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Windows 7: Ati x1650 pro Counterstrike:S

04 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7
Ati x1650 pro Counterstrike:S

I recently upgraded from windows xp to give windows 7 a chance after all the hype ive been hearing about it.

From the get go i had no issues, however once i installed steam and world of warcraft i started to notice a few very minor performance drops. Id run world of warcraft and nothing seems to have been affected, frames are between 40-75 at any given time and runs great.

My issue is when i try to run counterstrike: Source, I have updated to the new catalyst drivers 9.1, The game itself runs, i connect to servers and my ping is fairly decent 70-80 which seems to have gone up since installing windows 7 but not an issue. My problem is Fps Bog downs. One second ill be running at a solid 50-60 frames, then immediately bog down to 10-20 when to many people or grenades or i take a corner to fast. I had no issues like this in xp and wondering if anyone else is experience these same FPS drops for no reason.

Also running the video stress test i get 75 constant. i have tweaked my graphics card to permormance and tried multiple settings with no effect. i also have verticle sync off.

(and i also noticed this was in the wrong section after i posted :P ) my apologies

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06 Feb 2009   #2


CSS runs fine for me, only thing I couldn't do was run it in SLI or the computer crashed.

Have you used a custom config for performance?
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11 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7/Xp

I'm having the same problems I also run a zombie mod server and i can't play on it due to major lag. I had no problems in XP. ATi is being a pain right now and wont update the drivers for DX9 cards.

I just joined these forums to look for a work around on the drivers because the ones packaged with the OS aren't very good
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11 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7

Same thing here but with nvidia. If anyone figures it out, post a reply here please.
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12 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7100 build

Yup same here please help with drivers
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13 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7, Linux

has any of you tried using the heapsize flag? or whatever it is to specify how much memory you want used? this might not even be a gfx problem but more a CS:S problem, I was actually thinking of installing steam right before I read this thread (cause i just re-installed win7 lol). though when I had it installed (i was using x64, now I'm back to x86) I had NO problems what so ever and I probably won't this time. we'll know in a bit =P cause I have to dl all of steam now. =(
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15 Jul 2009   #7

windows 7

it happens even in my computer
its because windows 7 has lot of network services and other things running in background.try disabling services which are useless.
like error reporting service,change update options, etc....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7, Linux

There shouldn't be network problems, the network services would only cause LAG not a drop in FPS. Some might think it's a drop in FPS but it's not, and I just got done playing CS:S system specs:
AMD64 2200+
GeForce 8800GT

I can play indefinatly and it doesn't lag up, might be drivers? I see one person with nvidia saying they have the same problem, I don't know what to tell you but I doubt it's universal to all. I didn't do anything special to my install, I have Win7 7264 and the latest Nvidia drivers nothing special.
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