Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Huge Lag Spikes


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 sole

sole

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:27 AM

Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:59 PM

At times when I'm playing a game, whether it's counter strike or even starcraft, I get random lag spikes.

in cs, my ping/latency would jump from stable (30ish) to 200 - 500 and lag like balls. I can't play at all..

in starcraft, at times, all the games would have full red bars and I wouldn't be able to join them because of the huge lag spike. Sometimes when I log in, I would have 2 bars instead of 1(normal) next to my name.

possible suspects:
trojan or just plain bleepty DSL?

i asked my brother if his computer/internet lags, and he said it's fine. He uses a macbook through wifi (under the same internet box that I use).

I recently installed Avast and Malwarebytes, and they continue to find zero threats, so I believe I am virus-free.

I defragged my computer & it revealed I have 80% free space on my C: drive, even though i don't have much files in my whole computer regardless.

what can possibly be wrong...?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:04:27 AM

Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:46 PM

Im assuming its only in multiplayer, but heres some questions, does your brother have a similar system to you, and is he on the same network and internet as you?

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#3 sole

sole
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:27 AM

Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

Im assuming its only in multiplayer, but heres some questions, does your brother have a similar system to you, and is he on the same network and internet as you?


yes, we are connected from the same internet box.

he probably doesn't experience lag since he doesn't play games. He is on a macbook through wi-fi.

#4 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:04:27 AM

Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:32 PM

Try going here and seeing what your speed/ping is

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#5 sole

sole
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:27 AM

Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:22 PM

Try going here and seeing what your speed/ping is


eh, it just proved my point. I was searching up tips earlier and came across that site too, i tested it and my ping was around 270ms. Now it's on 70. told you, my latency jumps unexpectedly, i don't know what's wrong..

here:

Posted Image

#6 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:04:27 AM

Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:07 PM

My guess is would be the internet service provider. To further test it, download Fraps, and try to play the game singleplayer and see if there are any lag spikes, you can also try running speedtest on your brothers apple, and if your hooking up to a wireless router and then to the modem, you can try bypassing the router and hooking straight up to the modem.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#7 sole

sole
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:27 AM

Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:11 PM

hm. I believe I have found the answer. It may be avast's all-protect shield which scans every file & basically every little movement you make in your computer. It's strange though, because I've had spikes before I downloaded avast too... seems like this method works (turning off the avast shield).

hope this lasts.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users