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I have a laptop with Intel integrated GPU graphics, and I can't squeeze 100 fps out of this card in D3D mode, while the game hangs periodically when using OpenGL.

The graphics are worse in D3D. Given that OpenGL is a better opensource graphics library, shouldn't it perform better then something devised by Microsoft?

What can I do to help this? Would upgrading to a i5/i7 processor with Intel HD Graphics solve this issue? Do I really need a dedicated graphics card?

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Do you mean Counter-Strike 1.6 or Counter-Strike: Source? 1.6 is quite a few years old, and I'm amazed that you'd have any issues running it. –  Dave McClelland Nov 30 '10 at 14:38
    
cs source runs fine...i have problems with cs 1.6 ......I have heard that a minimal old graphics card with much less capabilities run this game much better with 99 fps, but installing a gfx card is not an option in my comp –  crodjer Nov 30 '10 at 14:40
    
Interesting. Is there any reason you are so determined to use OpenGL? If you're getting 50+ frames in d3d, it seems like using that is your best bet. –  Dave McClelland Nov 30 '10 at 14:41
    
well with the level of gaming i am involved in...the details (people sitting in dark corners, or far away and get mixed with textures) should be clearly visible. –  crodjer Nov 30 '10 at 14:42
    
Hold out for Intel's new CPU's, their integrated GPUs blow all the current inventory out of the water –  Ivo Flipse Nov 30 '10 at 14:42

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  • In your Intel Integrated GPU Settings, turn off VSync
  • Once you start the game, alt-tab onto the Desktop and back. Do that couple of times and you'll be able to achieve 100 fps
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Hi, Anil, and welcome to Arqade! Do you have a source for this answer? It seems like a very odd procedure for improving video performance, so it'd be nice to have another site as verification. –  MBraedley Oct 30 '12 at 10:51
    
I've been playing CS 1.6 for years. This is how I increase my FPS when I go for tournaments where systems with bad spec are given. Dont have a site to back my observation. But it works.You can take my word for it –  Anil Oct 30 '12 at 10:53

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