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Windows 7: Low FPS While Playing Online Games

06 Dec 2011   #11
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Wireless internet isn't really all that reliable (especially for games). I hate using wireless internet. I have a cable from my Router to my PC in my room. Try using a cable, and see if that helps any. It did for me.


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06 Dec 2011   #12
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

I use a cable directly from my router actually. I recently upgraded my internet speed and I do notice a slight difference while gaming online. Although it's not a staggering difference, it is still somewhat noticeable. (18Mbps/2Mbps)

I do notice a significant difference when it comes to downloading and streaming video though.
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06 Dec 2011   #13
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

When you say "18MBP/s", do you mean 18megabytes a second? That's pretty dang high. That shouldn't be causing any lag at all.

Edit: Even with my lame ass DSL (which is only 125 killabytes a second), and no one else is using the internet except for me, even I could play WoW without problems.
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07 Dec 2011   #14
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Ill put money on it NOT being internet related.

If it was, you'd get the same poor performance/lagging on your system while downloading, and or running speedtests.

Is it just WOW? I could just be a compatability issue, with your hardware and or windows version.

Not sure if you've mentioned it but try compatibility mode. Xp s3 or similar

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07 Dec 2011   #15
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

He could also be having problems if he doesn't have "Ports" forwarded in his Router, but I have a suspicion that it's not that either.
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07 Dec 2011   #16
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
He could also be having problems if he doesn't have "Ports" forwarded in his Router, but I have a suspicion that it's not that either.
I didn't even think of that. Are there certain ports that are typically forwarded for online gaming purposes?
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08 Dec 2011   #17
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Depends on what game it is. Almost every game out there uses a different port for multiplayer. You'll have to look at the game's main website to get the port numbers.
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08 Dec 2011   #18
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

You are getting decent FPS while you play offline, this ensures that you can play with the same framerate online.
I've been playing online RPG's for 3 years with 2Mbps line, ain't got a problem ever with pings/FPS.
But, what is not considered here is your SNR value, which is equally important.

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What is a good "Signal Level" ? What is "Upstream SNR" ? What is a good signal strength ? If you want to know the answers to those and other similar questions, read on.
The basic information about your particular brand of modem can probably be found at the manufacturer's website... The most taled about issue when having problems, and the first thing to analyze, is the status of the signal to your [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green ! important]cable [COLOR=green ! important]modem[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], so what does it mean ?
On your cable modem manufacturer's page you might find terms such as: downstream SNR (signal to noise ratio), downstream power level, upstream SNR and upstream power level. Here's what all those mean, and a general guideline of what constitutes a problem:
Downstream SNR shows the strength of the signal to your cable modem as compared to the noise on the line (signal/noise). If the noise level increases the SNR value decreases. So, then high levels are good for the SNR. This number should be at 30 or more. If the SNR goes below 30 than you will probably start to experience some problems, such as intermittent connection, packet loss, etc.
Downstream Power shows the power of the signal your cable modem is getting. The level of the downstream power should be -15 to 15 dB according to most manufacturers' specs... However, it is best for that level to be in the -8 to 8 range.
Upstream SNR shows how much signal the head end is getting from your cable modem, compared to the noise level. "Head End" refers to the point of reference that is the central point of the local network of your [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]service [COLOR=green !important]provider[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]. Anything above 29 is good. Just like the download SNR if the noise level increases the upstream SNR decreases.
Upstream Power shows the level of the signal from the cable modem to the provider. This number should be lower than 55dB. The lower the number, the better your connection.
All those numbers can aid in determining many potential problems with your cable modem connection...
^via speedguide.net

YBL.
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08 Dec 2011   #19
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Some games have a problem if you can't open ports on your Router. StarCraft had this issue. If you can't open your ports, you can't play online due to your PC not receiving any "information packets".

Edit: I should say "sensitive" instead of problem.
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