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I've noticed lately that I get roughly 50-80 FPS in servers with less than 16 players in it but if I get in a server with more (like 32) my FPS drops down to 25-35.

Do you guys think I'm lacking quality RAM or is my GPU not powerful enough?

I'm running 2x512 ddr400 value ram @ 195mhz (2.5,4,4,7) and my 6800 overclocked just a tad..
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no in my opinion its not either. i have a similiar system and i get about 20+ more frames than you. its just the ragdolls and objects and physics adn bodys on screen when ur at a 30+man server and it will drop ur frames a lot
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no in my opinion its not either. i have a similiar system and i get about 20+ more frames than you. its just the ragdolls and objects and physics adn bodys on screen when ur at a 30+man server and it will drop ur frames a lot
Right, so there must be something on the computer that's getting stressed and I want to know what that is so I can upgrade it..
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Tis' your CPU... CS;S is a very CPU hungry game, as are most online FPS games. You will most likely have more luck with a better CPU, than more or the same amount of faster, lower-timed RAM. You should really think about either scraping your current motherboard and RAM, and invest in a good 64 bit AMD CPU and motherboard or a nice Presler 2.8Ghz dual core 4mb L2 setup.
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if you turn down the number of bodies, sprays, and how long bullets show that should help. w/ more people comes more of all of that and that would slow down things too
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I think it is definitely your CPU. Let's talk hypothetically for a minute, IF you were to get a better CPU/MOBO (LGA 775, and maybe some DDR2 667) how much money do you think you'd be able to spend?
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I think it is definitely your CPU. Let's talk hypothetically for a minute, IF you were to get a better CPU/MOBO (LGA 775, and maybe some DDR2 667) how much money do you think you'd be able to spend?
I've already considered upgrading my CPU and mobo but it's going to cost a lot. I would upgrade to a SanDiego 3700 or opty 148 which would require a new mobo and new RAM to have a 1:1 ratio. Then on top of that I'd probably have to get a new Video card because whats the point in buying an AGP mobo when PCI-E is the future..

Basically if I switch to AMD, I need a whole new computer which isnt going to happen for awhile unless I find someone to buy my entire system.
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Your video card is already "above" your CPU. Getting a 7800 or more ram wont help you much. Your at the point that you need more CPU power.
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Your video card is already "above" your CPU. Getting a 7800 or more ram wont help you much. Your at the point that you need more CPU power.
yup.
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Your video card is already "above" your CPU. Getting a 7800 or more ram wont help you much. Your at the point that you need more CPU power.
If 2.88ghz with hyperthreading is insufficient, exactly how much power does a plain-jane 6800 require? (Not that CSS even utilizes hyperthreading so that doesnt help at all)
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