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#1 Oct 27 2010 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys.

Yesterday I have started to notice quite a severe issue with the latency and I'm at a loss of what's causing it.

Every now and then (it seems to be getting more frequent) The latency will just drop to 0, and thus freeze everyone around me and whatever I am doing.

E.G my Latency will be green, Send : 29 Receive : 32 then all of a sudden, Receive will just drop to 0, however the Send is still at a 20 mark.

I've closed my firewall down, closed my anti virus software that I have, made sure windows firewall is off and tried to play like that, with still the same issue.

I've played the Beta fine, and I've been playing since 22nd Sept the official game without any issues until yesterday.

Does anyone have a fix for this? Has anyone else been experiencing this, too?

Thanks guys.


Edit : I have restarted my computer and my router twice already, thinking that would clear whatever the issue is. But it has not worked.

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 2:58pm by Kruxxor
#2 Oct 27 2010 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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Just a stab in the dark here: could it be an overheating issue? I'm experiencing something similar all of a sudden as well, and I've been wondering if its related to my laptop overheating. Not sure why it suddenly became an issue (I was running the game perfectly fine until last week) but now I'm getting a massive lag spike every 5 minutes like clockwork. It boots me half the time.
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#3 Oct 27 2010 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not too sure.

I'm running it on a Desktop PC, Quad core with a nvidia GTX 260 and 3GB ram. I'm not sure how I can find out how hot my GPU or other components are getting, though.
#4 Oct 28 2010 at 12:43 AM Rating: Good
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Kruxxor wrote:
I'm not too sure.

I'm running it on a Desktop PC, Quad core with a nvidia GTX 260 and 3GB ram. I'm not sure how I can find out how hot my GPU or other components are getting, though.


Let me preface this by saying that my computer knowledge is pretty limited.

I gather that a lot of newer computers have ways of measuring CPU temp, at least. Seems your comp has to have a Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) in it, which most new processors do. No idea on the rest of the components, though.

Here's a random program that I found after a quick google search. Things like this might be worth checking out, if you decide that heat might be an issue. I'd check and see if there are free options first, I guess.

Before you do any of that though, might just be worth physically gauging things while you're running FFXIV. Listen and see if it sounds like your fans are really chugging. See if other programs, not just FFXIV, slow down while the game is running. Open up your comp and feel if it's getting uncomfortably hot. If it's not doing any of those things, then you've probably got another issue.
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#5 Oct 28 2010 at 1:08 AM Rating: Default
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i cant even really play a hour ago, never happen to me b4.

but i think im cap, coz my whole internet is slow as ****
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#6 Oct 28 2010 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Eske, Star Breaker wrote:
Kruxxor wrote:
I'm not too sure.

I'm running it on a Desktop PC, Quad core with a nvidia GTX 260 and 3GB ram. I'm not sure how I can find out how hot my GPU or other components are getting, though.


Let me preface this by saying that my computer knowledge is pretty limited.

I gather that a lot of newer computers have ways of measuring CPU temp, at least. Seems your comp has to have a Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) in it, which most new processors do. No idea on the rest of the components, though.

Here's a random program that I found after a quick google search. Things like this might be worth checking out, if you decide that heat might be an issue. I'd check and see if there are free options first, I guess.

Before you do any of that though, might just be worth physically gauging things while you're running FFXIV. Listen and see if it sounds like your fans are really chugging. See if other programs, not just FFXIV, slow down while the game is running. Open up your comp and feel if it's getting uncomfortably hot. If it's not doing any of those things, then you've probably got another issue.


Though I have never used speedfan before, I have heard good things about it. I personally use MSI Afterburner to monitor GPU temperature, fan speed and usage. Many people have also recommended EVGA Precision. I believe that they pretty much do the same thing and will both allow you to overclock your GPU if you're into that sort of thing. (It's fun!)

As far as montitoring CPU temps, I use a program that came with my ASUS motherboard called PC Probe. It allows you to see the temp your CPU is running at as well as fan speed and motherboard temp, though I'm not sure if it if it is monitoring the northbridge or which part of the mobo exactly.

Hope this is of some help to you, I feel much more in control of my PC after becoming comfortable with these programs.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 1:35am by Degausser
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Yesterday I downloaded a program called CPUID, that tells you the temp of the components.

Nothing seemed to get too hot, my GPU peaked at about 70c, my cores peaked at about 80c. My fans (or HDD) rarely sound like they're struggling with anything (Unless just starting up the PC, or with the HDD when I load / First enter FFXIV, anything after that it sounds like it's running it easily)

Hopefully it's just one of those things that will clear up randomly.
#8 Oct 28 2010 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Kruxxor wrote:
Yesterday I downloaded a program called CPUID, that tells you the temp of the components.

Nothing seemed to get too hot, my GPU peaked at about 70c, my cores peaked at about 80c. My fans (or HDD) rarely sound like they're struggling with anything (Unless just starting up the PC, or with the HDD when I load / First enter FFXIV, anything after that it sounds like it's running it easily)

Hopefully it's just one of those things that will clear up randomly.


If your CPU cores are peaking at 80C that is definitely an issue, your CPU should stay below 60C to be safe, anything beyond that is definitely in the danger zone. I'm surprised that your whole computer isn't crashing with temps that high.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 4:34am by Degausser
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Without knowing what his CPU is, 80c could be perfectly fine for a CPU - well within spec of Intel cores.
Without knowing what his GPU is, GPU at 70c could be below-average if he has a Nvidia Fermi 465/470/480 or average for 460s and below. (and most AMD cores too)

I wouldn't directly equate 'ping time' and 'lag' with 'thermal temperature' of a computer.. that would be one of my last avenues i'd be looking at.

Updating video card drivers, motherboard drivers (no one does this) and sound card drivers would be a good start on the PC side.
But with internet speeds and latency, i'd be looking at your ISP first, and testing to see if it's an issue with them. Speedtest.net to different centers, etc.

You also have random variables like SE servers - which can be flakey at the best of times.. so unless you're experiencing these issues with all your games, it could simply be a FUSE statement.
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#10 Oct 28 2010 at 5:27 AM Rating: Decent
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RisonSrithuram wrote:
Without knowing what his CPU is, 80c could be perfectly fine for a CPU - well within spec of Intel cores.
Without knowing what his GPU is, GPU at 70c could be below-average if he has a Nvidia Fermi 465/470/480 or average for 460s and below. (and most AMD cores too)

I wouldn't directly equate 'ping time' and 'lag' with 'thermal temperature' of a computer.. that would be one of my last avenues i'd be looking at.

Updating video card drivers, motherboard drivers (no one does this) and sound card drivers would be a good start on the PC side.
But with internet speeds and latency, i'd be looking at your ISP first, and testing to see if it's an issue with them. Speedtest.net to different centers, etc.

You also have random variables like SE servers - which can be flakey at the best of times.. so unless you're experiencing these issues with all your games, it could simply be a FUSE statement.


You make good points, I'm so attuned to AMD that I hadn't thought of the safe operating temps for Intel CPUs. Also makes sense that temps wouldn't cause an issue with latency, I was just kinda following the trend of the thread and trying to offer some advice.
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#11 Oct 28 2010 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
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RisonSrithuram wrote:
Without knowing what his CPU is, 80c could be perfectly fine for a CPU - well within spec of Intel cores.
Without knowing what his GPU is, GPU at 70c could be below-average if he has a Nvidia Fermi 465/470/480 or average for 460s and below. (and most AMD cores too)

I wouldn't directly equate 'ping time' and 'lag' with 'thermal temperature' of a computer.. that would be one of my last avenues i'd be looking at.

Updating video card drivers, motherboard drivers (no one does this) and sound card drivers would be a good start on the PC side.
But with internet speeds and latency, i'd be looking at your ISP first, and testing to see if it's an issue with them. Speedtest.net to different centers, etc.

You also have random variables like SE servers - which can be flakey at the best of times.. so unless you're experiencing these issues with all your games, it could simply be a FUSE statement.


I would just tag onto these good points,

It could be something as simple as static in the phone line on your street. Or an old line. Thats an easy test, pick up your phone and if it isnt crystal clear there could be some disturbance. Also alot of ISP's these days are doing things like throttling bandwidth during peak hours and such. If you're on wifi you could have a problem with different signals interfering.

Just a question, if you are using wifi, is there anything between your comp and your router. Physically, I don't mean on the network.
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