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You could probably avoid upgrading the CPU and just upgrade the GPU. I have a Q6700 that still holds its own on games such as that so I'm sure the Q8400 is still very capable.

Now with that said I'm not sure if a Q8400 will allow steady 120fps. My suggestion is upgrade the GPU only first, and if you still don't get acceptable performance than pick up a new CPU/Mobo.
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I barely play other games, mainly CS:GO and sometimes cod black ops 2 but rlly nothing more.. so i guess it's not rlly worth the money then if i won't see many improvement.
Thanks for the reactions smile.gif
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post #13 of 22
What are your video settings set at ? Might be able to get rid of some of that FPS drop by just changing up a couple of options. Have to agree that upgrading just for CS:GO wouldn't really be worth the money. I don't play it much but don't even notice much of a difference between playing on my laptop vs sig rig below.
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I have most of my settings at "Default" at nvidia control center,
Things i do have changed are:

Display Mode : Single Display Performance

Energy Mode : Maximum Performance

Vsync: Off ( Turning this on affects my recoil in a bad way )
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post #15 of 22
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@ ~sizzle~

Don't you also notice any difference at your fps? When changing from ur laptop to ur sig
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Well sure the FPS is much higher on the sig and I can pile on a little more eye candy. But in actual game-play I don't really notice any difference. I think the game is just so light and well optimized that I just don't notice any great advantage between 50 FPS vs 150+. Once you can get to that magical point where your minimum FPS is high enough to get smooth game-play you are good to go IMO.

Go to in game video settings, then advanced.



Things like turning off Multisampling Anti-Aliasing mode and just using FXAA, lowering Texture Filtering Mode, dropping shadow quality can give a FPS boost.
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post #17 of 22
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My pc could definitely not handle the same settings as you have,
Im having everything at Low, MSAA x2, AA x4 and FXAA Disabled, but i'm still noticing these strange drops although everything is on low alrdy.
I also switched my reso from 1680x1050 to 800x600 but that doesn't seem to affect anything related to my fps.

And i must say the game play is pretty smooth overall (120-180 fps uncapped ). It are only these moments in smoke grenades and full close quarter ranges mad.gif
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post #18 of 22
Try disabling MSAA altogether and changing Texture filtering mode to 2X.


Lowering res only works if you have CPU power to spare but are lacking on GPU power. You are actually in a opposite position.
After trying the above. You might try transferring a little of the stress to the GPU by raising model/texture detail.


I suggest running the FRAPS Min/Max/Avg benchmark tool a few times. Try to get a good picture of what your min FPS is doing at current settings. Then you can retest and get an accurate picture of what difference any changes you make bring.
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Thanks alot! I'm gonna try it out, Rep added! thumb.gif ( Also for the others who helped me out )
Edited by rss013 - 4/6/13 at 7:03am
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Glad to help, thanks for the rep.
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