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Simple Question : about cpu bottleneck

while using msi afterburner playing bf4

i noticed gpu load is 100%
and my cpu load is around 50-70%

do i need to change my mobo/processor

i do have 2310 i5
r9 290 tri x

thank you guys
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  1. It may definitely help. What's your budget? Almost any Intel Core i5 processor using LGA 1155 sockets should be compatible, but you may have to check/upgrade the BIOS on the motherboard.
  2. Karsten75 said:
    It may definitely help. What's your budget? Almost any Intel Core i5 processor using LGA 1155 sockets should be compatible, but you may have to check/upgrade the BIOS on the motherboard.


    less than 250 usd i guess thats for mobo and procie

    i already flashed my motherboard to a newer bios about an hour ago
  3. Why upgrade the processor if the GPU is the device hitting the wall at 100% usage?
  4. bigpinkdragon286 said:
    Why upgrade the processor if the GPU is the device hitting the wall at 100% usage?


    Oh Duh! *facepalm* You're right. I read that very badly. and it's so obvious I guess I must have overlooked it.

    Absolutely. If the GPU is at 100%, upgrading the processor will have no effect.
  5. Best answer
    Well, upgrading the processor will have some effect, but not so much within the GPU limited game to make it a worthwhile investment. Changing graphics settings to give the GPU a bit more breathing room may make more sense and allow the CPU to be better utilized.
  6. thank you guys so that means i dont need to change my procie anytime soon

    i appreciate it

    cheers !
  7. You're welcome! :-)
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