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Hey,

Currently there's a deal for a 9500GT that would be FREE after rebate and I'm thinking about getting it. My 5850 holds up well on a lot of games (on max settings). A problem that I get is when I go back to play an old game such as Counter-Strike 1.6, there are SOME maps that cause major FPS lag -- sooo choppy. At first I thought it was because it was using IDLE/2D clocks for the game, but even after I force max speed the problem still exists. I've tried multiple drivers and it didn't make a difference.

But on my other computer with an AGP NVIDIA 7600 card, there's no FPS drops on those maps. So I was starting to think it was an ATI thing, I don't know. But I was thinking on getting this low-profile 9500GT card and use it to play old games on the computer with my 5850. Would this work out?
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Never had a problem with any 1.6 CS maps with my 5870. In the source engine there might be some problems on certain designed maps. For instance in KZ Jump there is a map with a giant tree in the middle and if more than 5-7 people join the server the game lags and everyone's FPS drops. So I don't see how you're running into problems with a 5850 in CS 1.6.
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I don't either. But the problem are only on SOME maps (3-4? fy_ maps) and while on the SAME maps, my AGP graphics card on the other computer handles it fine. But seeing as this 9500GT would be free after rebate, I wanted to get to use with my 5850 hoping it doesn't run into any problems.
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I don't either. But the problem are only on SOME maps (3-4? fy_ maps) and while on the SAME maps, my AGP graphics card on the other computer handles it fine. But seeing as this 9500GT would be free after rebate, I wanted to get to use with my 5850 hoping it doesn't run into any problems.
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Have you tried switching the renderer in Counterstrike 1.6 - Opengl vs Direct3d?
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Yeah but I don't want to waste the time and drive to get the thing and wait for how ever long the rebate takes if I can't make use of it meanwhile. You know?

I use open gl. The direct 3d (as well as software) mode makes the game look uglier.

So would there be a problem with what I'm trying to do?

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