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06 Jul 2012  
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 
FPS Spiking and Low FPS While Playing Online Games

I play alot of MMO's and I notice that during my play sessions I get low FPS in populated areas and sometimes even when in not so populated areas. I also get FPS spikes that dip into the teens and sometimes even single digits for about 1-2 secs. It's very annoying because my PC specs aren't terrible.
I never notice low FPS or these FPS spikes while playing single player offline games so I am convinced that it has something to do with my internet connection. Streaming movies or shows from NetFlicks/hulu for example works fine. Is my 2Mbps upload speed just to slow for online gaming (particularly MMO's)?
I use a Linksys e2500 router at the moment and I'm hoping that there is a router out there that is built with gaming in mind that would eliminate these issue that I'm having.
My internet connection isn't super slow so this is a frustrating issue to say the least.
Anyone who may be able to shed some light on my problem will be forever appreciated.
Please keep in mind that when I play any game (including online) that I always turn the graphical settings all the way up and I run at a 1920 x 1080 resolution.


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