Hello, I'm new to the forum, though I'm not a new user to windows 7 or any other type of beta testing, though there is one thing that is troubling me, and I would like to see if I could have some help!
Im currently working with Windows 7 Build 7100 up to date, in what refers to the OS its great, but the issue is when I play any Half - life mod on Steam.
To be more exact, when I play Day of Defeat (hl 1110 mod) I get highly abnormal pings. My brother who plays with me, is conected to the same LAN area, and he has a perfectly low ping (on the servers we play).
Ive noticed that when I have the command "fps_max 100" my latency goes up really high, we're talking 150 - 250ms when my brother has rates like 35 - 50ms; though if I lower that command to "fps_max 50", my ping rate lowers to 75 - 115ms, whilst my brother stays the same.
At first I thought it could be a network issue, but since I observed that my brother has a good latency rate, I wasnt concerned, now im thinking it has to do with either graphic drivers, or some issue involving Windows 7.
My system is as follow:
AMD 64 2.4Ghz
3Gb Ram dual
ATi Radeon X800xt (agp interface)
Its not a state of the line computer, but I think it has no problem running any Half life mod, what could be the problem is the graphics driver, since I had to implant an older driver since ATi currently doesn't support old AGP cards with Vista.
Also my brothers computer is worse:
Pentium 3 @ 1ghz
786mb Ram Dimm
And that hunk of **** is running it fine.
Other than that any other information will be given.
p.s. Im behind a Router, conceptronic router, connected via rj-45 cat 5 cable, and my internet connection is Cable (motorola modem)