The past two weeks my TF2 has randomly started to do this weird timeout thing while I'm playing scrims and communicating with my team in mumble.
The specifics of it: I'll be playing normally for a round or two when suddenly, while nothing particularly out of the ordinary is occurring in game, my screen will freeze for about 10 seconds or so. While it's frozen I can't move my mouse to look around (so that makes me think it's my computer's fault, not my home internet's fault). Now not only does TF2 stop functioning normally for these 10 seconds, but I also stop hearing my team in Mumble. This seems to be more than a coincidence and I suspect the two programs are fighting over bandwidth resources or something. Also when TF2 decides to start "lagging me back in" to the game it looks all jittery and I have to record and stop a demo in order to see the enemies again.
Before you start typing template suggestions...
Things I have tried to fix it:
1) Using the -autoconfig launch option to force TF2's settings back to default. I even took it a step further and removed my custom hud while doing this.
2) Defragging my entire "steamapps" folder with GCFScape.
3) Disabled some Windows background services that were worthless.
4) Completely unplugged every ethernet cable in my house, turned my modem and router off, and systematically powered them back on.
All of this and I'm still getting this weird timeout issue. I am getting really tired of things not working. Do any of you kind people have any more suggestions for me to try?
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