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post #11 of 17
i have the same problem with my 6800, i really wish id got a 256mb version gt, because the 128mb of vram is crap in css because of the hdr and aa/af.

wierd thing is though thaat i run max hl2 out perfectly, but not css.
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My current computer (not the one in my sig) is an Athlon XP 2800 with 1gig of RAM and a 6800 128mb version. I run CS:S at 1024x768, 4xAF and 2xAA, in-game settings maxed, if you want a point of comparison. Get's a solid ~35 FPS.
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Thanks for your help guys. It was my processor. You see my processor becomes unstable at 2.8Ghz, and I clocked it back down from 2.6 to 2.4 for a while because I was afraid of running it overclocked at all. Anyway I overclocked it up to 2.7Ghz and I'm still stable. I saw an instant performance leap when playing CoD2. I still haven't tested it in CSS yet, but the way this is going, I might just buy a faster Pentium 4 and save for a bit longer on my new PC.
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Originally Posted by XPC View Post
Thanks for your help guys. It was my processor. You see my processor becomes unstable at 2.8Ghz, and I clocked it back down from 2.6 to 2.4 for a while because I was afraid of running it overclocked at all. Anyway I overclocked it up to 2.7Ghz and I'm still stable. I saw an instant performance leap when playing CoD2. I still haven't tested it in CSS yet, but the way this is going, I might just buy a faster Pentium 4 and save for a bit longer on my new PC.
yea, makes since
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yea its dx_level_90 sorry

but yes in DX8 vs DX9 the 5950 can keep up with the 6800 vanillia, run them both in the same render engine tohugh and its goodbye 5950
lol. I remember with my old 5200. Yea, i thought it was cool that it could play HL2 maxed, then i learned it was only using DX8 shaders. So i manually set it to DX9. FPS goes from about 50 to 1. LOL.
    
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You know, there isn't really much of a noticeable difference from DX8 and DX9 shaders in Half Life 2. I set my 6800 down to DX8 mode on CSS and got 6FPS
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You know, there isn't really much of a noticeable difference from DX8 and DX9 shaders in Half Life 2. I set my 6800 down to DX8 mode on CSS and got 6FPS
Theres a HUGE GIANT difference if your using an FX gpu. You lose about 50-100 fps going from DX8 to DX9 LOL. And im not even kidding.
    
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