So. lately I've been getting very annoying lag spikes when I'm playing a game, I thought I was just going crazy and someone was stealing my internet.. I tried to mess with my router to no avail because when I look at my router and who's accessing it was only me. I moved on to what I could find. I thought it was because of Windows 7 and some lag. I did some STEAM fix and registry tweaks that tries to fix lag caused by some media management services. it sort of worked but not really.
What I soon notice the spikes only happen when a little program called Skype was on a call.
a little background. I talk to my girlfriend alot on skype and i sometimes leave it on when she's doing hw.. i'd play a game.
It seems to me that ever since I updated to the latest version of skype it would start eating my bandwidth.
Any game I play whether it be Heroes of Newerth, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2 etc. I would get an insane ping or an annoying lag spike.
I didn't want to get rid of Skype, and considering it worked before the upgrades. I finally fixed it by downloading
Version 4.0 instead of keeping the latest 4.2
:) Hope this blog helps anyone T_+ but probably not.