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is my graphics card bottlenecking my cpu?

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April 26, 2013 10:08:11 PM

My specs are:
Processor: A6-3620 2.2GHZ
Graphics card: 7850 2GB
MOtherboard: AAD2h2 Holly
8 ram:
powersupply: 600 watt. Also I have been getting 30-40 fps while the graphics card promised around 60 for ultra. Is it because of my processor? I tried overclocking but nothing work.
The best processor I can only buy to fit my motherboard is a 3.0 GHz. The socket is currently fm1.
April 26, 2013 10:17:23 PM

Other way around. Your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU
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April 26, 2013 10:24:22 PM

shotgunz said:
Other way around. Your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU


agreed. your cpu is kinda slow to run the gpu. you may want to try to overclock the cpu frequency at around 3.0GHz to see more benefit.
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April 26, 2013 10:47:16 PM


Run Afterburner and check your GPU usage. If you are running at 99% GPU usage in that particular game, then you have no bottleneck. If you are running at less than 99% GPU usage, particularly if its closer to 50% or less in that particular game, then you have a CPU bottleneck.
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April 26, 2013 11:06:12 PM

bigcyco1 said:

Run Afterburner and check your GPU usage. If you are running at 99% GPU usage in that particular game, then you have no bottleneck. If you are running at less than 99% GPU usage, particularly if its closer to 50% or less in that particular game, then you have a CPU bottleneck.


Yes, I installed afterburner and sometimes it dropped sharply below 50 percent in the benchmark's. So to solve this problem I install a new processor right? like 3.0 ghz?
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April 26, 2013 11:27:50 PM

Crap you have to upgrade your motherboard with the FX 6300 never mind that idea.
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April 26, 2013 11:38:46 PM

Arize said:
bigcyco1 said:

Run Afterburner and check your GPU usage. If you are running at 99% GPU usage in that particular game, then you have no bottleneck. If you are running at less than 99% GPU usage, particularly if its closer to 50% or less in that particular game, then you have a CPU bottleneck.


Yes, I installed afterburner and sometimes it dropped sharply below 50 percent in the benchmark's. So to solve this problem I install a new processor right? like 3.0 ghz?


i think you can try overclocking on a higher frequency with a decent aftermarket cooler. i dont know how much you pushed the system in your previous oc try. but 3.0-3.5GHZ cpu frequency can solve the problem
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April 27, 2013 3:36:50 PM

You need a new cpu.
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