Question Need help with lag in online gaming

Mar 13, 2020
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Hello! My friend and I put together a somewhat budget gaming computer for me to use a little less than a year ago. Unfortunately, I've been having serious issues with lag and rubberbanding in my online games, namely COD and Overwatch. Occasionally my computer completely crashes in the middle of playing as well. Honestly I'm not sure if maybe it's an internet issue or a hardware issue, but I'd appreciate any help with these problems. I've done everything I can think of to help my games run smoother. I've lowered all the settings as far as they'll go and made sure I don't have anything else hogging the bandwidth. Despite this, I still run most games no higher than 50~ fps with massive lag spikes that completely wipe my fps probably every 5 or so minutes. It makes playing anything, especially competitive, literally impossible. I've considered buying better hardware, but in all honesty I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer parts.

At the moment, this is what I'm running (to the best of my knowledge):
Radeon RX 570 series
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics 3.50 GHz
16 GB ram
ASRock B450 Gaming K4
Windows 10, if that makes a difference

In terms of internet, this is what I'm working with:
Windstream
- there really aren't many options where I live, but we do pay for the higher speeds
Wireless through the adapter
- I know this isn't ideal but the router is downstairs and the people that own the home don't want a cable ran up to my computer. At the moment this is non negotiable, unfortunately
Ping - 19 ms
Download - 30 Mbps
Upload - 2.2 Mbps


Like I said, I'm not too sure how good any of these are and I'm willing to fork out some more money if need be. I know the internet situation isn't the best, and I can't really do much about it right now, but that doesn't really explain the crashes I've been experiencing. If there is anything I left off that might help get to the root of the problem, let me know and I'll post it as well! Thank you in advance!!
 

Phaaze88

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You got flagged for quite a bit of background usage during the test - 40%.
Was the browser closed when you ran this?

If you have some unwanted programs running and eating up cpu resources while you're playing, that will cause some issues.
When's the last time you ran a virus scan?
Adwcleaner is pretty good at finding things that tend to creep past AVs: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
Give it a go, and see if it finds anything, after which I suggest running a Windows system checker: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026529/windows-10-using-system-file-checker
 

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