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internet laggs whit windows xp

by kove99 / September 8, 2006 2:50 PM PDT

umm.. after i reinstaled windowsXP for the 2nd time now i still got this realy weird lagg when playing online games like battlefield2, warcraft3 etc, its like 2-3min betwen each lagg and it makes everything stop for 4-5 seconds each time it happens..

ive tried to, reinstal my network card drivers, reinstal xp, checked for spyware/virus, toned down the winXP theme.. i even changed my cable out of desperation to fix this..
it cant be my isp/router because im am the only one in this lan im at that has this problem atm so only thing i can think of is its something wrong whit xp itself?

here is a picture of what happens on my network after playing BF2 for 10min, it froze 3 times there.. ***?

so hmm.. any suggestions on this ?

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by Trance_Zac / September 8, 2006 7:05 PM PDT

Are your system specs?
CPU speed, RAM & RAM speed, Graphics Card, Power Supply Wattage

When you start messing with gaming - you have to have everything in synch.

Why do you think top end gamers like Alienware are between $4,000 + $6,000 ???

The basic home PC can't game - done deal!!!

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by Trance_Zac / September 8, 2006 7:08 PM PDT

In the end it's cheaper by far to but an X-Box or Playstation!!

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system spec
by kove99 / September 8, 2006 7:29 PM PDT

my pc is a little old but i could play anything on win2k whitout any problems..

But specs are: 1.9ghz amd athlon xp, 1.7gb DDR RAM, RADEON X1600 512MB and from what i remember it whas atleast 460watt on power supply.. imo that should be enough to run warcraft 3 whitout any lagg but.. it does. Grin

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Gotta Remember...........
by Trance_Zac / September 8, 2006 7:35 PM PDT
In reply to: system spec

Win 2K needs way less RAM than XP just to run itself!

You say 1.7 GB RAM??? (odd amount, but plenty)

Probably time for a CPU & Vid card upgrade

Did you ever check the websites for the game syou're playing for specs & recommended cards??

Things change fast!!

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by kove99 / September 9, 2006 6:37 AM PDT

hmm no i havent checked but on windows 2000 everything worked fine and its basicly the same drivers i used on win2k as on xp so i dunno what to do now..

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In other words................
by Trance_Zac / September 9, 2006 7:38 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

Win 2 K will run faster & out-perform XP on any given computer

Try testing your RAM with memtest86 (google)

How did you come up with 1.7 MB RAM???
How mant sticks & what sizes?

Could be a bad stick!

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by kove99 / September 9, 2006 9:52 AM PDT

i think i got one 1gig and one 512mb and one 200 something

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by kove99 / September 9, 2006 2:24 PM PDT


Turns out it whas zonealarm causing the problem.. ^^

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Lag problems also
by MStewart1 / September 10, 2006 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: nmv

How did you know it was Zone Alarm causing your problem and what is Zone Alarm? I'm having lag or latency problems with my XP as of just lately and it is driving me bonkers!! Any help would be awesome. PC is a Pentium4 2.8 with 1.5 gig Ram and a Nvidia7600 graphics card with DSL never had this problem a little while ago. I also run Norton Anti virus NoAdware, Registry Fix, Bug Doctor and defrag weekly.
Thanks Mark

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