Now i had this same problem on different hardware on a different game. but using the same router and ISP.
Every ten or so seconds the game will micro pause. ( The screen freezes) then it carries on.
I have been looking at all my graphs for anything that seems to match up
and I found this curious thing that you just won't believe...
ahem. ( in just ten easy clicks you to can find out what...)
So my network adapter is getting a short blast of data ..... every ten seconds. in coming. For RoF.
It's the only thing that is regular. The spikes are about 2 to 3% adapter bandwidth. 100 Mbps ethernet.
( No I am not boiling my GPU CPU RAM or even the kettle. )
I do have RoF on the system SSD drive....
waving now... HELP ! s.o.s ...
It does not happen in Single player.... no network needed right....
I use 25% cpu 30% gpu and a gig or so of spare ram. Temps all low.
So, the previous game was Arma2 and it did the same thing.
Have since upgraded to a slightly newer machine... still does it.
so to recap:
Micro pause every ten seconds
Network incoming data spikes every ten seconds.
Does not do this in SP.
Everything else is fine.
Will try a different router next...