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Because with my new sound card, playing mp3's went down from 5% CPU power to 0% CPU power, and in BF2 and 2142 everything sounds a lot better than before. But in Source, it doesn't sound any better, and I'm facing a wall and everyone is having a firefight behind me, and my fps drop from 50 to 20.. So I'm guessing CS:S doesn't have an option for hardware sound rendering ?
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well i know a sound card isn't going to make that much of a difference in fps..but look under the sound options i think there is a hardware rendering option under it
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no hardware sound rendering option for me. Just quality, loudness, and speaker placement. And changing the quality from high to low doesn't help one bit.
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post #4 of 25
CS:S uses hardware.. A lot of people get over 20% of an FPS improvement with a sound card because CS:S uses a very accurate soundstage.

Try playing around with your Windows sound settings and the hardware sound settings.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
CS:S uses hardware.. A lot of people get over 20% of an FPS improvement with a sound card because CS:S uses a very accurate soundstage.

Try playing around with your Windows sound settings and the hardware sound settings.
There's nothing more to play with, hardware acceleration is full, everything is set to use the sound card, etc. Maybe CSS doesn't support my card?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post
There's nothing more to play with, hardware acceleration is full, everything is set to use the sound card, etc. Maybe CSS doesn't support my card?
Have you disabled your onboard sound?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Have you disabled your onboard sound?
Yes.
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So does anyone know how to fix this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post
So does anyone know how to fix this?
Who said it was broken?
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post #10 of 25
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JacKz5o said it should use hardware. Well it doesn't for me. So I think something's wrong here.
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