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GTX 750 Ti bottleneck on a FX-8350?

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I've been using MSI Afterburner to tweak my GFX settings on my MSI Geforce GTX 750 Ti. I'm wondering if the card a bottleneck in my system. I can play games such as Black Ops 3 on 100% res, but I have to turn everything to low. When on low I can maintain a steady 60 FPS, but when I turn the settings up it bounces all over the place. Below is my setup:

MSI 970 Gaming AMD3+ mobo
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8 core CPU
MSI Geforce GTX 750Ti 2Gb
2x 8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 RAM
Rosewill-Quark 750 W PSU
LEPA LPWAC240-HF AquaChanger 240 Liquid CPU Cooler 240mm (dual top-mounted radiator)

I've tweaked the CPU up to 4.2, and used MSI Afterburner to try and OC my GFX card. Since I have 2 monitors, I have my left monitor active for gaming, and the right is typically used to monitor my GPU temp, GPU usage and CPU1 temp. I also use both monitors for work, but when gaming that's typically what the 2nd monitor is for. And I've noticed a trend. Whenever I game, I see the GPU usage spike to 100%, the GPU temp go up to...well around 45-50C and at 100% usage. Which I know isn't the worst, but I like to try to stay below 60C. The interesting part is that I really don't see the CPU temp go above 20C on average. I know I don't know a lot about overclocking, but I found a guide on here awhile back and tried to follow it using Heaven Benchmarking. I got the core clock up to +200, but as soon as I started messing around even more, the FPS crashes to 1-3 and I'm forced to reboot. When I mess with the core voltage, the whole system doesn't seem to want to work.

I'm wondering if I picked a good system, just a ****ty GFX card. I'm not an AMD fanboy by any means, it just seemed to fit really well together. Please ask for me to run any tests. I also have 3dmark, but the results aren't exactly in plain english.
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You'd usually want your GPU to be 100% in any graphic tests and as per your description, that is what seems to be the case. If the CPU is doing 100% on your games, then that could be a bottleneck. What games have you tried ?
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I've played Black Ops 3, Dying Light, etc. I also have kids who play on here as well, and I hardly ever see the CPU temp go over 30C. Because of this I honestly don't believe that the CPU is running a full load when playing.
Edited by flaskmaster - 2/24/16 at 7:10am
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