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Old 06-22-2007, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my problem, i have an XFX 7600GT agp 8x 256mb GDDR3 ram, and i am getting about 30 - 40 fps in counter-strike:source. I know this card is capable of keeping at least 100 fps in source, on most maps anyway. My processor is a p4 2.8 ghz (socket 478) and is quite a few years old, coming up on 4 years in october. Do you think my processor is bottlenecking my video card and causing my fps to drop considerably? or is something else causing this? I have done spyware/antivirus programs (spybot,ad-aware, crap cleaner, trend micro, and ZoneAlarm) but they have not fixed my problem. The graphics card is just barely 3 months old from the time i received it. my PSU is an old ATX 550W, potentially 5 years old (got it from a friend) could that be causing it as well? Recently i have been tempted to buy a new computer off of a friend of mine, but im still trying to figure out what is wrong with this one, before i make my final decision. Hopefully you guys can help me out!
Im running windows XP HE btw.

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Default Re: Issue with FPS in Counter-Strike:Source, bottlenecking?

i think its the processor's fsb and overall speed
also, what are the temps?
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not sure how i can tell how hot the processor is...

But the 7600GT runs at 50 idling and at about 55-58 under load.
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Its not the heat. Its just that the processor is bottlenecking, like u said. My P4 has had trouble running the latest games too, but I also have an old video card. But yea its the processor. You could try overclocking it, but i doubt if you would get very far. Either upgrade or live with 40fps (which isnt THAT bad).
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Hahah well the real issue is CAL matches, with the new Anti Cheat client and recording a demo, i get about 10-20 fps, which is quite bad .
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2nd opinion anyone?
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the L2 is horrible
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i have a friend of mine, who as the exact same set up as me, only a slightly different processor, a 3.0 instead of a 2.8 ghz and he runs fine... could a psu issue be causing this?
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Default Re: Issue with FPS in Counter-Strike:Source, bottlenecking?

well what are your graphics settings.. I doubt that your 2.8ghz is a bottleneck....
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i dont think you'd be bottlenecking with 2.8Ghz. i got a P3 1.2 and i get 50fps. How much ram do you have? also your front side bus could be slow. overclock.
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