Question Is my motherboard bottlenecking my CPU?

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I don't know if it did. Plus, Dark Lord of Tech, if you paid attention, I said that my friend has the same cpu and gpu and gets a lot more frames....It's obviously outdated, but can still perform good. Is it my motherboard, lack of adequate cooling, or my psu? All I need is an answer.
 

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Have you swapped the PSU yet? I'm not sure why you are continuing this thread. Rule out the PSU and you pretty much have your answer.

Even if it is the board you should rule out if cooling the VRMs will help. They might just be getting too hot.
 

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VRM temp too high. That board can run 95W CPUs ok. 125W CPUs cause too much of a stress. In the boards stock form. Cool the VRMs well enough and you should be ok. I haven't seen your or your friends system and I suspect there is a lot more going on here. You haven't even given us % load under X game with Y settings. No temp info, etc. Honestly it's like you made this thread to vent We need hard numbers if you want real help. And if the "friend" isn't going to loan you his PSU I'm suspect of any numbers he's telling you.
 
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IN fortnite, on everything low I get 30-180 frames. My friend gets way less drops and more consistent frames. My loads on both my cpu And gpu go from 30-100 percent. And i made it to get help. NOT to make anyone mad
 

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Fortnite. Was that at 720? 1080? 1440? High details? Ultra? Custom? One game with some frame info isn't very helpful.

If the drops to 30FPS happen with the loads to 30%, it's probably a temp issue. Either CPU or VRM.
 
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....I said that all of my settings were at LOW. All LOW settings. And yeah it's at 1080p. Another game, Rainbow Six Siege, I get 57-100 frames on everything low except for textures at ultra. That's also at 1080p. My friend gets a constant 120-150 frames on the same settings and some higher.
 

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The last time I used such software I used hwmonitor. CPUID will work but from what I've seen the info provided is a bit more condensed. CPUID has a tab for voltages and temps, but HWmonitor provides a lot more.
 

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The last time I used such software I used hwmonitor. CPUID will work but from what I've seen the info provided is a bit more condensed. CPUID has a tab for voltages and temps, but HWmonitor provides a lot more.
yes you are correct i do use hwmonitor. to bench mark and see my speeds on cpu and gpu during game play yes i too am for this
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
use this the mods should be able to help u. have it running during a game to see what the freq of cpu and gpu during gameplay .write it down and post it or screenshot it paste in picture in edit new and paste yes edit any photos and name it a different name jpg . upload to tinypic and show us by giving us direct link to photo that will tell a lot about ur rig and its specs during gaming and if it bottle necks the mods here can advise you on your next move.
 
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hahaha yep now i think of it both gaming rigs ive built did this. trick is to keep your board cool. cool room temp cover off pc with a nice boxfan blowing in cool air to keep board cool if this dont help i dont know what else will it did work for me though but when i had the model u had i used ati radeon hd 7050
 

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https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-78LMT-USB3-R2-rev-10#kf
yes it supports fx cpus but this company is a cheap board ive had gigabytes boards go out on me.
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/what-motherboard-would-be-recommended-for-amd-fx-8350-8-core-black-edition-processor.1849538/
look here for a suggestion on a better board
i use a 970 pro gaming/aura austek computer inc
and a 8 core fx cpu
and amd rx 550 no problem at all i play my sim3 and final fantasy ten and a ps3 emulator no problems so it can be its the board but i cannot say for sure but i well know gigabytes is not a well made mb perhaps some one could elaborate what i said?or add to it?

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-sabertooth990fxr20

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970aud3p

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970ag4
ok so theres two good gigibytes my bad these should be the boards u have if its gaming
 

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