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Old 01-10-2006, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Terrible Fps in all games *please help*

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Basically this battle with my computer started after i installed my new DVD burner and reformatted. I wanted to reformat because i felt my computer could use a good cleaning. When i installed my Dvd Burner i set the jumpers wrong, and my comp freaked, and for about an hour it wouldnt post, and thru the onboard sound, it was saying system failed cpu test. Now, i just uplugged everything and let it sit for about 45 mins, and it was working fine (remeber this was before the format.) After i got everything settled with that, i began to reformat, doing it the windows "long" way but i kept my music and such backed up on a seperate partition. After i formatted, i imediatly installed sp2, and updated and restarted my comp until it was done. I then installed all the necessary software for anti virus and anti spyware. Also, when installing my Dvd burner i was VERY carefull to ground myself when working with my hardware

After all that i installed css, bf2, and need for speed most wanted. Before the reformat i was getting 120fps+ in cs, 80+ in bf2, and about 80-100 in nfs. That is with all settings maxed and AA 2x and AF 4x. Now, i get 40-60 in cs, 30-60 in nfs, and 20-40 in bf2. Now those arent entirely "unplayable" i know, but after having it run silk for 9 months...its a huge change for me, plus i KNOW my hardware should be able to handle it. Here's my system setup...

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and thanks in advance for any help


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Did you install the latest version of Direct X and the latest video drivers? Also, what video card are you using?

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Originally posted by Swiften

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Yes i have the newest drivers, and i always use a driver cleaner to make sure everything is fresh

I have the newest version of directx.

I am begining to think more and more that its a new update released on steam for cs, because there are thousands of people on the steam forums that have posted the same problems, but mine extends to all my games.

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