I don't think I'm getting the FPS I should be getting...

Hey, recently, I just built my own rig and I'm very proud of it. However, it seems like in my game I play, Counter-Strike: Source, I can't get above 85 FPS (Used to be 75 yesterday) in stress test and I'm pretty sure that I should have close to 100 FPS or more. Even on the lowest settings, it doesn't go higher. I know I don't have Vsync on in-game or in the advanced settings, and I eliminate all my background programs. My GPU temperature is at 60-65C when playing. I also have installed the latest Omega drivers twice already. Here are my system specs:

AMD 64 3200+ 2.0Ghz AM2
Asus M2N-E AM2 motherboard
XCILIO 450W PSU
Corsair Valueselect 1Gb (512x2) of RAM
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM
Radeon X850 XT PE 256MB PCI-E x16
Samsung x16 DVD-ROM

I've updated my motherboard BIOs to the latest version but still has not made a difference. Do you think I need to get a differen GPU BIOs?
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  1. If you are getting the same frame rates at a low res you are more than likely CPU bottlenecked. Try setting the processor Affinity to just one of the cores in task manager and see if that helps(alt tab out of game right click on process and then go to the affinity menu). Steam sometimes has issues with 2 core processors.

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  2. well thats is strange i get that type of fps and i play with music at the same time and i also got a 94fps on the stress test..
    well i had that problem with my old system .. and then i found out it was a virus so check that out too. and if you run an anti virus scan and then still dont have higher fps then reinstall windows and reformate your HDD i know some ppl will disagree with me but thats what fixed my problem... and it was working fine after that
  3. Quote:
    Hey, recently, I just built my own rig and I'm very proud of it. However, it seems like in my game I play, Counter-Strike: Source, I can't get above 85 FPS (Used to be 75 yesterday) in stress test and I'm pretty sure that I should have close to 100 FPS or more. Even on the lowest settings, it doesn't go higher. I know I don't have Vsync on in-game or in the advanced settings, and I eliminate all my background programs. My GPU temperature is at 60-65C when playing. I also have installed the latest Omega drivers twice already. Here are my system specs:

    AMD 64 3200+ 2.0Ghz AM2
    Asus M2N-E AM2 motherboard
    XCILIO 450W PSU
    Corsair Valueselect 1Gb (512x2) of RAM
    Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM
    Radeon X850 XT PE 256MB PCI-E x16
    Samsung x16 DVD-ROM

    I've updated my motherboard BIOs to the latest version but still has not made a difference. Do you think I need to get a differen GPU BIOs?


    100% CPU limited
  4. Yea, I checked and the CPU was at 100%. But could the CPU be restricting it that much?
  5. is it really at 100%
    well that sounds like eactly what i had .. just run an antivirus scan .. it never hurts
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    hmm, of course it will be your cpu bottlenecking things at low res and settings. IMO if you are getting over 40-60 FPS it is fine so crank up the detail levels and enjoy the gfx as well as the game play.

    if you are worried it is underr perfroming run 3dmark 05 or 06 and compare your score with others on their website(not here)

    i personally don't see a 3200 bottlenecking source that much. i may be wrong though like i said your FPS are fine so crank things up a bit.

    he does have a point i used to have a sempron 2200+ and it played source 40-50fps.
    plus i dont think you can really notice the difference between 70-80fps and 140fps?
  7. Quote:
    Hey, recently, I just built my own rig and I'm very proud of it. However, it seems like in my game I play, Counter-Strike: Source, I can't get above 85 FPS (Used to be 75 yesterday) in stress test and I'm pretty sure that I should have close to 100 FPS or more. Even on the lowest settings, it doesn't go higher. I know I don't have Vsync on in-game or in the advanced settings, and I eliminate all my background programs. My GPU temperature is at 60-65C when playing. I also have installed the latest Omega drivers twice already. Here are my system specs:

    AMD 64 3200+ 2.0Ghz AM2
    Asus M2N-E AM2 motherboard
    XCILIO 450W PSU
    Corsair Valueselect 1Gb (512x2) of RAM
    Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM
    Radeon X850 XT PE 256MB PCI-E x16
    Samsung x16 DVD-ROM

    I've updated my motherboard BIOs to the latest version but still has not made a difference. Do you think I need to get a differen GPU BIOs?


    Stop crying.

    You are getting good frames, and exactly what should be expected with that CPU.
  8. I think you should be getting more fps than that. I get between 70 and 90 when I have it on 1152 with med-high settings in the stress test, and Ive got an x600 and P4. You should check to see if there are any other processes that are taking up your precious cpu power and then destroy them with a vengeance. Do things like virus scans and adware scans 'n shtuff. If all else fails, kill everything and start from square 0.
  9. Is your monitors refresh rate at 85? Is your settings at Lock to refresh rate?
  10. My army of Jedi squirrels that spy on every person in this forum.


    I really didn’t read the whole thing. I will go back in my cage now.
  11. I have a p4 at 3.4 ghz and i get over 100 fps in the stress test... BUT i had to find the ultimate settings for it.

    Source is very weird, i've tried benchmarking with and without AA and AF at different resolutions, and it seems that my x850 loves 4x AA and 4x AF.

    The fps actually go down if i lower the anti aliasing.. probably too much load on the cpu.

    Try it yourself. :wink:
  12. Didn't you just say... oh nm :)

    Crossfired x1900xts?
    At least i got the same card as the original poster...
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