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Regular gigantic ping spikes?

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Ever since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I've noticed that approx once per 60 seconds I have huge ping spikes for some reason.  I notice it most in gaming (Heroes of the Storm, for example) and I know for certain it wasn't happening previously.

I ran a continuous ping to Google's DNS and here's an example of some of the spikes.  I've tried port forwarding for my games, and turning off my firewall, but neither have resolved my issue.

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When you upgraded to win 10 did you check to see if there is a newer driver for your network adapter?   Who makes your adapter?   Wired or wireless?  

I've seen a lot of problems with the Realtek network adapter not being happy with Win 10.  



Let's look at Process Explorer and Speccy logs for your PC:


Get Process Explorer
Save it to your desktop then run it (Vista or Win7+ - right click and Run As Administrator).  
View, Select Column, check Verified Signer, OK
Options, Verify Image Signatures
Click twice on the CPU column header  to sort things by CPU usage with the big hitters at the top.  
Wait a full minute then:
File, Save As, Save.  Note the file name.   Open the file  on your desktop and copy and paste the text to a reply.
Get the free version of Speccy:
http://www.filehippo...download_speccy (Look in the upper right for the Download
Latest Version button  - Do NOT press the large Start Download button on the upper left!)  
Download, Save and Install it.  Tell it you do not need CCLEANER.    Run Speccy.  When it finishes (the little icon in the bottom left will stop moving), 
File, Save as Text File,  (to your desktop) note the name it gives. OK.  Open the file in notepad and delete the line that gives the serial number of your Operating System.  
(It will be near the top,  10-20  lines down.) Save the file.  Attach the file to your next post.  Attaching the log is the best option as it is too big for the forum.  Attaching is a multi step process.
First click on More Reply Options
Then scroll down to where you see
Choose File and click on it.  Point it at the file and hit Open.
Now click on Attach this file.

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