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FPS issues

By bigtex07 ยท 13 replies
Jul 29, 2008
  1. About 6 days ago I was running approximately 315 constant FPS in Counter-Strike: Source, however sometime between then and now it has subsided to and average of 72 FPS...

    System Specs:
    AMD Phenom 9600 2.3 GHz
    4 GB DDR2
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit
    2x ATI Radeon HD 3870
    2x Raptor 150 GB HDD - RAID 0

    After noticing the drop in FPS I dled new drivers for everything and still no luck...
    My CPU runs about 46 degrees average...
  2. RevolveR

    RevolveR TS Rookie

    I cannot really shed much light on your situation but I am a Source player myself. I too get around 250 fps in source and about a month ago it suddenly dropped to an average of 50. After about a week of investigation I discovered that my video card was not being properly cooled. A quick fan replace and the issue was resolved. A quick Google search can provide you with a application to check your temp. I have also heard of voltage issues that cause poor performance.
  3. bigtex07

    bigtex07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My GPU never gets over 50 degrees, so I seriously doubt that this is the case...
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    have u checked it since the drop in fps?
  5. bigtex07

    bigtex07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, always been around the same temp, still is around the same temp...
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    I am assuming that is idle what does that run when working.
  7. bigtex07

    bigtex07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    idle is 46 degrees for GPU and 44 for CPU when working 47-48 GPU and 46-47 CPU
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    hmm....I think a 2 degree increase when gaming is a little low....maybe try using another program to read it?

    Rivatuner can monitor your temperatures and clock speeds during gaming =)
  9. bigtex07

    bigtex07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i wasn't playing any hardcore games, and didnt run into anything that would have made it raise any higher than 2 degrees... lol even if my temp went up a little more than that, overheating still isnt my FPS issue...
  10. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Suspect, or replace, eveything with moving parts.
  11. SOAD

    SOAD TS Rookie Posts: 55

    this won't help you solve the problem but surely 72 fps is more than enough to play the game smoothly and not experience any adverse affects to your online perfomance.

    If no other games have slowed down then it is probably not the hardware, why not try another game?

    personally i would be happy with 72fps even if my machine can handle more, as it is not needed.
  12. cosmos100

    cosmos100 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    That's not the point it has more in it than that.

    have you tried reinstalling the game, it could be a setting, do you have update card drivers?

    If you feel you've done nothing to make the FPS drop, there are viruses that can effect graphics cards, try performing a scan, there is a lot that could be going on with a problem like this, as it doesn't seem to be overheating it may not be the hardware that we need to blame here.
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    or maybe try and install the newest directx redistributable.
  14. bigtex07

    bigtex07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea, its not the viruses... or at least its not detectable if it is one lol... and its not directx i updated it and same stuff...
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