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Help with team fortress 2

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January 13, 2010 11:38:30 PM

hey guys i recently bought team fortress 2 and i have been having some low fps issues. i read around the forums and i can seem to fix this. i dont think my pc is a problem, here are my specs:

hp m9450f
intel core 2 quad q9300 2.5ghz
8 gb ram nvidia 8800 gt 512 mb
vista x64

my fps goes as low as 10 fps. i have tried to reduce the resolution and the details but that doesnt help. i installed the older version of the gpu driver but still had the same issue. i have turned of AA and v sync. i have just formatted my pc and reinstalled tf2 twice but i still get the lags.

i also play css which is built on the source engine and i get an avg of 150 fps shouldnt tf2 also be around the same range.
any help is greatly appreciated.

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January 14, 2010 4:47:04 PM

Your pc is more than capable to play tf2. do you have any programs running in the background? those could be eating up system resources and slowing your game down.
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January 14, 2010 8:37:26 PM

just the basic stuff like anti virus. i really cant understand why this is happening. do u think downloading the whole game again will help?
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January 14, 2010 8:53:55 PM

what antivirus? and yea, definitely try reinstalling.
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January 14, 2010 9:01:27 PM

have you tried playing on the lowest res and graphic detail settings? I'd say start from the lowest and work your way up. I have a hp pavilion elite m9077c, which is slighty less powerful than your setup and I'm able to run at 1280x800 res with mid-high settings. There might be a corrupt file that is slowing your performance and you might have to redownload and reinstall.
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January 14, 2010 9:10:13 PM

i have bitdefender 2010. im gonna try the reinstall again and get back to ull
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January 14, 2010 9:15:08 PM

alright, just checking because having norton running is like running 5 games at once lol
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January 15, 2010 3:19:19 AM

ok so i re downloaded and reinstalled the game but it still lags. i put it on 800x600 and it still fell to under 20 fps and on 1280x1024 the same thing happens. when im inside a building where there are no other players i get around 80 to 100 but as i get into fights it falls to under 20
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January 15, 2010 10:22:22 AM

Check your internet connection
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January 15, 2010 10:36:06 AM

TF2 is a lot more demanding than CSS.

but your system should definately be >60 fps with AA turned off at mid resolution.

my first guess would be spyware, do you play with windows messenger in the background? sometimes that can cause insane performance issues.
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