I know there are plenty of computer/tech forums out there that could help me out in recommending components, however since this is HL/GoldSRC-related/running related I thought I’d attempt to gain some opinions here since reaching 250fps isn’t usually a concern for someone who wants to play the game casually.
I’m unable to reach a stable 250fps in goldsrc which obviously puts me at a disadvantage in running (as an example, I tried to beat a 9.44 demo and managed to get 9.47 just with fps_max 125). I’ve tried lowering graphical options in the engine, lowering all of my videocard settings to full performance and a few other things like lowering resolution, applying higher priority to hl.exe etc.
That brings me to the conclusion that this is obviously a hardware problem. Here are my specs:
2.4GHz Dual Core
I’m pretty sure the graphics card I have is an integrated one, exec tells me that this is probably why I have a problem.
I know video cards are pretty expensive, but I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to searching for one to buy.
Any recommendations on what the cheapest solution would be? Like I said, I just need something that will allow me to reach a stable 250fps at least the majority of the time.