A few months back I started getting random lag spikes in games. First it was just diablo 3. But now I get it in World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2 and League of legends. When I lag I tend to lock up for 2-4 seconds and the sound lags by repeating itself over and over untill the lag subsides.
Iv test my ram with the software from the person its made by. I have tested my graphics card with furmark, nothing looked wrong there. I have tryed keeping an eye on my computers temperatures and nothing seems to go above what its meant to be.
I've tested my Internet connection several times and I don't seem to have any lag, bad ping or any jitter. Plus not long ago I streamed on twitch.tv with not problems whatsoever.
I've Updated all my drivers to the nearest date. I have done several scans with anti virus/spyware.
My computer stats and internet are.
Model: Dell studio XPS 8100
Graphics card: Nividia GTX 460
Memory: 6144MB ram
Operating Software:Windows 7
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80Ghz (8 CPUs), ~2.8Ghz
The spikes tend to happen whenever they feel like it.
This problem has been driving me mad for months because I just cant seem to put my finger on it.
Make sure you're not running any games. Open Resource Monitor, CPU tab. Sort both services and processes by average CPU and maximize the window. Let it idle for ~10 minutes and then take a screenshot of it. Post it here.
Ok, looks great. It's definitely not background processes that causes the lockup. You said you monitored temperatures, but you never mentioned numbers? How hot is your graphics card and processor going?
Im bumping up this thread as I still have the problem, and I have a question if someone can answer it.
Now after testing nearly everything in my computer I have read somewhere on the wow forums of possible hdd problems. Now I have noticed something about my hard drive it is making clicking noises. they are loud enough to be heard by me. it clicks twice about every 3-4 seconds.
Could this finally be the answer to why my games are getting stuck like a stuck record and getting this slight freezes?