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HORRIBLE problem with HD 4670

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 13, 2009 3:46:19 AM

Hey everyone, I've had a terrible problem with my HD 4670 ever since I got it. I have a Dell XPS Studio 16 inch with a mobility HD 4670, 4gb ram, and a core duo T9550 2.66 ghz. I can run several games at full settings with solid fps, including Fallout 3, Oblivion, and HL2: Episode 2.

HOWEVER, i can not run Counter Strike Source at ANYTHING below the lowest possible settings. Even at the lowest settings, I get anywhere between 20-30 fps, with significant drops every few seconds.

This makes no sense considering I can run all of the aforementioned games very smoothly.

Any help would be extremely appreciated, thank you all for your time.

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November 13, 2009 5:50:51 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Have you updated your VGA driver ? also what is your OS ?
November 13, 2009 9:28:09 AM

I think in Source, there is an option to set your graphics renderer as Software, OpenGL, or Direct3D. Set it to OpenGL if it isn't already. If that isn't the problem, I know there's a few console commands that addresses FPS but they're slipping my mind. Might want to look into those.
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November 13, 2009 10:49:58 AM

Do what skolpo said.
And turn v-sync off.
November 13, 2009 5:19:13 PM

Thanks for the help everyone. I entered all of those commands, and it raised my fps slightly, from like 20 to 40.

40 is still playable, but its still not the best :/ 

And CSS doesnt seem to have an option for choosing between OpenGL and Direct3D?

Also, I'm running Vista 64 bit, and I'm not quite sure, but I think I have the latest drivers. Could someone link me with the latest one perhaps? I downloaded one a while ago, but it might not have been the latest one.

I just dont understand how I can run all of these new games that are so demanding, but I can barely run counter strike source, its really annoying :( 

Thanks again for the help everyone, its greatly appreciated.
November 14, 2009 8:10:24 AM

My card i.e 9800GT(Which is better than a 4670) scored 40Fps on 1280X1024 with all settings maxed out on Source.

November 14, 2009 6:27:08 PM

Well, I installed the driver, put everything on the lowest settings, and I still get 40fps max....

I guess its decent, but it still makes no sense to me

November 19, 2009 7:50:59 PM

Well considering Shubham1401 has a 9800GT, which is faster than a 4670, and he gets 40fps, I'd say it makes perfect sense.

I disagree, it doesn't make perfect sense. Shubham1401 had his settings "maxed out", whereas g0dzilla was using the lowest settings !!
November 24, 2009 3:41:48 PM

Is the 9800 GT BETTER THAN 4670
November 24, 2009 4:32:03 PM

Yes 9800GT is much better than 4670.
See Benchmarks.
November 24, 2009 4:56:46 PM

Driver updates regulary include individual game enhancements, refinements. This is usually mentioned in the release notes. Adding 2 cents.