CPU spikes

I have these CPU spikes followed by huge fps drops and it persists for every game i play. Here is a screenshot of a typical spike (seen on the second core) http://imageshack.us/f/821/clipboard02hz.jpg/ which happend while playing Bloodline Champions. My specs are:
Pentium D 3.00 GHZ
4GB DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 6870
So um, should it be that way ? I've tried turning off Enchanted speedstep technology and setting win7 power setting to hight performance. Haven't found C1E settings in my bios.
Here is a screenshot of temperatures after playing.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/401/34534.jpg/
Also keep seeing CPU clock speed changes.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/123oib.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/3454j.jpg/
Don't know if it means anything, cause i am hardware newb, but i though it was relevant.
I'd really appreciate any advice.
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  1. Dude..., ^^ that Pentium D simply cant keep up with your 6870....

    Thats the problem, I had a Pentium D 3.4 4GB 800 ram dual channel, and a XFX5670 ddr5....I later got a for cheap a Core 2 Duo e7500 2.93 and it made a DrAmAtIc improvement.

    Trust me a put a much slower pci-e card in your pc (even a X1600 or 8600GT)and you'll see the spikes disappear....

    I really cant stress how much of a performace boost I got back then from just a better CPU. The D's have 1-4mb cache and 800 fsb, My core2duo e8600 3.33 has 6mb and 1033 fsb.
  2. I think the problem is your CPU is just so weak compared to your GPU. Your GPU is mid range while your CPU is dated and was never one recommended for gaming.
  3. simon12 said:
    I think the problem is your CPU is just so weak compared to your GPU. Your GPU is mid range while your CPU is dated and was never one recommended for gaming.



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    Agreed
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