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By Gabriele Asaro
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How I Fixed CS2 Stuttering: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this simple guide I'll show you how to fix CS2 stuttering. I've tried these methods myself, and they've worked wonders for my gameplay.

First, I enabled resizable BAR in my BIOS settings. This had the biggest impact for me. The process varies depending on your system, so you'll need to research how to do this for your specific setup. I have an ASRock motherboard, so I enabled CAM in the chipset settings. If you have an NVIDIA card, you might need to force enable it using NVIDIA Inspector.

Next, I disabled fullscreen optimizations. I located the cs2.exe file in my Steam directory, right-clicked it, went to properties, then the compatibility tab, and ticked "Disable fullscreen optimizations".

I also turned off the Steam overlay for CS2. I made sure the overlay was enabled globally in Steam settings, then disabled it specifically for CS2 in the game's properties.

Another important step was making sure the game runs in fullscreen mode. I checked this in the in-game video settings.

I found that disabling NVIDIA Low Latency Reflex in-game helped reduce stuttering. This might change with future updates, but for now, it's worth trying.

Here's a method that really helped me: I deleted the "directx_installer" folder from my CS2 installation directory. Then, I ran Windows Disk Cleanup and checked the "DirectX Shader Cache" box. After a restart, I noticed a significant improvement.

Don't forget to verify your game files in Steam before launching CS2 after making these changes.

While these steps might not boost your FPS, they can definitely help if you're experiencing stuttering and lag despite high FPS. I was amazed at how smooth my gameplay became after implementing these fixes.

Remember, not all solutions work for everyone, but these steps cover most of the possible fixes for how to fix CS2 stuttering. Give them a try and see which ones work best for you.

Gabriele AsaroAbout the author

Gabriele Asaro
Gabriele Asaro

I'm the Head of Research at Clash.gg. With over 7 years of experience in the Counter-Strike niche, I have developed extensive knowledge of the game, its strategies, and the competitive scene. My insights are based on years of in-depth analysis and close involvement with the Counter-Strike community.