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Need help with i5-8600k hitting 100% during gaming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, I have recently upgraded my PC and my new CPU(i5-8600k) is getting to 100% whilst gaming. I have a 1080 so this shouldn't be an issue. I have no idea what the issue is, any help would be appreciated. 

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What games? I also had 8600k for some times, but upgraded to 8700k for the same reason as yours. It was hitting 90%+ load in games like AC Odyssey, BF5 etc. 


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You are getting to 100% on your CPU because you have a good GPU which can fully utilise it.

Essentially, the CPU is the bottleneck in your system when gaming. It's not necessarily a bad thing to use 100% of your CPU, but it means your GPU is probably not being fully taken advantage of.

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1 minute ago, DezGalbie said:

You are getting to 100% on your CPU because you have a good GPU which can fully utilise it.

Essentially, the CPU is the bottleneck in your system when gaming. It's not necessarily a bad thing to use 100% of your CPU, but it means your GPU is probably not being fully taken advantage of.

it is a problem because you usually have stuttering and lag and freezing in game when your CPU hits 100% usage while gaming. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

What games? I also had 8600k for some times, but upgraded to 8700k for the same reason as yours. It was hitting 90%+ load in games like AC Odyssey, BF5 etc. 

All games that I play, so just modern titles r6s cs:go ect. 

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3 minutes ago, DezGalbie said:

You are getting to 100% on your CPU because you have a good GPU which can fully utilise it.

Essentially, the CPU is the bottleneck in your system when gaming. It's not necessarily a bad thing to use 100% of your CPU, but it means your GPU is probably not being fully taken advantage of.

Would an overclock help? I have my cpu on the default settings atm.

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@kieth4 are the games running smoothly? If so it's not that big of a problem 


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1 minute ago, Medicate said:

@kieth4 are the games running smoothly? If so it's not that big of a problem 

Sometimes I experience stutters. 

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1 minute ago, Skiiwee29 said:

it is a problem because you usually have stuttering and lag and freezing in game when your CPU hits 100% usage while gaming. 

You can have that, yes, but not necessarily. So it really depends on the experience he is having and how much of the power of that 1080 he is missing out on.

 

1 minute ago, kieth4 said:

Would an overclock help? I have my cpu on the default settings atm.

An overclock should help, yeah. But a good overclock can only do so much. I'd say it's certainly worth trying anyway and seeing what that does to the utilisation percentages of both CPU and GPU.

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38 minutes ago, kieth4 said:

All games that I play, so just modern titles r6s cs:go ect. 

R6S makes sense to be using 100% but cs:go is an older title and should not be having problems on an 8600k


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Its just the nature of games these days. 6c/6t CPUs are slowly but surely going obsolete in modern games. Overclock will help, but it can only help so much.


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Assuming everything else in the system is good, weak cpu issues. 

 

Running 16 gigs of memory at 3000hz or so?


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Squeezing another 10-15% out each CPU core wouldn't hurt trying though...

For those Particular games that stutter...esp with highFPS games..
Setting an FPS cap just 10-20FPS below your typical Averages, saving slight CPU cycles, and employing a more steady state frametime plot?


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