Nvidia card and Coutner Strike Source

By bigtoe
Aug 16, 2005
  1. I have a nvidia 5600 256mb ram. I can play Counter Strike 1.6 fine. I get around 80 FPS. When I play on A Counter Strike Source server I get around 17 fps. I updated my drivers to the 77.76, Anyone know how to fix?

    PC specs
    os Win xp
    processor 2.4
    ram 1.5
  2. slaytanic

    slaytanic TS Rookie

    Is that the 5600 mobile (laptop) card that you are talking about? If so where did you get the drivers? Sorry I can't answer your question. I would tell you to revert back to your old drivers.
  3. bigtoe

    bigtoe TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    The HL2 engine is a whole other ball game compared to CS 1.6, and really you shouldn't be comparing them.

    Honestly, with that card I am not too surprised at your fps. I think you may be expecting too much from that card... :(
  5. bigtoe

    bigtoe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, What card would you all suggest to get? ATI or Nvidia around 200 or so
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    You could try doing some tweaking to get better frame rates before you make the jump to a newer card.

    If you are still not happy after tweaking, then yes it may be time for a new card. Hard to say really without knowing the stats of your current computer. Can you fill in your profile with your specs?

    How much ram do you have now? I'm assuming your video card is AGP8x? For the $200 budget, you are looking at either the 6600GT or a 9800pro. Both are excellent cards for a budget level graphics card. Again, I'd want to know the specs of your computer before recommending the upgrade though.
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