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I think my CPU is holding back my GPU. Any help?

I thought my processor was fine, and I just upgraded my GPU. I have an A6-5400K, and I have it overclocked at 4.0GHZ. I just bought the Nvidia GTX 760. I tried playing Skyrim on Ultra 1600x900, but I get low fps (ranges from about 15-60 it looks like). In dungeons I might get about 60fps, and outdoors it's definitely below 30. The graphics aren't looking as great as I'd like either.

I also can't run WoW on ultra without getting below 30fps as well which is really surprising to me. I'm pretty upset. Is it by A6-5400K that is slowing me down? And what should I upgrade to? The best I can do on my MOBO is an A10-5800K.

I'm thinking of getting an intel, but have no clue which one to get or what MOBO to go with it. I want something that won't bottleneck my GPU, but I don't want to spend a lot of money since I just spent $300 on my GPU.
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  1. Also here is a link to the 3Dmark test I did (Firestrike)

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2917487?
  2. Ya your CPU is your bottleneck. the A10 would be a decent upgrade but you really need to switch to either a FX (AMD) or an intel i5

    Something like this
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $271.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 16:42 EDT-0400)
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    if you are not going to use SLI or crossfire you could save a bunch and go with this motherboard, it's 8+2 power phase and high quality components, this motherboard is just as good as any high-end 990FX board (perhaps even better than some of them) the only draw back on this is the 2nd pciex slot is 4x so no SLI/CFX on high-end GPU's...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $231.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 18:04 EDT-0400)

    You should also consider a 29$ cooler master hyper 212 CPU cooler if you go with this option...

    The apu you have is very weak compared to this CPU...it would make a really big difference in games if you decide to upgrade to that and sold the parts you no longer need to the most offering would make this upgrade not that costly after all...
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