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post #11 of 29
Save for an 8320 or 8350. If not wait for steamroller.
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post #12 of 29
I would check to see if your CPU is hitting 100% usage during gaming. That would give you a fair indication if it is actually your CPU getting overworked, or if it is another aspect of your system causing the issues.

But the 8120 would be a good upgrade, or the 8350 for a few more, like patriotaki mentioned.
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post #13 of 29
AM3+ Socket has more room for upgrading. Go ahead and get the 8320 and OC the heck out of it. More than likely, you will save a few bucks and have the same performance of the 8350, which will perform well with BF3.
post #14 of 29
Can you post some fraps benchmarks? What are your in-game settings? Do you get stutter or why is it unplayable?
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post #15 of 29
Your welcome to PM me if interested in the 8120 I have available.

At newegg the 8320 is currently the same price as the 8120. Not a bad deal, and I'm even looking at getting it if sell my 8120 in time.
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post #16 of 29
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For some reason my CPU doesn't hit 100%, the usage is kinda going up and down maybe reaching 80% sometimes. Maybe it's faulty?
Would you guys say I should go for an octa core instead of quad? Is that much better performance wise?

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To what point can you OC the 8320?
Edited by Vranklin - 6/10/13 at 9:24am
post #17 of 29
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For some reason my CPU doesn't hit 100%, the usage is kinda going up and down maybe reaching 80% sometimes. Maybe it's faulty?
Would you guys say I should go for an octa core instead of quad? Is that much better performance wise?

Sounds like throttling. What are your system's Temps?
post #18 of 29
I don't think a 955 is gonna make a 990fxa-ud5 throttle.
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post #19 of 29
Well I can tell you this much, that I got slight stuttering in BF3 64p Caspian with 2500k@stock+HD7950OC, cpu never hit 100%, gpu was around 75-99%. When I overclocked 2500k to 4,5Ghz, stuttering went away completely and gpu was now >97% (gained 20-30% more fps). Maybe you got the same issue?

BF3 can utilize more than 6 threads so an octa would help I think.
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post #20 of 29
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Sounds like throttling. What are your system's Temps?
GPU and CPU have good temps, I have checked them several times.
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