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upgrading cpu because bottleneck?? and fps drops help please!

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September 5, 2013 5:00:33 PM

Hey guys im new around here :p .. my question is : i want to upgrade my cpu to a Phenom II 1065T is that good or a bad idea cuz my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU.. the problem is that i have locked 30 fps on every game and it drops to 10 - 13 fps for 10 seconds and then its back at 30 fps and then after 20 sec again 10 - 13 fps and that again and again


MB: MSI 760GM-P23
GPU: HD 7870 DCII 2GB GDDR5
RAM: 8 GB 1333Mhz
CPU: FX 4100 @3.7Ghz
PSU:550 Watt HKC
September 5, 2013 9:29:46 PM

What games are you playing, and definitely overclock that chip to 4.3-4.5Ghz.
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September 5, 2013 10:03:10 PM

BeastLeeX said:
What games are you playing, and definitely overclock that chip to 4.3-4.5Ghz.


Such as GTA 4. battlefield 3. saints row 3/4 chivalry medieval warfare. metro 2033/last light. far cry 2/3 almost every shooter and open world games

Is it worth it to upgrade?

And what is the maximum overclock settings for 24/7 use? I have stock heatsink and cooler And 4 120mm coolers in the case for good airflow

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September 5, 2013 10:16:05 PM

Your system should have no problem running those games. Are your settings too high? Have you tried lowering them to medium or low settings? I have a 1065T @ 3.7GHz and it can run those games on about medium settings (4850 CF) but the 1065T isn't an upgrade really. You can definitely push that chip to higher clocks.
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September 5, 2013 10:37:10 PM

_zxzxzx_ said:
Your system should have no problem running those games. Are your settings too high? Have you tried lowering them to medium or low settings? I have a 1065T @ 3.7GHz and it can run those games on about medium settings (4850 CF) but the 1065T isn't an upgrade really. You can definitely push that chip to higher clocks.


When i lower the settings it still drops framerate for a couple of seconds in all my games. And i saw on some comparison sites and reviews this 1065t is just faster and wont bottleneck my GPU


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September 6, 2013 4:18:38 AM

GTA 4 is not getting better for any cpu, because the PC port is horrible, and badly optimized. I max out BF3 on my 960t at 3.7Ghz, along with my 7970 on 64 player servers, all day long, no stutters or frame drops. Also Metro is a heavy gpu based game, I don't see why the cpu would create a bottleneck. I also had no problems with Saints Row 3 on my 6870 back when I played it. Make sure your gpu drivers are up to date, AMD has a lot going on in that department right now. and the 4100 at 3.7Ghz should only be slightly worse then a Phenom II X4 at the same clocks, and most games don't utilize more then 2 cores still, so there is no point in buying a 6-core upgrade. I would also advise the 6300 over the 1065T. Much fresher chip, with numerous advantages.
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September 6, 2013 6:11:15 AM

BeastLeeX said:
GTA 4 is not getting better for any cpu, because the PC port is horrible, and badly optimized. I max out BF3 on my 960t at 3.7Ghz, along with my 7970 on 64 player servers, all day long, no stutters or frame drops. Also Metro is a heavy gpu based game, I don't see why the cpu would create a bottleneck. I also had no problems with Saints Row 3 on my 6870 back when I played it. Make sure your gpu drivers are up to date, AMD has a lot going on in that department right now. and the 4100 at 3.7Ghz should only be slightly worse then a Phenom II X4 at the same clocks, and most games don't utilize more then 2 cores still, so there is no point in buying a 6-core upgrade. I would also advise the 6300 over the 1065T. Much fresher chip, with numerous advantages.


You helped me out a bit for cpu.
But now i have still the problem with the fps drops... i dont know what it causes

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September 6, 2013 8:53:37 AM

Go for the FX-6300. It's newer, and it'll serve you better in gaming plus it's unlocked so you'll have more ease in overclocking.
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September 6, 2013 9:03:19 AM

_zxzxzx_ said:
Go for the FX-6300. It's newer, and it'll serve you better in gaming plus it's unlocked so you'll have more ease in overclocking.


Thanks buddy you helped me out! Thanks everyone! :D 
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September 6, 2013 9:06:35 AM

Thanks everyone for helping me out!

One more question..

Will the FX 6300 fix my fps drops??

Cheers!
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September 6, 2013 1:15:28 PM

it should, and if it doesnt, your problem is not your cpu.
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September 6, 2013 1:45:01 PM

BeastLeeX said:
it should, and if it doesnt, your problem is not your cpu.


Thanks :D 
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