Are the ping spikes consistent (i.e. do they happen every 60 seconds or so)? If so, it may be your wireless connection software polling for alternate networks, thus causing your ping spike. Can you please post the following:
- Select Start
- In the Start Search field type cmd -- right-click on the cmd program and choose Run as administrator
- In the new command prompt window, type ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfig.txt
- Navigate to your C: drive and open the text file ipconfig.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Another possible cause would be software interference. Try starting your machine in a clean boot state and see if the issue persists.Step 1 - Start your machine in a clean boot state:
- Select Start
- In the Start Search field type msconfig and press the enter key.
- In the new window, select the General tab and then select Selective Startup.
- Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
- Verify that Load System Services and Use original boot configuration are checked.
- Click the Services tab.
- Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
- Click Disable All, and then click OK.
- When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.
When the computer reboots, play your game; do the lag spikes still occur? *Note: To return Windows to a normal startup mode, please do the following:
- Select Start, and then click Run.
- Type msconfig, and then click OK.
- Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.