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Currently i am running windows vista ult. and just with the change of an os my fps has gone down to 25-40 from 65-100. I have a 7800GT. I am looking for good card not the best because I know video cards wont be the top for long. Mostly for css and I would like my fps to be 70-100
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post #2 of 9
You pretty much stated yourself why your FPS has gone down. Right now Vista isn't too great for gaming, so I would suggest sticking to gaming on XP.

But if you want a cheap fast card, look for a 7900GS on the 'Egg.
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Edit: sorry, did not see the vista part. Yeah, drivers for vista suck right now, and all I can say is that you need to use XP instead. Vista atm sucks anyway, why use it when you can use XP atm?
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post #4 of 9
, your fps went down quite a bit, the only thing that drop was my max fps from 300 to about 250 in source, my minimum stayed the same, so i went back to xp *hint hint*. First off if your gonna wanna play @ 70-100fps what resolution do you play at if your gonna stick with vista?
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go back to xp, and keep your 7800gt. its a good card. wait for better vista drivers and dx10 to get really popular then get a 8800gts or 8600gts
    
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post #6 of 9
The 7800GT is plenty good enough for CS:S...in XP that is.

I guess the 7900GS would be a good idea for you.
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post #8 of 9
Seriously if you can't get playable FPS in CSS then you need some tweaking.
I get great FPS in Vista with both BF2 and 2142.
Save your money for an 8 series IMO.
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post #9 of 9
Just move back to XP, or look for better drivers. The 7800GT should be enough.
 
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