1. Let's start with a question about the system, better is Windows 7 or Windows XP for Counter-Strike 1.6? During in the game, on Windows 7 I've 140 CPU, and on Windows XP - 90 CPU.
2. The next question relates to the graphics card. What are the best settings for the smooth operation of CS. (It isn't about 100fps, because I have them, it is a smooth operation and best performance). These are my current settings for the graphics card - http://iv.pl/images/58659915898628623271.png .
3. And the last question, but rather asked to check my config, if everything is in it for some is more ambitious. What would you have removed , what they added, what that changed. This is my CFG - http://www.speedyshare.com/VRPN4/config.rar
Sorry for this trivial subject, and for my poor English: P Thank you very much for any answers! bye!
cpu - intel core i5 2500 (200e)
motherboard - MSI P67A-GD65 B3 (140e)
ram - Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit (90e)
graphics card - SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7770 GHZ EDITION OC VAPOR-X 1GB DDR5 (172e)
os - windows 7
mouse - zowie ec2 (when they fixed the scroll wheel bug it is maybe the best mouse ever made)
mousepad - steelseries NP+ (awesome)
sound - your preference i use a dj headset by akg that costs almost 300e, i would propose you Astro A30 really awesome
thats it :) with 1000$ you have a super gaming computer PURE POWER HERE :D
Procesor: 3.5GHz 1 core processor is better (more fps) than 2.5Ghz 4 cores processor for CS (less fps), because CS during session uses only 1 core of processor, when he need more he take next one but but usually only one.
Btw. CS doesn't like 4 cores processor (sometimes with 4 cores CS usually jitter), thats why on some processor you need to change processor affinity (ustaw koligacje) to only 2 cores.
1. Obvious, Windows 7 or dual windows boot XP for CS, 7 for other new games.
yeah mine peaks at 100 and its pretty dangerous heat for the cpu. I've managed to keep it now between 55-75, usually about 60-65 during game. 140 not even close to what it should be, though I'm not even sure if poles use celsius or some other like fahrenheit, kelvin or such.
edit: fahrenheits could be possible since 140F = 60C
but in the other hand when I personally read the authors text it seems like he's speaking of cpu usage of somesort but dont rly get it anyway :D
I think Poles use Celsius scale, but rather he uses program, which shows temperature in °F , because 140°C is fatal temp for CPU, maybe some graphics card can handle this temp, but still it's very high. I've heart about 125°C max on GFX core.
If he wrote about CPU usage, then I can't get how is it possible to load CPU @140% :D.
GPU cores are more temperature-resistant than CPU cores. Yeah, 125°C is very high temp, but it was treshold temp on my old nVidia 6600GT or x1650PRO, I don't remember which one (but it was similar). The highest temp I reach on this card was ~105°C with artifacts in picture :-/ :D.
2. With this PC I suggest full High Quality settings which helps you to see easier at long distances.
3. good settings, hpk_maxsize 0.001 is pretty pointless with that kind of PC. Just use default settings + rates and binds.
If you have problems with FPS, you can set CS to use only 1 core. You can do this by opening CS and then go to task manager -> processes -> hl.exe (right click) -> affinity and leave only 1 of the 4 cores with a mark on it. However, you have to do this every time when you launch CS. I don't think it is necessary tho since I have Dual Core 2.6 Ghz CPU and I don't have a problem with it whatsoever. GL HF