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Windows 7: frame rate drops in Counter Strike: Source

15 May 2009   #1
foad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
frame rate drops in Counter Strike: Source

hi there,

so I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 last week and I've been getting random frame rate drops..I got pretty good frame rates in Windows XP and didnt get any choke at all..in Windows 7 my frame rates are around 50-60 (which is fine) but they randomly and frequently drop to like 10-15 fps for 2-3 seconds. It gets annoying after a while obviously.

my computer specs are as follows:

Windows 7 32-bit
Pentium 4 3.2 GHz HT
1.5GB RAM
160GB HDD
nVidia 8800GS video card

has anyone else experienced this or can anyone recommend a solution to fixing the problem?

thank you


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16 May 2009   #2
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

i get that with left 4 dead sometimes. try adding ALL of the CS:S files to be excluded in your antivirus. theres a guide on Valves site for most AV's
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16 May 2009   #3
foad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

i dont have an anti-virus unless windows 7 has a built in one..?
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16 May 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

What Build of Windows 7 do you have and was it from Microsoft or a torrent, I ask because there were reports of infected torrents about last week and if you don't have any virus software then I would recommend you get some, most of us are using Avast Home free edition.
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16 May 2009   #5
foad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I have the official Windows 7 RC from the Microsoft website (build 7100)
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16 May 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you got the latest Windows 7 Nvidia driver 185.85?
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16 May 2009   #7
foad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I'm not sure how to check if I have it or not, I just assumed Windows 7 would install the appropriate drivers
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16 May 2009   #8
foad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

nevermind, it's the same in Windows 7 as it is in Windows XP..it says i have driver version 8.15.11.8172 but at the top of the window it says (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)

i'll try to update the driver and see what happens.
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16 May 2009   #9
foad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

well i updated the driver, and now the driver version is "8.15.11.8585" and there's no WDDM comment at the top of the screen.

I just tried Source and I didnt get my fps dropping like it used to. I'll play more tomorrow just to make sure the driver fixed it.
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16 May 2009   #10
dgwin7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foad View Post
hi there,

so I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 last week and I've been getting random frame rate drops..I got pretty good frame rates in Windows XP and didnt get any choke at all..in Windows 7 my frame rates are around 50-60 (which is fine) but they randomly and frequently drop to like 10-15 fps for 2-3 seconds. It gets annoying after a while obviously.

my computer specs are as follows:

Windows 7 32-bit
Pentium 4 3.2 GHz HT
1.5GB RAM
160GB HDD
nVidia 8800GS video card

has anyone else experienced this or can anyone recommend a solution to fixing the problem?

thank you
Well, your pc with only 1.5GB ram that is why, you can afford buy new a pair of 2GB total 4GB should be no problem.

1.5GB ? you got kiddin me

yes 1.5GB is best for XP but not Vista or Win 7 okay.

dg
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