Question Low/Staggering FPS on MX330 (LOL and CSGO)

Oct 19, 2021
I got this new laptop: Dell Inspiron 5502:

Full system info (HTML file, I use HWInfo):

Windows 10
Processor: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz, 1690 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB (Single channel)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX330 / 2GB
SSD: 512GB

All drivers are up to date, did change to Nvida high performance settings,... all the basics for FPS optimzed.

Here's the problem:

I usually play (League of Legends) and (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
The old laptop I have (HP ZBook 15, a workstation laptop) runs on Windows 7, has an i5 cpu, Nvidia Quadro K1100M, HDD, which was bought 8 years ago, runs smoother
Or my other HP Pavilion (I don't remember the specs, 8GB RAM, has Nvidia MX250 (4GB), runs on Windows 10) has high FPS on CSGO.
Same game settings on both laptops on both games

League of Legends (All low settings, 1920x1080)
-HP Zbook 15: consistent 110-120 FPS
-Dell Inspiron 5502: staggering 85-60 FPS, sometimes even drops below 55, unstable

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (All low settings, 1280x960)
-HP Zbook 15: consistent 65-75 FPS
-Dell Inspiron 5502: >100 FPS for a few secs, then would drop to 45-60 FPS, average 60 FPS I'd say, but very unstable
-HP Pavilion with 1920x1080 on low settings has consistent >130 FPS

Dell Inspiron 5502 with only CSGO on, I check the task manager: CPU usage ~50%, Memory: 5.2/7.7, Nvidia MX330 usage 18% (3D: 80-90%) (temperature ~62C)

Anyone could help with this I'd very appreciate, thank you in advance.
Oct 19, 2021
Single channel is really holding you back, try to add one more stick of memory and try running it in dual channel, you will see massive differences.
I'm kinda low on budget right now, thank you anyway. But then I'm still confused because my HP Pavilion with only 1x8GB of RAM doesn't perform that bad.
Jan 4, 2022
I have the same laptop and the same problems you mentioned above. I play valorant and I get 60 fps max. I'm unable to find a solution anywhere. My cousin has a hp pavilion too with only intel iris xe and he gets upto 200 fps at times


Jan 3, 2022
I'm not much known at this stuff, but do make sure the game is running on dedicated GPU rather than integrated one, i remember stuttering on nfs mw at ultra even with a 1650 because my laptop was using the integrated uhd 630 ....

Try setting the game (it's .exe file, to be more exact) to high performance mode in windows graphics settings, that should help, if the game is using your integrated GPU, that is