Over the past couple weeks, I have encountered extremely and gradually increased latency, lag and actual freezing while in game play. Particularly while playing Diablo III. There are a couple much older games that I played and they too are peforming poorly with the same above issues and problems. The interesting thing about the lag/latency/freezing is that the game/s start out great. However, after a couple minutes to 10 or 15 minutes into the game, depending upon which online game I am playing, the lag starts creeping in and out, then more steadily until eventually the game freezes and then it is even difficult to exit or log off the game to get back to the desktop. Diable III tech support says that the problem is either with my ISP, or my computer, but are unfortunately unable to further assist me. My ISP states that it is a Diable III server/client issue or a problem with my computer, and they too said that they are unable to further assist me.
So, this is what I have done on my own to try and resolve the issue. I completed all my various virus checks and all my security software reports and results state my system is clean. I have double/triple checked my msconfig to ensure only essential items are running in the background. I have checked to ensure all my hardware has the correct and upgraded drivers. I have cleaned temp files of any unnecessary garbage. I only run Zone Alarm in game mode when playing games and I turned off all other anti virus/anti phishing/anti spyware programs in order to optimize performance ( Granted, I have ran my antivirus software in the background before and never had any problems or issues until just recently). I have contacted my ISP and had them run diagnostics on my modem and my computers connection to the internet, and they have advised that my connection and the upload/download results are well within parameters. I have ran speedtest.com and the avg d/l is anywhere from 26 to 32 MBps and 4 to 6 MBps u/l.
I have 3 computers hard wired/ported onto a linksys router network which then connects to the cable modem. My wife's computer "is not" a gaming computer. However, there are 2 gaming computers assigned to my network, mine and another member in the household. The other computer is experiencing "absolutely no lag, no latency, nor any freezing problems." The other gaming computer is getting roughly the same speedtest.com results as mine. The other gaming computer is basically the same machine as mine with the exception that it has 4 less GB of Ram and a slightly less quality Video Card. Prior to this problem, both gaming computers could play online games simultaneously without any lag. Now, my computer is the only one that encounters the aforementioned problems, even when my computer is the only one in use.
I have tried switching the cable connections to the various router ports to see if that would make any differnce or not, but to no avail. I am still experiencing the same gradual build up of lag/latency/freezing after several minutes of game play no matter what online game I am playing. I have tried to see if there is any lag or issues while web surfing on YouTube and other movie/video/music type sites that require alot of download / upload packet transferring of data. And, I really cannot tell if the performance is any different than it was before. Online- Videos, movies, and music all seem to download and play pretty well without any noticible lag or latency that I can tell anyways. I have attempted to play the online games during both peak and non-peak hours, and I still have the same results.
The only other item that comes to mind is my kids I-Touches that are using the Wi-Fi signal coming out of the router. I am not sure whether or not what they are downloading or how they are using them, if it has any major impact on just one gaming computers performance or not. I don't recall there being an issue before to the best of my knowledge.
So, I have exhausted my mental abilities as to how to resolve the above aforementioned problems on my computer. I humbly come here to ask for help in hope that I will be able to get my system back up and running the way it was before.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Edited by hYlAnDeR~TFC, 16 November 2012 - 01:36 PM.