For quite a while now, off & on I've been experiencing random ping spikes most noticeably when I'm gaming (RuneScape). They can occur around noon or a couple hours before midnight, lasting between a few seconds to several minutes. If I remember correctly, my connection has never completely dropped during these times but I could be wrong. I've checked briefly in Task Manager looking for anything obvious but nothing was there & Windows 10 wasn't updating either. I'd very much appreciate if someone could help guide me on how to diagnose the culprit & I've got a few ideas on my own along with some questions too.
1: Would it be a waste of time to write down every single Process in Task Manager & look for an odd one out during the lag spikes?
2: Should I just briefly scan through them & look for one hogging network?
3: If nothing is found would that only leave the game itself or my ISP as the cause?
4: I've heard of Glasswire for monitoring network traffic but am unsure if it'd be sufficient, what're all your thoughts & other recommendations?
5: I know there's a chance it's simply Windows 10 Telemetry but before I go downloading something such as ShutUp10, I'd like to first know what the cause is.
6: Finally, if it is Windows 10 Telemetry related, I'd prefer simply rescheduling the task via a Registry edit to a 3rd part app, unless that's too complex or impossible now.
DSL Internet: 7.3Mbps Download, 800Kbps Upload
OS: Windows 10 Home Build 15063.483
AV: Malwarebytes scanner only + Windows Defender (I positive it's not malware related)
Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO
CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X
Motherboard: MSI B350M Gaming Pro
GPU: 3GB MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X
RAM: 16GB G.Skill DDR4
PSU: EVGA G2 550W
Case: Mastercase Pro 3
Edited by Mike_Soda, 15 July 2017 - 02:23 AM.