Core 2 Quad Q9400 Bottle neck! Tags: CPUs Core Quad Last response: August 26, 2011 7:52 PM in CPUs Share lilpopjim August 26, 2011 5:15:55 PM Hello! Not sure if im in the right place here. But basicly Bad Company 2 (Most noticibly in multiplayer) Is being bottle necked by my core 2 quad q9400 Even Oc'ed at 3.00 GHZ! (Stock 2.66) I know this as The CPU usage on all cores is around 80-90 + Percent. And the GPU hangs around 50-60% most times. Sometiems goes to 80% for very brief moments. I OC'ed the cpu to 3.00ghz and gained nothing as far as it seems. Specs Corsair 650W TX (maybe 600 cant remember) core 2 quad Q9400 @2.666GHZ (Oc'ed 3.000GHZ) Corsair XMS2 2x2GB 800MHZ (Oc'ed roughly 876MHZ) ASUS P5N-E Sli 9800GT Oc'ed I know its an old spec. ATM my Laptop runs bad company maxed out (AA 2x) DX11 at around 30-40 FPS!!! (MSI GX660R) Multiplayer FPS is around 25 - 35 Its playable but i just want it smooth. And so my gpu will run at maximum when gamming! Will there be any programs/ Software Assosiated with this problem? Is there a fix? Or is it just my system! Please help. MY GPU never really maxes out gpu usage. Does on crysis though! Thank for the help! Also tried running in DX 9 1028x726 res Everything as low as it can go and cpu usage stays at near enough 100 And gpu decreased from 50% to 20% ¬_¬ More about : core quad q9400 bottle neck gamerk316 a b à CPUs August 26, 2011 6:53:52 PM The fact its a laptop is going to hurt upgradeability. The q9400 is a bit old, but is not bottlenecking a 9800GT. GPU is probably the place to look to upgrade. lilpopjim August 26, 2011 7:52:56 PM A while ago a did guy a GTX 460. It was pretty much the same story! So i sent it back to the shop. and so im back witht he 9800GT. I'm defragging and cleaning the registry etc. Doing alot of cleaning up on my PC in an attempt to clean it up, ad fix this. Also i'm going to download the latest drivers etc! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow much will a core 2 quad bottle neck a 7750 Forum does the core2duo bottle neck the gigabyte 7770 oc Forum SolvedCore2quad Q9400 on DG31PR Forum SolvedIntel Core2 Quad Processor Q9400 vs AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 need MB Forum The best graphics card for Intel core 2 quad q9400 cpu @ 2.66ghz or 3.00ghz Forum Core2Quad Q9400 on ASUS P5N-E SLi Forum Craigslist deal for dell optiplex 760 came with core 2 quad q9400 starts up for 1 second and shuts back down usff Forum Can i put a Core 2 Quad q9400 on a 775 Dual-Vsta mobo Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 OC Forum Core-2 Quad Q9400 doesn't like large RAM sticks? Forum Overclocking core 2 quad q9400 help Forum core 2 quad q9400 unbalanced temps? Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Overheating Forum Intel core 2 quad q9400 @ 2 66ghz run a nvidia gtx 660 without bottlenecking Forum Intel core i2 quad 2.66Ghz q9400 compatible graphics cards Forum Intel Q9400 CORE 2 QUAD. Wont overclock. Forum Core 2 Quad Q9400, motherboard help Forum Overclocking Core2Quad Q9400 Forum Core 2 quad Q9400 temperatures Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !