.pldt.net [210.213.131.46]
5 210.213.131.93.static.pldt.net [210.213.131.93]
6 if-13-0.mcore5.LAA-LosAngeles.as6453.net [209.58.33.57]
7 i... Read more

A:High Latency/Lag/Ping when playing online games

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So... I've been through a lot fixing my computer after upgrading to windows 7. Never upgrading again, this has cause way more problems than a clean install would have... Anyway. First problem I had was that skype all of a sudden didn't like my sound driver. A friend of mine changed the driver, everything seems to be fine now; no crashes or anything. I mention that only because whenever skype crashed, anything fullscreen would crash upon opening, so I had thought it was related to sound when I noticed an extremely high amount of latency in every full screen game I played after fixing the skype issue, specifically Counter Strike: Source and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

I recognize CSS has had a lot of issues with Windows 7... but BC2 came out after W7... And, all my friends seem to have both of these games working just fine on their computers, running W7. So. I'm not sure what's wrong. I've tried a couple of things...

1. Disabled sound card/drivers. Wasn't the problem.
2. Used task manager and resource monitor to see if there was anything that could be slowing my internet... And, I found that ashWebSv.exe (essential part of Avast! Anti-Virus) had 50+ instances in the TCP Connections part of resource monitor. This ONLY happens after playing a game (or at least it appears so); prior to starting up a fullscreen online game, there is only one instance of this, at least as far as I can tell. Also noted that hl2.exe was using up 80% of my cpu (I've specifically been ... Read more

A:High Ping in Full Screen Games After W7 Upgrade?

Remembered that last time I was asked to attach a few things... so here's what I was asked for last time.

Perfmon report 1 is without the game running, perfmon report 2 is with Counter Strike: Source running. I might add one with Bad Company 2 running if I get a chance later... Hopefully this will shed some light on my issue? =P.

The package includes perfmon report (2 of them, see above), msinfo32, ipconfig, netsh_lan1, and the TSF_Vista_Support folder (even though i'm not having BSOD issues lol, i kinda realized after the fact >.> so I figured i'd attach anyway).

Anything else you may need, just ask.

~Nick

EDIT: by the way, in perfmon report 2, my ping was 350-500 the entire time in CSS... Just letting you know in case it matters <.<...

Also, forgot to mention previously that I am currently running Steam and hl2.exe in Windows Vista SP2 compatibility mode... Isn't helping >.>...

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