Computer specs: - 16Gb of RAM - intel core i7 4710HQ - intel HD graphics 4600 - 1 Tb of memory

Ok, so I did alot of researching, and found this question. Question for fps drop

And I literally have the exact problem and symptoms. But my fps is 120, instead of 250. If you don't know, my fps drops to the 40's. And after 3-4 days (maybe even 1-2), it goes back to 120 fps. The problem for that question, was a broken card. But my fps refixes it's self (after time) so that can't be it, right? I really can't afford a new card (and I have a laptop, and it's integrated into the CPU), mostly because my GPU is a Intel HD graphics 4600, so I usually thought when this was first happening that there was an update or a bug that messes with Intel GPU cards.

I don't really know how to fix this. What to try and fix. I mean I looked at the question, And I have the exact problem, with my fps dropping to the 40's, and when I shoot or do things, it lowers.

Should I get a new APU? (I don't know how either to put it on, I'm poor, can't afford the core i7 4710HQ processor either) Should I try some fixes? or should I just wait it out like the last couple times?

EDIT: turns out it's for most of my games..

  • VAC and CS:GO's really badly sound systems are known to cause very bad FPS lag since they're (oddly enough) tied to the framerate. Have you tried turning off the sounds? | If you want to try some of the fixes (meant for lower-end systems), try turning off ragdolls and limit blood splatter with the -lv command-line option. (Yes, it stands for 'Low Violence')
    – aytimothy
    Aug 1, 2015 at 10:59
  • Turned off all sound/audio, a few more fps added...
    – Leigh Flix
    Aug 1, 2015 at 11:13
  • Do you play on lowest quality settings? Integrated graphics on laptop CPUs can get hot quite quickly and cause the stutters (only speculating here). Have you tried playing on lower resolution (just to see if the FPS rate could get steady)?
    – Jeff Noel
    Aug 3, 2015 at 19:11
  • this might help: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=268030869
    – Tanner
    Aug 4, 2015 at 7:55
  • Try running a bot match and testing to see if your connection has any effect on it. Does your laptop have an additional GPU that it uses? If so, there is a way to utilize the other GPU instead of the integrated graphics.
    – Bad Rice
    Aug 4, 2015 at 16:50

1 Answer 1


With laptops, framerate drops frequently occur if the laptop is not plugged in and charging. The fluxing you're talking about may be because you're playing CS:GO while its charge.

Just try it out and see.

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