View Full Version : Poor Game Performance, High Performance Machine

03-05-2005, 08:04 AM
I play counterstrike religously, but I also play a little doom3 and a little UT2004. My fps last night on counterstrike 1.6, NOT source, was around 30 fps. When I first join a server my FPS is 100 no problem. As the game goes on, my system performance slows dramatically. I have a p4 3.2 with HT enabled. 1 gig of Kingston PC3200 DDR400 RAM configured for DDR, a GeForceFX 5600 Ultra and NO programs running in the background because I used msconfig to close them all. I know people with half the machine I have that still run counterstrike at 100FPS with no problem. I've been having this problem for a while now, can anyone help? Thanks. comp_nerd@hotmail.com

03-05-2005, 09:17 AM
Doesn't sound like an OpenGL problem.

Could be just a hiccup in the Internet or even the CS server you were on.

03-05-2005, 10:46 AM
If its getting slower over time, I'll bet you anything that its thermal throttling you are seeing.

If the cpu core gets to hot, the cpu inserts idle cycles to prevent a burn out.

I've seen it on system where the heatsink wasnt mounted correctly, had a defective or failing fan or the heasink simply was to small right from start.

I would check this first.

Like "Uh" I doubt that this has anything to do with OpenGL.