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Windows 7: Gaming & High Latency

06 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7
Gaming & High Latency

Ok I've been searching for answers high and low on the internet trying to figure out why windows 7 lags games. The problem is when I play the fps Combat Arms I experience horrible lag spikes. Ill move normally but everyone else in the room is moving in place or Ill be booted out of the room. When I check my latency on resource monitor my latency is in the 200's or 300's, this happens on every online game I play. I use ventrilo while playing and I notice I disconnect when I lag on CA and then Ill reconnect moments later, windows 7 seems to screw with my connection.

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06 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Are you using a router, and if so, do you have ports opened for the game on the router?
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06 Aug 2010   #3

windows 7

No Im on a desktop computer connected directly to the modem. Thanx for reply
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07 Aug 2010   #4

windows 7

bump. still really need help.
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08 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Search in Google Leatrix Latency
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08 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

High latency is often a driver problem. For a quick check, look into Device Manager whether anything is flagged with a yellow triangle. If yes, that is your culprit. If no, check all drivers that might play a role during your games.
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08 Aug 2010   #7

windows 7

I've installed the leatrix program and I'm still having high latency, also Ive updated the drivers using driver genius. Do you think getting a new modem would fix the problem?
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09 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

To be sure what's going on you may want to check with this program: DPC Latency Checker
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09 Aug 2010   #9

7 Ultimate x64

It would be helpful if you could more thoroughly fill in your system specs so we know exactly what we're dealing with.

However, two things I would try to start:

First read this: "lag" in online games with Windows 7 Read it all the way through before you make any adjustments. The multi-media class scheduler tweak really helped me, but I didn't have your specific problem of really high pings, only spikes, which weren't that bad, but bad enough to spoil my gaming; the tweak fixed all that.

Second: use direct sound for Ventrilo. It's a checkbox on the upper right in the setup menu.

Those two things should help you out, a lot, if the problem isn't related to your modem, your ISP or some other hardware related issue we won't know about till we see your full specs.
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09 Aug 2010   #10

windows 7

Computer System
Computer Name DANTE-HP
User Name Dante
Organization Hewlett-Packard Company
Operating System
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version 6.1.7600
Product ID 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
System Uptime 8/9/2010 1:35:33 PM
Internet Explorer Version 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft DirectX Version 10.0
OpenGL Version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Free Physical Memory 4232 MB
Free Page File 6025 MB
Free Virtual Memory 10141 MB
Maximum Size 2048MB
Current Size 100MB
Status OK
Center Processor
CPU Name AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor
Code Name Model 5, Stepping 2
Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
Current Clock Speed 2800Mhz
Max Clock Speed 2800Mhz
Voltage 1.5V
External Clock 200Mhz
Serial Number 178BFBFF00100F52
CPU ID AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Socket Designation CPU 1
L1-Cache 512KB
L2-Cache 2048KB
L3-Cache 0KB
Model 2A92
Manufacturer FOXCONN
Serial Number
BIOS Name BIOS Date: 04/12/10 21:25:57 Ver: 6.03
BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
SMBIOS Version 6.03
BIOS Date 4/12/2010
BIOS Features
ISA is supported Yes
PCI is supported Yes
Plug and Play is supported Yes
BIOS is Upgradable (Flash) Yes
BIOS shadowing is allowed Yes
ESCD support is available Yes
Boot from CD is supported Yes
Selectable Boot is supported Yes
BIOS ROM is socketed Yes
EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) Specification is supported Yes
Int 13h - 5.25 /1.2MB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 13h - 3.5 / 720 KB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 13h - 3.5 / 2.88 MB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 5h, Print Screen Service is supported Yes
Int 9h, 8042 Keyboard services are supported Yes
Int 14h, Serial Services are supported Yes
Int 17h, printer services are supported Yes
Int 10h, CGA/Mono Video Services are supported Yes
ACPI supported Yes
USB Legacy is supported Yes
LS-120 boot is supported Yes
ATAPI ZIP Drive boot is supported Yes
Memory Resource
Total Memory 6135 MB
Used Memory 1905 MB
Free Memory 4230 MB
Memory Usage 31%
Physical Memory
Memory Bank BANK1
Description Physical Memory 1
Device Location DIMM2
Capacity NULL
Speed 1066Mhz
Manufacturer Samsung
Data Width 64bit
Memory Type Unknown
Form Factor DIMM
Physical Memory
Memory Bank BANK2
Description Physical Memory 2
Device Location DIMM3
Capacity NULL
Speed 1066Mhz
Manufacturer Samsung
Data Width 64bit
Memory Type Unknown
Form Factor DIMM
Physical Memory
Memory Bank BANK3
Description Physical Memory 3
Device Location DIMM4
Capacity NULL
Speed 1066Mhz
Manufacturer Samsung
Data Width 64bit
Memory Type Unknown
Form Factor DIMM
Video Adapter
Name ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Video Processor ATI display adapter (0x68BE)
Manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc.
Video Architecture VGA
DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
Memory Size 1024MB
Memory Type Unknown
Video Mode 1600 x 900 x 4294967296 colors
Current Refresh Rate 60Hz
Driver Version 8.753.0.0
Driver Date 7/6/2010
Name HP 2010 Series Wide LCD Monitor
Screen Height 900
Screen Width 1600
Status OK
Local Area Connection
Product Name Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Driver File RTLE8023x64
Manufacturer Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
MAC Address 78:E71:C4:6D:C9
Sound Device
Name High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK

Tell me if you need anything else i hope this helps.
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