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Question CPU usage nearly 100%

Mar 9, 2020
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Hi,
So my i5 9600K is running at nearly 100% when gaming with high settings at 1440p.
I'm still getting about 75/80fps and the temp is around 60/65C.
Is it normal for the CPU to be running at nearly 100% or is it best to lower a few other graphic settings in game or cap my frame rate at 75fps?
is there an ideal spot for the CPU usage to be, like around 80%?
I've a 2060 Super.

Thanks for your advice.
 
Hi,
So my i5 9600K is running at nearly 100% when gaming with high settings at 1440p.
I'm still getting about 75/80fps and the temp is around 60/65C.
Is it normal for the CPU to be running at nearly 100% or is it best to lower a few other graphic settings in game or cap my frame rate at 75fps?
is there an ideal spot for the CPU usage to be, like around 80%?
I've a 2060 Super.

Thanks for your advice.
If the system temps are fine and you're getting good performance, then you should not worry about the CPU running at 100% while gaming or performing demanding tasks.
Why wouldn't you like your CPU to run at 100% ?
 
Mar 9, 2020
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If the system temps are fine and you're getting good performance, then you should not worry about the CPU running at 100% while gaming or performing demanding tasks.
Why wouldn't you like your CPU to run at 100% ?
I’ve ordered a second monitor just if ive a few other programs running would it not effect stability etc? Thanks
 

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