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Counter Strike Acting Weird!!!!

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July 13, 2007 10:40:14 PM

Hello Everyone, I am having problems when I play Counter-Strike Source. It seems to be skipping or lagging every 30 seconds or so. Sometimes less then 30 seconds and sometimes more. It seems like lagging but when I check my latency it is perfect with no spiking at all. I play on another computer in my house and it doesnt do that at all. It is more of a skip not a lag. At first I thought it might be my graphics were to high. So I turned my settings all the way down and it still did it. I have played this game for years and it NEVER did this till recently. I decided to upgrade my graphics card and it still didnt help. I had 1 gb of ram so I decided to buy 2 more. So now I have 3 gb and it still does that same thing. I have turned my refresh rate all the way up on my monitor and it doesnt work either. This game has always worked until now. I thought reformatting my computer would help but NOPE. Buying a new hard drive didnt help either. I have downloaded all the new windows updates and driver updates. I went to my video cards website and downloaded the most recent update. Still NOTHING. Can anyone help me please or offer any ideas.
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July 17, 2007 6:04:49 AM

Woah. If your game goes slow unexpectedly don't just go and buy new hardware, there is obviously a problem you have to sort out.
You will get far better responses on forums.steampowered.com. Do a few searches there. I will give you the basics though.

First of all. Bring up the console in-game and type 'net_graph 1'. Are you getting any loss/choke?

Do a video stress test.

Try another online game. How are your FPS and Latency?
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