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bovie
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May 15, 2006, 11:21 AM
 
I just got my new 20in Core Duo imac.

I am having a problem playing CS:Source at full res. It's drops frames. My friends 17in imac plays it fine at 1440x900. So I lowered the res to somthing like 1280x768. Still he says it does not look as smooth as his. Any ideas?
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May 17, 2006, 09:57 AM
 
Sorry I couldn't reply earlier, I saw this before, but I had to go. The x1600, while being a good GPU, cannot play CS:S at 1680x1050. The "x1" before the name doesn't denote much other than a small architecture change. The x1600 is more closely related to the 9600 than it is to the x800 or the x1800. I suggest turning your resolution down, and for gods sake who needs HDR? Away with it!
     
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May 17, 2006, 10:12 AM
 
It is a universal binary? Yes? Because if its running in rosetta, then you have got no hope. The reason I ask such a simple question that I guess I already know the answer to is that you say your friends 17" iMac does it fine..
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May 18, 2006, 09:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh
It is a universal binary? Yes? Because if its running in rosetta, then you have got no hope. The reason I ask such a simple question that I guess I already know the answer to is that you say your friends 17" iMac does it fine..
No, he's running it under boot camp. CS:S is produced by valve, and valve only makes games for PC.
     
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May 18, 2006, 10:06 AM
 
Opps
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bovie  (op)
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May 22, 2006, 01:31 AM
 
It's playing great now. I turned off norton anti virus and now it works.
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May 22, 2006, 10:27 AM
 
Darn Norton!

I knew they were behind this!
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May 22, 2006, 01:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by bovie
It's playing great now. I turned off norton anti virus and now it works.
Ok, omg, you gotta do this. Soon I'm gonna get the same 20" iMac as you, and I play CS:S, but I don't know if it's gonna run well. Can you:

run boot camp and start up CS:S with nothing else open
set the resolution to 1680x1050
set all the settings to medium and turn HDR off
start up a game
open console and put this in: cl_showfps 2
it'll show how many fps you're getting
then write it down and post it here

I want to see how well the x1600 does with CS:S.
     
   
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