so - continuing with zero issues since I changed my bios settings to not allow the OS to overclock my cpu. That seems like its the culprit for whatever reason. It stands to reason that the moment you go to load LOL there is a spike in CPU usage. For some reason, my pc, that certainly doesn't need more power to run lol, may have been allocating too many resources to the game. Anyway, if I go through about 3-4 more days without issue, I'll consider the problem resolved.
re: my mouse. I was having issues with my mouse awhile back that started me researching like a mofo. I think the problem may have been cat hair, as stupid as that sounds. My new gigantic steelseries mouse pad is a magnet for it. And very often my cat is in my office.. and I often putz around with said cat in between games and then use the mouse. Eg transfer of cat hair to mouse. I pulled out several small cat hairs fun a sensor on my imperator mouse. We're not talking some stupid amount, but we are talking lasers and something that blocks them. It stands to reason that such a thing could account for mouse "hopping." Tonight, for instance, I noticed my mouse acting up again. I decided to clean underneath the mouse. Removed a small amount of gunk and then also noticed 2-3 small hairs near the sensor. I've never had the problem before outside of the 1 incident a month or 2 ago and that was shortly after I bought the new mouse pad... so I think the 2 combined to cause the problem. So, next time my mouse is fugging up, tell pacov to check his mouse out. Pretty confident that is the problem.
Other stuff quick like. Swan seemed to have the same god awful issue I did tonight. He couldn't join a game no matter what he did. He eventually decided to uninstall LoL. After that he was back in business. Hopefully he sorted the problem there.
If I get a moment in the afternoon tomorrow, I'll comment about my games tonight. I could easily fill a decent post semi interesting comments... so keep an eye out if interested. I expected I'll be bashing a smidge...love will follow.
Last, I appreciated any kind thoughts or comments from folks regarding the recent death in the family on my wife's side. I didn't really know her Grandma on her dad's side, but I feel like I really do now. She was certainly a bit of a matriarch on that side side of the family. Her passing left a huge impact (she basically helped raise 3 grandchildren). Anyway, my wife is still really broken up about it and I've been doing what I can to support her. Bottom line, I certainly appreciated any kind comments even though we are all mostly just gaming pals. Real life can appear in our nerd worlds from time to time. Really happy when folks see that happening and react with kindness. Thanks again and looking forward to more games tomorrow.
Oh - and give a look at this again - search for yourself- interesting stuff - http://quickfind.kassad.in/profile/na/pacov/
You need to take a few minutes and really look over the data. Lots of stuff you prob didn't know. I'm told mmr is somehow visable.. but that's only if you played a game recently. No idea if that's true.