Hello, I have a three year old ASUS gaming laptop with Windows 7, 283 GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M video card. I noticed a problem when I could no longer play Mass Effect 3 multiplayer online without considerable lag. The last time this happened I was having CPU spikes but that was fixed. This time none of that is happening when I am having lag. I tried lowering the graphics settings and updating my graphics card and doing windows updates with only very minor improvement. When I have tried playing games such as Left for Dead2, Orcs Must Die2 and Diablo3 online through Steam and Origin I keep losing connection and getting booted out of games. It happened last night and I couldn't make it through a game without getting kicked off. My internet connection itself is fine and I haven't experienced any lag when just surfing the web. I haven't tried youtube yet though. I don't understand why it's doing this all of a sudden???? The only thing that I have downloaded in the past couple of weeks was Quicktime and Java because I am in grad school and one of my professors keeps posting lectures via Quicktime. I really would like to be able to fix this with your help and not have to take it in...if possible...I'm a poor college student and I just want to play Mass Effect with my boyfriend!!