The first thing I'm experiencing are tiny "spikes," which I get every 30 seconds to 2 minutes. While this sounds like a very minor problem it has become extremely annoying. Using the lagometer in-game the bottom line (the green one) will drop to where nothing is shown and then spike up somewhat high. From what I understand about the lagometer I'm assuming this means I'm dropping connection then my ping spikes up?
The second thing I'm randomly experiencing is huge game lag. Just everything seems to become choppy for 1-2 seconds and then will go back to normal. Looking at the lagometer again it absolutely flips out.
Thirdly, sometimes when I start my game and connect to a server my game will just crash with "iw3mp.exe has stopped working."
I know these sound like minor problems but they are becoming quite a nuisance. This problem seems to have just appeared randomly so I'm starting to wonder if I've picked up a virus or something.
I have tried a crap load of stuff like: Updating my graphics drivers (updated to 181.22), restarting my modem/router, updating Punkbuster etc.
This is only a problem in CoD4 (games like L4D, CoD2 appear to be all fine), so I'm at a loss as to what's happening and I haven't installed anything recently. Any help would be appreciated.
My system specs are:
C2D E6750@2.67 Ghz
8800GT 512MB (EVGA)
500GB Seagate (7200 rpm?)
Windows Vista Home Premium - 32bit
Edit: It appears to only be happening in CoD games. When I play Source games I haven't noticed this problem. Maybe Punkbuster is the issue? I've updated my mobo drivers, graphics drivers, have scanned for viruses, searched for spyware etc etc. Nothing seems out of order.
Edited by sixx jpN, 19 February 2009 - 11:51 PM.