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Steam games lag spikes solution

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  1. a111087

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    Hi there,
    like the title says, if you got lag spikes going in steam games, this is place for you.
    For me lags started just this week and i didn't do anything major to my system, so I don't know why it happened, but here is what I did to stop it: stop Windows zero configuration service from starting at boot up. I have MSI wi-fi software that searches for wireless points, so, I'm still able to connect to internet and lags spikes are gone. :cool:

    When I googled for this problem, I noticed a lot of people were complaining, so I decided to share my "knowledge." :laugh:

    EDIT: Oh, by the way, I am not sure if that was only in Steam games or not, but I had only Steam games that were online... so... yeah. and lags happened every couple minutes or so
    animal007uk says thanks.
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    Fix = Uninstall steam!!
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    Unfortunately that would mean not being able to play any of his Steam games...do you not like Steam?
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    ^there are a lot of steam-haters on internet and i don't get it to be honest. i like it and have no probs. with it at all.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    steams great. i love it.
    steam haters can go away. bad trolls.


    anyway, please explain your situation more in depth - what kind of lag, what symptoms, how to reproduce it.

    Are you on a wired or wireless connection?
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    i guess i lot of people hate steam because, they cant always download what they buy when they want due to ISP limits and stuff, i also don't like steam but not for any major reason its just i would rather go to the shop and buy the game i want as its nice to look at me collection of boxes lol.
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    i'm on wireless, as i already mentioned.
    I usually play on servers where I have very low ping (~30ms), so, it is very weird to have any lag there at all. but this week i was running and then suddenly everything froze for 2 seconds and then i teleported a bit forward. just take a look at this video and you will know what i'm taking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDdCNOVRhak

    how to reproduce it? no idea. may be turn on ms zero configuration service back on....:laugh: i seriously haven't done anything to my pc lately, i'm playing games and doing homework, nothing else. have not installed anything either.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    so its likely nothing to do with steam at all, and just a conflict between your wireless software and the built in MS stuff?
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    could be, i would change thread title to general game lag or something

    i'm on XP, but this video can help Vista users http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4flWrKu0uxE
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    There's a program to fix this. I used it on Vista with great success. It has something with Windows checking for wireless signals all the time. Here's a link:

    http://www.martin-majowski.de/wlanoptimizer/

    EDIT: This way you don't have to disable Wireless Zero Configuration and the program also has a small memory footprint. I no longer run wireless however and completely wired my house for gigabit connections.
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    ive never had any problems running games through steam. i hope you fix our pronlem

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