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Processor speed reduced by half, sudden high packet loss

Q: Processor speed reduced by half, sudden high packet loss

I came here to ask help on a problem that i tried to solve on my own but couldnt.
A few weeks ago my processor speed went down from 2.0 ghz to 1.2 ghz, i have been experiencing computer spikes( the computer goes from 100% usage to 0% sometimes without me running anything) and to worst it all since yesterday i been facing very high packet loss of my internet.Oh one more thing yesterdy i also realized i cant acess C:\Documents and Settings\WindowsXP anymore, it denies my acess.
Here is what i tried to do to fix that:
Processor speed:
Tried to update my drivers
had no idea what to do
High packet loss:
Used CCleaner to clear all temporary internet files, cleared registry errors, in-depth analisys of my sistem using nod32 full version(he found a virus but even after removing none of my problems were fixed)
Removed a few programs that i beleived might been in conflict
Scanned for spywares and malwares using updated spybot
Windows denied acess:
No idea what to do.
That about covers all my problems, please help me!

Preferred Solution: Processor speed reduced by half, sudden high packet loss

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Processor speed reduced by half, sudden high packet loss

Scanned for spywares and malwares using updated spybotWindows denied acess:If spybot won't run then this but make sure teatimer is permanently disabled till we get to the bottom of thisWe need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click on Uncheck this checkbox:
Close/Exit Spybot Search and DestroyPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/

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So I recently built a computer (I will post the hardware below) and it replaced my old iMac. Ever since I have built it, the connection on it has been incredibly "spiky." Especially when I game, it will start out at about 10ms ping which, then spike to around 800ms for 20 minutes at a time. My other computers in the house remain their high connection and my download speed stays at about 50mbs. I ran a packet loss test and it shows a ton of packet loss and high amounts of jitter. When I turn the modem off then on the wifi temporarily fixed for a little bit. Any help would be amazing and I can prove more details with anything. I have already run a virus/maleware scan and my firewall has all the games excluded, and all of my drivers are up to date.
Heres my hardeware:
TP Link AC1200 Wireless Adapter
ASRock B85m itx motherboard
Intel core i5 4460
MSI R9 380 Graphics Card
Ballistix Support 8gb RAM
Seagate 1TB Hard drive
Windows 10 OS
Please let me know if yall can help

A:HELP, High Ping High Packet Loss On One Computer

Some other things to note: I am using Norton Security for my antivirus, and whenever I run the troubleshoot for my network it gives me the message; "windows could not detect this network's proxy settings"

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I've tried calling Cox Internet but they seem to just do the same thing every time. Resend the signal then tell me they can send a tech support guy in another week.

My computer is connected directly to my modem and the internet works fine (speed is also sketchy though, using a generic online speed test i get anywhere from 2mbs down to 5mbs down, my service is 6 mb down 512 up)

This would not be noticeable if I didn't play some online games on my computer as well as console games. But I did notice it and decided to use a few programs and games I know to try and calculate if it was high packet loss. Here is one of the results.

| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
| - 0 | 267 | 267 | 0 | 16 | 47 | 31 |
| 24-234-1-225.ptp.lvcm.net - 0 | 267 | 267 | 0 | 10 | 47 | 16 |
| 24-234-5-161.ptp.lvcm.net - 1 | 267 | 266 | 0 | 10 | 31 | 0 |
| 24-234-6-125.ptp.lvcm.net - 2 | 266 | 263 | 0 | 10 | 47 | 0 |
| 24-234-6-109.ptp.lvcm.net - 2 | 266 | 263 | 0 | 12 | 32 | 15 |
| 24-234-6-2.ptp.lvcm.net - 12 | 266 | 235 | 0 | 13 | 47 | 15 |
| dukedsrj01-ge610.tc.at.cox.net - 0 | 266 | 266 | 78 | 104 | 218 | 125 |
| dukedsrj02-so010.tc.at.cox.net - 1 | 266 | 265 | 78 | 104 | 171 | 125 |
| - 0 | 266 | 266 | 78 | 104 | 141 | 109 |
| lkhnsysl02... Read more

A:I am getting high packet loss

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Hey this is my first post on here and i have a 90% packet loss between 6 and 11 pm. Here is the email i sent to my ISP. (Adam Internet)

I have been experiencing alot of trouble with my internet connection which is currently provide by you. The internet is fine all day until about 6 PM UTC +9:30. I play a computer game (Minecraft) and play on a server over the internet. The server is hosted by another player but my friends play on the server and they don't experience any lag. Between the hours (Give or take 1 hour) 6PM to 11PM I am on the internet and do not experience any dropouts but the game becomes so laggy that i am unable to do anything. I have called your customer support multiple times and the first time i was told that it was fixed but if the problem occured again to call my phone provider, the problem disappeared for the rest of the night but sure enough the next night it returned. So i called Telstra and they ran a test on the line and during that test i experienced a perfect connection all night. The next day they called and said the line was fine and there was no problems on it.

Additional details:
Plan Type: AdamEzyChoice 100GB
Problem has been occurring for about 2 months now.
My download usage is 1/100 GB.

Please help me in fixing this.

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I've been having very high packet loss (20-50%) for the past 3 days. I didn't install any new hardware or software prior to these problems. A tech from Comcast is supposed to show up tomorrow to test my lines. But, I'd like to educate myself first.

I first started noticing the loss when webpages would literally take 1-2 minutes to load, even though I have cable service. Pings result in high losses, even occasional (yet rare) loss to my Default Gateway. Tracert shows packet loss in almost every hop, even the first hop (again, rare). I even have trouble checking email.

The Line Test on dslreports.com shows that almost all of my loss is at my system. Bandwith tests are showing on average (when they actually work) 700/70, but my advertised speeds are 1500/250.

However, my cable modem is showing an adequate signal. I've replaced my NIC card to rule that out. I've run commands "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" to fix any tcp/ip corruption, and command "sfc /scannow" to fix any Windows file corruptions. I have also done all the typical checks: cable wires are tight, reset modem, uninstalled firewall & anti virus softwares, removed router and plugged modem directly into computer, placed the modem more than 2 feet from any monitors...

Can anyone recommend anything that I haven't already checked?


Modem: Motorola SurfBoard SB5100
IP: Comcast Cable 1500/256 kbps

A:High Packet Loss

If you live in an apartment, one of your neighbors might have gotten Cable instaled this week. It happened to me when I first got Cable Inet. For some reason they taped in to my cable line to give the neighbor a cable feed. The splice was just enough to send me off the end. Started loosing packets and sync both.
Oh and in the Surfboard you should be able to access the internal page to check what it's getting. IP for the Modem page should be if I remember correctly.

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Hello everyone.

I recently had DSL and Satellite TV installed, from a company that shall remain nameless for the time being, ten days ago. For a few days I never had a chance to play any online games (or almost anything else Internet-related) or even boot up my PC.

The only thing I had time for was to watch things On-demand (yay, kids! [seriously though, I love my girlfriend's children]) through the satellite, and even that was hit or miss (half the time it would only show half of the search results even though I knew for a fact that other episodes were available, or it would error out randomly and we'd have to start over). Once I had a chance to turn on my Xbox One and try to play something online a few days later, it wouldn't work. I tried turning on my PC to check the web and fix the problem but discovered that websites would only load half of the time (taking near-dial up times) and the other half they would time out.

I called the ISP's call center and had them dispatch a technician, thinking it was a problem with the wiring in our old, ill-maintenced building (apartment, borderline slumlord) that the installer overlooked. He replaced the modem/router and made small talk while I tried to stream something from the Xbox One. The stream came through fine once it actually made a connection (10-30 seconds, despite our 18Mbps connection) and I chalked it up to being on DSL instead of the Cable I'm used to. He replaced the modem/router (it's both... Read more

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A:Processor speed reduced

Or its the power saving kicking in or it has a really dirty heatsink causing throttle down to reduce heat.

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I've been using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 for the past 2 years. I've been using an Intel D945GCCR motherboard with 2GB RAM. My system had some problems, so I planned to format it. But everytime I try to do it, it gets stuck. When I used a Windows 7 Professional x86 disc, it got stuck after showing 'Loading Files' with a black background. It'll show starting windows, but not even the logo would come. Same happened with Windows XP disc, after 'loading necessary files', it too got stuck.

My Windows Experience Index was 4.4, 4.5, 2.0, 3.0, 5.4. But one day my system started to hang up, get 'Blue Screen On Death', etc. It became very much slow and sometimes it wont start. I thought it was something up with the motherboard and it turns out so, as said by the service center guys (Display Problems). So I changed mine to Biostar G31M+. Now all a sudden, the Experience Index of 'Processor Performance' dropped to 2.2 from 4.4 (It is a Pentium D 2.80 GHz).

Sometimes when it gets a trouble to start up, I just press the restart button and it shows that I'll have to use a Windows Repair Disc to correct the issues. But since I dont have it, I just tried to format it with another version of Windows 7. And hence, Paragraph 1. (And I could not format my system after changing into the new motherboard).

I had used various softwares to check the functionality of ram, processor speed, hard drive, etc, but everything looked fine.

What should I do?

A:Processor Speed Reduced.

You might like to start with steps as listed here: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Also, with all due respect, the G31 motherboards are rather cheap and I'd be a little skeptical as to the reliability and performance of those motherboards. I had a couple, and had several problems. I have since learned to spend a few extra dollars on the motherboard, and spend less on repairs and and stress medication

You may have a fairly messed up system, trying to install Windows x86 over x64, and then using an XP disk. Perhaps a clean install would be a good place to start?

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So lately I've been experiencing high packet loss on all the computers in the house. By high I mean around 8%-16%. I tried ping flooding many websites and tried a few speed test websites, all show high packet loss on all the computers in the house. Before I call my ISP I was wondering if there's anything I could do about it. Thanks.

A:Advice for fixing high packet loss?

A little background on your network setup would be helpful
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So recently my internet is experiencing some packet loss which is making my gaming unbearable. I just moved into my new place in December and have loved my internet so far, I had a ton of packet loss issues in my old town and moving to this new town with a new provider seemed to fix the problems until now. The speeds are slower here (15 dl and 4upload) but very steady, until the last few days. In games like league of legends I will be hitting creeps or whatever and then it's like the game is paused for 2-4 seconds and then sped up all of the sudden and im dead... Here are some ping results, the first is a small sample showing the loss while in a game, the second is a 9 hour session. I have power cycled the router and modem and it didn't help.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 76, Received = 74, Lost = 2 (2% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 21ms, Maximum = 53ms, Average = 26ms

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 36496, Received = 36420, Lost = 76 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 15ms, Maximum = 3870ms, Average = 23ms

A:Packet loss and speed variance

Is their anything else I can do on my end to see if it's something I have that's faulty or something?

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I have come to the conclusion that this is the reason I have been disconnecting so very often. Are there any tips on how to correct this?

I had a traceroute program and it said that my IP was experiencing high latencies, and 90% packet loss.

A:Correcting Latency Issues and High Packet Loss

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Hello, about 4 weeks ago we started experiencing Packet Loss and High Pings while playing games. This affects our 2 PC's and our PlayStation 3 (Since we use them for gaming). We have contacted our ISP several times regarding the issue but each representative we have talked to has had different ideas of what the problem is. They replaced the modem twice which did nothing, so I then purchased 2 new Router's (DIR 601 N150 & DIR 835 N750+). Neither of them solved the issue. my ISP also says it isn't the Internet Cable that is causing the issue. My Download Speeds and Upload Speeds are right where they should be but the ping and the packet loss is the problem. I also contacted DLINK (Router Manufacturer) to see if they had any ideas and all we did was upgrade the firmware version and change the Wireless channels which also did nothing. I have plugged this PC into the modem with an Ethernet Cord and played games and all the issues were gone which leads me to believe that Modem and the ISP aren't the issue.

Things I've Tried:
-Resetting the Modem
-Testing each Wireless Channel on my Router
-Enabling and Disabling 802.11n and 802.11g on the router
-Changing the QoS settings
-Installing Software such as Gamebooster and Advanced System Care
-Disabling all Antivirus programs and Firewalls on the PC's
-Using a friends Modem instead of the Cogeco one (no help)
-Turning all game settings to low
-Updating driver software for the Network Adapter (which is ... Read more

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I recently switched from wireless to 3G USB network now i get high packet losses and high ping can someone help me please?I contacted my ISP they said there is nothing they can do about it

A:Getting high packet loss while playing League of Legends

3G is data over an aging cellular connection. There's no 'close' antenna; it could be blocks or miles away. Just like your cell phone reception.

Phone calls are a bit more tolerant of stuff like this; the bandwidth needed for a phone call is nowhere near what a data connection needs.

Depending on your provider, a 3G connection will give you between 384kbps and 7.2mbps. It can fluctuate quite a lot, too, based on demand, tower use by other cell users, how far away it is, etc. In most cases, simple web browsing, while being a little slow, should be fair. Streaming video, such as YouTube or Netflix, may have some hitches, though.

Now, when it comes to games, where low ping, and perfect fast packet delivery is required, it'll be sub-par. The game will most likely not get the data in time due to the connection, and you'll see horrible lag. This is a limitation of 3G data technology.

In general, from best to worst type of connection, your options are:

Wired connection to a land-line fiber optic provider
Wired connection to a land-line cable provider
Wifi connection to either of the above
Wired or wifi connection to a land-line DSL provider
LTE or 4G hotspot connection
3G hotspot connection (what you have now)
Satellite internet connection (3000ms ping!)
Two tin cans and string
IP over Avian Carrier
POTS Dial-Up connection


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Hello, I just recently (last week) built a computer. I am currently using a year(ish) old Belkin N150 wireless adapter, as my motherboard does not have built in wifi. My download speed is significantly slower than my girlfriend's laptop, and sometimes ping tests show up to 75%-100% packet loss (it's kind of off and on, seemingly random). I've tried fixing the issue on my own to no avail. I'm really far away from the router, but I don't think it's an issue because it consistently says I have 3-5 bars. My next step is to purchase a new adapter (this one seems pretty cheap). It may also be an issue with an "network icontrol" feature on my motherboard. I'm gonna go through this thread and throw all the information from ipconfig and ping tests in here. I would really appreciate any help at all, I'm not very good with networking... at all ;.; thank you!!

Edit: Router serial number is 10a10c6b230553 and the modem s/n is 214775451

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Reina
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : neo.rr.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : neo.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin USB Wire... Read more

A:Internet speed/packet loss issue

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Here's the basics:

Running Windows XP SP2
ASUS motherboard - AMD Sempron 2200 1.49ghz and 512mb RAM
VIA Rhine II ethernet adapter
Time Warner broadband

2 weeks ago internet speed dropped to about 1/8 the level that it had been running. Speed when D/L a file went from 180 kb/s to 25 kb/s. Time Warner came out and actually repaired some external issues, but it had no effect. They plugged into the Motorola modem with another computer, and the connection was running full speed. The TW tech ran a test through the CMD prompt, and informed me that I was losing about 40% of the data packets.

So, I ran the XP netwrok diagnostic tool after he left. It showed some failures on the ethernet adapter. I went to the ASUS website and downloaded the most recent drivers for the ethernet adapter, and I've still had no luck.

I just want to know if there is anything I can fix software wise before I replace the ethernet adapter or the entire PC.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Slow Internet - High Packet Loss (Hardware Issue?)

It certainly looks like ethernet card itself going bad.
Is it desktop?

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Ok so I have Time Warner Cable in PA. I pay for 30/5 down up speed. I have an ARRIS DG860 Modem but have also used the Motorola SBG6580 and have had the same internet problems. I run a direct connection to my modem (wireless disabled) with my xbox and my computer modem connected my ISP Modem. For the past month my online gaming has been lagging and my internet has had terrible and inconsistent speed tests. If I restart my modem and run a speed test I get my full optimal speeds but that lasts for about 5 minutes and then it significantly drops and when I say drops I mean it will drop from like 30 down to about 3 down and it will keep going up and down when I test again from like 14 down to 7 down back to 3 down and so on and so fourth. My upload speed is always consistent but not my download. For the record my ping is about 47-50ms. Something is definitely up with my internet though and I am trying to avoid having a tech come down here to fix it but I will if I have to. When I run a trace route here are my results.

Tracing route to www.google.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 547 ms 1 ms 1 ms
2 35 ms 29 ms 27 ms cpe-24-93-192-1.neo.res.rr.com []
3 10 ms 8 ms 9 ms gig3-11.mlckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [
4 11 ms 10 ms 10 ms tge1-1.hbckpa1-swt401.neo.rr.com []

5 9 ms 10 ms 8 ms tge1-2.hbckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com []

6 14 ms 16 ms 13 ms tge1-1.mcdnoh1-swt402.neo.rr.com []

7 14 ms 15 ms 14 ms... Read more

A:Solved: Inconsistent Speed Tests + Packet loss HELP

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I've been having this problem where I'm losing a very high percentage of my packets (40-92%), when I'm running in Window 7 64 bit. However, when I use the Asus Express Gate (which I understand is based on SplashTop which runs in Linux), I get 0% packet loss.

This problem only seems to happen on this connection. I have used the computer extensively on other connections with 0% loss.

I am not a computer expert, so I apologize if I dont know the right term to use. If it is not clear, post something, and I will clarify asap.

Determined packet loss using pingtest.net and using the cmd window to ping google.com.

Attempted fixes:

*updated LAN drivers

*restarted modem

*Disabled Firewall and Antivirus

*Had my ISP reset the connection from their end

*reset hardware (take battery out, unplug, then hold power button down for 45 sec)

*A service technician from my ISP came out and could find nothing wrong with the connection. The signal strength was good.

I havent reloaded the operating system yet. I'm told it is unlikely to solve the problem since it has been happening since i got the computer. I would like to avoid this if possible lol.

Thanks for any input you have. I'm willing to try anything if it might help.

A:Solved: High (60%+) packet loss in Windows 7, but not in Express Gate (Linux based)

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Hey there guys.

Basically all of a sudden my computer has started to dramatically slow down randomly.

It seems to be happening when I do something a little heavy like rendering, but generally doesn't go away and I'm forced to turn off my computer. If I try to ctrl-alt-delete to check mem usage I get an error saying it couldn't open. I have used this pc for a long time and it has always worked fine. I re-installed windows hoping this would help but it hasn't, leaving me to think its some kind of hardware error.

Please help


Msi p35 neo mobo
Nvidia GeForce 9800gt 512m
Intel quad q6600 2.4gz
4gb ram
Windows 7 x64

A:Sudden speed loss

what make of laptop is it???
has it got onboard diagnostics...i would run a hard drive test
you can use a program like seatools to test the health of the hard drive
also reseat the RAM, if there are two DIMMS try them one at a time to see the results
maybe resetting the BIOS to defaults might help


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Hello. I've been working on an old tower that I have on and off for about a year now. It has a soyo sy-k7ada v1.0 motherboard and an amd athlon 1800+ polomino processor. The trouble it was having was that it wouldn't post. No beeps or anything, just the fans spinning after power up. I've changed psu from a 250w to a 430w antec. I can get it to post now but only with the jumper settings on the motherboard misconfiged. This results in me getting only 766mhz instead of the 1.5ghz that I should be. When I have the jumpers set in the proper position it doesn't post. It has my bus speed set at 66mhz instead of the 133mhz that it should be at. The multiplier is right 11.5. T My question is would bad ram cause a situation like I'm having? I ran a memtest and it kept coming up with an fault at an address and then it would restart the test. I have one stick of pc 2100 512mb. There are 3 slots and I believe the motherboard can handle up to 1.5g of memory. When the tower was running before it had troubles with posting the speed it ran at was 1.1ghz. After doing research while troubleshooting I've learned that it should have always been running at 1.5ghz. Anyways any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to purchase another stick of ram to try. Thanks in advance.

A:Processor clocks at half speed

First I'd configure the MB properly - make sure the BIOs is set correctly for the CPU/Mem - and if it still doesn't work then maybe try new Mem.

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I have an AMD Sempron 2300 which normally runs at 1.8 Ghz. Now, it says it is running at 950 Mhz, and i dont know why. i tried restoring my BIOS to fail-safe defaults, and i changed the CMOS battery, but it didn't work. I really need help on this, so any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

A:AMD processor running at half speed. why?

Try opening up some program like Internet Explorer or something that will stress your CPU. See whether the speed goes back to normal.

Some processors automatically throttle back when idling to reduce power consumption. When you stress them by opening a program or doing something like that, their speed goes back to normal. See if that works.

What socket is your CPU?

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If anyone has any Ideas on this I would appreciate it greatly.

A:AMD Athlon 2650e, 1.6GHz Processor is running at half speed!

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What happens if you run a game or a large program? The processor should increase the the max power. Today most processors can idle therefore they don't use max power.

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I recently signed up to a high speed (actually a high speed lite) account with my local cable provider. I'm running XP pro on a 1 gig AMD with 526 Meg Ram. I don't have a network card, so they provided me with a cable modem that hooks up to one of my USB ports (the Terayon TJ615). My problem is ... I keep losing connectivity on a regular basis. The modem seems to be working okay .. the "online" and "link" lights are shining. I've disabled all of the power setting in windows. I can't find anything in the BIOS that would be causing the problem. I've made several calls to the company help line ... we've tried a few things, but nothing seems to be working. They point out that the modem seems to be working fine, and there's not a lot more thay can suggest (other than buying a network card & seeing if that helps).

Can someone please help????

A:Loss of connectivity on high speed connection

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All right, this one might be a doozy, but I'm confident that you guys can help me out. I just spent a good 30-45 minutes reading some of the threads here and I think I've found the right place to take my problem. I've seen some threads with problems similar to mine, but I wanted to ask my own question so that any advice I get is specifically based on my problem. So here goes...

About a month and a half ago, we finally moved into the present and got a high-speed internet connection through Comcast (who also gives us cable television). For the first several days, the connection worked fine with no problems, but then it started to happen...the modem started to lose the connection intermittently. The lights on the modem (a Motorola SURFboard) would start to flash. Usually, the ONLINE light goes off, and the SEND light flashes, but sometimes both of them go off and the RECEIVE light flashes. The POWER and PC/ACTIVITY lights wouldn't change. Sometimes, the connection problems would happen with all of the lights working properly. When it first started to happen, I just jiggled the cable wire a little bit (the wire connected to the modem is an extremely long one that connects the modem to a splitter which connects to the main cable line [the other wire that runs from the splitter goes to my TV]) and the connection would back. After that worked a couple of times, though, the problem would return and then my method wouldn't work that well anymore. It got to be... Read more

A:frequent connection loss (comcast high-speed)

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I just got high speed internet. I bought a D Link so I could have wireless throughout the house. My husband uses an old computer for his genealogy and wants wireless on it for research. I bought a USB D Link for it, but it still won't connect. Does the computer need a high speed processor? If so, can I put one in myself without much help?

A:Need a High Speed processor in computer with a D Link?

and moved this one to networking.

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Using a 3 week old Win 8 Lenovo laptop at work. Usually connect to internet via DSL 'guest' network at work (i.e. no network security passes etc. required) and via wireless at home. No issues until yesterday at work, when certain websites wouldn't load. Since connectivity issues are not uncommon at work, I didn't think anything of it.

Today, I managed to load 2 websites that I use every day for work, but no others. After 10AM no websites would load at all, not using Google Chrome or IE. Disabled and enabled network connection; no change. Attempted to use 'guest' wireless access; no difference. Network Status reported 100Mbps but when I pinged CNN, all 4 attempts timed out for 100% packet loss.

So I waited till I got home in case the work connection was just having some kind of issue (although I wouldn't know what). Restarted the laptop, and it recognized and connected to my home wireless network with no problem. But still no website will load using either web browser. Packet loss is similarly 100% to any website, but there is no packet loss when I ping the Gateway. I run BitDefender, and disabled it just in case some setting had gone awry, but there is no change.

All other computers at my house are working without issue - 2 towers, 1 private laptop and a second laptop issued by my employer and used daily on their secured network.

Since 95% or my work is web-based this is a serious issue for me. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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Does any one know a tool which is able to measure bandwidth, connection loss time, number of packet loss, switching time of a wireless network


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ok after i formatted i noticed internet explorer opened instantly but then after installign the programs i need
(like 5 dif spyware removers, all popular ones like spysweeper)
trillian pro
gmail notifier
visual basic
breitt technologies BUDDY REMINDER
magic iso
iso buster
divx player
IE didnt open as quickly anymore and i cant think of anything...im pretty good with comptuers all of my knowledge is from using them sicne age 10, i actually run a computer repair business but im clueless why my computer speed as been affected so soon...
i have a pentium 4 intel celeron cpu
now 1gb ram..
win XP home...
i watch what starts with my comp, everythings fine...
i have two hard drives...they may not be set slave/master but i realy dont think thats it, if you DO but have other suggestions also, PLEASE tell me both because i dont think that is it.
i think i have a 40gb and a 40gb hard drive
with PLENTY room free..
cant really think what else to tell you..

my other question was, i used this program AShampoo WinOptimizer version 4
and i chose for it to "run desktop and taskbar as seperate process (more stable uses more memory though)" do i want to use that? if so, why?

thank you SO MUCH for reading you dont get how much i appreciate it.

A:Speed immediately reduced after installing all needed programs+another speed question

What firewall do you have? what security programs do you have installed

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i installed windows 8 on my 500 gb sata and now i cannot access xp and my hard disk size has now lessened and i cannot find my data anywhere!

plzz help me!!

A:after installation of winows 8 my hard disk is reduced to half

Hi piyushp761, welcome to the forums, you should have backed up your important files before the installation, can you open Windows.old folder and see whether your data saved in there. Windows.old will be in your C:/ drive.

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Actually I don't know where to address this topic, but since the OS is Windows XP Professional, I decided to post it here, this laptop computer Toshiba Tecra A8-EZ8312 running windows xp professional version 2002 having Cymantec endpoint Protection. was resently upgraded to sp3(a week ago), was working well till yesterday when the screen begin disturbing. the screen narrowed to half the original size. I tried System Restoration but it can't work, I tried checking the restore setting it wasn't active, all the options on the restore windows were disabled.(under system property) in the beginning it was telling me that the File C:\windows\Services.exe was missing I fail to find such a file in a normal XP Pro computer, I think it could be an infection from malware. I stoped the program so that it can't pop up again under startup program it didn't work out, I tried last good known setting in vein.I need help!Victornous(Moderator edit and note: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

A:The Windows Work place Reduced to half the normal Size

Hi .If the file path/location was C:\Windows\services.exe...IMO, that reference would be to a malware item.The native location for services.exe is C:\Windows\System32.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/services.exe.htmlI don't agree with the assertion that the system32 folder is the only valid location for this file...I find it at various other locations that I deem valid...but I could be wrong.But...I believe that it should NOT be in the C:\Windows folder as a naked item and I would treat that as a potential malware item to be examined more closely. The error message referring to this file...could be a startup item trying to find a malware item which has been previously removed by some malware-defense program you used...hard for me to tell.I can't comment on anything else in your post...it would just be idle guesswork. I would suggest that you visit BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ , if you believe that your system is infected.Louis

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Hello All,

I am running a Home Cable 15M Down 1M up ISP. I also have a linksys WRT150N.

My network has Cat 6e cable, 2 computers and 1 laptop.

My issue is when i VPN to work i get slow connections and 20 to 60% packet loss. When i disable the VPN the ping test is fine.

my laptop is through my work and is rinning 2G Ram, Cisco VPN Clinet they i cant configure.

I have changed the MTU setting on all PC's to 1430 as well as the router and it does not seam to help any. If i use the laptop direct or wireless or even with no router the Packet loss is still present when i am VPN'd

any ideas on what i can do, or try?

A:Packet Loss when i VPN

Maybe the VPN links are saturated? Or there is a bug VPN server's firmware? Or maybe one on your router? Or maybe your firewall is interfering?

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I have extremely fast dsl connection and after it's on for a while i get alot of packet loss. Wehn i ping yahoo i can get a 25% loss and somemtimes it takes a while for a page to download because of the packet loss. What are some ways i can fix this?

A:Packet Loss Causes

you can't. Two major factors are
1) DSL is just digital over the phone lines which are subject to all kinds of
'noise'. Sometimes a dial-up can't even sustain 9.6kb. I have experienced even hearing
the cross-talk from a neighbor when calling a friend.

2) the very nature of TCP/IP is 'contention'; the drivers write w/o permission and
then find out after the fact that the packets had collisions and need to be resent.
This is a major reason that TCP/IP only performs to ~70% efficiency.

The interesting issue is 'where do the packets get lost'?
If you are using TRACERT (Unix=traceroute), then it's the losses that are used to find the existence
of the intermediate nodes - - kind of interesting.
In addition, assuming a simple 3 nodes end-to-end (a->b->c), once packets
are received at b, any losses to c are recovered(resent) from b, not a(greatefully).

Ping will report losses from A --> .... -->Z and there's not way to improve the
efficiency end-to-end other that to (somehow) get a totally different routing.

Packet loss is a way of life.

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Hi, i previously had a windows xp pc with a wirelless g usb network adapter. I was getting a smooth connection. However, when i bought a new pc with windows vista premium, I started experiencing much packet loss. I updated the adapter drivers for vista off linksys' website, but i am still experiencing loss. This has been affecting my online games such as Counter-strike source and Call of Duty 4 where i get kicked from online games due to the PB error "No packet Flow" after 30 seconds.
Is there anything i can do and what may be the source of the problem?
Thanks in advance

A:Packet Loss

first find the game server name or IP address
then get a command prompt (run.>cmd) enter
ping servername (or ip address)
and you will get some timings. if there's no timeout or server not found message, then enter
pathping servername (or ip address)

it will take 200-300 seconds to run the test -- be patient

now you will see exactly WHERE in the network packets are being lost

you can COPY the report and paste into your reply

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I've had 4-5% packet loss pinging to my ISP server for a week now. They tried everything, changing my LAN card, changing the cable, changing the Switch etc. Nothing seems to fix this, so they asked me to reinstall my Windows XP. My question is, can XP at all cause packet loss?

I'm on a LAN btw, and they pinged from their machine and they got no packet loss.

A:Can OS cause packet loss?

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I am running Windows 7. I work from home and one of the systems is very sensitive to packet loss. My internet provider is cable and we average a packet lose from 50% to 80% on one of their hops. They have been trying for months to remedy the situation but is is not better. Is there anything I can do from my end to improve it?

A:Packet Loss

If you're getting that kind of packet loss, I can't imagine what you can do.

Let's take a look.
Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.

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I was talking about my packet loss to a guy who plays css with me, but thats not the point. i get lag spikes all the time they last about 5 seconds. and its packet loss. i was told that windows xp service pack 2 along with wireless is the problem. He told me there was a patch for it . and i couldnt find it on microsoft. can i get some help. he also told me to put my router to short purmable or w/e . to send out less packets, so the packets dont go out like crazy. can some1 help me ? thx.

A:packet loss


i'm trying to find the proper hotfix


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For a long time now i have noticed a big difference between the advertised speed of my internet (10mbps) and the actual speed of 1mbps, i know it is advertised as 'Up To 10mbps' but i don't think it should be that low. So i looked around and found pingtest.net who gave me this report:
(says 71% but it is consistently 88%)

and speedtest.net who gave me this report:

This confused me however because this gives me almost 10mbps, even though all downloads i try give 1mbps, this may be because it is not taking into account packet loss?

Here is some more information about my issue:
Make and models:
ISP: Telewest Broadband (Virgin Media)
Modem: CISCO EPC2100R2
Router 1: BELKIN F5D7230-4
Router 2: BELKIN F5D5131-5
Connection: All Wired
OS: Windows XP home SP2
Browser: Firefox
NOTE: my pc is connected through both router 1 and 2

Description of symptoms:
I have tried connecting my computer directly to the modem which i recall made it better but didn't fix it. We have also had our modem replaced recently with little or no result as to fixing this problem. So i am pretty sure its a fault with my ISP or PC.

Some Info from CMD:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Ollie>PING

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=115ms TTL=51
Reply from bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=111ms TTL=51
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Websites are loading extremly slow and sometimes go to "page not found". Cox tested the connection from their offices and said I was getting too much packet loss. They said if the problem was inside the house (bad modem, whatever) I'd have to pay $59 for the service guy coming out. I've rebooted the modem and router and made sure the pc's were clean in case some trojan was causing the connection problem. Every speed test I do hangs on the "uploading" part. I'm just trying to get an idea from experts if there's anything I can do to make sure the problem isn't my hardware. Only other thing strange I notice is that both my "receive" and "send" data lights on the modem are almost always solid now. They usually blink more. It's like I have a steady stream of data going in and out where I didn't before. I don't have an extra modem unfortunately to make sure that's not it but would a faulty modem cause packet loss with cox or would it just die all at once?

A:Packet loss - me or cox?

Well that was pretty gay? Moved me to security? Thank god for techguy. Idiots.

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I have been experiencing packet loss on my cable connection. I can connect to the internet but I get timed out often. Is this a problem with the network card or the isp. I did a network diagnosis on the network through the help and support, the IP address always passes, the dhcp server and the dns server fail and also the IP gateway fails. I can ping my IP address,0%loss ping my default ip but get loss. When I ping yahoo .com I sometimes can get some loss other times it is good. I ping and was able to ping it but now it is 100% loss. Had cable company come out and changed some cable and connections in basement/ and new modem, got it working but it is now not working. That is the way it goes up and down.

A:Packet Loss

Do you have a router installed between your computer and the cable modem?

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Hey guys first post and hopefully only but I'm having troubles with my Computer and Packet loss, I'm in a house with 3/4 computers, none of the others have any problems (and yet the computer I run has the best spec!).

I'm running Windows 7 64bit and I've tried speedtest.net which gives me a ping of 1000+ also run pingtest.net which funnily enough gave me no packet loss but 500+ ping, I try to run CS:S (Counter strike) and I have a continual packet loss of 60/70. My computer is hardwired to the router (Netgear DG834G) but I also have a wireless card installed and I have the same problem when I use that.

I have pinged my router through cmd I get zero packet loss, no ping. I pinged yahoo.com and get these results:

Pinging yahoo.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=139ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=289ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=220ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=268ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 139ms, Maximum = 289ms, Average = 229ms

With both wired and wireless connections I have set up a static IP to my router with port forwarding.

I have also tried everything with my Antivirus (NOD32) and Firewall (Comodo) disabled, but still to no avail.

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A:Packet Loss

I have also noticed when I check "ipconfig /all" that my node type is peer-peer, could this be causing some problems?

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Hello, I have done packet loss tests and it seems I get alot of it.

Here is a screenshot from PingPlotter to show what I mean. http://gyazo.com/4dfd8656e80701bd66547f7c214926c1

I get this insane amount of packet loss across every server and find it extremely annoying when gaming. Do you suggest any ways which help me to fix this problem?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 3, 64 bit Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2 Processor Count: 8 RAM: 8093 Mb Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 2097050 MB, Free - 1548284 MB; Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 LE R2.0 Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Packet Loss

You would probably want to run tracert against each individual test site and then compare the results, hopefully you will see that the bottlenecks appear at the same place and that would be where you would want to concentrate your efforts.
Also go over to DSLReports and run a speed test, then follow the site's recommendations

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Heya! ME again about the Packet Loss. Havent posted here in a while, but I need to get rid of Packet loss! It's driving me crazy! Anyway, I took a line quality test online:


Those are the results I got. I took it like a few minutes ago but I've had the problem for about 2 weeks now. A cable tech guy came to my house and rewired some stuff outside. He said my connection was fixed when it wasn't. So I called up cox HSI (my service provider) and they pinged my connection while I waited on the phone. They said I had 19% packet loss and they needed to send ANOTHER tech guy out here. No problem with that, just that I had to wait till' THURSDAY for him to come out. This is crazy. So is there anyway to fix this on my own possibly? Is the 'Packet Loss' on my side or the ISP's side? Could someone give me some steps on what to do? I don't run a firewall or anything, I cleaned up spyware, re-installed my whole entire windows XP, and a lot of other stuff. I could use help Thanks.

(P.S: I don't use a router of any kind. Meh Cable modem is directly connected to the back of my ethernet adapter inside my computer. I tried changing the slots of the ethernet adapter, still have problem )


A:Packet Loss

If you know someone with a computer that can lug it over to your house, you could try that. It would eliminate any possibility of it being your system setup. Even a laptop would do the trick, should be easy to configure for the cable modem for a test.

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I've had some issues with video streaming being poor, not always, but quite often. Browser loading can also sometimes be less than stella.

After doing a series of checks on pingtest.net I discovered there was some amount of packet loss, ranging from 1% - 4% dependng on where I pinged, and perhaps when. I really have no idea where to start with identifying the cause.

Could anybody point me in the right direction?

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I had dsl earlier this year and switched to Cable yet still seem to have a problem playing one and only one online game. So, two things, a pathping gives me these results any time of day or night:
2 10ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% xx.xx.xx.xx

0/ 100 = 0% |

3 8ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0%

0/ 100 = 0% |

4 8ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0%
0/ 100 = 0% |

5 10ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0%

0/ 100 = 0% |

6 9ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0%

0/ 100 = 0% |

7 10ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% te-8-4-ur01.kodak.tn.knox.comcast.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

8 11ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% te-6-3-ar01.sharpsridge.tn.knox.comcast.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

9 19ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0%

0/ 100 = 0% |

10 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% tbr2.attga.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

11 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% tbr1.dlstx.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

12 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% tbr2.dlstx.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

13 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% tbr2.phmaz.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

14 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% tbr1.phmaz.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

15 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% gbr1.sd2ca.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

16 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% gar1.sd2ca.ip.att.net []

0/ 100 = 0% |

17 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100%

0/ 100 = 0% |

18 64ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ ... Read more

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how can i monitor the packets going to and fro from my computer? i want to because when i game every 2 or 3 mins i get really laggy and the game skips.

A:packet loss

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I am very happy to find this forum and hopefully you can help me.
My question is pretty easy (at least I think). So I've been getting packet loss. I found out where it occurs. My question is, is that is this my ISP's fault or could this be caused by like a bad switch in the building? The reason why I ask that is because the IP starts with 192.168 and I'm guessing that could be the part of the LAN in the building? I'm not sure (I'm semi noob at this ). I just want to know if my ISP can fix this easily or if this is something more complex.
Thank you!






A:Packet loss

hmmm weird

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I have packet loss, and randomly connection loss (but otherwise i have very good pings!) under windows 7 with two different computer with realtek 8111B and 8111E onboard chips. But there is no packet loss under windows xp with the same computers.

I tried old, new, and motherboard manufacturer's drivers, new windows 7 system without any antivirus software, disabled windows defender, in safe mode, but still the same. I have no router, just a modem directly plug into the pc.

Whats the problem? Windows 7 or realtek drivers/chips?

Can you help me?


A:Packet loss only in win 7, but not in xp

One thing to check is the firmware of the Modem.

There were a fair few changes to the network stack and networking in general, between the time of XP and Win7.

A few routers had problems with the change, and although It's not a common issue with modems' it may be worthwhile investigating if there are any firmware updates available.

If the modem is supplied by the ISP, they may even be willing to supply a replacement, especially if you have had the modem for some time

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