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Server lag/ Server rates/tickrate
Hello so i run a popular garrysmod darkrp server its being lagging alot lately and i cant find good server rates to get it running smooth

All my current rates are at default
except i have my tickrate at 33

Could someone tell me good settings to make it run nice

Specs: DDR3 2.9GB Ram, Raid 10, Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2, 1GB Internet Shared Line

Server slots: 42

Startup Command: ./srcds_run -console -game garrysmod -tickrate 33 +maxplayers 42 +map rp_downtown_v4c.bsp

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you might want to get some more ram, 3 GB isnt very much for a gameserver with 42 people on it
I have had it full with 60% of the memory being used
Could you post a screenshot of results?
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Its LINUX so i use Putty to control it, i wouldnt know how to get the speed from for it
Well then. If you have Python installed you can do this:

If you have VNC installed then you could just run it from the desktop environment...

Or if you know how to use wget and wput you could just use your imagination...
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[root@service1 opt]# cd python3
[root@service1 python3]# wget --no-check-certificate -O
--2013-06-28 19:57:15--
Connecting to||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 12051 (12K) [text/plain]
Saving to: `'

100%[======================================>] 12,051 --.-K/s in 0.05s

2013-06-28 19:57:15 (245 KB/s) - `' saved [12051/12051]

[root@service1 python3]# python --share
File "", line 328
print('Testing download speed', end='')
Invalid Syntax
So im just gonna say around 1GB
i need to know what to set the rates as could someone help
sv_maxcmdrate 66
sv_minupdaterate 66
sv_maxupdaterate 66
sv_minrate 30000
sv_maxrate 100000

Forces all users to 66 tick (max of srcds.exe by default) and between 30k and 100k rate which is a very common value.

Also in the future make sure you note that you have a 1Gbps shared connection, not a 1GB connection (Big difference). The fact that it's shared worries me too. A user on the same connection could just start downloading at max speed and then your game server would suffer from intermittent lag.

Finally, is this a VPS? Because 2.9GB of RAM is a very odd amount especially for 1230v2's which are generally loaded with 4GB to 8GB modules...
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Yes its a vps and thanks

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