TechSpot

Counter Strike Source: Lagless?

By Leon7089
Feb 6, 2009
  1. Hi, I just got a new video card for my computer, and a new power supply, and I still only get like 25-30 fps, when my friends computer gets like 60 fps in every game. I am just wondering, is there any way I can figure out what is making my computer slow? I am good with computers, and this just really stumps me.

    I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card, and everyone in css tells me it is all about the video card. I am not running any mods or anything, and I want somewhere around 45-60 fps all the time. If there is anything else you need to know about my computer to help me out, just post it in the forum, and I will tell you it.

    Thanks, much obliged.
    Leon7089
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    well first we need your pc specs. cpu, ram, psu, monitor or resolution of monitor. Update your pc specs in your profile.
     
  3. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    i have the same problem, its all about the cpu, if you have a crap cpu like me [pentium d] it won't go anywhere cause your cpu cant even keep up with your 9800gtx

    you could also try disabling vsync and physx
     
  4. Leon7089

    Leon7089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I posted my info in my profile. Anything anyone can help with?
     
  5. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    lol, did i just not tell you my cpu was crap, celeron, pentium d? both crap?

    get a new cpu lol
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Your CPU is holding you back, like nosebleedXD said, and is a massive bottleneck for your system. You need at least an E4xxx or an E5200 to fully realize the power of your video card (which would also need a new motherboard). You could also go with an AMD motherboard and an X2 5000+ if you are short on cash.
     
  7. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    rofl dam straight =] and i have no idea what your mobo is and don't have time to search it up, you will prolly need to get a new motherboard also

    and rage, nice qx9650 build =] never even noticed
     
  8. Leon7089

    Leon7089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, thanks. Can anyone link me to the motherboard and processor that you are talking about? And I am not exactly sure on how to install my own processor, if that is possible. And, by chance, can some one get me a price for all of this? Thanks :]
     
  9. Leon7089

    Leon7089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Edit: I found the processor on newegg, But can anyone link me a good motherboard? I am hoping to aim for like 200$ total or lower for this processor and a nice motherboard. If possible. If not, give me the best choice possible.
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Thanks nosebleedXD, it's served me flawlessly for quite some time now. :)

    @Leon7089, which CPU are you referring to? For Intel, a decent cheap mobo would be the GA-EP45-DS3L. For an AMD setup, go for the GA-MA770-UD3.
     
  11. Leon7089

    Leon7089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am going for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600.
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I would recommend the X2 5400+ BE instead for its unlocked multiplier, which will help in case you want to overclock in the future.
     
  13. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    e5200 seems good =] intel all the way
     
  14. Leon7089

    Leon7089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, well I don't plan on ever overclocking this thing, so what would be a good processor and motherboard combo? Price doesn't matter, because my birthday is coming up haha. Links are also GREATLY appreciated. Thanksssss.
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    An E8400 and a GA-EP45-UD3P. Go for an E7400 if the E8400 is too expensive.
     
  16. Leon7089

    Leon7089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thanks. Would a Foxconn BlackOps X48 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard go good with with the E8400? Or go with the GA-EP45-UD3P?
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nah, the Foxconn is just a fancy mobo with bells and whistles you do not need, and Foxconn is not quite in the same league as other makers like ASUS and Gigabyte. The Gigabyte mobo is rock-solid and is cheaper to boot.
     
  18. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    I would recommend Phenom II 940 BE. The power of a Q6600 and more at a fraction of the cost...

    Phenom II 940 BE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

    Phenom II 920
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103472

    Also here's one bundled with a ASUS Motherboard though i can't vouch for how good the board is.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.155229

    If i were to choose a board, i'd get this one because i've heard plenty good about the 790GX chipset :3 Plus this one is open box and hence cheaper :D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128352R

    I would also suggest moving away from that 1GB of ram :X Ram is dirt cheap right now, even for the high end performance ones so i'd suggest pumping in 2-4 GB of ram, DDR 2 800 should be suffice.

    Hope that helps ;)
     
  19. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie

    yeah I had the same problem w/ my cpu holding back my compy... I just got a new comp altogether tho cuz it was about time to get a new one anyway.
     
  20. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    Its a very common case i would say... people upgrade their graphics cards only because they think thats all they need to play games smoothly, but in the end things like CPU, ram and even hard disks can bottleneck your games :X
     
  21. blackdoutt

    blackdoutt TS Rookie

    hey, sorry if im high jacking the thread

    so i have a lap top and when i play everything is perfect but recently i have set it up to my home computer, but my play moves way to fast compared to my lap top, ive changed rates ive managed to make my guy move slower when he goes straight but when it comes to moving and looking side to side its way to fast. Any1 have this problem
     
  22. blackdoutt

    blackdoutt TS Rookie

    hey,
    so i have a lap top and when i play everything is perfect but recently i have set it up to my home computer, but my play moves way to fast compared to my lap top, ive changed rates ive managed to make my guy move slower when he goes straight but when it comes to moving and looking side to side its way to fast. Any1 have this problem
     
  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I've read several reviews on that board, it looks nice, but mehh, dont think its worth the penny. Not sure how much that means coming from a Rampage 2 buyer. But I oc as much as I can so...
     
  24. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Have you looked into your mouse pointer options either through windows or your mouse device manager. Pointer speed could be too high.
     
  25. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    and take off the precision improvement thing, I'll post back and make it more accurate when I have time.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...