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if i play counter strike source and have itunes playing music at the same time, my game is really choppy and my cpu is at 90+% usage... is it dying or is that standard for a dual core?
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post #2 of 9
Its an outdated phenom 2 x2...
post #3 of 9
Ughh. No


Whats your Voltage like? Unless your CPU is decaying your lagging because of something eles.

Any ways you have a poor overclock..
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 4/21/11 at 10:25pm
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Ughh. No


Whats your Voltage like? Unless your CPU is decaying your lagging because of something eles.
1.4v

i had this unlocked until recently i was troubleshooting and reset my bios and now it wont unlock. so im not used to what dual core performance would be like.
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post #5 of 9
I don't know why, but my second machine is running a E5400 Dual-Core @ 3.9Ghz and its outdated yes, but I can get 125+ FPS on CS:S and it still feels choppy.
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Patch the game, the patch may contain CPU performance improvements. Or check task manager and see what's eating the CPU Usage
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Quote:
Originally Posted by topog_z View Post
Its an outdated phenom 2 x2...
CS:S is an outdated game, realistically.

I used to play it fine with music playing on my old P4.

Does the game play fine with iTunes off?
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post #8 of 9
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CS:S is an outdated game, realistically.

I used to play it fine with music playing on my old P4.

Does the game play fine with iTunes off?
yeah it plays fine with itunes off..


the game actually runs okay with music if i dont alt tab, because i alt-tabbed to change the song and then clicked back into game and then it was all choppy. but its fine now
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post #9 of 9
Ahhh... yes the 'ol Alt+Tab...

That has caused some serious issues for me in some games in the past. Does it still happen with Crossfire disabled?
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