Ultimate Gaming Performance Guide (Maximum FPS)

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This guide is for everyone. You might have a high-end gaming rig — or a cheap laptop. It doesn’t matter, these tips are universal.

Computers were not built with gaming as the primary focus. That’s why even now computers are not optimized for gaming. This is most likely why you are here. I can tell you how to optimize your setup for maximum fps.

Cpu Core Parking is vitally important. The functionality of this application allows you to control the number of CPU cores that need to be enabled or disabled. This allows you to actively use all of the cores your CPU has.

Note: I am using an older version of the software that I completely trust.

After installing the program all you have to do is drag the sliders to 100% to enable all cores. Then click apply.

Don’t worry if any of these options are greyed out, it just means your computer does not support them. The main option you should be focused on is the Core Parking Index.

Download:

This optimization is for NVIDIA graphics cards only. If you have AMD please skip to the next optimization.

The download link is a zip file containing the program. This is the version I use, I will only recommend this version. If you do not trust this version then look for another version online.

http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=00817528519374977963

From the top left, you can select the game profile you want to optimize Nvidia settings for. I selected Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and it automatically picked the best settings for that game.

This will massively improve the performance of any game you play (if you set it to the right profile).

When playing a video game the game is most likely the only application running. If this is the case (or if you really want high performance) you can increase the priority of the program.

Using a simple registry trick you can set any program to have Above Normal or High priority. Create a text file and open it in notepad. Paste the contents below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\{APPLICATION}\PerfOptions]
"CpuPriorityClass"=dword:{PRIORITY}

Replace {APPLICATION} with the .exe file name. For example, csgo.exe or bf1.exe. Replace {PRIORITY} with any one of the corresponding numerical values below (do not include the text):

High Priority:
00000003
Above Normal:
00000006
Normal:
00000002

In notepad navigate to the top left and select File, then save as. For File name put any name but add .reg to the end of it. For Save as type put All Files (*.*)

Then double click the file and press yes through both dialogs.

These next options are more dangerous but they will increase performance massively. Use it at your own risk.

Changing System Responsiveness:

Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Type Regedit into the search bar and press enter. Click the top bar and paste this text and press enter:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile

You should see something similar to this:

In the right sidebar double click on SystemResponsiveness and input a value of 1. If you do not have this option just right-click, select new then DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it SystemResponsiveness, set it’s value to 1.

Changing Windows 10 Game Options:

Open up Regedit like in the previous step. This time put this path into the top line and press enter:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\Tasks\Games

There are several values we want to change here. Double click the values and set them to the ones below:

GPU Priority: 8
Priority: 6
Scheduling Category: High
SFIO Priority: High

Do not edit any other values.

This may only affect CPU heavy games such as CSGO. However, I would still recommend it. The timer resolution is how often your processor “updates/refreshes”. So putting this at the maximum value will increase CPU Speed.

Download: http://www.lucashale.com/timerresolution/TimerResolution.zip

Before you play a game open this program and set it to Maximum.

This post may be updated in the future, but these are the optimizations I recommend. Give them a shot (some may not work) however these increase my performance a lot.

I'm a 17 year old aspiring Programmer/Cyber Security/Software Dev that enjoys writing as a hobby.