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September 2, 2013 1:09:40 AM

hello,
i recently upgraded my gpu hoping i would get significant boost in games compared to my previous gpu , i did get performance increase in some games, but when i play crysis 3 my fps are too low specially in 'welcome to the jungle level', so i monitored my gpu usage using msi afterburner and it shows that my gpu usage stays at 60-65 % while my cpu usage stays at 96 % , so am i experiencing cpu bottlenecking.

my system specs:
cpu: interl c2q (q9300) @ stock speed
ram: 2gb ddr2
gpu:nvidia 650 ti boost
psu: seasonic

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September 2, 2013 1:14:53 AM

I WOULD SUGGEST A RAM UPGRADE and you'll get more fps (SINCE THE JUNGLE REQUIRES MORE RAM TO STORE MORE OBJECTS) AND THERE is a bottleneck as ure CPU IS ALMOST AT FULL USAGE BUT GPU ISNT (CHECK IF U HAVE ANY OTHER PROCESSOR INTENSIVE TASKS)
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September 2, 2013 1:50:40 AM

Right..

You have a few things immediately wrong we can fix up for cheap.

1. your Ram is woeful. And with ram prices cheaper than ever, even ddr2 should be too dear. you want to pay games like crysis you need more ram.

Are you running Windows 32 or 64 bit? if only 32 bit, you can only really run an extra 2Gb. If you have 64 then at least another 4Gb.

2. Overclock that bad boy! you should get an aftermarket cpu cooler, something like the Cooler master 212 evo would do. If I recall correctly your cpu isn't too bad on the overclock front.

Thoughts?
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September 2, 2013 2:02:58 AM

teh_gerbil said:
Right..

You have a few things immediately wrong we can fix up for cheap.

1. your Ram is woeful. And with ram prices cheaper than ever, even ddr2 should be too dear. you want to pay games like crysis you need more ram.

Are you running Windows 32 or 64 bit? if only 32 bit, you can only really run an extra 2Gb. If you have 64 then at least another 4Gb.

2. Overclock that bad boy! you should get an aftermarket cpu cooler, something like the Cooler master 212 evo would do. If I recall correctly your cpu isn't too bad on the overclock front.

Thoughts?


1) my computer is quite outdated , so i am avoiding increasing my RAM for now, as i might upgrade my mobo,cpu and ram in near future.

I am running windows 7 32 bit

2) my first thought was same, but i don't think my motherboard supports overclocking the cpu.
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September 2, 2013 2:32:31 AM

Try it, www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overclocking-... based on the screen shots provided in here. A small bump in the Fsb might be the difference between unplayable and average.

That being said, I don't want to get your hopes up, in that overclocking will only really be a bandaid in your situation. But in the same breath, the qx series can be quite wonderful to overclock, but if you go over 500mhz from base you will need to invest in an aftermarket cooler to keep those temps low, and your overclock stable!
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September 2, 2013 2:39:25 AM

Just remember, you cannot use more than 3.6GB of RAM with a 32BIT System.
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