Ever since I installed Xp (fresh-start) my ping in internet games has gone through the roof. I have the same internet setup as before the change, same modem, same phoneline, same ISP. With WinME i had a ping of around 200 it has now jumps from anywhere between 600ms to 1500ms. This applies to all games, CS, TO, RTCW, Q3 etc. I've fiddled around with all the modem and connection options - disabled data compression and the in-built firewall, but still the problem persists. If anyone could help me out here I would be eternally grateful, for what is a computer worth if you cant play net games on it. Ta.