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jelly ? Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:52am
CS 1.6 nvidia Optimus/SLI Fix
If you have a laptop that supports the NVIDIA Optimus technology, here is how you fix possibly fps problems caused by CS no longer being detected as "Counter-Strike" by NVIDIA, but instead as hl.exe (which is ran by the onboard Intel video card):

You need to add "hl.exe" as a game in NVIDIA control panel's program settings (under 3D settings), and change the preferred graphics processor to NVIDIA. If it's blocked, you need to use NVIDIA Inspector {LINK REMOVED} to fix it.

After adding "hl.exe", load up NVIDIA Inspector and click on the driver settings button (with a wrench on it) in the middle of the program, next to your driver version. Also make sure you close NVIDIA control panel at this time.

Find "Half Life" from the drop down menu, and then scroll down to "enable application optimus option" and set it to "SHIM_RENDERING_MODE_ENABLE" and click apply settings.

Open up NVIDIA control panel again, change the setting to "NVIDIA" and click apply. For me this reverted the setting and made it greyed out again, but once I re-did the fix on NVIDIA inspector, it stayed as "NVIDIA" and my fps issues were (at least seemingly/so far) fixed.
Last edited by jelly ?; Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:04pm
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Aleksandr K. Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:50am 
HELP'S not only for NVIDIA Optimus also for NVIDIA SLI ( hybrid) UP POST!!!
Aleksandr K. Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
Ребята помагло :) Это касается тех у кого в Nvidia стоит Integrated graph. и нету возможности переключится на Nvidia high perfo.
kurru Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:45pm 
That works! Thanks. It is now faster than ever shows over 200FPS.
*Krišjānis* Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
I have Laptop
Win7/64 bit orginal no copy full update.
HD: 1T
Ram: 8GB
video card ♥♥♥♥: intel hd 3000
i5 procesore 2,5 turbo 3,1GHZ
Now the new update: I have in smoke fps 20 the is joke?, i have lagz tur on flash lieght fps 40 u dont know? wtf is the update? Bit frez, frez game .
I check the beta same!
i check non steam counter strike fps is 99-100 in smoke 100 flash ligth 90-100. the is joke non steam is beter for steam counter strike, copy is the best version?
kurru Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
This topic is about nVidia I guess. I have similar notebook but HD4000 and nVidia gt630M. I think the HD4000 is better than HD3000 but still not good enough to provide smooth mouse movement on the screen in game - talking about CS of course. I had approx 60-100 FPS under Linux, and now same with Win 7. But what you said dropdown of 100 to 20 is very strange, I can not argue against measured data.
Last edited by kurru; Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:24pm
kurru Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:26pm 
I have to set this every time I restart my computer. Is it normal?
jelly ? Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:17am 
i dont think so. i did this only once.
Nivv ! Feb 25, 2013 @ 5:45am 
ty so much i love you man !!!!!!!!!!
slozo Mar 27, 2013 @ 3:22pm 
Am I the only one that has to change the settings every time I restart my laptop?
Nivv ! Mar 27, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
noo its very anoying !!!!!!
kamk /idle Oct 6, 2013 @ 11:34pm 
Hermann-sempai~ Mar 8, 2014 @ 3:00pm 
Doesnt work.
Alekc Mar 9, 2014 @ 1:06am
rumpel Jan 7, 2015 @ 5:26pm 
can anyone give some insight on what that tool is changing exactly? you dont get banned for it, do you?
rumpel Feb 23, 2015 @ 5:42pm 
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Date Posted: Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:52am
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