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CS:GO low fps on modern laptop

Hello. I've seen lots of people asking for help but none of the solutions provided seems to work for me. Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r4.141028-1500)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Display Memory: 1760 MB
Dedicated Memory: 128 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

My drivers are okay. At least as far as I know. Graphics says Intel HD Graphics 3000, and I have no 'Unknown Device' devices. I've set all the 3D Settings in my Intel HD Panel to Performance, all the graphics in CS:GO are set to low and even on 640x360 I experience low fps in Inferno, which is the worse map. The only map that I can play with 30-40 fps at 1366x768 is Dust2. Also, setting mat_queue_mode to 2 made my fps notably drop, instead of doubling as everyone say. In fact, if you hover over Multi-core Rendering in the Graphic settings panel on CS:GO, a text appears telling you that if you enable that feature, your performance is going to decrease rather than increase. I've read posts of people that, with a worse LAPTOP, they could get like 100fps or so and I'm like WTF. I don't know if there's some caveat I lost or some dumb mistake I'm making that makes my fps don't go high, but if there's a little bit of help you can give I'll appreciate it
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  1. Dust 2 is the worst map, inferno is pretty demanding on graphics only second to nuke. And you ae not making mistakes that is the potential of your laptop in my opinion
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    You don't exactly have a "modern" laptop. The i7-2630m (with the integrated Intel HD 3000) is 6 years old. It was released back in Q1 2011.

    Below is a link to Intel HD 3000 game benchmarks; CSGO being one of them. Based on the benchmarks I would say that the game is performing as expected.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html
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  3. jaguarskx said:
    You don't exactly have a "modern" laptop. The i7-2630m (with the integrated Intel HD 3000) is 6 years old. It was released back in Q1 2011.

    Below is a link to Intel HD 3000 game benchmarks; CSGO being one of them. Based on the benchmarks I would say that the game is performing as expected.

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html


    I see. I trusted the processor being Quad Core would solve everything. Guess if I put some external video fps will go boom? I mean, that processor wouldn't bottleneck.
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  4. If you bought it recently and you have the opportunity to return for a refund, then you should do so if playing games is important. Games are dependent on the GPU more than the CPU. Intel HD graphics core have improved over the years such that the following Acer laptop with a Core i3-7100u and Intel HD 620 for $350 will be far more capable of playing games than your current laptop. Though the Intel HD 620 is less powerful than a nVidia 920m.

    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498834529&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+i3-7100u
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