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Just recently I've started getting lag spikes. I used to get this lag spike all the time but only whenever a new player joined my party game. But just recently few days ago when I started the game, the game would constantly freeze for 1-2 seconds every 15-20 seconds, and then start moving again very quickly to catch up with the things that happened during the freeze. I haven't changed my graphics card drivers, or did any hardware changes. All I did was install Path of Exile, but I'm not sure if that could have screwed up my Diablo 3. It took me quite a while to download and install updates on Path of Exile so I don't really want to try uninstalling it until I've tried other things. So far I've tried changing my graphics card settings (Catalyst 3D and Video settings), lowered everything in-game, even checked the "Low FX" checkbox. I've also tried Repairing Diablo 3 which didn't help.

I have a slow connection (2Mb) but it's enough to play the game at 65ms constant. I've used CTRL+R and didn't see any stutters in FPS when I get the lag spike. Because of my slow connection I also didn't want to re-install Diablo 3 without trying other things first.

CPU: AMD X2 7850 Black Edition stock clocking
RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB dual channel stock clocking
GPU: ATI HD4850 512MB RAM
OS: Windows 7 64Bit

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If you're on windows, check the event log to see if any errors are popping up. You should also check your networking to see if there is a connection problem. –  SimonL Mar 12 '13 at 0:40
    
Hi @Beebee ! Though sometimes a little controversial, technical issues are on topic, and I think you've done a good job explaining what you've tried so far which is always appreciated. A couple of clarifying questions: 1) What is MS in this context? 2) I assume you are playing Diablo 3, even though you mention installing Path of Exile. –  EBongo Mar 12 '13 at 3:02
    
@EBongo yes I'm having trouble with Diablo 3. MS stands for milliseconds, in context of ping/latency. –  Beebee Mar 12 '13 at 12:33
    
@Beebee Given your low ping and the nature of the behavior you describe, it seems like the problem may be on your end, as opposed to a networking problem. Can you run some type of performance monitor in the background (perfmon or similar) to check your CPU and memory performance? –  EBongo Mar 12 '13 at 12:48
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@Ebongo, I had the same issue...when i did a continuous ping to Google I noticed that the connection every now and then failed. After trying everything else, i moved my pc a bit. Then the problem stopped. I think that in my case, it was related to the fact that my PC was to close to a bunch of wall sockets and that they gave interferrence of some sort. –  Sloanarc Mar 27 '13 at 12:43