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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Well, I just recently started online gaming on Windows 7. The problem is, my ping has nearly doubled, even without torrents running at all.

    Now of course I recgonize that there could be a problem with my ISP that's making the latency suck (download/upload speed is fine), but I find it odd that as soon as I install Windows 7 my ping suddenly sucks. I noticed this yesterday when playing TF2 but I thought nothing of it because I rarely play that game and it was probably just a laggy server, but these are BF2 servers and Quake servers where I normally have a ping of 60 and now it's hovering around 110. Is there some known issue with Windows 7 messing up the internet speed/latency or something?
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    not sure me and a few of the guys on TPU play together online and all of us ran 7 at one point and we havent noticed anything. my pings are the same as they have been.
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    I'll have to wait it out and see if it resolves itself. Could be the ISP being all funky.
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    idk man nothing i have seen has pointed to a change in the way the net is handled by the OS
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    Hmm, well I never bothered installing the realtek drivers for my onboard NIC cause Windows 7 already had drivers for it and I figured I wouldn't bother. Could it be that Windows simply has crap drivers that are making me lag??
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    This could be the case since the drivers that it uses are not always up to date (video cards for example). I cant imagine NIC drivers being updated too much though. It wouldnt hurt for you to try to update them to the latest version.
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    Could be - if you have a live CD (ubuntu or something) stick that in, boot it up and ping some of the servers you're now getting lag on - will isolate the OS as the issue since you'd be on the same hardware and connection. For reference i've not noticed any issues with my win7 install and higher pings - i'm on the stock OS drivers too.
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    Win7 is fine for me. Except my ISP has died this week *sigh*
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    Well it seems fine now. As I hoped for, it was some weird quirk that has made itself scarse.
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    you are complaining for 110 ping? here i play 250 at the bare minimum, normally 400+ and kick some asses (dota and killing floor)

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