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Counterstrike source low fps

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June 14, 2012 11:48:23 PM

here are my specs
amd x4 645 3.1 ghz
evga gtx 570 sc 1280 mb
6gb ram

thats all i can know off that would affect my performance in game.
so when i did the video stress test it gave me around 200 fps but when i go to a server not just one but any of them it goers smooth in some ares but i went on the console and typed in "cl_showfps 1" without the quotastions to shwo my fps in game and it shows me not getting over 60 fps but my test resutls show 200 fs
can somone tell me why im gettign such low fps in game with other palyers
June 16, 2012 2:41:21 AM

The game could be frame rate capped. There is no problem whatsoever with your card. Besides 60FPS is smooth it's unnecessary to play the game in higher frame rates.
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June 16, 2012 2:52:49 AM

i know its capped but ive seen other benchmarks with a lower card then mine and with like 50 players they got over 60 fps and got like 100 fps.
also i use a 1280x1024 monitor resolution so i dont think i should be getting fps under 60
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June 16, 2012 3:26:32 AM

You can try the command Max_fps # (whatever number you want)

So for instance you want 200 Frames per second

max_fps 200

In your case you can play all the smoothness @ max_fps 120

Check your temps, some cards get hot when producing a lot of frames.
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June 16, 2012 4:52:06 AM

fantastik250 said:
You can try the command Max_fps # (whatever number you want)

So for instance you want 200 Frames per second

max_fps 200

In your case you can play all the smoothness @ max_fps 120

Check your temps, some cards get hot when producing a lot of frames.

but also when im in servers with like tons of people like 55 players one time i tend to lag when i face them as a group in the game is that normal?
or am i supposed to have 60 fps no matter how many players there are
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June 16, 2012 5:17:15 AM

Yea, that happens in almost all games whenever something huge happens. It's called frame rate dipping. When I play battlefield 3, same thing happens.

If your card hits at least 200 FPS, then putting at 120 will help and you won't see a huge dip in performance. You'll definitely see the game lag a bit if it dips to 20-30 FPS.
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June 16, 2012 5:39:33 AM

aight so if i put that max frames to 120 my frames are going to go over 60 fps adn would it be more smooter in servers that have alot of people
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June 16, 2012 5:59:03 AM

That should be the case. Post back and tell me your experience.
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June 22, 2012 3:35:52 AM

Best answer selected by KILL_NINJA.
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June 22, 2012 3:50:32 AM

ok sry fr teh long delay but i capped it at 150 but when in game with 60 people it still goes down to the 40 fps range but does ocassionaly go over 60 fps to like 80fps but the gameplay dosent seem to have changed at all
is there something wrong im doing or what
when i face large groups it stil lags and is the same before i capped it to 150
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June 22, 2012 3:53:44 AM

Could be too much stuff going on in the game. You can try to reduce the settings for particle effects or something. But, your experience so somewhat be a bit smoother than last time.
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June 22, 2012 4:07:51 AM

just played a match with 40 people in like a snow map and when i faced a certain angle it dropped to 30 fps i dont get whats wrong the textures arent maxed out their at the high level it was default settings that im running didnt set it to very high which is the max it can get on graphics
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June 22, 2012 4:19:40 AM

Could be the game and/or drivers, nothing is wrong with your card.
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June 22, 2012 4:35:49 AM

the drivers are the latest and the game is fine so dont know seems like nothing changed even with the fps max cap
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June 22, 2012 4:46:59 AM

It could possibly be the game, if nothing else.
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June 22, 2012 4:48:49 AM

d you have any idea whats wrong with the game
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June 22, 2012 4:51:03 AM

Unfortunately no, that is a question for the developers. You can try asking in the CSS forum in steam.
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June 22, 2012 5:22:11 AM

kinda did but they got no clue eitheri
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June 24, 2012 8:19:51 PM

There are so many things that can reduce your potential fps in source. (netcode - hardware) try using some fps configs like... http://bit.ly/Kw0Ry9

or go at it one by one to see what helps. here is valves complete console commands list. http://bit.ly/Kw0Z0I
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