CPU i7-4790K CPU
Nvidia GTX 970 4GB
I’ve played OW on this rig for many seasons but after the most recent patch I’m getting disconnects (can’t find game server, also showing ‘connecting’ on blizzard app) and then today I got the Your Rendering Device Has Been Lost. I’m hesitant to continue to play competitive until I figure out what’s going on. I do not overclock, I’ve tested my PSU which is overrated for the power consumption that I have, so it’s not that. I will concede that my ISP is wonky and will randomly have DNS issues so I’ve switched over to an alternate DNS server some time ago.
But a disconnect just prior to the end of game, coming back in time to rejoin, and mid-rejoin getting kicked back to the menu with a suspension and huge SR penalty when I’m holding gold for healing silver dmg and I want to say silver obj time doesn’t seem right. I get that it makes the experience when you disconnect crappy for everyone, but when you’re contributing in a major way to your team and you disconnect at the end of a pretty forseeable loss, I don’t understand the logic for adding the leaver penalty. I feel like Bliz has the capability to determine whether someone’s ping jumps up through the roof before they disconnect vs. exiting or alt+f4’ing out.
Anyway, that’s enough of the rant about the system, but any thoughts on how I can better troubleshoot on my end to make sure this doesn’t happen again?
Edit: I should mention I did a fresh install of Windows about 3 weeks ago as I am anal and reformat my PC every 3-4 months.