I am creating this thread to try to reduce some of the CS:S problems being posted. Requirements: Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows 2000/XP/ME/98, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows 2000/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection If you don't know whether or not you meet this, go here: How to check system requirements before you buy the game. If you have an integrated graphics card, or have a low-end Dell, such as the 2400,3000, etc. then you will most likely need to buy a graphics card for it to run at least decently. If you have a low-end CPU, go HERE You can also GOOGLE Caseys config. It is an Autoexec file that lowers the settings on a lot of stuff and increased my fps by about 20. If you haven't already, make sure that you have already uptated your Graphics Cards Drivers. Ati go HERE nVidia go HERE If you are having problems with your Ati drivers, try the Omega third party drivers HERE They currently do not have third party drivers for nVidia. Do you have a skip or stutter that occurs every few seconds? E.G, Every three seconds there is a slight skip? If you do, then you can try disabling processes through task manager. To find out which ones you can disable, go HERE. Wonder if your problem may be a bug? Go HERE Having Steam problems? E.G, Update causing you problems. Go HERE Are you having problems running a Dedicated Server without lag? If so, try taking a look at THIS. Some programs interfere with Steam, go HERE to see a list and what to do. Go HERE to troubleshoot network problems. Go HERE to troubleshoot game crashes. If your problem was not solved here, search around in VALVe's CS:S forum HERE. Have you tried googling your problem? A lot of time, other people have the same problem. Google! If you STILL cannot find your answer, use the Steam Support Center HERE. I don't recommend using the support center unless you have to, because it can take FOREVER to get a decent reply. Rates Information: If you notice that your latency is off, or your shots are not registering, set your rates accordingly by opening up the Console (~ key) and type the following command(s) in: Rate 25000 cl_updaterate 101 cl_cmdrate 101 If nothing here helps you, be free to post!