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My PC is suffering from severe CPU bottleneck problem please need help?

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January 25, 2014 12:42:54 AM

I recently upgraded my gpu from Nvidia Geforce 9400 gt to AMD Radeon HD 6570. My PC specs are INTEL Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 ghz, 4gb ram, Windows 7 32 bit. The problem is I'm facing bad fps drops in games like Assassins Creed 4, GTA 4 and some other games too. The Gpu usage while gaming is as low as 50% and CPU usage is 99% so I figured out this is a cpu bottleneck. When I play Gta 4 on high graphics I get around 20fps and when I try to lower the settings I still get 20fps with no improved performance. If bottleneck is there it should get fixed with lower resolution and graphics but it doesn't. What can I do to avoid cpu bottleneck. It's totally weird when I see same fps at high as well as low settings. I've already tried overclocking the CPU from BIOS but it didn't really helped that much. I don't want to buy another CPU!! Is there any way or I'm doomed. I forgot to mention that on my Nvidia 9400gt I used to get decent 25 fps with low settings.
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a c 389 à CPUs
January 25, 2014 2:01:47 AM

Resolution is unrelated to your CPU. You have no choice but to upgrade if you want better performance.
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January 25, 2014 3:17:31 AM

don't take this the wrong way man but what did you expect with an old dual core and a 6570 low end gpu? You need to upgrade man, even an AMD apu would be an improvement. But I say either i3 haswell or fx 6300+7770 or 7790 and you'd be happy. You also need 8gb of ram total so you'll need 64bit windows.

what games exactly are you playing? That is a rather dated setup. Even a used cheap old sandy bridge i5 would be a major improvement even.

At the very very very least, get a core 2 quad and overclock it
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