Sudden Lag Spikes in Games (TF2)

  Yugora 17:56 27 Aug 2017

So a couple of days ago my TF2 began acting a little weird. I had these random lag spikes and my fans were blowing a bit louder than usual. I checked my in-game settings and driver updates, but everything seemed to be fine. I started looking on the internet for solutions and even asked on the Steam forums for help, but nothing seemed to work. These lag spikes really interfere with my gameplay and I'm not sure if this issue also applies to other games.

Here are my system specs and the things I tried so far:

Checked system heat. It was fine.

Cleaned out my PC.

Cleaned out my PC files.

Defragged my Harddrive.

Setting my processor cores to 4 from 1. I'm a PC newbie, so I do not know exactly what that did, but it definitely sped up my overall performance.

Ran a full virus scan.

Checked the game for any missing files.

Installed a config and lowered graphical settings.


Specs: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz

Video Card Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600

Video Card #2 AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

RAM 8.0 GB

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 15063), 64-bit


I deleted all my other games so I'll reinstall one just to check if the lag spikes occur there aswell.

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