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hey, guys so basically I'm using a gtx 980 by EVGA 4gb and I feel that it's underperforming due to the fact that when I use the benchmark software heaven my benchmark is only 38 fps now I am doing some upgrades bcz my CPU is very old so I'm upgrading the ram to ddr4 and getting a new motherboard and CPU which will be a ryzen 5 2600x am I getting these low scores due to my CPU which is a 2008 i7 920 2.67gz like i said I'm upgrading the CPU I'm just worried that when I upgrade it won't make to much of a difference
 

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Room temperature, cpu temperature, motherboard temperature and gpu temperature are needed.

Are you keeping the pc dust free?

Did you get the card new or used? How long ago?

Have you replaced thermal compound on gpu/cpu?

What are the complete detailed system specs of the system?

What resolutions, detail levels and games you are playing?
 
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im currently using a i7 930 @6.67 ghz 16 gb ddr3 gtx 980 4gb and yes im getting good temps no dust

im also using 1920 by 1080p i dont know i had a family friend built this pc so idk if it was baught used or new
 

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im currently using a i7 930 @6.67 ghz 16 gb ddr3 gtx 980 4gb and yes im getting good temps no dust

im also using 1920 by 1080p i dont know i had a family friend built this pc so idk if it was baught used or new
You may want to recheck the clock speed, as that is inaccurate, what speed of ddr3.

Get HWINFO64 and get a spec page
 
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IF you are budget strapped that chip can clock like crazy with a good air cooler. Also that x58 is Triple Channel so you can get some good memory speed with 3 sticks of RAM. BUT..that socket is a dead socket and I don't think I would invest much in it.
 

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Ok so when i upgrade ot to the ryzen 5 2600x i should be having problems ? (Btw sorry im new to pcs)
 
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No, that's a modern CPU - with a 5-6 year old graphics card - the 980 will be the bottleneck. The i7 920 is a 11-12 year old CPU for, part of the reason why it's not quite up to the task at stock clocks.
 
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But how come when im playing i get really high cpu utilazations but some what low gpu utilizations like on minecraft i get like 10 percent gpu and in the 60s for cpu
 
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Different workloads have different requirements, some applications can be cpu heavy, some aren't.
 
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How would a 6 year old gpu bottleneck a 11 year old cpu sorry im kinda confused i dont know to much abt pc

So a game like csgo i only get 40 fps would a cpu upgrade fix that

Even roblox i only get like 40 fps and when i look at the cpu its struggling and the cpu is locked i can overclock it
 
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im currently using a i7 930 @[2].67 ghz
If it really is a 930, the stock speed should be 2.8Ghz - the 920 was 2.66Ghz.

If indeed you have a 930, and it's stuck running at only 2.66Ghz then something else is going on.
 
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No ite a 920 sorry for the misunderstanding but im still experincing low fps in games like roblox and csgo
 

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Some GPUs are designed to stretch at higher resolutions/details, a cpu is tested when details and resolutions are set low.

An Overclock may help but a Upgrade to even a Ryzen 3 would yield you better performance over Core i.
 
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tldr - your CPU is 12years old - your GPU 6. The GPU can do a lot more than whatn the CPU is capable of, and in most modern games you will have the CPU being the limiting factor so the GPU won't be possible to max out.
 

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So if i were to upgrade to a ryzen 5 2600x would i see a way better performance or just slightly better btw the 2600x is 3.6 ghz base and 4.2ghz boost my cirrent cpu is 2.67ghz
 
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That CPU should oc to at least 4ghz what motherboard have you got?

An i7 920 @ 4ghz won't bottleneck a 980ti
 
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That CPU should oc to at least 4ghz what motherboard have you got?

An i7 920 @ 4ghz won't bottleneck a 980ti
Well with 4Ghz it will bottleneck a GTX 980 but not as much....
hey, guys so basically I'm using a gtx 980 by EVGA 4gb and I feel that it's underperforming due to the fact that when I use the benchmark software heaven my benchmark is only 38 fps now I am doing some upgrades bcz my CPU is very old so I'm upgrading the ram to ddr4 and getting a new motherboard and CPU which will be a ryzen 5 2600x am I getting these low scores due to my CPU which is a 2008 i7 920 2.67gz like i said I'm upgrading the CPU I'm just worried that when I upgrade it won't make to much of a difference
Also yeah what motherboard you have there?If you have some decent X58 mobo you can get some cheap 6c/12t Xeons and OC easy on 4Ghz+ and those CPU's can handle GTX 980 and even some stronger GPU's with no problems
 
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I cant overclokc it to 4ghz bcz its locked

Also im using some old motherboard but i am gonna upgrade ot to thr b450m steel by asrock

I just wanna know if doing these upgrades are gonna make a big diffrence that way its really worth it

Overall i just wanna know if its the cpu or sometbing wrong with the gpu
 
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I cant overclokc it to 4ghz bcz its locked

Also im using some old motherboard but i am gonna upgrade ot to thr b450m steel by asrock

I just wanna know if doing these upgrades are gonna make a big diffrence that way its really worth it

Overall i just wanna know if its the cpu or sometbing wrong with the gpu
You overclock with the bus/QPI and not the multi iirc with the early i7 920's most of the x58 motherboards were decent at overclocking even the lower end ones

My point is many people still have x58 setups with modern GPU's and with an OC of 4GHZ+ theres little bottleneck.
 
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