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Serious CS:S Problem - need help!

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Ok so i play CS on a pretty regular basis, but for the past week ive been having some major problems. Any time i load up a server it downloads all the needed content and then sticks on 'Sending client info' for around 5 minutes until finally closing and saying ' HL2.exe has stopped working ' I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium. Last night i finally got in a room and it ran smooth frames all in all but every 3 seconds it would freeze and just seems like a serious ram issue.

One more thing is my settings wont save, i used to force DX 8.1 with my old graphics card but now since i got a new one i stopped forcing it but it still will force it, therefore the 'color correction' option is greyed out until i jack all the settings up then it finally will say 'DirectX9' and let me enable it.

Rep+ to helpers, it is much appreciated.
post #2 of 8
Dunno about the rest, but for dx9 forcing you can right click on css, go to properties, then set launch options.

add -dxlevel 90
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isnt it 95??
    
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gaming on vista w/ 1gb ram is like gaming on xp w/ 256 ram
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i get that too somtimes., though im on xp. it ends up with some memory or some dll error or something
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well you don't have much ram, try turning off aero before you game, if that helps then just buy another stick of ram to run with aero, if not we can go from there
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Do you have norton AV installed in your comp at all? if you do, might be the issue.. i had same prob.
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Are you sure all previous drivers were removed correctly?

Is this only a CSS issue or gaming in general?
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