Video Card To Play Counter Strike Source Game

I have a 64mb radeon, and i'm thinking it is time to get a new one. I'm looking for one around a $100 or less. I like to play counter strike source and the fps is not to good with my current card. I'm also going to be getting pariah when it comes out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Video Card For Counter Strike Game

It is finally 2nd semester and i am going to build a computer in class. One thing i really need help deciding is which video card to buy. Right now i am leaning towards an ati card and an amd processor, with 1gb of ram. The game i will be playing are, wc3 tft, half life 2, halo, nfsu2, and maybe guild wars. Although my main concern is counter strike. My budget is around $300-400 cdn for the video card, please help. Also if someone could inform me about pci-e 16x, and if its better than agp 8x.

Posted On: February 8th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 512mb For Counter Strike Source

I got the sapphire radeon x1950 pro 512mb graphic card and i also tried playing counter strike source and my fps is usually just around 50 ~ 80 while i hear other ppl saying they can go over 150. Is there anyway for me to increase my fps rates for cs source without having to do anything?

Posted On: August 7th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Networking With Counter Strike

Currently im trying to lan 2 computers and play counter strike source. It works but only about half, problem is sometimes ping will slowly spike up to 300 or so then go down and also when trying to connect to servers it doesn't want to establish connections sometimes then all of a sudden it will connect fine, all these problems go away when i directly connect 1 comp to the modem. Thanks for any help

Posted On: March 5th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Geforce Go 6150 Driver Issue Playing Counter Strike

I have a hp dv9000 series laptop with nvidia geforce go 6150. I try to play games like counter-strike, and it says i need a video driver update, but, none can be found (i play anyway, and its horrible, graphics, fps, etc. Just horrible). My computer does a self check, and it says the video card is critical, and needs to be updated, but no luck. Can anyone help me figure out whats going on?

Posted On: September 7th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Video Card To Play Play Left 4 Dead

Hello there, i was wondering what is the best video card? Because i asked a question a while ago on how to play left 4 dead on a net-book. But the gay there said i need a powerful pc to play it. Ok. I have a video card problem. Because. I think it is weak because it cant even enable the 3d acceleration in plants vs zombies! I was wondering if it has something to do with my video card? Or something wasn't installed like direct-x? And i searched here how to know video card brand. But i followed all instructions and i didn't see one! Or maybe i didn't just notice it? I think it's intel because everything i see is intel. So here is what i wanted in my question:

What is the problem of my video card?

What is the best video card brand?

Can someone tell me all the video card products of intel? And which is the best of it?

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Video Card For World Of Warcraft Game

I just bought a laptop for school (dual core 2. 1ghz, 4gb ram, 300gb hard drive, $800. ) And just for fun i wanted to see if i could run world of warcraft. So i went to the system requirements lab website and it analyzed my computer to see if it met the requirements. It said that my computer could run the game fine except for my video card wasn't good enough. I don't know much about video cards so i don't know how to tell a good video card from bad. It said i needed:

64 mb of video ram - i have 1. 7 gb
3d acceleration - i have that
Hw transform & lighting - i have that
Vertex shader ver. 2. 0 - i have 4. 0
Pixel shader ver. 2. 0 - i have 4. 0

So i meet all of those requirements easily but it still says my video card isn't good enough. It says i need at least a 64mb 3d graphics card with hardware transform and lighting (such as an nvidia geforce 6600 class or better). I have mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family (mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family)

I am confused. Can someone explain to me what i need to know?

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Play Older Games Using New Video Card

I have a px8500gt, and recently i have been trying to play older games using virtual pc, and they are complaining about my video card. Is there any way to make my new card look older? (About win98 old)

Posted On: March 4th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Pci Video Card To Play Flash Games

What's the best pci video card to play flash games?

My girlfriend plays farmville, farmtown, and various other flash games. Running a dell with older 478 mb with 2. 4ghz p4. Thing is pegged at 100% usage and chokes. Thinking the best idea is to stick in a card that flash can be offloaded to. Looks like the 8400 gs has some anomalies and the 9400 is a little high. Any input is appreciated.

Posted On: 02-19-2010, 11:08 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

How To Activate Hardware Physx To Play With An Ati Video Card ?

Warnings: proceed at your own risk. The patch used here is not an official patch from nvidia but it works. It was written by genl. It works great for me so far, but your results may vary. If you're willing to take the plunge, read on!

Assumptions: you have an ati card plugged in that you wish to use as main render. You have an nvidia card plugged in that you wish to use for dedicated physx. Both their drivers have been installed. Step 1: download latest nvidia driver. Pick the driver that fits your card and os. I picked the latest beta drivers for 9 series cards and win 7 64 bit.

Step 2: download the physx patch. Found here.

There's mod 1. 01 lite for x86 or 1. 01 lite for x64. I personally picked 1. 01 lite for x64. Step 3: goto the control panel and un-install any previous nvidia drivers/nvida physx/nvidia stereo vision. Step 4: install the latest nvidia drivers that you previously downloaded. I chose the beta drivers. Step 5: restart your system in safe mode by hitting f8. Choose the top most safe mode. Now run the physx patch you downloaded in step 2. It should report several files have been patched. Step 6: reboot your system again. Right click your desktop and click on screen resolution. Click detect. This should give you an greyed out imaginary monitor. Click on that monitor icon, then with that monitor, select available display output on nvida video card. Then click try connect anyway on vga and then apply. Next click on extend desktop to this display. So now you have two monitors extended plus an imaginary nvidia monitor extended as well. Now you are ready to start enabling physx!

Step 7: right click your desktop and then click on nvidia control panel that now appears. Click set physx configuration. Then click on enabled for set physx gpu acceleration choices. And now you're done! You may run fluidmark to confirm that hardware physx has been enabled. Higher vantage 3dmark scores will also result. And yes now you can finally play batman with your ati doing massively pretty rendering and still get all the cool physx effects eye candy turned on at the same time.

Posted On: 10-03-2009, 10:36 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

Pc Freezes When Play Ut2004 Game

I did a clean install of xp32, installed and updated all the drivers fine, avoided installing the swe ide driver for the nvidia chipset, and the comp is running smooth. Whenever the pc reaches 100% cpu usage, it takes a while to drop down, and the pc gets super laggy. The main problem happens when i try to play ut2004, w/ all the settings cranked up. The main menu loads fine, but after about 30 seconds, everything gets laggy. The mouse even lags like ***. If i don't exit out, the pc freezes. I remember when i first upgraded my comp to this setup, i played ut all the way cranked up just fine. Also hl2 all the way. I don't know what happened since then that caused this problem. I defragged my hdd, ran antivirus. I tried testing both sticks of my 512 ram, that's not the problem. I tried switching around the psu cables so there's nothing else attached to the wires that's attached to my gfx cables. I tried using forceware coolbits2 to make the 2d and 3d clockspeeds the same. The only thing i didn't try yet was changing my psu. My 400w antec is 20 pin, but my mobo takes 24 pin. But i plugged in the 4pin ez-plug on my mobo, which is what users of 20pin psu have to do.

Posted On: 23-01-2006, 02:32 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Play Windows 95 Game On Vista

It there any way i can get my theme park game for windows 95 working on my laptop that is windows vista? I love this game, and want to play on it again but when i click on the file to start the game it says this system does not support full screen mode. Is there anything i can do?

Answer:- a lot of programs from 95/98 won't work, even with compatibility for the relevant os enabled. In those cases pretty much the only answer is to use a program called dosbox, dos box emulates a dos environment, its a free open source program. It's guaranteed to work for any game or program that will no longer work on nt based windows and above:

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Computer Shuts Down When I Play Online Game

I have a problem that i dont know the source. I am running windows xp pro, athlon xp 2400, 512mb ram, and plenty of space on harddrive. When i play this online game, ( Au), my comp always shuts down in the middle of the game. However, if i do normal surfing or play single-player game, watch movies, on my comp, it's fine. Does anyone know what might be the problem? I am suspecting that my motherboard could be the source of the problem, but not sure!

Posted On: July 2nd, 2004, 11:41 PM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

3d Graphics Errors After Hours Of Game Play

Errors happens on both cards, even with new drivers. When playing games it's fine at the start. But as time goes on it gets bad and gets worse. High-res images attached. Fx1.jpg

I'm thinking it's a temp issue, but speedfan 4. 15 is reading 35c, 38c, and 34c. This just started happening over the last month or so, no problem for the first 6 months it was running.

Posted On: 04-11-2005, 02:52 PM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Monitor Black Out When Start To Play Game

Why does my hp 19" w1907 widescreen lcd monitor blacks out whenever i start to play a pc game? -Any pc game for that matter (from red alert to first person shooting game to nba2k10). And whenever it gets in that situation, i turn the monitor on and off repeatedly until it runs normally again. I'm not sure if this is because of a virus because i've got a microsoft security essentials as my anti-virus. Please help me fix this problem.

Posted On: 5 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Can't Play Game ( Morrowind ) - System Freeze

I still cant play the game and is driving me nuts a friend told me that morrowind depends more on the chip i had a celeron 2. 0 ghz. So i got a new chip a 3. 0 ghz and still cant play it i dont think is the videocard. The videocard has 256mbs is an fx 5600 the recomendedwas a geforce 4 or something that had 64 mb on the videocard so i made a new reinstallation i erase everything completely and i did a new instalation and when i play the game it freezes sometimes too much it occurs quite frequently. The machine has everything drivers update and everything windows updates everything i can play other games like call of duty medal honor perfectly and they need more than morrowind and i got the year edition becasue it had all the expansions bloodmoon has the latest patch and i still get problems. The recommended requirements for the game are:

800 mhz
256 of ram
64mb videocard

Computer specifications:

Motherboard: asus p4p800 normal one is not the deluxe
Chip: 3. 0 ghz northwood chip fsb of 800
Ram: 2 sticks of 256 is dual ram kingston i think
Audiocard:audigy2 zs
Videocard: geforce fx 5600 normal is not the ultra
Hard drives: 2 hard drives of 40 gb nothing on them i made a brand new instalation

Posted On: 30-06-2004, 11:58 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Nwn / Driver Issues - Stuttery Game Play

I've been messing with this one for a while. Some times when i play neverwinter nights i get stuttering game play. As if my graphics card is running at 10 fps. Some times it's perfectly fine, as if there's no problems. This is the only game it does this in. Updated the driver once when the problem started happening with the last update of nwn to the newest whql from the nv web site. My gut instinct says it's the game's last update that did it. Any suggestions? The void may know more about this one.system specs:
Core 2 duo 2. 66 ghz
2 gigs of ddr 2 pc800 ram
Intel mobo p35dp media series with p35/ich9r chipsets
7900 gt with 256 megs of ram

Posted On: 04-09-2009, 05:06 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Random Pixel Lines When Play Trickster Game

Theres random "pixel lines" messed up all over the place in this game i play. Trickster online. In the mini map. On the background. On the sprites. If a sprite covers a spot where the pixels are messed up, the sprites pixels arnet messed up there. The sprites have their own spots of messed up pixel lines. If that makes sense. I haven't had any problems till today. I was playing fine for 4hrs then bam, graphics problems.

Compaq presario sr5601p
Nvidia geforce 6150 se graphics

Just bought it last monday. T_t any suggestions?

Posted On: January 3rd 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Screen Keeps Flashing When Watch Movie Or Play Game

While trying to watch a movie or play a game at night my screen keeps flashing it seems to only happen when the aircon is on it is kinda hard to click on anything when the screen recovers as once i click on an icon its starts the flashing again the memory and other devices have been checked and fine but the last thing is the graphics card. I have a nvidia fx5200 128mb old i know and before i attempt to change it i would like to know if anyone else has come across the same issue in my past computer i had a nvida fx5500 that also given me problems but in a different manner. So again i am looking to hear if this has happen to anyone else and if they know of a fix because if it turns out to be the card that has had problems i have another 14 computers to sort out.

Posted On: July 24th 2010 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Unable To Play Max Payne Game - System Hangs

No accelerator card, although the graphics card is sis (inbuilt) and so is the sound card. I used to play max payne earlier and have completed both the parts, but, now whenever i try starting it or any other game for that matter, my systems hangs, it is not able to run any games. Actually, i had left my system in my flat for sometime and when i took it back, i discovered that the ram was broken and the socket was also a bit faulty, due to which (once i changed the ram), whenever i used boot. I would not get the post beep and when i would re-start my pc, then i would get it, (sometimes it used to happen that i would have to re-boot my system 2-3 times to hear the post beep!). Sometimes it also happens that, on switching on my system the post beep would come, but there would be no display on the screen. I know the game can run without a 3d acclelerator specifications:

Amd athlon 1700+
Mercury kob 740fx motherboard
120 gb samsung hdd (80+40)
Sony floppy drive
Sony combo drive 52x/32x/52x/16x
512mb ram

Posted On: 30-04-2006, 06:43 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Total Loss Of Control - Computer Freezes When Play Game

I just recieved a new computer and it seems to do normal things like desktop work or internet browsing fine, but if i try to play a game, it locks up. I do not over clock anything. When it does this, there is a total loss of control, the sound goes into a loop, and the only thing i can do is a hard shutdown. It did this with everquest2 within the first 10 to 15 mins. I lowered all the graphics way down, and it then happened while zoning my character in. The computer came with age of empires 3, so i tried that. It lets me play for maybe 20 minutes and then would do it. Now, it will not even get past the intro movie. I installed the drivers for an amd dual core processor on a 32 bit windows system from amd and this did not help. I reduced the power management settings to the minimal settings per amd's website. I did all the windows updates it would give me, i upgraded dot net to 2. 0. I upgraded directx to the newest version 9c. I ran the dxdiag and it didnt show any issues. I ran a memory test using the windows program and it did 2 passes with no errors. The video cards were set for crossfire mode when i recieved it. I have tried to install the most recent radeon driver for xp multimedia edition with no luck. Right now i have set it back to the driver that came with the cards, which says it is 8. 24. I tried one of the omega drivers too, and it had no effect (was 6. 7 i believe). I tried updating the sound driver because the sound was looping during the freeze, and that didnt help so i installed an audigy gamer card and disabled the onboard sound. This gave me the same result so i uninstalled it. I called the tech support and he said it sounded like a video or hard drive issue and wanted me to try one card at a time, moving them to different pci-e slots and seeing if it would happen then. I tried each card alone in each slot and age of empires would go for about 20 mins and then freeze. (One of the pci-e slots looks slightly warped, but even if i dont have a video card in there, it still freezes, and i was also able to play agoe of empires for 20 mins with a card in that slot) i have tried playing with the side cover off and a fan going as well to see if it was heat related. The cards seem to hover in the 45-51 specifications:

Gamer fire 1600 (from ibuypower)
450 watt power supply
Athlon 64 x2-3800+ [am2] oem
A cm aquagate mini 80 mm liquid cooler
System board is ecs ka3 mvp crossfire-3200
Video cards are [pci-e}sapphire x 1600xt 256mb
Western digital 250 gb js [8m sata-2]
Os is windows xp media ctr 2005
It has 2 [ddr2-800]corsair 512mb pc6400
Sony dw-120 dvdrw

Posted On: 26-08-2006, 02:07 PM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Dual Monitor - Watch A Movie And Play Game At Same Time

I was wondering if there was any way for me to be able to play a full screen game like counterstrike source, and watch a movie with an s-video plug on my tv at the same time. I tried it and when the game loads on my main monitor while the movie is running on my tv, the movie re-adjusts itself and doesn't fit onto the tv correctly (a part of the video is cut off). Am i doing something wrong, or is it not even possible to do this?

System specs are:

Athlon xp 3200+
1gb pc 3200 ram
Radeon 9800 pro video card.

Posted On: 07-28-2009, 12:31 AM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Play Gears Of War Game On Asus Eah4350 Silent

Can you play gears of war game on a asus eah4350 silent/di/1gd2 pci-e graphics card - 1gb?

However the asus hd4350 isn't that powerful. Even with the healthy 1gb of ddr3 memory its 800mhz memory clock and 64bit memory interface wont allow it to run this game at anything higher than 1024x768. It will run at 1280x1024 however it wont be playable and 1024x768 is a fully playable resolution

What i tend to do with demanding games like gears of war is tweak the detail and resolution settings, best thing to do is lower the resolution to 1024x768 and all detail settings to minimum/low then run the first chapter and check how playable the game is at those settings. If they are fine then slowly higher the detail and run again. You have several options open to you for example run at low resolution and higher detail or higher the resolution and stay with lower detail also run the frame rate utility "fraps"( ) which will allow you to monitor the frame rate at each settings

Bare in mind 25fps is a smooth and playable frame rate so use this as a reference rate, however 20fps can also be playable, it depends on the game.

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Refusal To Sell A Video Game

A couple of days ago i went into a video game store with my little brother. He's 17 but doesn't have his license yet because he just turned 17 and where i live you cant get your license to drive by yourself till you turn 17. But anyway, he wanted to buy a game that was rated m, which everyone knows that you can't buy it unless your 17+. He brought it to the counter and the lady asked him for his id. He told her he didn't have one and then i asked her could i buy it because i had my id and i'm 18. She told me that i couldn't buy it because it was going to be for him and that he was underaged. I left and went back to the same store without him and tried to purchase it and the same lady told me i couldn't buy it because it was for my brother and he was underage. So my question is, can she refuse to sell me the video game even if i'm 18? I work in a grocery store and we can't sell cigarettes to minors but we can't refuse to sell them to someone who is over 18 even if we suspect they are for a minor. The only thing we can do is report them.

Posted On: 3 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Video Game Maker Software

Me and my friends are wanting to make a video game. We to get pretty serious and make beta's and stuff and advertise and then finally start selling it and if it gets big enough (which it probably won't) then sell it to other game companies. I want to know a good one. Not one of those were you place trees and stuff and everything's pre-made. I want one where you make it from scratch. I want it to be somewhat easy considering not many of us have much game experience. One of them i think is pretty good at computers and i can learn and catch on pretty fast. As long as there are good tutorials online or something. I also want one where all of us could use it. Most software's have a code you enter so you can only have it on one computer. Is there anyway where you can all have a shared account, or even better, linked accounts where you each have your own account but if youe edit a level or something it will still be edited on the other accounts. You know what i mean. Please help, we really want to do this. We know it will take a while to make.

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I am in my late 40s and have not had a video game system since the atari ! So i want to ask the experienced video gamers out there, for someone like me, who does not want to spend a fortune, but wants a good system that will play the new games and not break on me in 3 months or overheat & turn into a matchstick (which i heard some do) - i am into mainly the action, shoot-em up type games, probably will get games like call of duty, things where i can shoot & blow lots of things up - i grew up (don't laugh i am old, i know) on the old original shooter games like wolfenstein, blake stone, doom, etc

So thats my type of game - also in addition to recommending the best game box for the money, can you recommend some really good video game cartridges that i could buy - things in that action, shoot-em, adventure, violence genre, like call of duty, similar to that type.

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Screen Just Goes To Blank When Play Any Type Of Video

I have an error when i try to play any video from any source either from the net streaming or from the hard drive or dvd rom drive it will play for say 1 to 4 mins approx then the screen just goes to blank with the "no source" error appearing but the computer appears to keep running. I have no choose but to turn off and on again, i have just built the computer from new using asus a8ne board and xfx nvidia geforce 6600 pci express graphics card being the main components.

Posted On: 24-08-2005, 05:40 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Video Lags When Play Mkv Files

I prefer to use one player for all my videos. So far i have had no trouble using windows media player for everything. I have the k-lite codec pack and the matstroka lite codec pack. Sometimes when i play mkv on my wmp it works except the video lags behind the audio. It will occasionally speed up to catch up to the audio. If i restart my computer it will work fine. I just want to know if there is anything else i can do to fix this so i dont have to go through the trouble of restarting my computer. Additional details:- ok so i also tried using classic media player and cccp codec pack and it still doesnt work. Is there something in the settings in my computer that i have to change?

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Blue Screen - When Watching A Movie, Or Playing A Video Game

Ive had this problem for the past 5 days or so, before then everything was fine. What happens is after 15 minutes of watching a movie, or playing a video game i get a blue screen of death. If i just surf and read text it doesn't seem to happen, or as much. This is incredibly annoying as i pulled my computer apart and back together again, and removed the hard drive and formatted another and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 on it just to try to fix the problem, and it still remains. I tried switching between 2 identical 2 gig ram sticks, and the same problem happens so i doubt it's the ram. The error that comes up changes, sometimes it's " fault_in_nonpaged_area ", sometimes it's fltmgr.sys, or irql_driver_not_less or_equal"

Posted On: 08-06-2009, 08:17 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Artifacting / Crashing When Starting Any Game / Full Screen Video

Really strange problem i've been having for a month. Whenever i run any game or a video in full screen or semi full screen, the computer instantly comes up with a screen full of artifacting for about 10 seconds, then restarts the computer. I've run cpu z, gpu z, and realtemp to see if there was some kind of thermal issue but the gpu core never goes above 58 before a crash, cpu sits at 32-38. All the ram has already been swapped out along with the power supply, hard drive and im in a very large and fan friendly case. At one point if i didn't restart the computer it wouldn't give me any trouble, but now it doesn't matter how many parts i re-seat or how many times i reboot, it happens every time without fail. Nothing appears in the windows event logs, and there are no blue/green screens. This has happened in windows vista 32-bit and windows xp pro so the os has nothing to do with it. I don't want to drop 500 bucks on a new vid card if i don't have to and i don't have a spare board or vid card laying around for further testing. Rig: bfg gtx 280, vista 32-bit home prem, 4*1gig dual chan, 650watt psu, intel core 2 duo e8400 3. 0ghz, systemboard: asus p5q series

Not overclocking, all bios/firmware updates installed, drivers have been updated and down-dated to newer/older versions.

Posted On: 07-15-2009, 12:58 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .