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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.

Curious about the part in bold. I assumed the Q8400 was still a fairly reputable CPU for gaming; as I mentioned earlier I still use a Q6700 on one rig and it holds its own very nicely. I (wrongly) assumed the 550ti was more of a bottleneck than the Q8400. I guess my question is two-fold. Is the performance of an 8400 noticeably superior to the 6700, and are both CPUs considered completely outdated at this point?

You can compare the Main Rig and Backup Rig in my signature if you choose, but my subjective opinion is such that I could comfortably switch between the two without a considerable degradation in performance; actually my backup rig seems subjectively smoother considering the reduction in resolution.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks and I'm glad for OP that he got everything sorted out.
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The 550ti is a reasonably powerful mid-range card. Should be more then enough to handle CS:GO

The Q6700 has a much larger L2 cache and would be considered superior to the Q8400 for gaming. That he stated that he dropped the resolution but didn't gain anything tells the story. If you can go from 800 X 600 to 1680 X 1050 and not loose FPS you most definitely have a CPU bottleneck.

Both are rather dated but you have to look at it in context. First we are talking about CS:GO which isn't exactly a resource hog. Most people would never have an issue here. At least not with this game. But secondly he's pairing the system with a 120Hz monitor and wanting to get the most out of it.
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