I'm hoping somebody can help me out. I just started an online game - Americas Army and am getting a little frustrated. My ping is about 250 on almost every server I play on. I have a Dell dimension 8300 with a 3.0ghz pentium 4, 1gig of ram and a cable modem that measures about 3.1 - 3.8 mbs depending on the test site. I'm new to this online gaming thing and I'm wondering why EVERYBODY else is showing a ping of 15 - 45? Is my computer already outdated? I've tried disabling my firewall and virus scan but the results are the same. I also keep my computer clean from adware and defrag it often. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.