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Windows 7: Counter Strike 1.6 (steam) FPS problem

16 Mar 2010   #41


For me, doesn't matter now, I'm back on XP.

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27 Apr 2010   #42

windows VII

as with a bunch of the other people on here, I too have a similar issue with cs. now im not certain its a windows 7 issue but anyway I used to have near-constant 100 fps (and i even had high poly models and skins and what-not). back then i had 2 geforce 9600's and 2 GB of ram.

now i have 1 gtx 285, 8 GB RAM, and a quad core processer, which is MORE than sufficient to run crappy ol' cs 1.6. now i realize cs is OLD but why would a better gfx card and more ram cause it to perform worse??

fps goes from 100 to as low as 10 when theres moderate - high "action" on the screen. i was even in a map like fy_iceworld BY MYSELF and the guns on the ground alone made my fps go to 25...

what the heck D: whyyyyy ><
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28 Apr 2010   #43

Windows 7 x64

Help please! FPS jumps from 100 to 97! In all the video card is disabled!
Computer configuration in the profile! On Windows XP there was no such "Drivers are the latest!
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01 May 2010   #44


same issue here
phenom 9550
4 gb RAM
ati 4850

didnt had that issue before 2 days and it happend today
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01 May 2010   #45

Windows 7 Pro

did not read every post but, -dxlevel80. This will set it for dx8 mode. you could do dx7, but many many servers boot people for having a mat dx level under 80. I play no issue, and your hardware shouldn't be the issue.
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02 May 2010   #46


I havent changed anything in my cfg cuz i play a lot of cw 5v5......This happened after steam updated the interface
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06 May 2010   #47

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by larryman View Post
@ Borum
At the moment I had 60 fps max, my vsync was turned off...
To solve this, I just turned vsync on, hit apply and off and hit again apply. After this my fps wasn't capped anymore...
thanks dude this worked for me aswell
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06 May 2010   #48

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
A mix

Had the same problem as many of you with constant FPS dropp.

This is how I fixed it:
Did the Vsync on,off,on,off thing
Launched CS 1.6 and entered random server, tabbed out and ctrl + alt + del and set the Affinity to 1 core (nr 3 was on lowest usage for me)
and turned the priority for HL.exe to high

Works great with 100fps all the time and all lagg's gone!

Great thread!
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07 May 2010   #49

windows VII

unfortunately ur suggestion didnt work chazzi =/ i tried every combo if affinity and priority with some actually being WORSE.

ive also tried switching compatibility mode to xp service pack 2 and 3, still nothin -___-
btw drivers are up to date for everything
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25 Aug 2010   #50

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hi guys,

It would SEEM that the latest updates from Windows 7 may have fixed the fps drop in cs 1.6, specifically KB982110 and KB2272691. Not sure which one of them did the trick but, after i installed, i tried playing a few rounds and it went smoothly as it would in XP. Adding an extra priority for hl.exe in the task manager will also increase performance.

I tried virtually all the fixes i found while googling, but none seemed to fix my issue. It improved somewhat, but not a permanent fix. Out of all the ideas suggested, i stuck to network throttling off, turned off DEP for hl.exe.

I have a core 2 duo 2Ghz a piece, 2 GB DDR3, and a GeForce 9500 GT, running Win 7 x86.

Hope this helps.

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