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Intermittent Lag Spikes in Several Games

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This is more of a tech-support related post, but I didn't see anything for general tech support.

Anyway, I've noticed that in several games, I'll get a sudden drop in my FPS. In EVE Online, I will be running a smooth 70+ FPS, but about every 5-10 mins, my FPS will drop down to below 20 for about 5 seconds, then go back up to 70+. As you can imagine, it gets extremely annoying at times. This also happens in other games, like TrackMania: United (albeit not as often).

I've tried just about everything I can think of. I have all extraneous processes and services turned off, my graphics drivers are up-to-date. I remember FEAR had a problem with HID devices, so I tried turning those off, but that didn't help either.

Anyone have any ideas? :(
 

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Is it FPS, or is it internet lag? If internet, I am not sure, if it's FPS, then I would say video card drivers.
 

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I would agree to start with trying to re-install the video drivers.

Off topic nice clockwork orange avatar.
 

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I actually just updated my video drivers. No luck.
 

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