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The Classic Lag Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by steelrunner, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. steelrunner

    steelrunner Thread Starter

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    I have Comcast High Speed Cable. My computer is a Pentium 4 2.00GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and a GeForce FX 5500 with 256 MB of Integrated RAM.
    I play classic Blizzard titles such as Starcraft, Warcraft 3, etc.
    I had been experiencing some minor latency issues due to the lack of hard drive space and registration problems - before then, there were no problems.
    I decided to do a hard disk format and reinstalled windows. I have updated all the drivers and have substantial amounts of space free.
    Unfortunately the latency is now even worse, which is particular, as I had expected it to go down. What could be the cause of this folly?
    I used to play World of Warcraft with no problems and now I can't even play a game of low graphics Starcraft on my computer. Please help me with this.
    Thank you,
    ~steelrunner
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  2. JohnWill

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    That ping test doesn't look bad, no packet loss and not much jitter. Considering you're 1200 miles from the server, that seems pretty good. I ran the same test to the same node, I'm a bit farther away, but very similar results.

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    I'm wondering if there isn't something about the local machine configuration that is causing the issues.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    I think you both are looking in the wrong place here as we no doubt have an old hard drive wearing out on an old system showing it's signs of age.
     
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    I'm not looking Rich, I was just stating my opinion that I didn't think the connection was the issue. ;)
     
  5. Rich-M

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    I took your "local machine config" to mean the Registry which on re-reading it I realize that is semantics JW.
     
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    From where and how did you get them?

    This is my preferred order for finding drivers:

    1. PC manufacturer's web site,
    2. Motherboard manufacturer's web site,
    3. Device manufacturer's web site,
    4. A "drivers" site, such as DriverGuide,
    5. Anywhere you can find one that might work,
    6. Let Device Manager try to find one.
    7. Use Windows Update.
     
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