High CPU Usage 99~100% and around 65'C i5-8600k

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Im playing Battlefield 1 on High Settings with 133% Render Scale (1440p) Unlocked FPS on 144hz 1080p Monitor. The problem is my CPU is running at 99~100% Usage and 62~65'C most of the time and it causing frames dropping sometimes, and i feel like the system is not stable. I Overclocked it at 4.5 GHz profile in the MB which is ok i think, never messed up with the other settings.The GPU is running at 98% which is normal for the resolution and the Graphic Settings. What can i do to get lower Usage and Temps? :(

Monitor - https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.UE2AA.A01
CPU - i5 8600k
Cooler - Noctua NH-U14S
GPU - GTX 1080 TI Aorus Non Extreme Version
MB - Gigabyte Aorus Gaming K3
RAM - HyperX Predator 3000Mhz
PSU - Seasonic Gold 80 Plus 850W

 
Battlefield 1 is quite CPU heavy, especially if you are playing in 64 player games. High CPU usage is quite normal especially if you are aiming for framerates higher than 60FPS.

It might help to know how much RAM you have and whether it's a single stick or dual stick config. If you only have a single 8GB stick, you're probably running into memory bandwidth limitations and possibly hitting your RAM capacity limit, and that would explain the frame drops.
 
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My ram is 16GB 2x8 XMP is Profile 1 Which is one with 3000Mhz. How to Check and what to do if the ram is my prob?
 


You're running high speed sticks in a dual config, so you shouldn't be having problems unless you didn't install the RAM into the correct slots and they are still running in single channel mode. You can check this with CPU-Z and going to the Memory tab and it should tell you if dual channel is enabled.

Another thing you might try if you haven't already is running the game in DirectX 11 mode. The DirectX 12 renderer for Battlefield 1 isn't very good and using it can result in stuttering.

Aside from that, all you can do to improve performance is try to cut down on background processes or try overclocking your CPU further. BF1 is quite CPU intensive, even on an i7 8700k I get high usage when I play the game. You're not going to drop your CPU usage in any real way unless you either cap your framerate to 60FPS, or only play smaller multiplayer maps eg. 24 player games.
 
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Its Dual Channel I check it. Im running it at DX 11. Ye but my monitor can't actually handle 60 FPS its Tearing as fuck xD. Anyway i tried to overclock it at 4.7 Ghz with the profile but it causing a Blue Screen when i Try some stress test it is not stable... if u can help me with Manual Overclock i will apriciate that :(
P.S. it was running fine with F5 Bios of the Motherboard but when i changed it to F7 now its not stable at 4.7 Ghz anymore idk why and when it try to Flash the bios to the previous one it says its not for ur computer LOLL idk whats happening.
P.S. (2) if its possible to have ur discord or something skype idk to communicate and help me it will be awesome.. no one wanna help im starting to giving up really, i tried pretty much all i know and spend alot of money just to play with V-Sync.. and even with V-Sync i Experienced Drops..
 
You might want to start checking to see if there is anything in the background eating a lot of CPU time, if there is, stopping those processes could improve performance.

You're best off not using the preset profiles for overclocking. For a manual overclock, it's best to start by setting a fixed CPU Vcore, then setting a clockspeed, testing to see if it's stable, and then either bumping up the voltage if you're unstable, or seeing if you can get a higher speed if you are stable and temps are under control. When overclocking also monitor your CPU Vcore, when stress testing you will often see your Vcore drop below the value you set, this is called Vdroop and to counter that you either have to increase your Loadline Calibration setting (LLC) or set a higher voltage to compensate. You could try 4.7GHz at 1.25V for Vcore, that should be stable unless you have a very bad chip. Make sure you actually maintain that 1.25V value during stress testing, if it's dropping, then you need to increase LLC to compensate.

 
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Okay i will try overclock but next problem.. its only allowing me to put the Profiles other things are on auto like VCore, Base Clock and that stuff.. How to Unlock them to set it as i want Manually?
 


I'm not too familiar with Gigabyte's BIOS but if you are on any sort of Easy Mode or Simplified screen, get out of that and go into the advanced options. From what I understand, Gigabyte likes burying a lot of stuff in submenus, so you may have to go digging to find manual overclocking options. If all else fails try consulting the motherboard manual.
 
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VCore 1.300
Clock 4.7 Ghz
its running but voltage go down i have to put a number into loadline calibration but how much what numbers?
 
You don't necessarily have to push up to 1.3V right away. As for LLC, this varies by motherboard vendor. From what I understand, Gigabyte doesn't use numbers but a bunch of descriptive terms, eg. Low, Medium, High, Extreme and so on. You may need to consult the manual on this one if it is asking for a number. I know Asus boards use a number eg. Level 1, Level 2 and so on with the higher number meaning a higher level of LLC, but some board vendors will do it in the opposite direction. There might be a separate Loadline setting that that asks for a specific value, that you shouldn't touch at the moment.
 
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its Unstable i did VCore 1.25 and 47 (4.7Ghz Ratio) Should i touch the base clock? and LLC how far? Performance, Extreme, Turbo?
 
You don't have to touch the base clock. You need to see what your actual Vcore is during stress testing, if it's dropping below 1.25V by a large amount, increase the LLC setting. If it's sitting steady at 1.25V, then don't increase LLC and bump up the voltage a bit.
 
BF1 in WIndows will indeed use all 6 cpu threads to max, routinely not indicative in of itself of any issue that needs fixing unless actually suffering from stuttering/hitching in the game itself...

65C would about match my 7700K's in game temps under load at all-core turbo of 4.5 GHz...and considering the 8600K's higher clocks, those temps would be decent/normal...
 
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i did 5 Ghz Stable Overclock i check with Prime95. But now im seeing in the Afterburner when i play BF1 actually its going to 5 GHz and then go to 4.7Ghz and its changing all the time in some interval. I Guess something is not how it suppose to be
 

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