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Old January 22, 2017, 05:59 PM
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Default PC is sluggish in game

Playing Battlefield 3 and BF4 @ 1080p Ultra ,frame rates vary from 30 to 120 (doesn't get any better with lower settings) ,things get pretty choppy ,task manager say cpu is at 100% all the time ,thought an oc'd 3258g was suppose give great single thread performance.... , what dose it take to fix this ? ,thanks


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Old January 22, 2017, 06:49 PM
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But is a dual core cpu enough for these games? Single thread performance on G3258 might be great but is it enough?
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Old January 22, 2017, 07:11 PM
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But is a dual core cpu enough for these games? Single thread performance on G3258 might be great but is it enough?
thats a great question ,pretty sure the gpu can handle these titles
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Old January 22, 2017, 08:04 PM
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If both cores are maxed out @ 100% I think you already have your answer.

What's your usage @ idle? Any background processes you can turn off before gaming?
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I suspect your system is a bit unbalanced right now, but judging by other people's accounts, high CPU usage and Battlefield looks to be pretty common.

Some people said to try setting the priority of the BF3/4.exe in Task Manager to low.
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If both cores are maxed out @ 100% I think you already have your answer.

What's your usage @ idle? Any background processes you can turn off before gaming?
Usage 10% ,processes 74 ,windows 10 64 btw
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Old January 22, 2017, 09:38 PM
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Say its cpu bottle necking whats a sufficient replacement processor without being over kill ? gaming only
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yeah cpu limited by the sounds of it. Obviously more is better, but an i5 is the way to go without being overkill. I would try and get an i5 4570/4590/4670/4690...no point on getting a k since your on a b85 motherboard. The i5 44xx are much lower clocked than the 45xx and 46xx, so I would try and avoid them.
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yeah cpu limited by the sounds of it. Obviously more is better, but an i5 is the way to go without being overkill. I would try and get an i5 4570/4590/4670/4690...no point on getting a k since your on a b85 motherboard. The i5 44xx are much lower clocked than the 45xx and 46xx, so I would try and avoid them.
I've done some very serious gaming on an i5-4460, and it handles it just fine. Even the newer mulithreading i3's are actually pretty solid in most gameplay situations. I think the Pentiums are just a bit on the low side for some of the higher end games due to the combination of limited cores and lower cache.
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I've done some very serious gaming on an i5-4460, and it handles it just fine. Even the newer mulithreading i3's are actually pretty solid in most gameplay situations. I think the Pentiums are just a bit on the low side for some of the higher end games due to the combination of limited cores and lower cache.
Agree, but if your buying used (and even when new) the price difference to the 45xx was only a few $ and they run a few hundred MHz faster...minimal extra money well spent IMO.
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