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hey guys. i have a problem with cs:s. i played it fine on my rig with xp but i just recently upgraded to vista and now i'm getting random lag spikes. i was wondering if this is just a known vista or steam issue. anyone else spiking in cs:s on vista or know how to fix this? thanks
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i play in vista premium 64bit and it works awsome so i would have to say its not vista.
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hey guys. i have a problem with cs:s. i played it fine on my rig with xp but i just recently upgraded to vista and now i'm getting random lag spikes. i was wondering if this is just a known vista or steam issue. anyone else spiking in cs:s on vista or know how to fix this? thanks
I actually installed CS:S just a few hours ago on my sig rig (Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit), no problems here. It actually runs with less spikes (none, really) compared to my old system with XP. My backup rig has some spikes due to a crap wireless card - I'm going to see If I can upgrade the drivers. Are you using a wireless card by chance?
    
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i have a wireless card two and mine works great so if you do have one i would advise checking drivers as choggs mentioned. You could also try reinstalling the card.
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post #5 of 14
I know this might sound silly but do you have upto date drivers for your GFX?

And also do you have the new Vista Drivers for the Audigy that should help also.

Another thing you can do is monitor your FPS then adjust CL_Updaterate and CL_CMDrate to your typical FPS.
This should stop spikes.

If none of these help look at Vista software for your wirless if you have it.
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Another thing you can do is monitor your FPS then adjust CL_Updaterate and CL_CMDrate to your typical FPS.
This should stop spikes.
I've heard of people doing this, but I'm not exactly sure how... could you explain?
    
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Oh this is so that a peice of information is sent to the server at every FRAME, this will enable better comunications and just an overall better connection to the server.
This will mean that only the infromation that is needed for that frame is sent, otherwise your wasteing bandwidth to and from the server.

Put simply it sends and recieves what is needed for each frame you use.
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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades View Post
Oh this is so that a peice of information is sent to the server at every FRAME, this will enable better comunications and just an overall better connection to the server.
This will mean that only the infromation that is needed for that frame is sent, otherwise your wasteing bandwidth to and from the server.

Put simply it sends and recieves what is needed for each frame you use.
Sorry to bother you.... but how exactly do I set this?
    
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i can play it on my x64 bit vista no problem.

i think you have some driver issue. or may be a setting issue. check your nvidia settings. if they're good download the latest driver for vista off the nvidia website and reinstall. if it still bad does your mobo support vista? download the lateset drivers for you components for vista and reinstall
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To use these commands you need to Press this key "`" its the one above your TAB keyt and left of you 1 key.

If this does not bring up the console go to options in source and i think it will be under keyboard options or in the first tab that comes up. It will have a tick box that enables Console.

Now press the "`" key and Console will appear.

First of all you want to see your fps, type in "Net_Graph 3" then when you have a rough idea of what your FPS is then type "cl_updaterate [Insert FPS Here]" then "CL_CMDrate [Insert FPS here]"
These commands should be roughly correct if not they are very close.

You may also want to set your "Rate", in console type "Rate 25000".

Hope that helps/
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