CS: GO FPS Boost [2108 Tips]

By Justin Zeng  Technical Tips  gamesWindows   0 Comment

If you’re constantly bothered by the dropping FPS while playing CS: GO, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together some useful tips to help you boost the FPS of your CS: GOCheck out the tips below and you can make all the difference! 

Tips to try:

All the tips below work in Windows 10, 8 and 7 (The recommended OS would be Windows 10 though). You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list to boost the FPS of your CS: GO:

  1. Install the latest game patch
  2. Modify the video settings of CS: GO
  3. Update your graphics driver
  4. Modify your graphics card settings
  5. Change the power plan of your PC
  6. Adjust your Windows system for the best performance
  7. Disable CPU Core Parking
  8. Upgrade the hardware of your PC

Tip 1: Install the latest game patch

Installing the latest game patch will fix bugs and enhance the game performance. So by installing the latest game patch, you can avoid the dropping FPS issue caused by bugs. Check if there is any update from Steam or the official website and install the latest game patch on your PC. Run your CS: GO to see if the FPS of the game increases.


Tip 2: Modify the video settings of CS: GO

You can easily boost the FPS of your CS: GO by modifying the video settings of the game. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open the Steam client to run your CS: GO. Then click the gear button to open the game settings. Go to Video Settings > Advanced Video.
  2. Modify the video settings of the game following the screenshot below to gain the maximum performance.
  3. If you’re still bothered by the dropping FPS issue while playing the game, try playing the game in windowed mode and lowering the resolution of your CS: GO.

Run the game again and you will see the FPS of your CS: GO is higher than before.


Tip 3: Update your graphics driver

Updating your graphics driver can also bring out the best performance of your graphics driver. If you want to boost the FPS of your CS: GO, try updating your graphics driver to the latest version. You can update your driver manually or automatically.

Update your graphics drivers manually – You can update your graphics driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the latest driver for your graphics card. Be sure to choose the driver that is compatible with your Windows system.

OR

Update your drivers automatically – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 
  3. Click Update next to your graphics card to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can install it manually. Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
    You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
    If you have any issue with Driver Easy, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com for advice. You should attach the URL of this article so they can help you better.

Tip 4: Modify your graphics card settings

Modifying your graphics card settings is another essential step in boosting the FPS of your CS: GO. Just follow the steps below to modify your graphics card settings:

If you’re using NVIDIA graphics card:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.
  2. View the Control Panel by Large icons
  3. Select NVIDIA Control Panel to open it.
  4. Click 3D Settings and select Adjust image settings with preview. Then select Use my preference emphasizing and drag the slider to the left.

If you’re using AMD graphics card:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.
  2. View the Control Panel by Large icons
  3. Select your AMD Radeon Settings to open it.
  4. Go to Gaming > Global Settings. Then modify the settings the same way you see on the screenshot below.

If you’re using Intel graphics card:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.
  2. View the Control Panel by Large icons.
  3. Select Intel Graphics Settings to open it.
  4. Click 3D to open the 3D settings.
  5. Click Scan to add your CS: Go to the application list.
  6. Modify the settings the same way you see on the screenshot below.
  7. Click Apply to save the settings.

Run the game again to see if it becomes smoother than before.


Tip 5: Change the power plan of your PC

Changing the power plan of your PC to High performance can also boost the FPS of your CS: GO. Since most PC are configured to Balanced, the the operating capacity of your graphics card and CPU is restricted. Follow the instructions below to change the power plan of your PC:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type powercfg.cpl and press Enter.

  2. In the pop-up window, expand Hide additional plans and select High performance.

Run the game to see the frequently dropping FPS issue persists.


Tip 6: Adjust your Windows system for the best performance

To boost the FPS of your CS: GO, you may also need to adjust your Windows system for best performance. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.
  2. Type advanced in the search box in the upper-right corner and then click View advanced system settings.
  3. In the pop-up window, click Settings… in the Performance section.
  4. Select Adjust for best performance and click Apply.
  5. Navigate to the Advanced tab. Select Programs in the Processor scheduling section and then click OK.

Run the game to check the FPS of your CS: GO. Normally, it will be higher than before.


Tip 7: Disable CPU Core Parking

Core Parking as a Windows kernel power manager, it helps improve the energy efficiency of your system, because it can dynamically scale the number of logical processors that are in use based on the workload.

If you enabled Core Parking, the performance of your CPU may be limited when you play CS: GO. Follow the steps below to disable CPU Core Parking:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type msconfig and press Enter.
  2. In the pop-up window, navigate to the Boot tab and click Advanced options.
  3. In the pop-up window, check the box in front of Number of processors and choose a maximum number of processors. Then click Ok to save the settings.
  4. In the System Configuration window, click OK.
  5. Click Restart to restart your PC.

Run your CS: GO again to see if the game becomes smoother.


Tips 8: Upgrade the hardware of your PC

Upgrading the hardware of your PC is always a good choice if you want to get rid of the dropping FPS issue when you play CS: GO. You can try running the game on a SSD or try upgrading your graphics card to gain a better gaming experience.

Now, it’s time to enjoy the game! Please leave your comment below if you have any questions.

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