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January 3, 2013 3:00:07 PM

Okay so I swapped out my old CPU which was an i5-2310 to the i5-3570k. I have noticed that while playing my games or even doing a file format conversion I use about 90% of the CPU. It was only hitting 50% on the old CPU. Any ideas as to why?

Cooler Master Centurion 5 II case
i5-3570k 3.4Ghz
stock heat sinc and fan
PowerColor Radeon HD 7770
StrikeX 600W PSU
Kingston HyperX Genesis (2x8gb)
1TB Hitachi 7200

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January 3, 2013 4:26:08 PM

PoePoe8924,
This is just speculation, but I think your new CPU is applying itself more than your previous CPU has; can you tell if the actual performance is different between the two CPUs? If this new CPU is offering even marginally improved performance, that may be an indicator.
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January 3, 2013 4:39:38 PM

Did you re-set the BIOS to default? Is windows detecting/using all the cores? Clean install of Windows? Overheating?
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January 3, 2013 4:49:35 PM

Did you update the bios? Odds are your 'old motherboard' was designed for the Sandy's and needs a bios update to work with the Ivy's properly.

Heck, did you even check to see if the Ivy was supported by your motherboard?
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January 3, 2013 5:05:49 PM

I have seen a bit of improvement in the CPU but just a slight.

I did do a BIOS reset. But I dont know how to see if Windows is detecting/using all the cores. How do I do that?

lol I didnt check and see if the board supports Ivy. I'm an IT technician that still can learn so so much more thank you.
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January 3, 2013 5:40:31 PM

What motherboard is it?
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January 4, 2013 2:30:42 AM

Its a ASrock Z77 Pro3
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January 11, 2013 5:07:59 AM

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