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in left 4 dead when the horde comes my GPU usage drops to 38% on both core and my CPU spikes to 100% Usage. im 99% sure that's a bottleneck and im thinking about dropping my old 9750 back in because its a quad core is that a wise decision? or should i leave it alone?

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Most likely it has to do more with ram
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post #3 of 38
You can try it - all you'll be out is a bit of thermal paste.

Often in these situations you have more information than anyone else here, and you have a test bed to confirm any thoughts we may have.

So I would put your x4 back in, clock it up as high as you can, then run the same part of the game and see what the cpu usage it.

Also when you say 100% usage you mean all 3 cores are at 100% right?
    
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How many sticks of memory do you have? if you have 3x1Gb sticks your memory will only run in Single channel and that is deathly slow. But i doubt the x4 will be any faster, the Phenom I's were really bad Compared to a Phenom II. For example i've seen some examples where a Phenom II x2 will beat a Phenom I x4. But you can try.
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Most likely it has to do more with ram
and why is that? how 8GB 1066 4-4-4-12 memory lagging the game down (i haven't updated my sig)

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You can try it - all you'll be out is a bit of thermal paste.

Often in these situations you have more information than anyone else here, and you have a test bed to confirm any thoughts we may have.

So I would put your x4 back in, clock it up as high as you can, then run the same part of the game and see what the cpu usage it.

Also when you say 100% usage you mean all 3 cores are at 100% right?
alright i dropped it back in at 2.82GHz. yes all 3 cores were at 100% for about 15 second until we killed some zombies after that went back down to 78% and gpu usage went back to 89%

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How many sticks of memory do you have? if you have 3x1Gb sticks your memory will only run in Single channel and that is deathly slow. But i doubt the x4 will be any faster, the Phenom I's were really bad Compared to a Phenom II. For example i've seen some examples where a Phenom II x2 will beat a Phenom I x4. But you can try.
i have 4 2GB sticks of corsair 1066 memory just got it like half an hour ago so i haven't updated my sig yet. and i had no change at all from the memory the loading time was maybe half a second less.
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phenom 1 is so crappy, dont bother.

i ran that game on my core 2 duo, just fine.
 
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Have you tried unlocking the 4th core?

Or over clocking your chip?

The Phenom II x3 should hit 3.6 with ease, and probably 3.8GHz even with your cooler.

That would go a long way to help improve that cpu bottleneck, also try to bump up your cpu-nb speed, try for 2.4 or 2.6, given your 4 dimms the latter is probably best.
    
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Have you tried unlocking the 4th core?

Or over clocking your chip?

The Phenom II x3 should hit 3.6 with ease, and probably 3.8GHz even with your cooler.

That would go a long way to help improve that cpu bottleneck, also try to bump up your cpu-nb speed, try for 2.4 or 2.6, given your 4 dimms the latter is probably best.
yes my motherboard is all weird with unlocked CPU's i know ti stable unlocked but not on my board. and i cant go any higher than 3.1Ghz because once again the board is crap. and i have absolutely no options for anything accept these

cpu voltage
NB votlage
ram voltage
SB votage

and ram timings that's it.

and this CPU gets 28 frames per second less during a horde attack so i'll have to live with it until somebody replies to my wanted thread. back to tripe core.

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phenom 1 is so crappy, dont bother.

i ran that game on my core 2 duo, just fine.
yeah at 4GHz that beats any chip from amd by a long shot
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core 2 duo at 4ghz shouldnt be that much more powerful than a tricore at 3.1ghz
 
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core 2 duo at 4ghz shouldnt be that much more powerful than a tricore at 3.1ghz
lol you dont know much about amd do you? the Q9650 is faster than any amd processor on the market. and a 4GHz core 2 duo is faster than an amd 6 core CPU in single threaded apps.
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