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

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.)

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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Last summer I was downstairs on my pc connected to an ethernet to the router. Internet was great no problems really.. I have a twin brother who is upstairs and he used wireless he lagged alot and he only had problems if I was on my computer and that went on for a while. I have a grandfather who sat infront of me while I was on my pc and I couldnt do it so I moved upstairs but I didnt have a wireless pci adapter for my pc I had a wifi adapter which you plug in the wall to wirelessy connect to the router downstairs and I just put my pc's ethernet into the wireless adapter. I used that for a little bit until I couldnt take the high ping I was getting in game servers forcing me to just move my pc in the corner of my room and I havent been on it since. I have been playing ps4 using a wireless connect to the router downstairs. I have connection problems off and on but not every day. I today just got back on my pc and I am expieriencing constant lag and disconnection from games and discord. My router is the NightHawk AC1700 ,my Adapter is a tplink adapter. What can I do to increase my internet speeds I just dont want so much lag and horrible ping when I play my pc games with my friends.. and a reminder my router is downstairs with the modem.
 

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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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I keep getting random ping spikes when I play overwatch, they can last for a split second at a time or they can completely disconnect me from the game.

so far I've replaced my network adaptor, done a full virus scan and I've moved to university so it cant be the network.

I took pictures of my wifi performance while playing, for some reason whenever data received shoots in to the sky I get lag.

http://imgur.com/a/b1gXv

http://imgur.com/a/NN0Cu
 

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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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About 3 days ago my computer and ps4 has started to have huge ping spike randomly when online gaming. I'm not very tech sav and I'm playing over wifi but on 60mb down 4mb up. I have not had any problems with it until now, I've run many speedtest and they're always different i'm still getting 60/70 down but my up goes from 4mb -0.9kbs which it's always set a 4-2mbs. Previously just a couple days ago I could stream and play games no problem so this is very frustrating please help! Also I've called my internet provider and they said it wasn't on their side.
 

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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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this my first post here and i hope i get an answer to my problem
Basically when i'm playing League of legends I get these random ping spikes, my ping would go from 34-40 to 400-600 and it would stay like that for a minute or two before returning to the normal 34-40. This occurs EVERY SINGLE GAME and it's driving me crazy.
I have a very stable internet connection with no problems in browsing; downloading or streaming; etc.
I'm on windows 8. I tried reinstalling the wireless adapter but it didnt work. I also tried used an Ethernet cable and it didn't work.
 

A:random ping spikes when gaming

Can you provide the make/model of your computer?

I'm seeing a lot of users saying that they didn't have this in Windows 8. When they upgraded to W8.1, they started noticing the issue. Did this occur for you as well?
 

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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`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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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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For about a month now i've been experiencing problems with lag and packet loss mostly while gaming. My PC is wired directly to the modem and its cable internet using a Hitron modem. My OS is Windows 10 I run tests using speedtest.net and pingtest.net as well as using the ping and tracert tests on cmd and all of them other than speed test will have random spikes of ping and the pingtest.net shows packet loss while the cmd shows maybe one packet loss but 0% packet loss. Tracert tests have first 9 hops showing stuff then followed jumps 10-17 the connection timed out with one more getting through on the 18th hop. I'm experiencing in the online games (LOL, warframe, Blade and soul) same type of pattern where there will be completely random ping spikes and my game will either freeze or i can't move or cast anything or will just straight up dc sometimes.

This has been happening for the last month now. Earlier on with the problem my internet was not acting right and this just came from out of nowhere I wasn't getting ping or download speed that we were paying for so I called the ISP. They sent someone out saying the modem wasn't on the account. Well they put it on net worked for half a day then went to **** for another day and a half barely getting 1 mgb of down. So they send someone out again a week later. Next guy checks the wires outside and the connection inside says he finds nothing wrong other than a lot of noise on one wire so he put a silencer on it... Read more

A:Random packet loss and ping spikes

Sounds like an ISP issue and/or traffic issue. Nothing on your PC is going to cause ping or tracert issues. You will see ping spikes and packet loss on most any connection depending on the destination (and time of day). So that isn't necessarily an indication that there is actually an issue.
 

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I haven't got a good internet, but it is stable before. Changed my modem to TP-LINK ADSL2+ Modem Router.
Got this random ping spikes and is a nuisance especially in online games. Here's what I've tried.
1. Restarting PC and modem
2 Contacted provider and reset the connection
3. Setting the modem again
4. Changing DNS to Google DNS
5. Using Ethernet cable and Wireless ( Currently using ethernet )

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I get a solid 200+ fps in all games but every few minutes I get lag spikes down to 15-30 fps that last 10 seconds or so. I mainly play CSGO and PUBG. It isn't a thermal issue because my pc peaks at 70 degrees Celsius. I recently also checked for spyware and found nothing

Specs:
-FX 8350
-Gtx 1050
-8gb of ram
-Two SSD's (One 120Gb and One 240GB)
 

A:Consistent Lag Spikes In ALL GAMES

Power supply make and model?

How are you connected to internet? WiFi? LAN?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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
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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
 

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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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