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Random Lag

Infiniti

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Hey all, I was playing Counter Strike: Source, and then sometimes, it would just lag. That only happens in rare occasions, but its getting really annoying. Same with Mass Effect. Would the drivers for my 4870 be doing this? I'm using the drivers that were on the disc that came with the card. And would it help to know if I bought this card about 3 weeks ago?
 

Dwayne

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I don't know if the drivers would be the culprit, but I would upgrade to the Cat 8.8 set. The disk that came with my VisionTek had Cat 8.6 and 8.7 was out. Some folks say stay on top of the drivers, others stay with what works. It is up to you, but I like to read the driver update and decide for myself if I should upgrade them or not.
 

Infiniti

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Infiniti, I gotta ask. What happened to your E8400? Also, just wondering what your load temps are like on your 4870?
Umm, I was testing my E6750 with my current WC setup, and then I figured that the temps weren't that bad, so I put the E8400 back. When I tried to boot up my computer, it would act like there was nothing in the CPU socket, so then probably my E8400 was dead. And my temps on my 4870 are not bad.. I set the fan speed to 50% when I'm gaming too, so I'm pretty sure thats not the problem.
 

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Does it happen only on a specific server or all servers. Could also be a firewall/antivirus issue. If it is only on a specific server , do a trace route to check for issues.
 

Infiniti

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I doubt the lag has anything to do with my internet or anything because this happens in Mass Effect too.
 

cdn_Madrach

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Mass Effect isn't an online game oh didn't know that....well I guess it must be something else. If it were only on internet games lag can be a result of a lot of things , your hardware, software/something running in background, bad hops in your trace route also modem problems(usually powercycling your modem can solve this one provided it's not dieing) If it was happening in single player games then look at overheating or driver problems even possibly an antivirus acting up(unlikely but possible) Good luck...hope you find out the cause.
 

Rommel

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Turn off Vertical Sync and make sure the refresh rate in game matches your desktop's.

See, if you have it at a mismatch it causes lag spikes. Turning on Vertical Sync is ok but it will produce lag spikes in most games if you run a mismatched refresh rate.
 

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