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Lag problem on CounterStrike

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June 9, 2012 2:38:00 AM

i have 6Gb of RAM installed in my new HP Dv6. It has a dedicated GPU; the Radeon 7690m XT 1gb and it runs fine.
When I play Counterstrike, it tends to have a lower FPS than the regular 50+ or sometimes 35-40+ FPS. WHich is still good. When there are a lot of things on screen it lags for some reason. It really is annoying. My OS is Windows 7 64-bit. I have no idea how I could get more RAM to play with. I cannot even raise the resolution or the shadow quality when playing Diablo 3 which it plays fairly well-I reach level 34 already with no problems after some tweaking. Help? Maybe its something else?
a c 572 D Laptop
June 9, 2012 2:55:32 AM

Counterstrike is an online game?
June 9, 2012 3:00:13 AM

Yeah. I know. I was wondering what the problem could be. The Latency is 66-77, some go to 80 and 90. When I am playing and facing "the action", it gets to probably 25 FPS or so. bad. But as soon as I turn away from "The action" in whichever other direction, it is fine. I don't understand.
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a b D Laptop
June 9, 2012 3:00:20 AM

which version of counterstrike and at what resolution
June 9, 2012 3:00:21 AM

Yeah. I know. I was wondering what the problem could be. The Latency is 66-77, some go to 80 and 90. When I am playing and facing "the action", it gets to probably 25 FPS or so. bad. But as soon as I turn away from "The action" in whichever other direction, it is fine. I don't understand.
June 9, 2012 3:00:26 AM

Yeah. I know. I was wondering what the problem could be. The Latency is 66-77, some go to 80 and 90. When I am playing and facing "the action", it gets to probably 25 FPS or so. bad. But as soon as I turn away from "The action" in whichever other direction, it is fine. I don't understand.
June 9, 2012 3:01:50 AM

Sorry about the same posts. OOPS, I kept on refreshing the page. - _ -
I play it maxed at 1080, which is the native screen res.
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2012 3:04:31 AM

are you playing 1.6, source or global offensive -_- i mean according to this the 7690m hates playing high end games on ultra
June 9, 2012 3:07:32 AM

I am playing Counter Strike: Source. Its fully updated I do not know the version. So, what is it and how can I fix it?
a c 572 D Laptop
June 9, 2012 3:08:27 AM

Any one on the same server with a bad connection is going to affect everyone.

Have you tried other servers or single player mode?
June 9, 2012 3:14:57 AM

No. I have read that the 7690m has never had another software update to the drivers. Ever. HP, has a stalinic hold on releasing anything for it. Makes no sense. Which an update is hwat some people want. i would like ot play Diablo 3 at 1080 and higher settings but who knows.
a c 572 D Laptop
June 9, 2012 3:20:42 AM

hardwareman11 said:
i would like ot play Diablo 3 at 1080 and higher settings but who knows.
You bought a laptop with a laptop graphics card that is about as powerful as a Radeon HD 5670 desktop graphics card. It's just not a very powerful graphics card.

June 9, 2012 3:49:37 AM

What cpu does the laptop have in it?
cs:s isnt a really graphical intensive game, if you are playing online or offline with 16+ people/bots a better cpu is needed rather then a better graphics card/ram.
Try creating your own game with no bots you should see a much better frame rate, if you still seeing the low frame rate something other then the cpu is effecting the performance.

things to try:
turn off AA.
disabled v-sync.

if its a AMD laptop check to see if x-fire is enabled (assuming its a llano cpu with dual graphics, if its intel cpu forget about this).

update the graphics card drivers from the amd website.
June 9, 2012 4:53:31 AM

The CPU is an i5 dual core; its fast.

I do not have AA or V-sync on.
June 9, 2012 2:00:19 PM

It has to be your internet connection causing the lag. I used to play Battlefield 2 on a 256k on a Intel 4500m and used to lag only when in heavy firefights or something bombastic went off on the screen.
June 9, 2012 7:09:00 PM

The latency is not too bad most of the time though. The fun maps that I like are the once with higher latency. Maybe thats it?, I already typed in what I would experience and the quick fix for it: move the direction your facing in the game and its 50+
June 10, 2012 4:33:20 PM

Maybe your are losing packets or something.
June 10, 2012 10:35:59 PM

What is a packet?, how would I lose those? xD never heard of that term of jargon before.
June 11, 2012 6:52:03 AM

A packet is a unit of network data. Does it say slow down when you look at firefights then all of a sudden speeds up for no reason (not fps increase). Could you post the gfx settings that you were using.
June 11, 2012 6:57:50 AM

Hey does the game lockup and pause then continue. Like in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v50yl340DA.
Also check if you have by mistake set the affinity to 1 core or its priority to realtime or below normal or low.
June 11, 2012 4:51:08 PM

Yes actually, sometimes. When I am aiming at the action it is in the 20's or lower but just off the sides its 50+. It in fact does speed-up after locking down every so often.

everything is max except v-sync is off, AA is off, DX9 is enabled; could not make it any better.

Say what? affinity? you mean, if I only allow ONE core to run games and not the TWO?, priority?
June 12, 2012 3:55:01 AM

About the packet thing, go here --> http://www.pingtest.net/.
If you get anything above 0% for packet loss, games will play very poorly (know this from experience- Comcast sucks sometimes). This will also check your ping and your jitter. Pick a location that is at least 500 miles away from you.
June 13, 2012 1:23:12 AM

Okay. This is off-topic but, would it really be worth it to get a gamig desktop from cyberpower or ibuypower? or should I just build my own.
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