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Gaming Problem

By huskinatorr2
Dec 5, 2008
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  1. I have been playing Counter-Strike: Source for a long time now, and a few days ago, the game has been going very slow. From the looks of it, i think it has to do with my Graphics Card.

    I don't think this has anything to do with it, but it started happening just after i had installed my new internet with Bigpond. I read the minimum system requirements on the back of the cd case and it said:
    • 256MB RAM minimum
    • 150MB hard disk space

    This is my Graphic Card Info:
    [​IMG]

    And here is general info on my computer:

    Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Speed: 2800 Mhz
    1 logical processor
    1 physical processor
    HyperThreading: Unsupported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed:

    Windows Version:
    Windows XP (32 bit)
    NTFS: Supported

    Video Card:
    Driver: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    DirectX Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.11.7519
    DirectX Driver Version: 6.14.11.7519
    Driver Date: 16 May 2008
    Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
    DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    VendorID: 0x10de
    DeviceID: 0x322
    Number of Monitors: 1
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
    No SLI or Crossfire Detected
    Primary Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Desktop Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Primary Display Size: 11.54" x 8.66" (14.41" diag)
    29.3cm x 22.0cm (36.6cm diag)
    Primary Bus: AGP 8x
    Primary VRAM: 128 MB
    Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x


    Sound card:
    Audio device: Realtek AC97 Audio

    Memory:
    RAM: 1535 Mb

    Miscellaneous:
    UI Language: English
    Microphone: Not set
    Media Type: DVD
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 267101 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 51123 Mb
    OS Install Date: Mar 19 2008
    Installed Packages: Firefox,Windows Firewall

    If you want me to explain more about my problem, or gather more information, just post a comment.=]
  2. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    You have AGP slots, yes you need a better video card. The rest of you system is awesome. 1GB, 2.8ghz, you are set. What is your price range for a new AGP card?
  3. huskinatorr2

    huskinatorr2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    whats an AGP Card?
    if you're talking about a video card, my maximum price range would be about $70

    btw.
    is it good that i have 0mb of system video memory and shared system memory?
    coz i think that may be causing the problem to the lagginess of my game.
    because before my gaming was fine.=]
  4. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    Yes i meant video card. So it says you have agpx8 and You said 70 dollars, well here are a list:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2000380048 1069609639&name=AGP 4X/8X

    Just look carefully on the left side and start looking around for a great card.

    When i was using XP, sometimes using certain drivers it will show the data incorrectly.

    You know you should download GPU-Z and CPU-z, it shows that cpu you are have and what your video card/gpu-z is showing.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1281/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.3.0.html

    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

    Btw, what you mean " before ", before what? Changing Drivers?

    You know before you do anything, sometimes its best to use older drivers with older cards. Try out the 81.98 or the 56.64 with your FX5200 and see does the performance change.
  5. huskinatorr2

    huskinatorr2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    do u mind giving me a link to download the driver?

    And when i said "before", i meant after i had installed Bigpond onto my computer.=]
    but i doubt that has anything to do with the problem.
  6. huskinatorr2

    huskinatorr2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    umm this is just a screenshot of info i received from using GPU-Z.
    (i just posted it incase u needed any more info.)=]
    [​IMG]
  7. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

  8. huskinatorr2

    huskinatorr2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    wen i say slow, yea, i mean fps performance.
    For some strange reason it only goes 10fps per/second.=]
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    That isn't a strange reason. That video card was bottom of the line when it was released several years ago. It wasn't even good when it came out, and now it is 4 generations old. The card is quite lacking and isn't really capable of good performance in CS:S.

    It's hard to find good AGP cards these days, because AGP was replaced by PCI-Express in... 2005 I believe. But any of those Radeon HD 3850 cards in the link General sent you should work wonders. A Radeon HD 3850 is about 15x faster than what you have, maybe more. Get one of those, and your FPS will be skyrocketing in CS:S :)
  10. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    yea grab the 3850 if you can. But he said 75 dollars , so just grab the next best thing.
  11. huskinatorr2

    huskinatorr2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

     
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