FPS Problem - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2006, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 296
Send a message via AIM to Private_Shon Send a message via Yahoo to Private_Shon
Default FPS Problem

I have a mobility radeon 9700 128MB card and i'm recently started having a problem whilst playing CS:S.

I get into the game and start playing and i get a reasonable 60FPS

after about 40 minutes it drops to like 20FPS for about 15 - 20minutes then fixes itself for 10 mins then screws for the rest of the time.

Anyone got any ideas on what i should do?

Core 2 Duo E6700
ASUS 680i Striker
4GB G.Skill DDRII-800
2X 750GB Seagate Barracuda
Thermaltake Toughpower 700W
21\" LCD Samsung Syncmaster
Antec Nine-Hundred
Private_Shon is offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 06:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
MrCoffee's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 1,858

monitor your GPU temps and clean out the heatsink if you can.

Intel core I7 920
6GB OCZ platinum 1600
XFX HD4890
Noctua nh-u12p
Corsair HX520
Antec 300
Samsung 1TB F1 Spinpoint
Samsung SM2443BW 24"
MrCoffee is offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,349

That happen to you Online Multiplayer or Offline, or both?

just FYI, in not familiar with the 9700, but i assume its DX9 hardware compatable card.... if you turn CSS to run in DX7 or 8, your FPS will double or tripple, but as a trade of for sepecial effects/image quality.

the command is (mat_dxlevel 70) options include(70, 80, 81, 90)

I dont remember if the game needs to be restarted or not befor it takes afect... but you can input it into the target line of the game shortcut to have it take affect instantly... by right click shortcut icon/properties/target = example ["c:\program files\valve\steam\css.exe" -console +mat_dxlevel "70"

-console enables ingame console to input commands... well in HL2 anyway, not shur it its automaticly enabled in CSS, cause i never played CSS.

EDIT: note you can see threw water in anything bellow DX9 because the special reflection affects arnt there. i hear people turn it bellow DX9 when they go multiplayer purposley just to see threw the water sometimes. those are Hardcore FPS's of course who are after nothing but winning, even sacrificing image quality.
jolancer is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.