CPU spikes Tags: PC gaming CPUs Video Games Last response: August 29, 2012 12:27 PM in Video Games Share belamoor August 29, 2012 2:08:00 AM 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. More about : cpu spikes blakwidowrsa August 29, 2012 12:10:46 PM 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. m 0 l simon12 a c 103 à CPUs August 29, 2012 12:20:18 PM 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer blakwidowrsa August 29, 2012 12:27:14 PM 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. Agreed m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedmy quad core cpu spikes 100% usage Forum Solvedcpu spikes gpu spikes in games Forum SolvedCPU spikes 100% Forum Solvedbad CPU spikes when gaming (not a temperature issue) Forum SolvedHigh CPU spikes at IDLE Forum SolvedUnexplained CPU Spikes. Forum SolvedCPU Usage spikes to 100% when opening any program Forum Solvedhave cpu spikes when opening programs, PLEASE HELP Forum SolvedBattlefiled 4 Crazy CPU Spikes Forum SolvedDrastic CPU spikes in every game Forum SolvedBF4 CPU Usage Spikes Forum SolvedFan spinning above 4k RPM and temp spikes to above 50C and spikes of CPU usage what is wrong? Forum SolvedAMD FX cpu severe spikes Forum SolvedCPU usage spikes Forum SolvedCPU spikes and temperatures. Forum SolvedRandom single-core spikes in AMD 8120 CPU Forum SolvedCPU Spikes in BF4, really need help. Forum SolvedLag spikes with my i7 4770K CPU while gaming/browsing Forum SolvedBF3 random cpu spikes. Forum SolvedCPU spikes BF3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !