Lag Issues within Overwatch and Popular Titles

September 20, 2017 at 18:07:31
Specs: Windows 10
(PC Related) Hello my name is Taylor and I have a one major issue with my computer. I'm a usual gamer but recently I have noticed that I have been having very bad lag in popular games like Overwatch etc. I've recently upgraded my graphics card to the GTX 1060 which I previously had the GTX 760... but I'm unsure if that is the issue. Also moved to a different internet provider which I believe won't be the issue because the PING is good. So if someone should help me with my lag in online play, I would greatly appreciated.

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#1
September 20, 2017 at 19:45:31
You made 2 changes - graphics & ISP. The new graphics card is definitely an upgrade so unless you got a lemon, or didn't install the latest drivers, or made some other change you didn't mention, it seems the ISP might be the problem. What is your Ping? under 50? under 100? over 100? Are you using a wired or wireless connection?

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September 20, 2017 at 21:50:29
I used wireless but my internet provider told me to try wired which I am using at the moment. I used speedtest.net (5mbp upload and download) and my ping is usually under 50. And I use NIVIDA to download the latest drivers unless there are other drivers that I am unaware of.

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September 20, 2017 at 21:53:07
I used wireless but my internet provider told me to try wired which I am using at the moment. I used speedtest.net (5mbp upload and download) and my ping is usually under 50. And I use NIVIDA to download the latest drivers unless there are other drivers that I am unaware of. What additional information would you like to know so I can inform you the best I can?

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#4
September 21, 2017 at 12:07:53
Sounds like ISP or Router/Modem issue.
I get:
117.4mb/s Download
11.9mb/s Upload
ISP: Spectrum, Queens, NY

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#5
September 21, 2017 at 13:53:05
My internet only allows for 50mbs which my internet provider said it is fine for gaming. Unless that is a lie...
Would it be best if I provided a screenshot?

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#6
September 21, 2017 at 20:50:49
50mb/s down and say 5mb/s up is probably fine if you do not have too many others using it at the time but 5mb/s download is not OK if they say 50mb/s.
We had less until Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) upgraded maybe a year or so ago to compete with others like Verizon, maybe your will be offering better soon.
Double check your download with more than one internet speed test to be sure, your ISP may also recommend one that they will accept to send someone to repair without charging you since you are not getting your rated 'speed' (band width actually).

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#7
September 21, 2017 at 21:55:46
I’m the only user on the internet since it’s more of a public internet service that leases 50 mbs to every resident. Which other websites should I try to test my upload and download speed? There are only three devices, on the network, I believe. And bandwidth, is another way of saying speed of the internet provided?

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#8
September 22, 2017 at 13:01:59
broadband speed test and speakeasy
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest
https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
Are two I have tried in the past but look a bit different since I last opened them You can also Google 'Internet Speeds Tests' for other options.
The electrons (and photons) always travel at the speed of light so internet speed is a misnomer and should really be referred to by its true name Internet band width as in magabits per second or how many bits can be squeezed through in a single second. Think of it as a water pipe, the wider the pipe the more water can flow through it in a given amount of time. So the wider the band width (wider 'pipe') the 'faster' the large files download which is why most refer to it as internet speed. Cable (Coaxial), twisted pair copper, and Fiber optic into your home all have the same actual speed but it depends on what band width you are paying for and ultimately how much they can get out of the media, most ISP's use a combination of all three (plus probably microwave and satellite) as does the internet itself.

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September 22, 2017 at 14:35:53
Thank you for the information, I was wondering if I could post the screenshots of my internet speeds. Surprisingly, they are both close to 50mbps (referring to upload and download speed) from speakeasy (50.1 download and 48.1 upload) and dslreports (50 download and 49.6 upload). So I'm just confused of what the is, it seems like my connection is fine but certain online games, my fps is terrible/unbearable to play on. Then I'll play on an non-online oriented game and my fps is great. I'm really stumped.. Additionally, if the game is old and online oriented then the fps is fine... So is it my graphics card?? The more I try to understand what is going on, the more I get confused.

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#10
September 23, 2017 at 06:04:38
Your internet speed should be fine for that. Your graphics card should be fine also for the online games as well. If installed games run well then it probably is not the graphics drivers either.
You may need to find out what the online games that are having trouble require, some may require a newer version of Flash Player (though I find that keeping Flash Player active is more annoying with all of the newer ads that pop up and bog down the online experience so I have it deactivated in Firefox). Note that there are those who also say that Flash now can open you up to infections and better avoided. There may be other requirements also.

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#11
September 26, 2017 at 04:12:48
please list the name of your cpu, could be a potential bottleneck
also be sure to set vsync ingame to on

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#12
September 26, 2017 at 08:15:52
Fx 8320 AMD and I think I didn’t push my graphics car completely into the PCI Express port. It seems to be running better now ever since I took it out and placed it back in but if I have any more problems I’ll try that suggestion.

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