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January 18, 2009 2:16:29 AM

Specs: Intel Core 2 quad q6700, 4gb Corsair DDR2-800, PNY geforce 8800gt
Half-Life 2 runs slow on steam. Not happy with overall performance. I have the latest drivers. HELP!t

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January 18, 2009 2:23:26 AM

More info please!
It could be a overheating GPU causing throttling.
There could be a lot of background programs.
Your 8800GT could be underclocked.
I can't really tell with that info, have you tried reinstalling the card and drivers?
January 18, 2009 2:30:34 AM

sabot00 said:
More info please!
It could be a overheating GPU causing throttling.
There could be a lot of background programs.
Your 8800GT could be underclocked.
I can't really tell with that info, have you tried reinstalling the card and drivers?

I think its overheating , as well. Reinstalled latest driver, same problem. I think it has to do with Steam.
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January 18, 2009 10:10:27 AM

From the amount of info provided, I reckon your problems are being caused by solar flares, or tectonic movements but most likely flares.
January 18, 2009 11:20:37 PM

Very funny! Seriously, I am not sure what's causing the problem with my system. Any free benchmark programs I could try to determine if its just my 8800gt?
January 19, 2009 2:03:05 AM

I have an 8800gt and it gets angry at half life 2, runs 40-60 fps, but it runs CS source at like 140 so idk
January 27, 2009 5:57:47 PM

I noticed that Nvidia just released new drivers, so I downloaded it. It seems to have helped! What program should I use to test fps?
January 27, 2009 6:52:22 PM

Mmmm ive played HL2 for many many hours with my q6600, 4 gb ram, 8800gt 600/900/1500 (stock) with blistering performance in excess of 100fps but to be honest get vsync on me boy, its there for a reason, should help slightly with temps too.

theres really no point trying to get games running at 80+ fps, its a waste, if its locked at 60 or 75 or whatever gameplay will be smoother.

At 60 fps the human eye cant detect frames changing however if your fps is spiking from 40 up to 120 the human eye CAN detect these fps jumps, giving the perception of s*it performance.

Are your in game settings feasible? the 8800gt is good....for the money, but theres a lot of ppl who overestimate what they can handle. Any AA? Max textures? Need more info dude.

Of course you havent really given much in the way of rig specs so you could be using a 8 yr old processor..........bottle(cough)neck(cough) ^^

A nice gpu is not all it takes to have a nice rig.
January 27, 2009 6:53:11 PM

Oh and also just install the trail version of fraps, and manually monitor your frames....best way I think ^^
January 27, 2009 7:00:18 PM

grab GPU-Z, and check the gpu temp, then check the core clock speed. If its under clocked, you may have an under powerd psu (vista should say something about that on boot up)

It could be almost anything causething the problem. More info needed.
January 28, 2009 12:06:30 AM

every jump in 30 fps is noticable to human eyes up to 90/120 fps i believe.

ex./ 45 will be no smoother than 30 to you. but 60 will be 2x smoother.
January 28, 2009 10:20:11 AM

shiftstealth said:
every jump in 30 fps is noticable to human eyes up to 90/120 fps i believe.

ex./ 45 will be no smoother than 30 to you. but 60 will be 2x smoother.


Bang on +1

Thats the technical version of what I said :) 

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