Performance Improvement Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Wyre, Jun 5, 2017.

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  1. Legacywire

    Legacywire New Member

    Hey guys. I was curious if any of y'all knew how to restore my PC to its former glory. I built it myself. When I first built it, I could run CS:GO (my main game) at 250 FPS, average. Now it runs at around 50 FPS average. I've disabled and uninstalled and I even use Cortex Boost while I play. It doesn't seem to do anything. If y'all need my specs:
    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 880K Quad-Core
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

    Thanks guys!
  2. Active Member

    You may need new RAM. What's the GPU?
  3. TheCorf

    TheCorf Active Member

    The best bet would be to do a clean install of Windows, it's really easy and if you have a legitimate copy of Windows 10, you shouldn't need to need a new key or anything.
    If you need any help in doing so feel free to ask me anything, i just did it recently so i am able to help :)
  4. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    what i'm doing on a yearly basis is saving all my important stuff on an external drive and then factory reset the whole system, therefore deleting everything
    it may take some time to reinstall all games and software etc... but it's definitely worth it
  5. Xharso

    Xharso New Member

    Lowering the resolution may help, but as other people said do a clean install of windows, that will help the most. j.i has the best idea for that, i'm going to serious consider it. Doing that will also let you clean up your storage and not reinstall any programs that you never use.
    IMO cortex boosting doesn't do anything.

    Or just rebuild it all with a 1080ti.
  6. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    8GB of RAM is fine for CS:GO. What GPU do you have? Do you have up-to-date drivers?
    I'd go with cleaning windows from garbage (or clean install!), next thing I'd recommend to clean PC, repaste CPU / GPU.
  7. Legacywire

    Legacywire New Member

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950.

    I could definitely do that. I would need some help, because I'm not entirely sure how, but if you could give me some help with it, that'd be great, thank you :)
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  8. TheCorf

    TheCorf Active Member

    With that GPU you should NOT have those framerates so something is definitely wrong, before you do a clean install of Windows 10, can you try running a scan with the common scans? Windows defender full scan and a scan with Malwarebytes should do the trick, if that doesn't work, that is when you do a clean install.

    It's not as effective as a "real" clean install but Windows 10 has a reset feature which i would suggest for you if you don't feel that safe doing a clean install of windows yourself, all you have to do is search "reset" when you open the start menu, then click on "Reset this PC"
    There's an easy step by step guide here
    I suggest you follow that, again just to be on the safe side.

    Again, I suggest you only do the reset if the full virus and Malwarebytes scans don't work.
  9. Nazka

    Nazka Active Member

    Before doing a full clean install of Win10, have you tried re-installing CS:GO first?
  10. Legacywire

    Legacywire New Member

    Would that improve gameplay at all?
  11. Nazka

    Nazka Active Member

    It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Maybe something went wrong during an update.
  12. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I just did this! I have a 64GB thumb drive that holds all my most important stuff (I don't save a lot. lol) and then I do a full repartition / format / reinstall of everything and start brand new. It took me a few days to reinstall all my games for Steam, Blizzard, Origin, GoG, UPlay, ESO, etc - but it was so worth it! Not only is everything running faster, I know it's all saved *Exactly* where I want it with no extra stuff bogging down the system.
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  13. Nazka

    Nazka Active Member

    You should save things though.
  14. tdking01

    tdking01 Active Member

    When was the last time you cleaned your computer ? I mean the tower , I mean cleaning it of any dust , applying some new thermal paste to your CPU could help too. From the hardware POV.
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  15. J017Rogue

    J017Rogue Well-Known Member if you're playing Overwatch these settings will get you a higher FPS
  16. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    For me, every couple of weeks. I have a little machine thing that blows stuff out (not canned air) and I clean it out regularly.
  17. Beast_Vendetta

    Beast_Vendetta New Member

    well i knwo that cs go it's cpu based game and worcks more on sone single cores.. ram should be ok.. but with the hrtf audio improovments and some graphics changed in new maps ecc it's basically normal that your framerate is going down.. cs is a constant evolution game in every directions so probably you need to upgrade your cpu :/
  18. TheCorf

    TheCorf Active Member

    So any updates as to what you have done and if it has worked?
  19. There are so many options you could try out.

    To be honest, as Valve keep releasing updates for their own games, the game can be easily fucked up. Sometimes, installing the most recent driver or reducing the graphics settings may not be enough.

    In that case,

    * you may try defragmentation applications to keep the files/folders close to each other of the same thing. game vice versa.

    * you may try to wipe unnecessarry temporary files/folders using applications such as CCleaner

    * you may give it a shot (as long as the client supports it) to add -dx11 to launch options of the game client on Steam

    * you may try to remove and reinstall the game

    * you may verify the integrity of the cache again through the game client

    * you may shut down all other background applications from the task manager

    if none helps;

    you may physically clean the fan(s) inside your rig all the way.

    I also see nothing insufficient with your specs in comparison with mine and still how i effectively play DotA 2 on possibly highest settings.
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