I just recently built a new computer, and I'm still using dial-up, so I had to jam an old 56k modem in it from another computer I have. While playing games, i.e. Counter-Strike, my ping is really low, around 200, and then it'll spike up to 450, 650, 1000, etc. With the computer I used before this, I never had lag spikes. My ping was around 400, but stayed right there. I thought it might be the old modem I put in the new computer, so I went out and bought the Creative Blaster V.92 PCI modem. I hooked it up, same problem, lag spikes. What confuses me is just a few days ago with the other computer I wasn't getting any spikes. I was wondering if anyone might know what the problem is, maybe I need to change some settings being I built the computer myself from scratch, or get a certain driver.
I also had another problem where I tried to move the modem to a different PCI slot because I thought that might fix the lag spikes. Each time I booted up my computer, windows stated that new hardware was found, the modem made a loading sound, and then the computer just restarted. This happened with every PCI slot besides the one I had it in originally, slot 5. I'm not sure why this occurred, possibly because it still thought the modem was suppost to be connected to PCI slot 5? that I'd have to uninstall the drivers and modem first before changing slots? I'm not sure. I hope somebody can help me with these problems.
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
1GB PC3700 DDR
Seagate Baracudda SATA 120GB Hardrive
Asus CD-RW 52x24x52
GeForce 4 Ti4200 128mb
Creative Blaster v.92 PCI Modem
Antec TrueBlue 480w Power Supply
Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A
I was just wondering if you have actually tried that modem and if it really does offer a performance gain over a regular v.90 modem, and if the gaming mode actually helps. The modem is $100... so I'd like to know that it's actually worth that. I'm dialing up at 28.8k right now, and my ping in CS usually stays around 200 somtin, I think the spikes may have reduced. But even so, this other modem might lower the ping even more Thanks