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September 11, 2013 10:59:44 AM

Hey, i was just wondering if my cpu is bottlenecking. Ive been playing battlefield 3 (multiplayer) and im not so satisfied with my fps, but i think my gpu is good enough but not sure about my cpu. Been playing it on Normal setting 1024 res, and i was hoping for atleast 40 50 minimum fps in any map.

Core2 Quad q9550
GTX 650 ti Boost 2gb
8gb ram


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September 11, 2013 11:03:25 AM

Without even looking at data from your situation I would say the Q9550 probably is bottlenecking you a bit. An easy way to tell if it is your CPU is to open task manager while you are playing bf3 and if your CPU usage is maxing out at 100% then you have a CPU bottleneck. If you plan on upgrading your CPU you will also have to get a new motherboard as the LGA 775 socket doesn't have anything much better than the Q9550.
a b à CPUs
September 11, 2013 11:03:49 AM

No, your CPU is not bottlenecking your GPU. But both aren't really good.
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September 11, 2013 11:06:05 AM

no. yes. no. ...................... depends on the game.

i just retired my q9550. that along with a 2gig 6950 played everything flawlessly until I tried running FC3 maxed out ( 1920x1200 ). Now I run a multi-core xeon... with a 6950 and with another nvidia card.
September 11, 2013 1:33:48 PM

Thanks guys for your answers, yeah the upgrade would cost me much because i would have to change my MOBO, but ill test my cpu usage as you mentioned through task manager.
September 11, 2013 1:43:33 PM

Really?? How come? never knew that......

September 11, 2013 1:58:50 PM

Thanks ill try it.