omg i have a very low fps rate in counter-strike source. tryed everything! help!

By ryan660
Jul 8, 2006
  1. yea i recently prchased counter-strike source and according to the back of the box i should be able to run it decently but i get an in game fps off 3 (on average
  2. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Can you give us your full system specs? Also, if you have an older graphics card make sure the resolutions and shaders/effects are turned off or low.
  3. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okies my specs are
    800MHz cpu
    ASRock P4VM800 mother board
    intel 2.6ghz processer
    320Mb ram
    VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP video card
    basic sound card
    i have tryed putting everything at low but it still doesnt work
    (p.s sorry for being such a n00b, i'm not so great with computers)
  4. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Everyone's gotta start somewhere. You should see my first posts :eek:
    Anyway, I'm guessing it's your grahics card, sorry to say. Integrated graphics cards just can't cut it on any newer games, but personally I didn't think they wouldn't play cs/s with everything on low! Hang on here for a while and see if anyone can give you some tips on speeding the game up or something, but I actually don't think there's any way of getting around that integrated card :(
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    This has gotta be the most asked question of all time. Perhaps search for other threads. WIll get you an answer quiker and will save us answering the same question several times.


  6. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks for your suggestion can you give me a graphics card thart i could buy that isnt overly expensive
  7. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Yup no problem. Your motherboard can have an agp card so that's good. All you need to do is tell us how much you're willing to spend.
  8. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no income lol so probably £30-50 isd all i could spend
  9. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Ok, I'm trying to find a 6600 in your range, I've seen a pretty good deal here
    128mb gigabyte 6600 agp but that's pushing your budget.
    Here's a 9600pro which would still be a big step up from any integrated graphics, but sticks to the budget a bit better.
    Actually I found a 9600xt (apparently better) here so that'd be a better buy I suppose. Still in budget.
  10. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your help and if i get a bettter graphics card it should solve my problem
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Do you have a 800MHZ CPU or a intel 2.6 GHZ CPU?
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    1. You have little memory. 512MB is minimum for basic computing these days. 1gB minimum for serious gamers
    2. you need a better graphics card
  13. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    I think he got confused with the motherboard's FSB (800MHz)? Correct me if I'm wrong there..

    In which case, can you go right click My computer>properties
    Under the General Tab tell us what it says under "Computer"
    eg Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz etc..

    I'm afraid Tedster's right in terms of ram, 512mb is pushing your system, 320mb is even worse.. but considering your current budget, you may want to save up the ram upgrade in the future, as getting a vid card will put some of those lost system resources back for the system to use.

    Workaround for now would be to close all the apps in the background and other programs you dont use to free up some more of the resources, but improvements should be noticed either way..
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    You're completely right. He probably got confused with the FSB. He may have a P4 Prescott @2.66 GHZ with a 800MHZ FSB.
  15. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea i checked it out. you guys are totally right about the processor/ mother board thing. with my 320mb ram everything works fine and iwas wondering would this graphrics card be compatible Sapphire Radeon 9250 128MB AGP
  16. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

  17. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    I would NOT recommend the 9250 AGP as you can likely do much, much better for the same price.

    If you're under a tight budget, I'd say get a Radeon 9600 Pro or 9600 XT at the very minimum. They are several factors more powerful than the 9200 or 9550 Radeons and also have support for Direct X 9.0.
  18. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea but it would fit, and stuff wouldnt it. because my friend has one that he isnt using and he said i could have it
  19. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    What is your system model or is it a custom build?
  20. ryan660

    ryan660 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i posted specs at the top of page
  21. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Not the specs, the model unless you or someone else built it.

    example: my laptop's model is 7510GX

    Also follow these examples:

    Download CPUZ from the download section of techspot here then Unzip all the files

    Start the program by clicking on cpuz.exe (the one with picture of a computer chip). Then click on mainboard tab and you will see something called version and tell us what it says (if nothing there it's pci).

    This will tell us if it needs to be pci card (crap) or if it can take an AGP Card or a PCI-e Card.
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