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 Core 2 Quad Q9400 Forum GTX670 and Core 2 Quad Q6600 Forum Need advice on GPU upgrade for Core 2 Quad System Forum Xeon quad core 2.4 vs quad q9400 2.6 Ghz Forum Where is my bottle neck? Forum Core 2 Duo V's Quad Forum Need help Upgrading. Core 2 Quad Q6600 VS Q9400 Forum Core i7 920 vs. Core 2 Quad Q9400 in Visual Studio? Forum Core 2 duo or quad core Forum Could I get away with a GTX 660 and a Core 2 Quad?? Forum Amd Phenom II X4 940 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Forum I7 vs. core 2 Quad Forum What is th difference between a Quad Core and a Core 2 Quad CPU? Forum Overclocking Core 2 Quad Q9400 Forum Core2duo and core2 quad Forum Core 2 duo vs Quad Core Help Please Forum Which graphic for Q9400 2,66 Mhz core to quad 4GB DDR3 ram Forum QUAD CORE CPU Forum Quad Core, Dual Core ??????? Forum CPU Decisioin Quad or Dual Core Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !