Help increase gaming FPS in CS

By miguel1596 ยท 7 replies
Dec 31, 2006
  1. i have a dell computer, and like counter strike 1.6 ive been playing it for 2 years (i dont get tired of it) and now i realized that my computer SUCK! it only gives me 25fps to play. i just bought a "GeForce FX 5200". Its PCI. i wanna know what do i have to do to increase the fps. should i buy a new video card, or i just need a program. HELP ME PLEASE!
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Please tell us your specs and we can tell you what parts you can buy. Welcome to Techspot by the way :wave: ! There are two main things you can do to add fps; drop in some memory, or replace the video card. There are ways to tweak or overclock your computer, but I don't suggest it if you don't know how to do it.
  3. miguel1596

    miguel1596 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cfitzarl but how can i drop some memory?
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Well, it's not as easy as it sounds. All computers use memory for off-hand storage for applications, and the more you have, the more room programs have. Typically, there are four kinds of Memory used in a desktop computer; SDRam, DDR SdRam, DDR2 SDRam, and RdRam (you don't have this I can guarantee). We first need all of your system specs to find out what memory you have.
  5. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Just FYI, to "drop in some memory" doesn't mean you're dropping memory. Thought I should make that clear heh ;)

    It sounds like you're more interested in getting more memory. It would be a lot easier to help you if we know your entire system's specs. The easiest way is to download Belarc Advisor and tell us the specs of most of your PC's parts. Look HERE

    The FX5200 PCI is definitely not a fantastic card, I can tell you that right now. But you should install it nonetheless if it is better than your current video card. We'll know your current video card after you get Belarc Advisor.

    Keep us posted.
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Whoops, I probably should have re-phrased that to "installing" memory ;) .

    In which aspect do you mean, for Counter Strike or for gaming in general? I would agree for Counter Strike although for newer games (like Oblivion), ahh, it kind of shorts out in perfomance if you know what I mean ;) . It seems perfect for miguel1596 though.
  7. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I guess I should have re-phrased that too. I meant gaming in general. I definitely do not mean that it's horrible.

    When writing that, I meant "fantastic" as in an 8800GTX :D.
    LoL I know...but that's just the way I think hehe

    So technically, the FX5200 is not "fantastic".

    However, Counter Strike 1.6 is not a graphically demanding game. That FX5200 should be very good at running games of CS 1.6 at acceptable settings/resolution with a good frame rate. It's all about the games that need to be played that determine what video card is needed.

    This is why I recommend for him to install the FX5200 only if it is better than his current video card. We wouldn't want miguel1596 to get a lower FPS after replacing his video card do we ;)

    Good luck, and BTW Happy New Year :)
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Sorry, I thought you wrote that it was a fantastic card :rolleyes: . I know about CS. Happy New Year as well.
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