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Is my cpu bottle-necking??

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January 6, 2011 5:30:25 PM

hi everyone.

my pc configration is
cpu: core 2 duo E6300 (1.86 Ghz)
ram: 4gb DDR2 800Mhz (dual channel)
motherboard: msi p965 neo
gpu: sapphire ati 5850
power supply: 600w cooler master
hdd 1: seagate 500gb sata 7200rpm
hdd 2: hitachi 250gb 7200rpm
resolution is 1920x1080

my problem is when i play games (presently COD black opps) at some point of time in game where requirement is heavy my pc jerks a lot n becomes worthless playing atall.
though i know when i play it on max settings as my cpu might bottle neck and will b unable to provide the data to gpu

my gpu & psu is just few months old while other parts 4yrs old (2007 bought).

gpu doesnot have a problem as when in games where there is enough loading time before stages like in racing games (latest i played splitsecond being heavy game on max settings) full stage is very smooth but in rpg's like COD there is no loading at short intervals so it jerks a lot. if i check cpu usage it shows full 100% both cores

so is it bottle necking?? is it a CPU problem??

but what if i lower the settings??

i lower the settings to very low like what i did today is from my native 1080p to 1024x786 and antialising from higher values to jst 2x, texture settings minimum even then my pc gave me same response.

so can it be motherboard or ram problem?? :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 

any software to check for problems?? as earlier with my older 7600gt i played crysis both parts at 1440x900 resolution medium settings without jerk.. but since its old story and hardware might have stopped working.. but how to check the problem??

apart from games jerk problem sometimes my applications become not responding..

summary:
present condition is computer is becoming slow in general applications while runs almost all games on high settings apart from few minor jerks take it like total of 1-2min in half hour.. but black ops being very fast loading game gave problems (say 1min of jerk every 3 mins) while earlier versions were ok even though being based on same game engine.. loading time is verymuch for each stage of games.

which as per my view seemed like if my gpu gets all data it runs flawlessly while when it dont it jerks..
expert advice needed with suggestion for some software to check my problems

dont insist on system format i already did that

thanks in advance.. :)  :) 

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January 6, 2011 10:53:22 PM

Yeah, its a bottle neck, i have the same CPU and a GTS 450 (which is slower than your video card) and my PC is hopeless in gaming too :p 

Oh, and CoD isnt a RPG XD
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January 7, 2011 1:09:30 AM

SHould easily be able to bump the CPU to 2.4 GHz or so...
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January 7, 2011 1:26:46 AM

I think you can do that with the corecentre application, with this MSI board..
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January 7, 2011 1:47:40 AM

Your cpu, memory and motherboard cant take the procoessing like the newer ones can. In time everything slows down when you use it for heavy applications. You computer needs some work to it. You can keep it for older games but any newer games will be a waste of money to play them on it.
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January 7, 2011 4:07:34 AM

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If its the same at very high settings and low resolutions its a cpu bottleneck.
1. Update your drivers
2. Defrag your hdd
3. Do a malware scan
4. Install the latest update patches
5. OC you computer to around 3.4Ghz

What psu model do you have btw?


thanks for suggestions bro i'll surely try these :)  :) 
btw my psu box says Cooler Master - RS-600-PCAR-E3 - Extreme PSU - 600w
dont wanna do some OC as i think it cant b done with stock heatsink n rather than spending on heatsinks i would prefer spending on cpu+mobo upgrade in near future (bt still many months to go)

i hav been using this combo for aroung 8-10months or so.. :p  :p 
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January 7, 2011 4:11:10 AM

robert123456 said:
I think you can do that with the corecentre application, with this MSI board..


:??:  :??:  what application??
msi site i suppose is not having any such app.. if i am wrong plz guide..
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January 7, 2011 4:15:47 AM

jorn978 said:
Yeah, its a bottle neck, i have the same CPU and a GTS 450 (which is slower than your video card) and my PC is hopeless in gaming too :p 

Oh, and CoD isnt a RPG XD


same cpu then we r travelling in same boat :D  :D 
n rather than mentioning game genre i was more over interested in getting my problem solved :kaola:  :kaola: 
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January 7, 2011 4:26:35 AM

ace700 said:
Your cpu, memory and motherboard cant take the procoessing like the newer ones can. In time everything slows down when you use it for heavy applications. You computer needs some work to it. You can keep it for older games but any newer games will be a waste of money to play them on it.


it might be the case coz last 3yrs i have been straining my cpu to 80-100% while playing games :(  :( 
so according to u my cpu performance must have degraded over years right?? due to max time full loads??

is there any app which can run in background and judge the hardware running and can tell what hardware is going faulty or going under performance.. help!!
i tried everest app bt it jst tells temperature n voltages which goes above my head
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