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Strange problem with Counter-strike Source

By ellex2lose ยท 5 replies
May 12, 2007
  1. Now, Ive heard about low FPS in source before. Even with high end computers. But, my problem is different. While playing in a populated 20, or 10 man servers I experience a usual constant of 60-120 FPS. The problem is that every so often the screen will freeze. As if the game drops drastically in FPS. It happens randomly, but more noticeably when in action.

    Example: I Shoot at a guy running in a doorway and miss. He responds by chasing me a round a corner in which I would use as a corner shot, and as he crosses into my field of vision I freeze for a split second and he shoots me before the game recognizes my actions. It's as if the game gets paused for a second and my keys are useless.

    tried lowering settings, from my usual resolution 1020X768 to 800X600. Absolutely no change. Same for higher resolutions also. I've tried all sorts of source Tweaks and whatnot to improve my chances of not "spiking" (as I've come to call it) bumpmapping 0, collisions and rag-doll physics 0 etc. Fps_max 100, so on and so forth. I have 0 viruses, and I scan for spyware every day using adaware and spybot.

    specs: from DxDiag

    Machine name: ILLITHID
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gateway
    System Model: Gateway M680
    BIOS: Rev 1.0
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz
    Memory: 1022MB RAM
    Page File: 561MB used, 1896MB 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

    Card name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go1400
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: Quadro FX Go1400
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC


    Description: Conexant AMC Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_0604107B&REV_03
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: camcaud.sys
    Driver Version: 6.13.0010.8340 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 6/28/2004 00:02:34, 34048 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Conexant
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 12, 11
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    LONG POST YES, I'm sorry. But, I play in a few leagues with some friends and I let them down sometimes when I freeze and cant make a shot, etc. Please spare some advice! D:
  2. ellex2lose

    ellex2lose TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Bumping this ^_^
  3. ellex2lose

    ellex2lose TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I fixed my own problem! (XFIRE ISSUE)

    After 17 views and not even 1 reply, I found that "Xfire" was causing my CPU to spike from 5% to 96% usage every few seconds. If you are having similar problems, turn off xfire while you are gaming and see if it helps.

  4. dna513

    dna513 TS Rookie

    I got the same problem. I turned off xfire and still get this issue. Anyone know what is making my cpu spike during firefights in counter strike souce?

  5. Lethogar

    Lethogar TS Rookie Posts: 36

    hmm...this problem is indeed weird cause i have a computer that is way worse then yours and i can play Counter Strike Source perfectly on the highest with no spikes or whatnot...i really have no clue...do you run anything in the background while playing? you may want to try going into your task manager and turn off things that you aren't using because these may slow it down...but other then that i am not sure sorry.
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    I had this problem too. You can fix it by doing what the above postersid and getting rid of as many processes as possible. Go t www.Processlibrary.com to make sure it is nothing important, first.
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