Laptop Lagg??

Magnum X

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I recently got a new laptop to use when I go back to college and i finally got to try DoD on it today. When I use my desktop to play i usually get somewhere between 30-90 for my ping, but on the laptop i get like 150-225 :| When i use the net on the laptop all i do is unplug the cable from the desktop and connect it to the why should there be that big of a difference on the laptop?
could b a couple of reasons really.. you need to give out the desktop and laptop specs...

it could b because of windows vista, bad proccesor, bad ram, etc.. so yea..
laptop is like less than a week old
desktop is about 7 months old

desktop specs:
Dell Dimension DIME521
Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP2
AMD Sempron 3400+ 1.80 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Integrated Graphics GPU
512MB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 1DIMM
160gb hard drive

laptop specs:
HP Pavilion tx1000z
Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.8 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache )
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
160gb hard drive
802.11b/g WLAN
yea its because of windows vista ... i have the same specs as ur laptop (except ram) but mine is a compaq.. also make sure ur not running any other programs
Are you playing music while playing on your laptop?

"Over the months since Vista's release, there has been no doubt about the reduced level of network performance experienced compared to Windows XP. However, some users over at the 2CPU forums have discovered an unexplained connection with audio playback resulting in a cap at approximately 5%-10% of total network throughput. Whenever any audio is being sent to a sound card (even, several users report, while paused), network performance is instantly reduced. As soon as the audio is stopped, the throughput begins to climb to its expected speed. It's a tough one for users — what do you pick, sound or speed? So much for multi-tasking."
Reguardless of computer, ping is how long in miliseconds it takes to make a roundtripe between your computer and another point. I use vista, and have an XP partion. I get the same ping on the same machine from either OS because I am at the same location with the same setup. If you are at the same locaiton with both the laptop and desktop, you should get the same ping to the same servers.
Exceptions might include if your network card is junk, or the CMTS of your cable provided is routing you differently with your alternate mac address connection. There might be some silly thing in your laptop that is causing this, but in theory, ping is independant on computer. As, ping is just a stopwatch timer measuring the time it takes to get an answer back from your end destination.

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