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xp service pack 3 = less fps ?

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i have just installed windows xp service pack 3 and now i have around 80 fps in counter strike source. before with service pack 2 i had constant 120 fps. is it because i installed service pack 3 or something else ?
post #2 of 14
It's probably SP3, the system requirements did change when they released it since it used more system resources.

CSS is quite CPU intensive as well isn't it, so i'm not surprised.

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post #3 of 14
Might be... But kinda doubt it.
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is there a way to go back to service pack 2
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Yes, just uninstall it using Add/Remove Programs. But why would you want to? The difference between 80 FPS and 120 FPS is barely noticable unless you're using a 120Hz monitor.
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post #6 of 14
Do yourself a favour and upgrade to Windows 7.

CSS is super CPU intensive, Sp3 adds new services that use up precious memory on pentium 4 type PCs.

And can you remove all those flames from your posts it makes my netbook lag like hell.
post #7 of 14
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is my pc even good enough for windows 7 ?
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is my pc even good enough for windows 7 ?
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yes
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okay. which one should i get ?
post #10 of 14
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which one uses least performance ?
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