This is a guide on how to get the best possible performance in CSGO. It will be covering topics such as fps, fps drops. Make sure you are doing all these so called "steps" one by one so you could revert back any unwanted changes. Drivers: Let's start this guide off by updating our drivers. Nvidia users: http://www.geforce.com/drivers (Click on Auto detect your GPU) AMD users: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download (Click Download Now where it says Automatically detect and install) Intel HD users: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect Windows 1. Disabling Core parking MEANT FOR WINDOWS 7 AND LOWER The performance of the CS:GO is largely dependent on the processor. This means a person can have the best video card out there, but still be bottlenecked by their CPU. Basically, all Windows versions before Windows 8 will try to save power by putting your unused cores in sleep mode. The constant switching on and off can give some bad stuttering issues. This program forces those cores to remain active which gives you a nice FPS increase in game. Make sure you have a decent cooling system or a cooling pad for laptop. You can unpark cores with this program: http://www.coderbag.com/Programming-C/Disable-CPU-Core-Parking-Utility The download link for the program is on the bottom of website, before the comment section. 1. Exctract the folder on your desktop or wherever you want 2. Launch the program 3. Press Check Status 4. Press Unpark All 5. Close the program 6. Launch CS 7. Profit I do not own this program. 2. Power options Open Windows's start menu, search "power options" and press enter. Select "High performance" power plan in the window that just opened. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/544175152545771042/FD7CF04917536650CD20414B9006DF4A8D32E8A8/ 3. Windows performance settings Open Windows's start menu, search "advanced system settings" and press enter. Click on settings button under "performance" and choose "Adjust for best performance" in the window that just opened. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/544175152545793404/EBA48749EAF0552BB85AE56C45FB21439E72FC52/ Launch commands 1. Go to your Library and right click Counter-Strike: Global offensive. You should have a list like this https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/3298072708247641289/47DD0A36FA5E51FC0718F45723A22BBFDA504FEE/ 2. Click on properties and you should have a new window like this https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/3298072708247670285/08E0555BC896614E0BB2094455681AEB66605084/ 3. Click on Set launch options and write -high -nod3d9ex -nojoy and press ok. Make sure you put a space between them, not commas. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/544175152545655162/5B86D15D2022C93660248CDC531CF0A1A979AF8F/ So what do they do? -high - This will start the game in high-priority mode. This launch option can help players with lower-end computers to get less lag and a few more fps, but it is not a guarantee. -nod3d9ex - Disables D3D9ex. D3D9ex is a D3D9 improvement which will allow you to alt-tab faster for example. D3D9ex does not affect your FPS in any way unless you're using old and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ GPU which can't handle it correctly. -nojoy - Remove joystick support, more ram free.