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xtreme404

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Aug 1, 2002
Hey guys, I notice that when playing games online that my frames per second keep dropping from a steady 60 to like 20-30 and the jump right back up again. Happens like every 20 seconds.
Just wondering if anyone else had this problem. I am playing counter strike primarily but notice it in other games too. Also u can tell by my specs that the system shouldn't have a problem. Could it be the new nvidia drivers?
 
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xtreme404

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Hey sorry, its the Geforce4 Ti4200 64mb version. My friend has the same card and win2k and doesn't notice any problems.
 
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xtreme404

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One more thing, When I used WinXP and a wired lan it worked fine. I noticed the problem when switching to win2k and wireless lan is when it started.
 
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xtreme404

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I went to win2k because my wireless connection would freeze for like 3 seconds every 30 seconds or so. So I couldn't stand that while gaming. So I searched around and found that people switched to win2k and it solved the problem. So i tried it and worked fine. I also just read that for the WinXP freeze problem I had to disable zero-configuration, just learned that yesterday and that should stop the freezing.

I am just annoyed having my fps drop like this, I read other posts on the net from earlier in the year and they haven't really come up with a solution yet.
 

SpliT71

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Nov 17, 2002
its your wireless connection in the games...it could be interfered while gaming
 
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xtreme404

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you think its my wireless connection?? It shows no packet or choke loss, and I have really good pings. Could you explain a little more why you think its the wireless connection?? My friend also has roughly the same specs and wireless but doesn't notice the fps drop.