Question Too many CPU handles causing low FPS in CSGO? Hardly any programs in the background.

Aug 16, 2020
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Hi,

I am only getting 100-200 FPS on all low in CSGO. I have a GTX 1660 TI and an I7-9750H. I performed a DDU and then factory reset my computer with hardly any change in FPS.
However, there is one thing I noticed which could be the culprit. I have over 90,000 CPU handles in task manager. The problem though is that I have barely any background apps running. Most of the programs using the most handles are system executables that I am too afraid to touch. One thing I also found is that I have over 30+ programs of svchost running. They seem to be using the most handles. I don't know if this is normal or not, but I still don't feel like messing around with that stuff until I know for sure what I am doing.

So could this be the reason to my rather low FPS? Temperatures for my CPU are around 70-80, GPU temperatures are around 60, and my drivers are up to date.
It also might be important to mention that this is a laptop.

Thanks.
 
Jan 19, 2021
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Hi Rexaura, the number of handles is normal for your laptop. The most likely culprit is your CPU clock speeds while playing. If you haven't tried before, try plugging in your laptop while gaming, and make sure your CPU clock speeds are at their advertised boost clock speeds. If that doesn't work, try going into NVIDIA control panel > Manage 3D settings > Use High performing GPU or something on the lines of that. It is possible that you're laptop is using integrated graphics while running (which is unlikely since you are hitting 200fps, but who knows). Good luck!
 
Aug 16, 2020
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Hi Rexaura, the number of handles is normal for your laptop. The most likely culprit is your CPU clock speeds while playing. If you haven't tried before, try plugging in your laptop while gaming, and make sure your CPU clock speeds are at their advertised boost clock speeds. If that doesn't work, try going into NVIDIA control panel > Manage 3D settings > Use High performing GPU or something on the lines of that. It is possible that you're laptop is using integrated graphics while running (which is unlikely since you are hitting 200fps, but who knows). Good luck!
Hi,

Yes, my laptop is plugged in and I am using high performance mode in Nvidia control panel. I went into device manager and clicked on display adapters and saw that I had both my graphics card and integrated graphics running in there. Am I safe to just disable integrated graphics? This may not have any significance, but my laptop is connected to a monitor and I have it closed while playing. Also, I searched up and found that my CPU has an advertised clock speed of 2.6-4.5 and I saw that at idle, my clock speed is at 4.00 according to task manager. (I believe this is because I set minimum and maximum CPU usage to 100%) I haven't tested it in game yet and I am about to do so.

Thanks.
 
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Jan 19, 2021
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Hi Rexaura, disabling the integrated graphics may lead to issues, but you can try by going into device managers and going to display adapters though this might give you glitches. Do you have Nvidia optimus? if you do this may be the causing factor of your fps drops (Optimus decides whenever to use integrated or dedicated depending on the app being ran)
 
Aug 16, 2020
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Hi Rexaura, disabling the integrated graphics may lead to issues, but you can try by going into device managers and going to display adapters though this might give you glitches. Do you have Nvidia optimus? if you do this may be the causing factor of your fps drops (Optimus decides whenever to use integrated or dedicated depending on the app being ran)
Hi,

Firstly, no I do not have Nvidia optimus installed.

Secondly, I performed a short latency test while inside CSGO and got some weird results. Here they are:
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CONCLUSION
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Your system seems to be having difficulty handling real-time audio and other tasks. You may experience drop outs, clicks or pops due to buffer underruns. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related. In case you are using a WLAN adapter, try disabling it to get better results. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:03:32 (h🇲🇲ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Computer name: LAPTOP-HMHFGB25
OS version: Windows 10, 10.0, version 1903, build: 18362 (x64)
Hardware: Predator PH315-52, Acer
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz
Logical processors: 12
Processor groups: 1
RAM: 16231 MB total


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CPU SPEED
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Reported CPU speed: 2592 MHz

Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results.


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MEASURED INTERRUPT TO USER PROCESS LATENCIES
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The interrupt to process latency reflects the measured interval that a usermode process needed to respond to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. This includes the scheduling and execution of a DPC routine, the signaling of an event and the waking up of a usermode thread from an idle wait state in response to that event.

Highest measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 1254.90
Average measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 4.344387

Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 1223.60
Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 1.856863


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REPORTED ISRs
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Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal.

Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 245.046296
Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0.002112
Driver with highest ISR total time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0.004044

ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 41925
ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 500-1000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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REPORTED DPCs
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DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 1286.512346
Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: nvlddmkm.sys - NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 461.09 , NVIDIA Corporation

Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.072747
Driver with highest DPC total execution time: Wdf01000.sys - Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0.169487

DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 726172
DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time 500-10000 µs): 264
DPC count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 8
DPC count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS
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Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution.

NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit.

Process with highest pagefault count: nvcontainer.exe

Total number of hard pagefaults 173
Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 61
Number of processes hit: 15


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PER CPU DATA
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CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 16.475208
CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 241.868056
CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 0.076335
CPU 0 ISR count: 29972
CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 1286.512346
CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 3.840521
CPU 0 DPC count: 676395
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CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.751221
CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 225.476080
CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0.022784
CPU 1 ISR count: 11843
CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 569.537037
CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0.336021
CPU 1 DPC count: 14733
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CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 7.331318
CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 245.046296
CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0.003909
CPU 2 ISR count: 110
CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 155.205247
CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0.036095
CPU 2 DPC count: 9837
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CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.138816
CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 3 ISR count: 0
CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 257.797068
CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004063
CPU 3 DPC count: 1242
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CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.852654
CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 4 ISR count: 0
CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 253.697531
CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0.033047
CPU 4 DPC count: 6994
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CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 7.858322
CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 5 ISR count: 0
CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 206.955247
CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0.003925
CPU 5 DPC count: 1380
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CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.401146
CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 6 ISR count: 0
CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 404.229167
CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0.017684
CPU 6 DPC count: 4373
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CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 7.400264
CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 7 ISR count: 0
CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 61.361111
CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0.003807
CPU 7 DPC count: 1114
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CPU 8 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.055644
CPU 8 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 8 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 8 ISR count: 0
CPU 8 DPC highest execution time (µs): 156.078704
CPU 8 DPC total execution time (s): 0.012159
CPU 8 DPC count: 3131
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CPU 9 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.947232
CPU 9 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 9 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 9 ISR count: 0
CPU 9 DPC highest execution time (µs): 87.261574
CPU 9 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004623
CPU 9 DPC count: 1576
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CPU 10 Interrupt cycle time (s): 5.713017
CPU 10 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 10 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 10 ISR count: 0
CPU 10 DPC highest execution time (µs): 266.239198
CPU 10 DPC total execution time (s): 0.016747
CPU 10 DPC count: 3485
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CPU 11 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.681232
CPU 11 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 11 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 11 ISR count: 0
CPU 11 DPC highest execution time (µs): 127.767747
CPU 11 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008761
CPU 11 DPC count: 2184
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I do not have any audio problems like popping. It is just stuttering and low fps. What could these results mean?

Thanks.
 

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