If your CS:GO stutters when playing the game, that would be so frustrating, especially when you’re in the middle of the fun. Though CS:GO brings so much fun, Valve still hasn’t released an official solutions to this CS:GO stuttering issue. But don’t worry. There are still something you can do to fix the CS:GO stuttering issue and reduce lags in your computer. Try these solutions that have resolved the stuttering in CS:GO for many people.
How to fix stuttering issue and reduce lags
- Install the latest patch
- Enable the Steam Overlay
- Update graphics card driver
- Adjust game settings
- Adjust settings in your computer
- Restrict background applications and downloads
- On your Steam client, click Settings.
- Click In-Game, and make sure to check the box next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game, then click OK to save your changes.
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to the flagged graphics card to automatically download the correct version of their driver (you can do this with the FREE version), then install it in your computer.
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
- Restart your computer to take effect.
1. Disable fullscreen optimizationsFullscreen optimizations is a new feature introduced in Windows 10, which helps boot performance of games when they’re in full screen mode. You can try disabling it and fix the CS:GO stuttering issues. To do so, follow the steps below:
- Go to the CS:GO folder where you store your game files.
- Right click on your CS:GO executable file .exe, and select Properties.
- Click the Compatibility tab, and check the box next to Disable fullscreen optimizations. Then click Apply and OK to save the changes.
- Click the .exe file to launch CS:GO in your computer.
2. Set the graphics settings in your game to LowYou can lower the video settings in your CS:GO to reduce the lags and stuttering issue.
- Open Settings in CS:GO.
- Go to Options > Video Settings.
- In the advanced video options section, set these settings to Low: Global Shadow Quality, Model / Texture Detail, Effect Detail, Shader Detail.
- Save the changes and restart CS:GO to see if it works better.
1. Set High performance for your computer
- Open Control Panel in your computer.
- Click Power options.
- In Preferred plans, select High performance.
- Restart your computer and open CS:GO.
2. Adjust settings in System Properties
- Type This PC in the Search box at the Start button, right click on This PC, and select Properties.
- Click Advanced system settings.
- In the Advanced tab, click Settings… in the Performance section.
- Click the Advanced tab, make sure to select Adjust for best performance of Programs, and click Apply.
- Click the Data Execution Prevention tab, make sure to select Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only. Then click Apply and OK to save.
3. Disable CPU Core 0 for CS:GO
- On your keyboard, press the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc keys at the same time to open Task Manager.
- Click the Details tab.
- Right click on CS:GO.exe, and select Set affinity.
- Uncheck the box next to CPU 0, and click OK.
- Restart CS:GO again.
- Close other applications and programs that take up most CPU, memory and network. You can open Task Manager and check which program slows down your computer. Generally the browser and antivirus program stand up.
- If you’re downloading something while playing the game, you’re likely to have the stuttering issue. So you should temporarily stop downloading before playing the game.