Question What can I do to get the most out of my system? (i5 4670k)

Dercie

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Hi,

I have i5 4670k CPU with a Z87M-plus motherboard and a RX 590 Red Dragon 8 GB GPU.

I have 4*4GB=16 GB of RAM and I am looking on ways to improve the computer so I can get higher FPS in games.

I have currently 4300 MHz OC on my CPU, XMP allowed (to 1600 hz which my memories are) and I have tried OC my GPU through AMD Radeon Software but Warzone keeps crashing whenever this is allowed.

What would you recommend me to do to get the most out of my PC with my current setup?

Can I OC the CPU, GPU or RAM further?

Appreciating any help
 

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If you're on the Z87 platform, you can drop in DDR3-2133MHz or DDR3-2400MHz rams and get the sweet spot out of that platform but the ram kits won't be cheap even on Ebay. Make and model of your PSU and it's age? How are you cooling that processor? BIOS version for the motherboard? If you haven't I'd get an SSD to breath some life into the platform. Then again, you're advised to list specs like so:

CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
Monitor:

^ Please be detailed and not mention them generically as you've done above.
 
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Warzone is a CPU heavy multiplayer game, so upgrading cpu should bump performance.
Upgrading gpu instead of overclocking makes sense, especially because you OC and it's unstable.
 
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CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHz (Haswell) *4
Motherboard: ASUS Z87M-Plus mATX
Ram: A-Data 8GB (2x4GB) CL9 1600MHz XPG + Crucial 8GB (2*4096MB) CL8 1600MHz Ballistix Elite
SSD/HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 64MB and Intel 330 Series 2.5" 120GB SSD Sata/600 MLC 25NM
GPU: 1 x Powercolor Radeon RX 590 8GB Red Dragon
PSU: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze
Chassis: Cooler Master Silencio 352
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Monitor: ASUS VP247 @ 82 Hz

The PSU is from 2013, I have recently updated my BIOS to the latest version on ASUS homepage. Noctua NH-U9B SE2 is the CPU cooler. The SSD is mostly used for Windows as it is small.

The GPU is kind of new from late 2019.

What would you do in my situation?
 

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That CPU can possibly reach 4.8 Ghz https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_4670k_i5_haswell_review_overclocking/13
Always stability test. For CPU I would use OCCT or Prime95.
For GPU, singleplayer games. Avoid multiplayer, unless you like to loose progress because of crashing.

If perf is not enough after CPU overclocking, it is time to upgrade the platform. CPU, Mobo, Ram. 590 is barely better than a 580 which is barely better than 290x. Old, real old stuff. Sure, 590 might have been released in 2018 but it is based on 2013 tech and maybe 10% faster than a 2013 290x. I wouldn't have paid more than 10-30 dollars for it. If you play anything that uses a GPU, I would upgrade that too.
 
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My old system was a 4670k and it’s max OC was 4.3GHz without going extreme on the voltage. Unfortunately the cpu is significantly limited by its 4 threads and by today’s standards those 4 are not that strong. Warzone can use 12 threads when available. You really need a cpu upgrade but the only option on that motherboard is a 4 core 8 thread i7, these tend to be overpriced for the level of performance they provide and would be outperformed by a modern i3. It’s probably not what you want to hear but I would not invest any more money in an obsolete platform unless you can get an i7 for very little cost.
 
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If you're on the Z87 platform, you can drop in DDR3-2133MHz or DDR3-2400MHz rams and get the sweet spot out of that platform but the ram kits won't be cheap even on Ebay.
I am currently running the 4670k on 4,4GHz with the CPU multiplier at 44, the vcore voltage at 1.295 and the VCCIN voltage is at auto. I tried with the multiplier at 45 with these settings but one of the workers crashed when I ran Prime95 stress test. Should I try to OC it more and if so at which settings?

I have not touched the GPU as to overclock it since the automatic overclock made Warzone crash and reset the GPU settings in AMD Radeon. Is there anything I can try here?

Also the RAM, which with XMP is at 1600 currently. Should I try to increase it and if so, which DRAM voltage to it? Is there any other setting as well?

As you guys can see I have not OC before and am new to this. As to whether or not I need to improve the CPU, the RAM or the GPU as the bottleneck I am not sure, is there any good way to see what my bottleneck is? Maybe replacing the CPU is a good idea if I can get a it at a reasonable cost? Or DDR3-2400MHz RAM to replace my current 1600 MHz RAMs?
 

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Maybe replacing the CPU is a good idea if I can get a it at a reasonable cost? Or DDR3-2400MHz RAM to replace my current 1600 MHz RAMs?
Reasonable cost would be selling current cpu and paying extra 50$ for a 4/8 i7. Gpu upgrade currently is overpriced that 's also out of the question. Current ram speed is ok. Either invest in a new config, get a nice 6/12 Intel setup (cheaper than amd's newer 6core lineup) for lets say 400$. On gpu front you can always decrease resolution scale in games or lower details-shadows etc.
 

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I ended up buying a 4790k which I have now set into my motherboard. See my other thread regarding the problems and solution I faced to insert 4790k onto Z87M-plus motherboard.
 

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