Credit Suisse First Boston began peddling a $4 billion loan package this week for Computer Associates International Inc., a market source said. An official launching with a bank meeting is expected this month.

The deal is not the first for Credit Suisse and Computer Associates, an Islandia, N.Y., programming and software firm. The bank led a $10 billion syndicated loan for the company last summer, but the loan was never drawn.

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