[SOLVED] Very High CPU Usage, Very low GPU Usage

PcGamer1756

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Hello, thanks for taking the time to check out my question. I recently upgraded my computer and it seems that whenever I am in demanding games my cpu goes to 100% and my gpu usage is very low. For example in Battlefield 1, sometimes my CPU usage is 100% and my gpu usage is only around 20% and my fps averages around 30fps and dips lower than 20. My temperatures seem to be okay. I have a Cooler Master Hyper 212X for my cpu also. I have seen videos online of people running with similar specs and they get around 60fps on average in the most demanding places. I am wondering if anyone knows why my cpu usage is so high. Thanks for reading my question. Hopefully someone can help me.

Here are two screenshots of how the system performs in Battlefield 1:

View: https://imgur.com/a/FIP7zBh

View: https://imgur.com/a/hgojid8


My Computer:
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: i3-8100 CPU @3.60GHz
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212X
GPU: GTX 1060 3GB
Memory/RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 @2133Mhz (2 x 8)
Storage: 1TB Toshiba Hard Drive
Power Supply: Aerocool Integrator 600W 80 Plus Bronze
 

PcGamer1756

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Thanks for the quick reply. I upgraded from an A10-5800k cpu, GTX 750ti SC, from 16gb ddr3 to 16gb ddr4 and from an asus a68 hm plus motherboard to a gigabyte h310m s2h also i upgraded my power supply from one that seemed really cheap and old to the 600w from aerocool. Here is a video of someone playing bf1 (at the start), with similar specs and getting much more playable fps than me:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou_LI2ZdU_k
 
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Minimum Requirements for Battlefield 1:
  • CPU: Core i5 6600K / AMD FX-6350
Recommended Requirements:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 / AMD FX 8350 Wraith
there are people who know more about the cpu than I do. But you might have gone with a cpu that is not really for that type of gaming
 

PcGamer1756

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I am aware of bottlenecking. I feel as though there must be something like driver related or some setting on the processor maybe that is causing the processor to perform much poorly than it should. As I mentioned previously, I have seen people online with similar specs to mine getting around an average fps of 60 in Battlefield 1, while I am getting around 15 to 35 fps
 

PcGamer1756

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The settings were on all Ultra if I am not mistaken, however I tried changing the settings and it didn't seem to make a big difference in terms of performance because the cpu was bottlenecking. The resolution was at 1360x768 or 1366x768 because I am using another display until I get an adapter for the graphics card output so I can connect it to my 1920x1080 display. I am aware that the lower resolution would result in a lower gpu usage, however, when I was using my i3 8100 with my old gtx 750 ti, the cpu was still bottlenecking the 750 ti on battlefield 1 on 1920x1080. I would not expect the i3 8100 to bottleneck the 750 ti on battlefield 1 by any means.

Anyways, I am after a fresh install of Windows 10 and a full wipe, hopefully that may have fixed my issue, I guess we'll have to see. Thanks for the reply.
 

PcGamer1756

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I think the windows restart and full wipe did the trick. I reinstalled all my drivers. I was getting a solid 60 fps in Apex Legends with vsync and triple buffering enabled. I haven't downloaded Battlefield 1 yet since the wipe, once I do, I'll reply back here with the results. After seeing how Apex performed, I think it's safe to say that everything is working great. Thanks for the help guys.
 

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