Erm I'm a gamer and I just got a new PC custom built.
We have Q6600 2.4
GTS 8800 (g92) 512MB
4GB 800mhz RAMM
It's a little odd, first thing I done was install COD:4 and CS:S.
Played them both with EVERYTHING maxed out.
And I got 71-72 fps.
I noticed strange things such as:
My FPS never went to any number other than 72 or 71 (just flickeres between 71 or 72). I then decreased the graphics, I turned AA off, lower res...
on both games... Still 72 and 72 flickering fps.
So somethings not right! and I have no idea what seems like my FPS on any game cant exceed 72 or be lower then 71 (except crysis).
stuff: vista 64, no OC's, 6 fans - no overheating, also worth noting I max out DX10 Crysis with about 30 - 50 fps which is normal I think.
I remember when i first got my new PC and all I had on my steam account was CS 1.6, so I loaded that up to test out my GPU and I was only getting 60 fps.
first thing i had to do was turn off vsync. this got me up to about 100fps.
then i had to goto the console and raise fps_max and enable developer to get the 500fps i was expecting. Im pretty sure its the same commands in CS:S. of course doing either of these to get over 100fps is pointless but is worth trying once just to see how high you can go.