CPU Bottleneck issues

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Reece00

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Hello there I have been running the same setup for about 8 months now and all of the sudden my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU and I don't know what is causing it. If anyone might know why it will help a lot.
GPU: Geforce Gtx 960 2gb
CPU: intel i5 4460
Ram: 8gb ddr3
PSU: XFX 550w
Motherboard: Asus b85m-g
HDD: 1 tb Western Blue 7200 rpm
 
There's no bottleneck there, what seems to be your issue?
If you're running a really CPU intensive game like Arma or BF1 you'll see a little bit of stuttering due to the i5s limitations in thread count. This isn't bottlenecking, but rather simply the limits of an i5 chip due to its lower thread count.
 

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Well I was testing my Usages with RTSS and the Total CPU usage was about 90% and the GPU usage was about 70%
 

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I am noticing a lot of little FPS spikes while playing overwatch and my GPU usage is around 70% while my CPU is around 90%
 
CPU usage doesn't necessarily indicate a bottleneck, neither the does GPU usage in this case.
A bottleneck is where performance of one is being throttled, say if you had a dual core and a 1080 Ti, the CPU would be limiting the GPU.
You're perfectly fine.
 

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That is the only thing I can think of that would cause me fps drops
 

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Its not normal because it never used to do that for 8 months and now it does all of the sudden
 

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I'm pretty sure my GPU isn't supposed to be using only 70%. Do you know any way I can fix that?
 
Nooo, I told you, that's not how it works, the only time either will be 100% is in stress tests, it might get very high in intensive games, but it will almost NEVER hit 100%.
Just because it's 70% doesn't mean it's not performing as well as it can.
 

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I'm confused because my fps used to be stable but all of the sudden it starts to have fps drops?
 
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