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I'm currently in the process of building a gaming rig but are waiting for the 3930k's to get back in stock. Ive been on console for the last few years but used to play on pc quite a bit. Games like counterstrike/TF2 amongst some of my favorites. My old gaming rig is currently my browsing pc and I decided to log back into my steam account and download counterstrike again so I can get used to the keyboard,mouse again for fps games. I've downloaded the latest nvidia drivers etc. and the gameplay is horrid to say the least. I downloaded fraps and i'm running 20-30fps. This card was around 350 dollars 4 years ago and ran css flawlessly. I even downloaded Asus Tweak and kicked the card up to the 7600GT levels and I gained nothing. Something is clearly wrong. Pc specs: Windows XP professional / Amd Athlon 2600+ 2.13ghz/ 1GB ram/ Nvidia 7600gs. Any ideas?
 
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yea CSS is on the orange box engine and it now needs a multicore CPU, your running an Athlon XP which is an antique. Also why did you pay 350 for a 7600GS there release MSRP was 160
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yea CSS is on the orange box engine and it now needs a multicore CPU, your running an Athlon XP which is an antique. Also why did you pay 350 for a 7600GS there release MSRP was 160

he probably bought it from best buy lol
 
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Maybe he means 7900 GS. If he means that, then it is about right. The 7900 GS was a lower high-end card priced at $350. However... This was from a whopping 6 years ago.
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yea CSS is on the orange box engine and it now needs a multicore CPU, your running an Athlon XP which is an antique. Also why did you pay 350 for a 7600GS there release MSRP was 160

Thanks for the help. Like I said this was built like 4-5 years ago. It was an ok gaming rig back then.
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he probably bought it from best buy lol
In fact yes I did. I don't remember what its exact cost was but it was at least 3bills. Looks like I got hosed ohh well.
 
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try adding 1GB of ram.......heck, i think 512MB will give an impovement........i tried gaming with 1GB and it was pointless
    
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