[SOLVED] CPU 100% for games with stuttering. Is it bottleneck or an issue?

LordMikeus

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So, I haven't got an amazing understanding of throttling, overclocking or any of this stuff. I enjoy games and like to run them as good as I can afford to. Currently I'm aware my CPU is behind the rest of my machine and plan to upgrade it and my mobo sometime soon. However, in the past week or 2 I've noticed more and more games struggling due to the CPU. It's at 100% in Task Manager when running games with the game itself at the top of the list of course. I only noticed this because I'm also having a lot of stuttering with it. I noticed this on Half Life: Alyx, Predator Hunting Grounds and World War Z as some recent examples from the past few days. Discord also seems to cut out a lot for my friends and myself, especially when it's minimised. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just that I need a new CPU but I want to confirm that it's just too old now and that's why it's struggling lately. I've done the basics like running Malwarebytes and checking if other processes are overwhelming the game but does seem to be a struggle only when gaming, and for most games lately it seems.
If you need any other info or I can do some further checks that help diagnose this (assuming it's not just an old ass CPU), then let me know

I have ran 3D Mark and got:

Graphics score = 10 717
Graphics test 1 = 68.52 FPS
Graphics test 2 = 62.51 FPS

CPU score = 3 152
CPU test = 10.59 FPS

Bonus points if you can tell me why my fps doesn't reach the 100+ I expected. CPU issue too?

Speccy


Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 7500 @ 3.40GHz 40 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z270-Gaming K3 (U3E1) 35 °C
Graphics
Dell S2716DG (2560x1440@144Hz)
2769M (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Gigabyte) 54 °C
Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD)) 39 °C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2DM162 (SATA ) 34 °C
465GB Western Digital WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 (SATA (SSD)) 31 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
THX Spatial - Synapse


Edit:
If it matters, my CPU is running at 3.64GHz instead of the 3.40 base speed accoring to the Performance tab in Task Manager
 
Mar 31, 2020
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Hello there, i lately got this issue but only with Call of Duty Warzone. The game is in unplayable state for me right now. I don't know why but it was really okay when the game came out 2 weeks ago. A microsoft OS update and a few graphics card driver updates later it started to drop FPS notic noticeably.

My rig can run most of the games on extreme but this one giving me and my CPU cancer. It runs on %100 the whole time. I even had to overclock it and now it runs on 4.10 ghz. What are your suggestions? what should i do? do i need to upgrade my cpu and if so, which is the best choice for me?

my system is as below:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz 24 °C (running overclocked as 4.10 Ghz.) (with 240mm liquid cooler)
Skylake 14nm Technology
RAM
8,00GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 1200MHz (15-15-15-35)
Motherboard
MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) (U3E1) 35 °C
Graphics
HP 2011 (1600x900@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Gigabyte) 39 °C
Storage
931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 (SATA ) 33 °C
119GB RTOTJ128VGD2EYX (SATA (SSD)) 30 °C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102 (SATA ) 31 °C
931GB Seagate Expansion SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA) ) 33 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
 
Apr 3, 2020
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Hello there, i lately got this issue but only with Call of Duty Warzone. The game is in unplayable state for me right now. I don't know why but it was really okay when the game came out 2 weeks ago. A microsoft OS update and a few graphics card driver updates later it started to drop FPS notic noticeably.

My rig can run most of the games on extreme but this one giving me and my CPU cancer. It runs on %100 the whole time. I even had to overclock it and now it runs on 4.10 ghz. What are your suggestions? what should i do? do i need to upgrade my cpu and if so, which is the best choice for me?

my system is as below:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz 24 °C (running overclocked as 4.10 Ghz.) (with 240mm liquid cooler)
Skylake 14nm Technology
RAM
8,00GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 1200MHz (15-15-15-35)
Motherboard
MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) (U3E1) 35 °C
Graphics
HP 2011 (1600x900@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Gigabyte) 39 °C
Storage
931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 (SATA ) 33 °C
119GB RTOTJ128VGD2EYX (SATA (SSD)) 30 °C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102 (SATA ) 31 °C
931GB Seagate Expansion SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA) ) 33 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
It could be your ram 8GB?
 

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