Win7 gaming latency

By lathamstorm
Apr 3, 2010
  1. I have recently installed win7 on my comp. now when i play games online my ping is higher than it was when I had XP. i am aware that I am only running 2Gb of ram and this may be affecting my performance, but is there any other way for me to increase my online performance?
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    your "ping" or network latency relies heavily on your network adapter, router and modem. since you are using all of the same hardware with a different OS, I'm willing to bet it's the Win7 driver for your adapter... even if it's hard-wired. you may also need to configure your IP and network settings manually or download a different driver for LAN devices.

    also, you may want to check background services for network activity since it's a different operating system. a certain service or process could be affecting your network connection... possibly and update service or a web plugin. if you're using an anti-virus program that updates itself, check the settings and maybe change to manual updating.
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