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post #1 of 12
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Hi,
so I own an intel xeon e5-1620 3.6ghz, should I buy a new Cpu for gaming?
If so what brand should it be? I would like to keep my motherboard and PSU for now at least because I cannot effort a whole new PC.
My system is an OEM dell precision t3600 which I added a gtx980.

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I was told it was bottlenecking due to CPU.
So that is why I ask, it is showing symptoms of under-performance in games where particles/effects are presented, the internal fps is lower, 60fps are rendered but way lower I perceive.

,Thanks
post #2 of 12
With the 2011 socket, and according to the dell spec sheet, it supports up to the e5-2600 series up to 8 cores.
I doubt your CPU is causing any bottlenecks, as that is a pretty high powered chip albeit slightly older generation.

There are six core chips available, but they are the same generation.
Moving to the 8 core chip, you lose nearly 1ghz of clock speed, which is gonna hurt your gaming performance overall as most games rely heavily on single threaded performance.

What makes you think that your CPU is performing under where it should?
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post

With the 2011 socket, and according to the dell spec sheet, it supports up to the e5-2600 series up to 8 cores.
I doubt your CPU is causing any bottlenecks, as that is a pretty high powered chip albeit slightly older generation.

There are six core chips available, but they are the same generation.
Moving to the 8 core chip, you lose nearly 1ghz of clock speed, which is gonna hurt your gaming performance overall as most games rely heavily on single threaded performance.

What makes you think that your CPU is performing under where it should?
Well... plenty and plenty of people say it is because xeons are not for games.
So that is why I ask, dont know what else to do.
I contacted the game vendor of gw2 and told me it is because of the cpu not being for games.
Same with people from forums.
I am in the middle of opinions but the subject remains...
Here it is the thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1589059/games-under-performing-unknown-culprit-proves-to-be-a-challenge
and here from another forum:
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/540311-why-is-my-pc-bottlenecking-in-games/?page=2#comment-7160192
its not throttle or so it seems, (45C with highest fan speed and still bottlenecking)
post #4 of 12
Guild Wars 2 is going to drop fps in large raids. The game is DX9 and relies heavily on a strong single core. Dropping to 14 or 15 fps in massive raids isn't uncommon. Less on something like an FX chip.

One issue I notice with your current setup is your ram is really slow. DDR3 1333 is like the bare bones. You really want to look into getting the fastest DDR3 kit your system can support. I'm guessing 2133 or less, but, I really don't know off hand. Ram speeds can have a huge affect on CPU limited games.
     
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post #5 of 12
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Guild Wars 2 is going to drop fps in large raids. The game is DX9 and relies heavily on a strong single core. Dropping to 14 or 15 fps in massive raids isn't uncommon. Less on something like an FX chip.

One issue I notice with your current setup is your ram is really slow. DDR3 1333 is like the bare bones. You really want to look into getting the fastest DDR3 kit your system can support. I'm guessing 2133 or less, but, I really don't know off hand. Ram speeds can have a huge affect on CPU limited games.
No it is a ddr3 1600 and cas7 but it wasnt resolved.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1591602/ram-upgrade-problem
and who said anything about raids -_-
It is when particles occur like rain or smoke...
post #6 of 12
Open task manager and GPU-Z.
Play some game and see if your CPU or GPU at 100%.
post #7 of 12
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Open task manager and GPU-Z.
Play some game and see if your CPU or GPU at 100%.
Okay guys,
Here is the thread:
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/540311-why-is-my-pc-bottlenecking-in-games/?page=1
I did this and that so no point in repeating the same stuff over and over and over and over again, instead read the thread above and reply, read only the first post.
Edited by TwinDenis - 2/28/16 at 4:26am
post #8 of 12
Can you run prime and furmark and see if your CPU and GPU go to 100%?
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Repaired Corrupted files of windows
Go get HDTune and scan your HDD. Some of these issues sounds like bad files on your drive. If you have had bad Windows files, your games files may be corrupting too.

2. Your PSU seems like crap honestly. 5 rails of 18A is not needed, and I guarantee the voltage regulation is poor because of this. If your system has proprietary connections, well you're out of luck. If not, then I would swap that unit quickly.
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post #10 of 12
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Can you run prime and furmark and see if your CPU and GPU go to 100%?
I already did.
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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

1.
Go get HDTune and scan your HDD. Some of these issues sounds like bad files on your drive. If you have had bad Windows files, your games files may be corrupting too.

2. Your PSU seems like crap honestly. 5 rails of 18A is not needed, and I guarantee the voltage regulation is poor because of this. If your system has proprietary connections, well you're out of luck. If not, then I would swap that unit quickly.
I have SSD in mys pecs not HDD.
The psu will not be able to be swapped in this machine.
If you need more information on why this is, you can check the OEM model.
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