CS 1.6 Low FPS - Help Please

By !LLu$!0N ยท 6 replies
Jun 10, 2006
  1. Hi there,

    i would like to ask if anyone knows any GOOD tweaks that could up my fps to a constant 100 in CS 1.6? i will provide you with some basic details of my computer.

    System Information

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Packard Bell NEC
    System Model: 00000000000000000000000
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz
    Memory: 768MB RAM
    Page File: 258MB used, 1235MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    Graphics Card

    Card name: RADEON 9600 Series (Omega 3.8.252)
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc. (Omega 3.8.252)
    Chip type: ATI RADEON 9600 Series AGP (0x4150)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4150&SUBSYS_2064148C&REV_00
    Display Memory: 256.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (16 bit) (85Hz)
    Monitor: Monitor A727 Packard Bell
    Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
    Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6614 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

    Basically i am getting 40 + fps constantly, goes to 90 sometimes, and drops when theres a lot of players on screen and stuff, its so annoying and i just wondered if someone can possibly help, people have told me they have got lower specs computers than me and have a constant 100fps so thats why i wondered why i am not getting this constant 100fps.

    Thanks a million.
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716


    I'm not familiar with CS but in other similar games there is an option for how many frames per second. It should be "automatic" and then anywhere from 40 to 160fps. If this doesnt work, you may need to lower some specs on the game such as filtering, or amount of objects to be able to have 100fps.

    Hope this helps,

  3. !LLu$!0N

    !LLu$!0N TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've never came across an FPS option like that :)

    but i will try lowering all the settings, so thanks for your help.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Lower ur resolution. Should make a lot of difference. CS 1.6 doesn't look particularly better when its at 1024x768 than when its at 640x480. I'm sure it will help u.
  5. !LLu$!0N

    !LLu$!0N TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i play 800x600

    i dont see how people can play with 640x480 lol, but i'll try it :) thanks for your post.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    U also talk about getting 100 fps. Ur video card is good enough but it is probably getting bottlenecked by ur CPU. Celerons as such aren't very good for gaming and urs is not even 2 GHz, so I would say that would be ur primary suspect. This is one of the cons of buying a high-end graphic card and a low-spec processor for gaming.

    P.S. - 640x480 is what I used to play CS 1.6 on my Riva TNT2 :D
  7. !LLu$!0N

    !LLu$!0N TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol thanks for your post, yes i understand about my processor, would a 2.4 make much difference? because i could swap the family PC with mine obviously use an external hard drive to transfer the files but would it be worth it?

    thanks for your post.
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