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Bad Fps

By NodNarb
Apr 3, 2007
  1. i've played hl2, on my comp before but now it is so choppy on cs 1.6, my comp specs are in an attachment, shouldnt this be good enough to play cs 1.6 with high fps and no choppyness.
     

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  2. NodNarb

    NodNarb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone?

    anyone there, please help
     
  3. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Posts: 41

    What is CS?
     
  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Counter Strike:Source with it's greatly reduced DX7 path might play better than CS1.6 as 1.6 uses OpenGL.

    Your main problem is your PC only has an SIS Integrated videocard, which not only blows for gaming but has very, very poor OpenGL support. It has mediocre at best DirectX support and generally does a tad better in DirectX vs. OpenGL.

    That system does have an AGP Slot, so you can surely add a "real" 3d card in AGP form. Unfortunately, depending on what you consider upgrading to, you may also need to add additional case cooling (beefier 3d cards generate more heat) as well as possibly replace the power supply (many Compaq's have very weak and under rated power supplies- not enough juice to drive a real 3d accelerator).

    I'd start by inspecting your power supply for wattage/amperage on the 12v rail (usually a sticker on the power supply inside the case) and what kind of budget you may have. From there, we can recommend you a plethora of AGP videocard solutions that should enjoy huge improvements in both CS1.6 and Source engine games.. as well as all other games.
     
  5. NodNarb

    NodNarb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was just visiting at my grandpararents so i was using there computer, but i fixed the problem some how but its still not good graphics, but at least its not choppy
     
  6. NodNarb

    NodNarb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and thanks for the help, at first i didnt even think there was a video card in it
     
  7. NodNarb

    NodNarb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but would you say an built in ati x200 is good
     
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