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Question Why isn't my GPU and CPU being used to its full potential?

Aug 1, 2021
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I accidentally pressed enter, but i meant to say when i play any game really, my cpu sits at around 30-60 percent usage with temps of 60-70c, and my gpu sits at around 50 the whole time, even when playing games with uncapped fps. Any reasons why?
 
Aug 1, 2021
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Yeah sorry I pressed enter by accident and posted the question. I also have a B450 M motherboard, western digital caviar blue 1b which is basically completely full, and a 500 W power supply
 
Likely, your games have a large single threaded component.
Windows spreads out cpu activity over all available threads.
You have 12 threads so a 100% busy thread would account for perhaps 10% total cpu activity.
Also cpu and gpu activity is not static.
Sometimes, the gpu may be 100% and sometimes 20%
Ditto for the cpu.

Actually, you really should not want to see 100% utilization for each.
If that were to happen, there would be no reserve of a resource to handle fluctuating demands.

Is your performance satisfactory?
That is what really counts.
 
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Likely, your games have a large single threaded component.
Windows spreads out cpu activity over all available threads.
You have 12 threads so a 100% busy thread would account for perhaps 10% total cpu activity.
Also cpu and gpu activity is not static.
Sometimes, the gpu may be 100% and sometimes 20%
Ditto for the cpu.

Actually, you really should not want to see 100% utilization for each.
If that were to happen, there would be no reserve of a resource to handle fluctuating demands.

Is your performance satisfactory?
That is what really counts.
Oh ok. But no, my performance is pretty bad. I struggle to get 80 fps in Fortnite in a fight with my graphics settings at all low. But when I'm standing still or doing nothing its 200+
 

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How much disk usage in game?
How much RAM?

Anyways, you need to get an SSD ASAP as it will make a huge performance difference and will solve many issues that you have.
 

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