First-person shooter games like CSGO can be played on most computers because the system requirements are low and easy to meet.
The CSGO problem some blame on the video requirements is actually part of how you allocate more RAM to games in order to run at a high level. There are some that say your game resolution should be the priority, while others mention push rates.
This new method for allocating RAM in CSGO will allow you to optimize the game further, leading to better FPS rates. This might require investing in better components which come with their own costs and benefits. However, hopefully you’ll see some improvement here.
Explaining RAM Usage in CSGO
RAM usage in CS GO allows the game to load more data from RAM rather than from a slower read process off the hard disk.
In CSGO, you want to use as much RAM as possible to reduce the data load time. Data from prior sessions will automatically be filled in, with a benefits of using solid-state drive instead of a clunky traditional computer drive.
For performance such as FPS, CPU usage, and VRAM, CSGO is heavily dependent on the CPU or processor. A lesser load on the processor can make things run smoother. Monitoring your CPU with RAM can help lessen the load by using the computer’s unused memory to process information.
In a game of deathmatch, constant loading of players and new weapons places twice as much memory on play versus a standard competitive match. If you’re experiencing issues with CSGO on a less powerful machine, just keep this in mind.
Recommended System Requirements for CSGO
- CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5700 3GHz / AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core
- RAM: 2 GB
- HDD: 15 GB of storage space
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / AMD Radeon HD 6670
- OS: Windows 7
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Screen Resolution: 1080p
- Network: Broadband Internet Connection
The recommended system requirements for CSGO are fairly low. You need at least 2GB of RAM but, you would definitely need more if you have a good gaming monitor running on 144Hz with a higher resolution.
As for matchmaking, CSGO also has a service running in the background. If you’re playing on FaceIt at a higher tick rate, it’ll run more services resulting in more RAM usage. Depending on the computer’s specifications, only allocate RAM you have available to reduce lag and crashes.
Installing and Using Process Lasso by Bitsum
Process Lasso is a free and lightweight optimization and management utility. It features one-click full user interface minimalism, even with your CPU process more efficient.
What is Process Lasso, and what can it do for you?
- Automate CPU affinities, priorities, and more
- Optimize application in real-time applications
- Maintain system responsiveness during heavy CPU loads
- Maximize PC performance
Use a competitive program, such as Bitsum’s Process Lasso to provide relief from the stressful, resource consuming CSGO program you use. After opening up your favored CSGO program, proceed back into Process Lasso by right-clicking csgo.exe and selecting “go to process” on the process list. The selected process should be in the chart view by default, but if not, scroll down to find it.
Process Lasso, a Windows system utility software will make gaming significantly more enjoyable. First, right-click on the csgo.exe process and click Set WatchDog. The next window will pop up which you need to take the following steps: 1) Find the input bar that says “Process Match” and enter in csgo.exe 2) Select “virtual memory” under args
Installing processes are the first step when starting Process Lasso. The next setup should be “Greater than” and type in 1 megabyte for 1 second. You need to determine the two “1s” inside the input tabs, and the last drop-down tab should be at Trim Virtual Memory.
After installing Process Lasso by Bitsum, the application’s Trace optimizations will be re-enabled through Watchdog Advance rules. To create a Watchdog advance rule, press “Add Rule” and then press “OK”.
You can keep Process Lasso running while CSGO is open. To set the Watchdog for csgo.exe again, right-click the process and select “Set Watchdog advance rule.” Click OK, then press OK again without inputting any information.
This process will let you play games after a queue and reduce CSGO memory usage by a lot. Once you enter the game, close Process Lasso and set it up again for Watchdog advance rules. Press OK twice and it should lessen memory usage dramatically.
Setting Steam Launch Options for CSGO
To open the Steam Launch Options window, right-click on CSGO within your Steam Library and click Properties.
In CSGO, I’ll pop up a window with Launch Options when I set up my game. There are certain commands that can be input in order to optimize my settings in the game and in return in use less RAM in the process.
- -lv – disables a lot of gore in CSGO
- -novid – disables the splash screen when starting a game
- -high – sets memory priority to high for CSGO (which can also be done in the task manager once CSGO is open)
- -noaafonts – removes anti-aliasing of fonts
- +fps_max 999 – increases maximum FPS for the game
- -noubershader – improves CSGO performance on legacy systems (Intel first generation processors). Not recommended for anything newer than those models
An example of a Steam launch options parameter would be “-lv -novid -high -noaafonts +fps_max 999 -noubershader“. You just need to add a space after each command to activate it.
Type all this in the text box under launch options and it should run CSGO with the selected commands.
Of course, if you are looking to play at a high level with heightened competition, you need just the right computer setup for it. Good monitors with TN type panels are most recommended, but don’t forget about your CPU or GPU if you want to compete with skilled players.
You need 8GB of RAM for most PC builds, which should be enough for playing games like CSGO. Hat game optimization includes maximizing your FPS and minimizing your CPU and RAM load.