Ways to reduce gaming ping

June 30, 2006 at 12:06:36
Specs: Windows xp, amd 4000+, 2gb patriot du

I just got a new pc yesterday of NewEgg, CHEAP PRICES! Anyway I was wondering if having high graphics setting or resoultion, I got a screen that is greater than 1600 by 1200 will affect your ping. I have dsl (3mb/s) in NJ. Will these settigs affect my ping. My ping is normaly 15-30 for games but I'm just wondering.

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June 30, 2006 at 14:15:30

1. Close out any background program that ultilize internet...
2. Make sure no hidden spyware or virus using your bandwidth at background.
3. Get a faster delicated connection, perhaps T3 is what you want for ultra low ping. But as far as 15-30 ping in games, that's really good already...


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July 1, 2006 at 08:45:02

TMP-Man.....what's the cost of a T3 in your neck of the woods??? I'm curious!!!

Chris don't worry about your ping, screen resolution and ping don't have anything to do with each other. Virus/Spyware scan on a regular basis is good though.

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July 1, 2006 at 20:12:45

Verizon is coming out with something called "FIOS". I heard it will be $50 for 30mb/s. Or what suits you in speed to money. I hope they bring it to NJ.

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July 3, 2006 at 06:24:27

I never get a Ping that is lower than 300!!

I guess that very bad. I got 256KPS Cable connection.

Is it the connection? or the Server I am connecting to?

Please help

Samuel Roshan

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July 7, 2006 at 17:23:55

Ping is a function of the physical distance your ICMP packet has to travel and back through the wires plus the # of routers it has to pass through. If your game server were located in, say, Australia your pings would be on the order of 500-800ms. With the pings you're claiming the server must be in the same city as you.

The other metric you have to watch out for is packet loss. Doesn't matter if you have a great ping if you have 50% packet loss: That means that your effective throughput is HALF what it's capable of.

Also, just because the ping is great that doesn't guarantee your game will run smoothly. Typically a game server has a separate queue for pings to reduce the load on the game. Your packets to the game server are fighting for attention from the game server like everyone elses' and if the server is overloaded it doesn't matter what your ping is: You're going to lag.

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July 10, 2006 at 04:30:43

Thank U Orion,

That was quiet Informative.

I asked this because I get constantly KICKED OUT of Game because of High Ping. I am talking about Games hosted on Steam.


Samuel Roshan

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July 16, 2006 at 23:22:16

For me, World of Warcraft pings between 300-600. Im in Australia and even the aussie servers are in America. :( well on a 1.5mb connection this isnt bad... but it is because of overseas that this connection is 300-600. Until 24mb connections are avaliable this is where im stuck...

256k broadband is probably your downfall but if its on CS the original (best game on steam hehe) then i cant see the problem. Best solution = Join servers in your country

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July 18, 2006 at 01:24:37

Thanks Man,

Yes CS is the best game on Steam!

My country have very few CS servers. So I connect to other Asian Servers. And it been pleasant so far :)

Samuel Roshan

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