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Q: Online games connectivity drops periodically

Alright guys, I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to computers and the Internet. I can install things, run CCleaner, and do other basic tasks. I've been stumped about this issue for months and after repeated, and failed, attempts to resolve it via the ISP, I've come to the internet for help. I've done searches via Google, this website, and all the other places I can think of, so hopefully I didn't miss a solution to my problem.

I mentioned my illiteracy also because I'm not exactly sure what info you'll need to help me, so I'll describe the issue as best as I can.

When playing games online, my internet connection will occasionally drop for 5-8 seconds, every 5-10 minutes. Sometimes, the game will allow me to reconnect after a short lag spike. Other times, I must meet a breakpoint for getting booted, and I'll have to leave the game.

It happens with all games I play online. Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, Minecraft, Guild Wars, Starcraft II, the Diablo 3 Beta (MAY 15), and even Ventrilo does it. Where ping is given, I'll either get any of the various "Disconnected" messages, or if I manage to recover fast enough for that not to happen, it will read as a 1000+ ping spike that soon returns to normal.

It also happens to all computers on the network. Three desktops all experience it, and the various laptops we may have connected experience it. However, even if only one computer is active, the issue will occur, so I know I'm not simply choking my bandwidth.

However, I have not noticed this issue while browsing the internet. It may even happen, I just don't notice it when loading videos on Youtube or any such activity.

That's all I can think to say. Now on to technical details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1024 Mb (2x, SLI enabled)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 58081 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X58A-UD3R
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Adding my own here:
Modem: Scientific Atlanta, model DPX2203 SERIES
Router: Linksys, model no. WRT610N V1

I've posted this in Networking because my network is the issue, I think. If this is inappropriate feel free to let me know.

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Hi everyone, I have an issue i cant seem to find out about anywhere on the net. I have a broadcom 802.11n wireless card in my comp google fiber internet half a room away. and anytime I play online games such as wow, or guildwars 2 I get disconnected from my wireless. i have to reset the wireless adapter to get back on. i am using windows defender, i have win 10 operating system. so far i have reset ip from cmd.exe, changed setting in internet browser area, changed hpv4 address, deleted all of my cookies and saved internet files and i am just at a loss. The weird part about it is its only games i can stream movies just fine. ty for all the help

A:Pc drops wireless when playing online games

I also updated all the drivers

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16301 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7970
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 47155 MB; Free - 340549 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z68XP-UD3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Hey, guys
I'm an IT guy, I build all my own machines and have done so for 20 years, but I'm stumped and frustrated. Every so often my USB mouse and keyboard will flicker off and on (the power to them). I'm using a Logitech G5 mouse and a standard Dell keyboard. When it starts happening, the mouse and keyboard are both useless. The PC doesn't seem to be affected. It doesn't lock up, doesn't reboot, etc, it stays stable. Sometimes you hear the USB removal/addition tones, sometimes not.

I have a generic Dell mouse that I plugged into a different USB port that remains unaffected while all this is going on. If I put the PC into sleep mode and bring it back up, it immediately works fine again.

This could happen when the system is under stress such as when I'm gaming, or it could be when I don't have anything but a Word doc and a browser window open.

I've replaced the motherboard, everything else on the box is new. I talked with the power supply guys but they don't think it&... Read more

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Up until now, my wired connection to my modem has been flawless. Recently I have been experiencing periodic connection drops. This is most noticeable when I play multiplayer games. I use Comcast ISP. Can anyone help with this?

IPconfig

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Tim and James Gibson>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ash_Williams
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 06-25-D3-C2-DD-85
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethern
et Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-E6-BA-A1-37-67
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:558:6012:1e:50ac:c02a:1ecc:7df5(Pref
erred)
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 14, 2012 2:37... Read more

A:Connection drops periodically

Hi, kingDistruct. I am experiencing similar problems. Mine hasn't been solved so far. Hope you get rid of your problem soon.
 

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Hello
I just bought a new laptop ( Acer Aspire 5535 Notebook Laptops Specification | Geek With Laptop) and installed XP Pro immediately everything worked flawless. So I decided to upgrade to window 7 build 7232 to check it out. Everything installed great but now I'm having several problems one of which being the wireless disconnects periodically ;loses complete wireless capability. In other words it can not find any of my wireless access points. I know it's not a router issue because all my other pc's are working great. I have two linksys routers one with tomato and one with ddwrt firmware.
It has to be a W7 problem but I can not recreate the error.
Usually happens when I'm watching a movie over the network with a mapped drive however it's also happens when I'm browsing online.
Has there been any registery commands or specific services that are causing problems like this?

thanks

A:Wireless connection drops periodically

  
Quote: Originally Posted by metalmaster


Hello
I just bought a new laptop ( Acer Aspire 5535 Notebook Laptops Specification | Geek With Laptop) and installed XP Pro immediately everything worked flawless. So I decided to upgrade to window 7 build 7232 to check it out. Everything installed great but now I'm having several problems one of which being the wireless disconnects periodically ;loses complete wireless capability. In other words it can not find any of my wireless access points. I know it's not a router issue because all my other pc's are working great. I have two linksys routers one with tomato and one with ddwrt firmware.
It has to be a W7 problem but I can not recreate the error.
Usually happens when I'm watching a movie over the network with a mapped drive however it's also happens when I'm browsing online.
Has there been any registery commands or specific services that are causing problems like this?

thanks


No reg cause that I know of but IP-6 sometimes does cause intermittant dropout. Might want to give us more info on comp and networking

Ken

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For a reason I can't understand, when I'm using uTorrent to download a large file, if I later start playing a game like Borderlands or opening other internet programs like IE8 or Skype, my connection will eventually drop.

When I right-click on the Network icon in the taskbar and select "Troubleshoot Problems", this program will reset my network. It almost always says "Default gateway isn't available"; I've seen the message "Local Area Connection 2 doesn't have an IP configuration" but this is rare. Even one time I saw the message "DNS server isn't responding".

I looked on Motorola's site for any driver updates but didn't find any. The specifics of my modem are:

SURFboard SBG900
Software version: SBG900-2.1.15.0-SCM00-NOSH
Hardware version: 3

Is there something I can do to fix this issue?

A:Network connection periodically drops

well if default gateway isnt available then its the problem with the internet service provider so you need to consult the ISP and they can help you in changing the modem and provide you with the new internet connection

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Over the past few weeks, I've been getting these connection drops and I've had to reboot my modem in order to get the connection back. Most of the times, the DSL light continuously flashes and I get no connection. If I'm lucky, the DSL light solidifies and I get a dodgy connection for a couple hours and it drops again.

I've been told it's an issue with my attenuation and impulse noise. I've had more than 4 technicians dispatched to my house saying that they've fixed it and stabilized the signals. The most recent fixed the issue where the connection drops for longer periods of times, but the connection is still really dodgy. The connection still drops but not as often and usually happens in mornings.

I'm currently using a C100a modem from Centurylink and if it matters, it's bridged to a Netgear router. Here are my numbers:

DSL Status

Connection Status
DSL Downstream: 20.127 Mbps
DSL Upstream: 0.639 Mbps
DSL Link Statistics

Link Statistic Status
Broadband Mode Setting: Auto Select
Broadband Mode Detected: VDSL2 - 8A
DSL Link Uptime: 0 Days, 0H:2M:17S
Retrains: 1
Retrains in Last 24 Hours: 1
Loss of Power Link Failures: 0
Loss of Signal Link Failure: 0
Loss of Margin Link Failure: 0
Link Train Errors: 0
Unavailable Seconds: 23
Estimated Loop Length: 1940
Uncanceled Echo: N/A
Transport Mode: PTM
Path Parameter: 201
Priority: 3
Service Type: PTM-Tagged
DSL Power

Levels Downstream Upstream
SNR: 22 dB 13 dB
Attenuation: (DS1)22.8, (... Read more

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the DSL light continuously flashes and I get no connection.Click to expand...

That usually means that the modem is connecting to the line
I can not find a manual for that C100a
But the user manual would tell you what to expect from the DSL Light
I would normally expect that to be a solid all the time
You usually also have an internet light , and that one flashes as data is transferring
 

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I am having problems with my internet connection periodically dropping out, and for no obvious reason. If I leave the PC for a period of time then return to it, the internet connection has dropped, and neither Chrome nor IE browser can access the web.

Each time this happens I use the IE option "Diagnose Connection Problems"; Windows runs the diagnostics check, tells me to turn the router off and on again and wait three minutes, then press "Continue". Within minutes it gives me the message "Internet connectivity has been restored", and I am online again.

The last few times this has happened, I have received a screen from my Zone Alarm free firewall, saying a new network has been detected. I have attached a screen grab to show this - could the problem be with my firewall as well as my router?

A friend suggested I go into Device Manage, Network Adapters section, and untick the box labelled "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" under the Power Management tab. Although it looked promising for a few hours, this hasn?t fixed the problem.

The broadband is with Eclipse - my employer provides broadband to my home address to enable me to work from home, so I may be limited in what control I have over the router settings. They have provided a DrayTek router, model "Vigor 2710n", and I connect using an ethernet cable. I also use the wireless function of the router to connect with my work laptop when wo... Read more

A:Wired internet connection periodically drops out - using DrayTek router

Look for interference sources. Be sure none of the equipment is within 10 inches of any surface such as a wall, and is 12 inches or more from any corner... or heat source... or electrical fan or special lighting.

Some TV or video screens can also have an influence if within 20 inches.

Didn't see your screen grab.

Can we assume you have attempted to uninstall, then install to a different setting?
 

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For some reason, my Linksys WRT54G router stops functioning every night. All I have to do is unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work again, but this is a problem because software I run requires internet during the night, while I'm asleep. I have a good feeling this is a settings issue, and not related to the hardware, but any advice or information you guys have would be a great start to solving this problem.

Thank you in advanced,
Ross L.
 

A:Linksys WRT54G Router Drops Periodically .. Must Be Manually Reset

Did you do the first thing you should have done right after getting the router - update to the latest firmware?

Now, is it the outer that stops functioning or does you internet connection drop?
What does your software do at night?
 

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The last few months I have been getting BSODs, they used to only happen randomly every few weeks, so I never followed up on them, but tonight my computer crashed three times. Any help would be appreciated, attached is the file the stickied post said to generate.

A:Periodically getting BSOD when playing games, WHEA_UNCORRE

Is your system free of dust? If you're OC-ing, please stop. Uninstall Razer devices and detach devices from your computer. How are your temps in load?
Disable nVidia Streaming Kernel Service in services.msc

Please run tests with Prime95 and see if your computer crashes. Start with Blend test.

Code:
GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3 21:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1)
CD-ROM Class Filter Driver by Gear Software.[br]Also comes with iTunes
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=GEARAspiWDM.sys

HECIx64.sys Mon Dec 17 20:32:21 2012 (50CF7345)
Intel Management Engine Interface
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys

Rt630x64.sys Fri Dec 28 01:04:06 2012 (50DCE1F6)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys

iaStorA.sys Mon Jan 14 19:00:27 2013 (50F447BB)
Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=iaStorA.sys

RTKVHD64.sys Tue May 7 14:10:28 2013 (5188EF34)
Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys

intelppm.sys Thu Aug 22 10:46:35 2013 (5215CFEB)
Intel Processor driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys

rzudd.sys Fri Nov 15 07:34:51 2013 (5285C08B)
Razer Rzudd Engine Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=rzudd.sys

rzvkeyboard.sys Fri Nov 15 07:34:58 2013 (5285C092)
Razer RzVKeyboard driver - uncertain as to exactly which model this belongs to.
http://w... Read more

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The last few months I have been getting BSODs, they used to only happen randomly every few weeks, so I never followed up on them, but tonight my computer crashed three times. Any help would be appreciated, attached is the file the stickied post said to generate.

Edit: I believe I posted this in the wrong board, since I use Windows 8.

A:Periodically getting BSOD when playing games, WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR

OK, no problem.

Anyway .... you may have a look at Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try.

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Hey guys,

I have a Vista 64, 2.2 GHz Phenom, Nvidia 9100, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HD(1/2 free).
The problem happens whenever I play games(ie, COD2, SF4, etc...). It would start off fine, but it then hangs up. When it hangs, the game as well as the frame rate would be very slow. It is practically impossible to do anything at this point.
After a couple of minutes, the game would return back to normal and playable....till it hangs again.

What is wierd is during the first couple of months of having Street Fighter 4, It ran smoothly without hanging. And then all of a sudden, it started hanging and I have been unable to cure it. I am not sure what I updated/changed during this interval.

I have tried the following to fix the problem, but to no avail:
1. updated my drivers, defrag and cleaned my hard drive and registry.
2. used CCleaner to remove all unnecessary files.
3. Tried closing all my programs(ie, Windows Defender, Mcafee, etc...) before running the game

What do you guys think? What were your solutions to this type of problem?

Thanks

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Hello, I'm hoping that I can get some insight on how to fix an issue with my PC.
Recently, while playing video games, the game will lock up periodically for one to three seconds. The game window will sometimes grey out and have "Not responding" in the bar up top. While this is happening, the game sound that was playing with play a half second loop through the duration of the freeze. The game will then resume after this short time. In Hearthstone, these freezes seem to happen randomly before a spell effect happens, or upon switching turns. Maybe just coincidence. In WoW and League of Legends, it just happens when it feels like it.
This issue has started just recently, and I haven't made any modifications to the machine prior to the issue.
I keep the heat sinks and whatnot inside free of dust with canned air regularly, and core temperatures according to the "Core Temp" program tells me that the max temp reached is 52.
In attempts to rectify the issue, I've uninstalled and re-installed the graphics drivers, but to no avail.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional
8GB ram
64 bit system
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb solid state (operating system installed)
Western Digital 1tb HD
Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Gigabyte Technology Z87X-D3H motherboard
750W Silverstone powersupply
Nvidia Geforece GTX 770
Please let me know what I can do to troubleshoot/fix this issue, and thank you in advance!

 

A:Computer freezes periodically while playing games

video memory

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Hey guys,

I have a Vista 64, 2.2 GHz Phenom, Nvidia 9100, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HD(1/2 free).
The problem happens whenever I play games(ie, COD2, SF4, etc...). It would start off fine, but it then hangs up. When it hangs, the game as well as the frame rate would be very slow. It is practically impossible to do anything at this point.
After a couple of minutes, the game would return back to normal and playable....till it hangs again.

What is wierd is during the first couple of months of having Street Fighter 4, It ran smoothly without hanging. And then all of a sudden, it started hanging and I have been unable to cure it. I am not sure what I updated/changed during this interval.

I have tried the following to fix the problem, but to no avail:
1. updated my drivers, defrag and cleaned my hard drive and registry.
2. used CCleaner to remove all unnecessary files.
3. Tried closing all my programs(ie, Windows Defender, Mcafee, etc...) before running the game

What do you guys think? What were your solutions to this type of problem?

Thanks
 

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Hello, I'm hoping that I can get some insight on how to fix an issue with my PC.
Recently, while playing video games, the game will lock up periodically for one to three seconds. The game window will sometimes grey out and have "Not responding" in the bar up top. While this is happening, the game sound that was playing with play a half second loop through the duration of the freeze. The game will then resume after this short time. In Hearthstone, these freezes seem to happen randomly before a spell effect happens, or upon switching turns. Maybe just coincidence. In WoW and League of Legends, it just happens when it feels like it.
This issue has started just recently, and I haven't made any modifications to the machine prior to the issue.
I keep the heat sinks and whatnot inside free of dust with canned air regularly, and core temperatures according to the "Core Temp" program tells me that the max temp reached is 52.
In attempts to rectify the issue, I've uninstalled and re-installed the graphics drivers, but to no avail.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional
8GB ram
64 bit system
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb solid state (operating system installed)
Western Digital 1tb HD
Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Gigabyte Technology Z87X-D3H motherboard
750W Silverstone powersupply
Nvidia Geforece GTX 770
Please let me know what I can do to troubleshoot/fix this issue, and thank you in advance!
 
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A:Computer freezes periodically while playing games

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I use a three year-old Acer Aspire V3-571-6698, running on Windows 8.1.
A few days ago, the Internet would cut off at random. To fix this, I would try to disconnect and re-connect from the modem, but in doing so, it would tell me that I can't connect to the network. After that, all available connections suddenly drop to only one bar, regardless of the strength before it happens (and usually, it gets five bars from the modem and a few nearby providers).
Restarting my computer fixes the issue, albeit only temporarily.

So far...
I've tried to reset the modem (both by sending refresh signals and unplugging and re-plugging), but it didn't solve the issue; nothing changes if I don't restart. The other computer in the house and any mobile devices don't experience the same problem, either, so I'm under the impression that it has to do with my laptop in particular.
Tightening the screws on the bottom of the laptop body didn't do anything either.
I tried to do a System Restore to several days prior to the problem arising, but it only fixed it for a couple of days.

At first, it seemed like it would only occur when I was running games that required a lot of computer strength, e.g. Minecraft and League of Legends, but this morning, the connectivity dropped when I only had two Google Chrome tabs open.

I am completely lost. Could someone please help me figure out what could be wrong?

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Hello, I would first like to say Hi I'm Brian!

I've been using computers for a very long time now but I occasionally run into some errors.

I was wondering why Firefox keeps telling me that I'm not connect to wireless Internet, even when my toolbar says that I am. I know that I'm still connected because I can still be downloading a program using a third-party downloader at the same time as Firefox is acting up. I've also been trying to use Internet Explorer and it doesn't work either.

I use Windows 7, I've had this computer for less than two weeks!

I also have another question and I through my experience on forum websites, it's better to reduce clutter so I'll post it here: My firewall on McAfee will disconnect right after I click connect?

I've run anti-malware software and it constantly tells me that I have no malware at all!

There haven't been any glitches or lags that tell me I have a virus. Could I have one? McAfee doesn't detect any but I'm sure it's possible that a virus could be hiding somewhere...
 

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hi,

I have a big problem with an hp brio pentiom pc.
it is a network computer running win98se, 128mb ram, 500mhz cpu chip. it is a networked pc connected to verizon DSL through a 4- port linksys router which is connected to an SMC switch we have at work. All other computers on the network do not have this problem except for this pc and another dell optiplex gx1 pc with the same specifications as this one.
What happens is that after 4 or 5 hours the pc's disconnect themselves from the internet and i have to reboot them to regain connectivity.
it's a pain because on one machine we are running gotomy pc software because we have employees who log on from home and do work. overnight the machines disconnected and we cannot get work done. i have tried to re-install tcp/ip. also diabled any power management on the harddrive within windows and the bios but still disconnects. also forgot to mention both these machines that disconnect after 4 or 5 hours have static ip addresses they are not obtaining any leases from a DHCP server.
please help me;
joe
 

A:dsl internet connectivity suddenly drops

Sounds like a DHCP lease renewal. I would call your ISP and ask them why it is disconnecting at that time interval. It also sounds like Code Red symptoms.
 

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Win7 home 64bit on Gateway laptop.
My laptop Wifi keeps dropping.
InSSider shows the beacon signal strength of my router, -25dB; well above other networks near me, at -80dB.
My router is the only broadcaster on its channel.
InSSider shows receiving the signal at -25 dB, but then drops down to -95dB (which is complete loss) then back up. It may be up for three or four seconds or only a second before dropping. The up/down is continuous.
Control panel shows no warnings. Everything is installed correctly.
I power cycled the router as well as the modem, uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for the wifi adapter. Installed newer wifi drivers.
I changed channels on the router.
Changed authentication type, then back to WPA2.
ipconfig release all /renew
SSID is not hidden.
Replaced the router and tried everything again.
--signal still up then down then up/down--changing routers gives same results.

Connectivity is constant with Ethernet (non-wireless) connection.

Last night, between 12 a.m and 6 a.m. the wifi signal was steady. No drop out at all. But after 6 the connection is never up for more than a few seconds before going down.
Unable to locate any potential interference--appliances that may have been off during the solid time.
On a different computer, the local network and wifi has good connectivity. InSSider shows the signal coming from the router to be steady, no drop out.

Any ideas?

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A:Wifi continuously drops connectivity

You might want to start up in Safe mode with Networking to determine if this problem is caused by an installed program or software.

Safe Mode with Networking - Add to Windows Boot Manager Screen

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Hi,

I started some consulting work for a company that uses a wireless connection with 2 access points in their office (one on channel 6, the other on channel 11). They use a WPA-PSK key to secure the connection.

The problem is that with about 70% of the laptops that come preimaged from the parent company the following problem happens.
You try to connect to the wireless, enter the password, the authentication passes, an IP address is assigned, it appears connected, about 5 seconds later the connection is dropped, the computer tries to reconnect, it reconnects, then it drops and stops connecting.

I have tried the following things:
Disable all firewalls/antivirus
Reset the TCP/IP stack (using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt )
Reinstalled the drivers of the card
Tried different software besides the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (like the software for that driver)
Winsock repair
The other two things I tried with some success is:
Connecting to another wireless connection - worked but only for unsecure
Reformatted Computer (or Repaired Windows installation) - worked for 4 of the 5 computers I tried.
Now the other 30% have a similar yet annoying issue. Everytime I connect to the wireless network I get a limited, no connectivity message. I tried the same kind of things I did above but nothing worked. I'm not sure what the problem is, with one computer i actually replaced the wireless card (only to get the issue that i was getting at the top). Reformatt... Read more

A:Wireless connection drops/no connectivity

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Dell Vostro 330 AiO
Core i3 2.53GHz
3GB RAM
Wireless nic: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11 b/g/n;

For about the last 2 weeks, I've been dealing with an issue where my AiO drops WiFi connectivity randomly. At this point i have to manually reconnect/associate with the router. I receive two errors in my log:

Event ID 11002
Wireless network association failed.

Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Interface GUID: {00a5676e-0755-4823-9d54-cd31a3cf493e}
Local MAC Address: 38:59:F9:02:25:60
Network SSID: E1QE5
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Failure Reason: The driver disconnected while associating.
Dot11 Status Code: 2

===============

Event ID 8002
WLAN AutoConfig service failed to connect to a wireless network.

Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Interface GUID: {00a5676e-0755-4823-9d54-cd31a3cf493e}
Connection Mode: Automatic connection with a profile
Profile Name: E1QE5
SSID: E1QE5
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Failure Reason:The driver disconnected while associating.

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So far this is what i've done to troubleshoot.
1) Updated the driver
2) Unchecked the option in device manager to allow the computer to turn this device off to save power
3) Within power options, i've set wireless adapter settings >> power saving settings >> setting: maximum.
3) Configured a static address on this PC
4) Re-configured wireless security which was previously WEP encryption to WPA2 personal AES.
5) Rebooted the router.
I've... Read more

A:Dell AiO Drops Wireless Connectivity Randomly

Hi there,

Can you please provide us with a Xirrus snip capture? Please follow the guidelines here:
Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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I have 2 virtually identical Dell Vista laptops (details below), both bought about one month ago. One has a reliable connection to my wireless network, the other initially connects fine but then drops to "limited connectivity" almost daily.

On the problem laptop, everything will work fine, then my daughter goes to use it and the "internet is down". Looking at the laptop, I see it has "limited connectivity". Frick. It can see the network, and signal strength is "excellent". My wired desktop unit and the other wireless laptop work fine, so definitely seems like an issue with this laptop.

If I reboot, it will work fine... right up until the point that it doesn't again. Lather, rinse, repeat. I tried the Vista "fix my problem" wizard last night - I can't remember the exact steps it did but I know the first try didn't work (maybe releasing and renewing its IP addr from DHCP?), the second step worked... so hooray for that. But I don't want my daughter running the "fix my problem" wizard every 24 hours!

I've searched the forums and can't find any answers for the situation where the networking works, then doesn't, then does again.

Details:
Router: Linksys WRT54G, WPA2, DHCP for 5 users w/ max expire time (7 days?)
"Problem" Laptop: Dell Studio 15, Vista Home Premium. One month old.
"Good" Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1525, Vista Home Premuim. One month old.
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A:Vista Drops to Limited Connectivity Daily

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My internet connection is strong, all 5 bars. Randomly though, the connection will be dropped down to Limited Connectivity. Once I disconnect, then reconnect, the internet connection is fine. I can continue browsing with full signal strength. A few minutes later, it's been dropped to limited connectivity again.

We have three laptops in the house. The two Dell's we have are both dropping the internet. The HP laptop hasn't dropped once. My laptop has never had this problem on any other networks I use (I'm only home for the month from school). My parents have said that they never had this problem before on the other Dell either. The fact that the HP still hasn't dropped the connection once makes me thing it might not be the router? I have no idea. Any suggestions???
 

A:Internet connected, then drops to limited connectivity

Are all Machines connected by wireless

A bit contradictory really -
The HP laptop hasn't dropped once. My laptop has never had this problem on any other networks I useClick to expand...

Lets assume a PC issue as other devices are solid assuming they are connected in the same way - ie cable or wireless

I would suggest first looking at the DELL service TAG numbers on a label on the PC and using that info to goto the dell website and updating the network adapter drivers

If wireless lets see an xirrus screen shot - it maybe interference - but would expect all to drop connection

Lets also see the ipconfig /all and ping tests when its working and also when it disconnects - see below

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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a... Read more

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I upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Upgraded the Wireless Network Adapter Driver to the latest version, but still losing connectivity, and some times get the blue screen with the message "driver power state failure".  It looks to me that the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230, Single Band is not compatible with Windows 10 SW.  I would like to know if HP has an alternative to replace it with a compatible Network Adapter. Thanks 

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Hi everyone,
I'm helping my girlfriend's dad with his new toshiba satellite L505D, it's running vista, and i have it over at my place. I finally got the wireless working to the point it uses the WEP encryption in place, but at his house everything is wired. When I plug in the LAN cable everything works for a minute or so(i can view web pages) then it goes straight to Limited connectivity. WHen I view the dhcp table on the router it no longer exists. The only way to get it back connected is to reset the network adapter, but then it drops again...I've never seen a case where the connection is there, then drops to limited, any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
 

A:vista wired lan drops to limited connectivity

Welcome to TSG.
Think that since the failing environment is at his house,you will probably have to shoot this bug at his house.
When you say that everything there is wired,do you mean all hardwired to a router,modem,or modem/router ?
From the failing environment we would like to see,when it fails.

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address> For addresses,follow instructions below&#8230;.

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 206.190.60.37

PING www.yahoo.com
Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. IPV4 for Vista

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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This will give us a pc's ... Read more

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I got a new Thinkpad Bluetooth Mouse with my Thinkpad Yoga 370 and although I love the machine, the bluetooth isn't that great. I have to pair the mouse to use it everyday.  After an hour or two of inactivity the mouse disconnects and I have to re-pair it.   Anyone have a solution for this?  Is this just Windows 10 behavior or something I'm missing in a setting on the machine?





2000 T61 ? ten years of various terrible Dell & HP work laptops - 2014 MacBook Pro 13.3 - 2015 HP 800G1 (just a train wreck) - 2017 Yoga 370 ? 2018 T560

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The Wifi adapter (Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn) has been malfunctioning for the past two weeks. The wifi signal strength of visible networks is vey weak. It shows good strength in other devices though. Also, the Bluetooth , when turned on, never finishes searching for nearby devices. So, i am unable to connect to new devices. This laptop is 2 years old. Please suggest methods to resolve.

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Hello,

I'm using Win 7 64 bit. Recently, over the past week or so, I've noticed that the internet connectivity will drop after a little while. It can be 5m or perhaps an hour. After this, a reboot is required to reconnect. The strange part about this, is that the icon in the corner that tells you your network connectivity status stays at 5 bars rather than the familiar 5 bars with a caution sign as if there isn't an issue.

Some tests I've tried after this happened before a reboot:

1. ping google.com in cmd
RESULT: Strangely, I receive ping packets back from google, which may explain why the status in the corner stays the same.
2. telnet to google.com on port 80 and send a request.
RESULT: telnet acts strangely. Characters appear black on black and thus are unreadable. I was unable to send an HTTP request to google, and thus the result is inconclusive.
3. Check facebook notifications in chome
RESULT: Oddly enough, I can receive notifications, but I cannot reply, nor click on a new link to open the notification.

After the connection "drops", you will not be able to use chrome, nor firefox to access the internet. Both browsers will send requests that never return packets from the host. One guess I have is that the connectivity does not drop completely, but drops to a pace that is so slow, little information can be loaded.

My initial response to this was: "I have a virus". I downloaded AVG, ran a scan, it found a few viruses, removed them f... Read more

A:Internet connectivity drops; No change in taskbar icon

It sounds like either TCP/IP network stack or winsock is messed up which is a fairly typical problem but virus problems can look like many things.

If it's a virus problem run more scans.

You should also run malwarebytes to check for more virus's .
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_pro/

Windows security essentials is also worth using.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=5201

If you did have a virus it may have messed up the network stack or winsock.

Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services. Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can be corrupted. The TCP/IP protocol is a stack of 4 layers that includes several transport layers, but when this stack is corrupt you will constantly have connectivity issues.

Type or copy each command one at a time into an elevated command prompt then hit "enter" after each one, then reboot your machine.


netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)

If it's something on the wireless side then you should install Xirrus wifi inspector. A screen shot of this will show me the wireless landscape in your area and adjustments can be made from there.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector

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Hello, good morning and thank you for reading

I have been experiencing drops in my wired internet connection and a google search brought me to your forums.

It seems to disconnect more often either during a call on my voip phone (a snom) or shortly after - as if a surge of usage makes it drop out?

It is currently working, so, as read on other similar threads, I shall post the ipconfig results:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DenisesOffice
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-DF-9A-ED-5A-73
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-DF-9A-ED-5A-72
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
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A:Frequent drops in connectivity - seems to be related to voip phone?

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We have a number of X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (20JG) w/ EM7455 LTE cards. We have updated all drivers on some machines but we continue to have issues w/ the card at time dropping connectivity to LTE and it not returning until a reboot or a disable/enable of the LTE card.When the connectivity hangs you are unable to ping any IP addresses. This occurs randomly but is seen within an hour of waking up from a sleep.  Lastest driver as of July 29, 2019 has helped some but not fixed the problem. We have tested newer firmware version for Verizon but in those cases when the connectivity issues happen the entire card resets itself losing connectivity anyway. We have tested on Windows 10 1803 and 1903 w/ similar results. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

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I have 2 laptops, one running Vista Home Premium SP1 and the other running XP Pro. Both are connected wireless to the same home cable internet connection.
On the Vista laptop, internet connectivity dropouts have become so frequent that they make web browsing on the machine almost unbearable.

While the Vista machine has problems, the XP machine loses no connection, performing just fine. When I am not experiencing connectivity drops I get intermittant VERY SLOW page loads. I Get etiher "Connection to the Server was reset, Try again" messages or have to continually reclick the link to get it to connect.

The laptop has a Dell 1395 wireless WLAN mini card and it reports that it has the latest drivers.
I have disabled Bluetooth in case it was causing a conflict, I have turned off the lan card, set the wireless power settings to Maximum performance and disables some page scaling thing that vista does all to no improvement.

I am running PCcylinn Internet security 14 as well as MS Defender, have disabled both and again found no improvement.

We have had this laptop for about a year and these problems have become progressivly worse for the past 3 months or so. About 3 months ago Dell replaced the motherboard under warranty (my wife spilled a glass of wine on the laptop).To the best of my recollection these problems began AFTER the MB change, but I can not say that for sure.

Any help in diagnosing this and ultimately solving this would be most appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Constant Wireless Connectivity drops on Vista, fine on XP

What about logging in to your wireless router on the vista machine? Does that seem slow as well? Have you tried transfering data between the two computers via a shared folder to test the connection without going on the web?

I would try going into the wireless router and double checking settings like mac filtering and playing with wep wpa on or off.

Another thing you could probably do and I would try this first is to change the frequency or "channel" of the routers broadcasting signal. Some routers you can change it from ex: channel 9 11 or 6. Some better routers have more options available.
 

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After certain updates my online which is a wired connection drops & always re connects & the modem itself is fine. So its a Windows problem

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After certain updates my online which is a wired connection drops & always re connects & the modem itself is fine. So its a Windows problem

A:Online Drops Randomly & Occasionally

Does it ever "drop" after booting up into Safe Mode with Networking?

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Ill try and be breaf, i have a home security system (arlo) which depends on wifi to function. the cameras are wireless and require my network connection to work. so it dawned on me that my children can just unplug the internet if they want to sneak out (hopefully they haven't figured that out, but if i have they most likely have as well). i want a way or program i can use that will monitor the internet and alert me via email/txt or any other way, that my internet is down!
i apologize in advance if this is something already answered. i simply cannot find what i want. something basic, that just records or alerts me when my internet isnt working. 24/7

A:tracking (monitoring/logging) internet connectivity & drops in connection.

Tell the kids that your alarm company called because your wireless connection went down and they receive a message to this affect and they wanted to know if this was something they should dispatch the police to.  Explain that you don't know how the wifi went down, but if it does go down this will be the response in the future.
 
Years and years ago I was involved with alarm systems that were connected to a dialer which would call the alarm company when the alarm system was tripped.  When the phone lines were cut the company monitoring the alarm system would see this as the system being tripped and dispatch the police.  So I wouldn't be surprised if they have some means of monitoring you system from their end.  It may be worth calling then to find out what does happen when you wifi goes down.

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OK, so this is my setup. I have a surfboard cable modem coming into a D-link DI-624 wireless router. From teh router, I have 3 destinations: 1) 2 computers running XP both using wireless cards; 2) playstation 2 console using the WIRED connection.

What happens is this: when I connect to my online games (one in particular) via PS2, everything works fine at first. The connection is good and there is no problems.

However, as the game goes along I run into lots of lag/jitter periodically. Its very strange. It will be totally fine for awhile, then all of a sudden I get lag. Eventually I lose my connection.

When this happens, I check my computer internet connection and everytying works FINE. My pings to www.comcast.net on my computer range from 20 ms all the way up to 100 ms.

I have 2 wireless cell phones in my house. ARe those interfering somehow? I also have a wireless cordless phone but I unplugged and I'm still getting intermittent drops. I dont think other wireless things should affect this because my PS2 is plugged straight into the router, I'm not using wireless for that.

I pulled the router off the network and plugged my PS2 straight into my cable modem, but it didnt help.

I changed the ethernet cables, but it didnt help

I have my PS2 set up as a DMZ on the router so all ports are open. Gaming consoles require a lot of ports to operate right, so instead of setting up each one of those I just set it up as a static DHCP w/ DMZ.

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A:Online gaming network drops intermittently

I pulled the router off the network and plugged my PS2 straight into my cable modem, but it didnt help.Click to expand...

Stop playing around with your router in the attempt to diagnose this problem. If you have the SAME symptoms and you have a modem directly to the PS2 the problem is either the PS2 OR the modem it can't be the router at all.

Really it sounds like its a PS2 only problem because the modem is working fine for internet use by the other PC's when the router is attached.

Have you tried your PS2 at another location?
 

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I have a Speedstream 4100 DSL modem and when I just surf the internet it is fine. But when I play some online games I can only play for about 30-45 minutes before my DSL modem gets disconnected from the internet. Restarting the modem does not help so I have the restart the computer to become reconnected. This is starting to become very annoying. I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the situation. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hello!!!!
I am having a hard time playing games on my pc. All my games are having fps drops and are feeling laggy. Its very irritating and I am not able to play games smoothly.
My pc specs are:-
1. 500 w smps
2. Gigabyte 880GM- D2h motherboard
3. AMD FX-4100 quad core 3.6 Ghz processor
4. Corsair 4 gb ddr3 1333Mhz ram
5. 1 gb ddr5 MSI ati radeon hd 7750 graphic card
6. 1 tb HDD
7. Win 7 OS

I've played games for the past 2 yrs or so and didnt have any problem.I am plaing COD Black ops 2,Crysis 3,Hitman absolution, Assassins creed revelations, Assassins creed 3. Even Counter strike 1.6 has fps dropped to 60 fps. Last week my cousin was browsing through the net and downloaded "REGCLEAN" and it fixed around 600 files on next pc restart. Since then all my game's fps has dropped. I've cleaned the interiors of my pc for any dust .I've reinstalled all my drivers and also updated my graphics driver to the latest one. Still it isnt working. Should I format my pc???
Can anyone help me to figure out the problem plz...
 

A:FPS drops in games

You may have a virus from that software. That may be the issue. Reformat and clean install windows. After you do that, go to AMDs website and download the latest 13.4 graphics driver. Tell me if that solves it.
 

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Hello !

I mainly play CSGO and resetet my PC 2 Months ago,
my problem is that after some time i get FPS Drops.

I actually dont know what i should post here to get Help.
I Checked some things and tried to solve it myself but it didnt work.

I got some Screenshots of my Specs with CPU-Z , GPU-Z maybe that will help.



Monitor : BenQ XL2411 (144hz) but i play with 120hz because of the Drops
My PC Case is Open (at the side) because one of my Fans dont work ( one cable is broken dont know why )

If i need to give more Information please tell me !
because i dont really know what i need to do.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello,

I'm having some issues with fps and not sure what to do now. I have tried many things.

I got an Asus Rog Strix 2 laptop, Intel i7 8750H, Nvidia GTX 1070, 16gb ram. I got it in October 2018, and everything was working fine, it could run all games on highest settings, such as Black Ops 4, Assassins creed games, BF1. No issues at all.

Then around late January or February 2019, can't remember exactly, there were updates for Windows 10 and Nvidia (through Geforce Experience). I updated all. I would say this is when the problems began, though not with FPS. Rather, the wifi card wouldn't automatically connect to internet on startup, and when I tried connecting to internet, the wifi card would inactivate (I think) and then activate again, but not connect. The only way was to Troubleshoot, and it wouldn't only work if Troubleshoot would reset the wifi card, then it was 50/50 if it would connect or not. If I leave it for 5-10 minutes on desktop without troubleshooting, it would connect automatically. Resetting modem didn't work. This still continues but not as frequently.

Fast forward about one and a half month, the FPS began slowly dropping. At first, it was just games that had high requirements that would get the FPS drops, and these drops lasted 1-3 seconds. I lowered settings for games and it would work fine, but then the problem would just come back. I uninstalled from HDD and installed on SSD, but the problem persisted.

So after reading some f... Read more

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I play CSS, Americas Army, and Call of duty 4 on my laptop. I usually run cod4 and css at 125 frames while I play and America's Army is capped at 85. Every 5 minutes or so of gameplay my framrate drops to about 20-30 for about 10-20 seconds. This causes some significant problems during match play.I have attached my dxdiag to this post.

I shut down my laptop every night, I have it in an air conditioned room and it sits on a laptop cooler. I unplugged my external harddrive and updated all of my drivers 2 days ago. I have also turned all of the graphics to low and I cannot stop these frame drops.
 

A:FPS drops during games

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Hello everyone. I bought this  HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook - 15-ak002nl in February. As i love gaming and travel a lot, this seemed a pretty decent option for me. However, after the first 4-5 months of flawless use (while i mostly played games like The Witcher 3, Diablo 3, Dark Souls - all of them at a minimum of 35 fps), it began to show some issues. Basically, once every 1-2 or more minutes (but this depends on the game i'm playing) fps drops by 50% or more, especially in more engaging and graphically heavy moments.  This happens on every game i'm playing (which is now World of Warcraft, but i also tried other games and the same thing happens).  I tried updating drivers, reinstalling games, cleaning the inside of the notebook, using a fan beneath it, reinstalling Windows, reloading the default HP settings - with no use. I then tried with the HP telephonic assistance, which tried to change some graphic settings withing the nVidia control panel and installing some HP drivers. No use.  At that point, they told me to send them the notebook so they could try to fix it. They kept the notebook for 2 weeks, after that they sent it back to me, claiming they changed the motherboard. And the problem is still here.  I don't know what to do anymore, to be honest. This notebook should be able to run these games at a decent framerate, and it's not doing that anymore. Any advice?

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This started awhile ago pretty randomly. I play WoW, TF2, CSS, SWTOR, and LoL. I experiance the same strange drop in FPS into single digits for about 5-10 seconds, then right back up to 60-70 FPS. I have tried everything that I know and am still getting the strange drop in FPS.

I have reinstalled Win7, updated all drivers, etc. I have ran AV software, and Malwarebytes, and got nothing. When I run my games i run Gamebooster, still nothing. Cleaned my cache, cookies, defragged, everything and still I get these nasty FPS drops.

I'm running

64bit Win7
Intel Core Duo2 3GHz
3GB RAM
Geforce 8600 GT

So yeah, if anyone out there could help I would much appreciate it. All I wanna do is play my games without this annoying FPS drop. Thanks All.
 

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Hi there..

Some might have seen the previous threads re my problems:
Shutdown while Gaming

Well i cured that with a new PSU with help from ppl here, but i still have a Sound Issue, namely a minute or 2 after starting a game the sound drops out! I have reloaded new drivers for both the sound and grafix and tried different ones as well, but i cant find out what is causing this..

It doesn't have any problems in Windows and works well, it's only during a game! This PC is not much fun atm, as fast as i fix one thing something else happens - Grrr

Anyone have any thoughts on this one at all??

Regards
Steve
 

A:Sound Drops Out - but only in Games!

Try replacing the card and see if that works.
 

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Hi, I've been getting major FPS drops in games as soon as there's one or more enemies that are trying to attack me. My specks are

CPU : AMD FX4170 4.2GHz
GPU : AMD HD7850 2GB
RAM : 8GB
SSD : 128 Samsung 840 series
HDD : 2TB
OP : Windows 7 64bit

The weird part is that all games are runing just fine til then 40-60 frames easy but after that it dropes as low as 10frames.
Now am upgrading my PC soon any way but would like to find out if its something I can fix or its just how much I can get from games these days with this hardware
P.S its usually runing on High settings
 

A:Major FPS drops in games

Try this:
1) Uninstall the current GPU drivers with this tool: http://goo.gl/VvtH3.
2) Restart your PC.
3) Download and install the latest 13.4 driver from here: http://goo.gl/Ed8t.

If that doesnt work, just respond and I will tell you some other possible solutions.
 

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Hello all,

I have just recently (In the past two weeks) have a problem with my frame rate random plunging down into the 1-2 range. It happens with every game and I've installed new drivers( and rolled them back ). I can think of no one thing I did to start this trend.

DxDiag
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/7/2012, 17:40:43
Machine name: JOE-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.120402-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: EVGA__
System Model: nForce 750i SLI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2643MB used, 5775MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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A:Random FPS drops in all games

Try re-installing the drivers you want. They may be corrupt.
 

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Recently bout the past week or so i have been getting like 20 secound lag or fps drops in my games and it happens every 10-15 minutes. I know its not that my computer cant handle it the games that im playing worked fine before i tried turning graphics down also did nothing. I have malewarebytes and kaspersky on my computer and neither one found the problem and still random lag spikes. They are online games and i restarted my router i redid the graphics drivers. Now im stuck and dont know where to go next to try to fix it. Also its just the games i had one run in windowed mode and my internet explorer surfs at normal speed i can talk on msn messenger with no lag its just the games.

Windows Vista 64bit
AMD Phenom X4 9550 Qaud Core
6 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 9100 (i know crappy but im in the process of upgrading it soon)
Kaspersky 2010 activated product not trail

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A:Random Lag or FPS drops in games

Unfortunately for you allot of online games don't like being played in windowed mode (despite the option being there) with the majority builds out there, i for one never play in windowed mode as it drains that extra resources.
It has something to do with the information sent from your pc and their server and vice versa and information getting mixed up and trying to resolve itself or just lost which usually ends up in connection loss and you have to re-logg back in.

The build you have is ok (even though i'm not a vista fan and would suggest upgrading to XP or windows 7) and the GeForce 9100 series cards from my experience have been temperamental.
Does the same issue happen even in full mode for you?
 

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