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Low TF2 Framerates

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August 28, 2010 5:51:12 AM

My System:

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
GPU:EVGA GTX 470
RAM:2x2gb Gskill DDR3 @1600mHz
Motherboard:MSI 890GXM-G65


Framerates are fine when I am by myself, but when I get into large firefights they drop very low, often between 20-40fps. I have tried lowering the graphics options but it didn't change anything (which makes sense since my card should be able to handle high). I have also monitored the CPU and the load on it rarely goes above 70%. I tried playing practice mode (with 24 bots) offline to see if it was an issue with the server, but I still had these poor rates. I don't know what's up. I just finished Mass Effect 2 and never had any issues like this, it was always really high framerates. Right now I am running a hard drive defragment but I doubt that will do anything. Also, TF2 is an exception in my security suite. I can even have my security suite go into "game mode", but it doesn't help.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

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August 28, 2010 10:13:35 AM

well my friend cant really find a reason for that

but i think its a software thing maybe your system is it windows 7

or is your drivers not updated

cuz i really think the game is not even close to compare to modern pcs or yours see what the guys say hope they can help you
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August 28, 2010 2:50:44 PM

My system is running windows 7. My video card drivers are up to date, I downloaded the latest in response to this problem but it did not help.

Oh, and the security software I am using is BitDefender Total Security 2010 if it matters
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August 28, 2010 2:57:33 PM

have you checked to see if the cpu is coming out of idle mode (800MHz)
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August 28, 2010 4:35:59 PM

mindless728 said:
have you checked to see if the cpu is coming out of idle mode (800MHz)


How might I do that?
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August 29, 2010 9:17:30 PM

have CPUZ running while in game and alt-tab out of the game
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August 30, 2010 1:36:58 AM

The CPU is not in idle mode, CPUZ reported that the Core Speed was ~3632 MHz
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