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CPU bottleneck?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Gas Panic!, 2 May 2006.

  1. Gas Panic!

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 926

    Hi everyone,

    I'm not really up to speed (haha...) on these things, so I hope you could help me.

    Basically, I have an A64 3200+, an x800XT GTO2 (O/C to XTPE speeds) and 2Gb DDR RAM. While playing Call of Duty 2, at 1440x900, full everything, my CPU usage rises up to 98-99%. I don't think this is normal, so i think it might be holding me back.

    Basically, is there a bottleneck, and what sort of performance gain would I be expected to get if I were to get a new CPU?
     
  2. axe

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    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 600

    my advice would be to overclock the cpu and see if theres much of a performance increase but playing a game at such a high resolution and only on a mid range card is asking for trouble tbh
     
  3. axe

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    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 600

    reading it again ... is there any stuttering in the game? if not and its just because it says 98% being used.... then stop moaning and play the god dam game :p
     
  4. Gas Panic!

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 926

    There's no stuttering, it runs at around 30-40fps and only drops to 25 during high-intensity situations. I just thought it might have been a problem with it using 98% of the CPU, but obviously not.

    Thanks for the help. :)