What's new
  • Please do not post any links until you have 3 posts as they will automatically be rejected to prevent SPAM. Many words are also blocked due to being used in SPAM Messages. Thanks!

PC is sluggish in game

Jim

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 27, 2007
Messages
459
Location
an hour out of Calgary
Playing Battlefield 3 and BF4 @ 1080p Ultra ,frame rates vary from 30 to 120 (doesn't get any better with lower settings) ,things get pretty choppy ,task manager say cpu is at 100% all the time ,thought an oc'd 3258g was suppose give great single thread performance.... , what dose it take to fix this ? ,thanks


ASUS B85M-G LGA 1150
Intel 3258G @ 4.5 ghz
G-Skill ripjaw ddr3 , 8 gig @ 1400
Sapphire RX 480 Nito + @ fastest stock speed
Evo 212
Corsair 750 watt
 
Last edited:

MARSTG

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 22, 2011
Messages
4,313
Location
Montreal
But is a dual core cpu enough for these games? Single thread performance on G3258 might be great but is it enough?
 

sswilson

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 9, 2006
Messages
17,943
Location
Moncton NB
If both cores are maxed out @ 100% I think you already have your answer.

What's your usage @ idle? Any background processes you can turn off before gaming?
 

JD

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 16, 2007
Messages
9,104
Location
Toronto, ON
I suspect your system is a bit unbalanced right now, but judging by other people's accounts, high CPU usage and Battlefield looks to be pretty common.

Some people said to try setting the priority of the BF3/4.exe in Task Manager to low.
 

Bond007

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
5,084
Location
Nova Scotia
yeah cpu limited by the sounds of it. Obviously more is better, but an i5 is the way to go without being overkill. I would try and get an i5 4570/4590/4670/4690...no point on getting a k since your on a b85 motherboard. The i5 44xx are much lower clocked than the 45xx and 46xx, so I would try and avoid them.
 

Caldezar

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 21, 2008
Messages
2,272
Location
Edmonton Area
yeah cpu limited by the sounds of it. Obviously more is better, but an i5 is the way to go without being overkill. I would try and get an i5 4570/4590/4670/4690...no point on getting a k since your on a b85 motherboard. The i5 44xx are much lower clocked than the 45xx and 46xx, so I would try and avoid them.
I've done some very serious gaming on an i5-4460, and it handles it just fine. Even the newer mulithreading i3's are actually pretty solid in most gameplay situations. I think the Pentiums are just a bit on the low side for some of the higher end games due to the combination of limited cores and lower cache.
 

Bond007

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
5,084
Location
Nova Scotia
I've done some very serious gaming on an i5-4460, and it handles it just fine. Even the newer mulithreading i3's are actually pretty solid in most gameplay situations. I think the Pentiums are just a bit on the low side for some of the higher end games due to the combination of limited cores and lower cache.
Agree, but if your buying used (and even when new) the price difference to the 45xx was only a few $ and they run a few hundred MHz faster...minimal extra money well spent IMO.
 

Twitter

Top