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Windows 7: help with CPU and gaming

25 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
help with CPU and gaming

Hi I have an Intel i5 560m clocked at 2.67 normal and 3.2 Turbo. My question is that when I play games it never hits 3.2 ghIt stops at 2.93ghz Turbo. I have my computer on high performance and all. Y won't hit go up to 3.2?maybe cause my graphics card is Max completely out?

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25 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

And is bottle necking the CPU? Also the temp of the CPU is 150° Max when I play. But only gets to like 60% us sage. Every now and then it might spike up but won't hold there. It holds at a constant 2.93
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25 Jan 2013   #3

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Chances are that your CPU may not need to max out its speed With the turbo boost that Intel has on most newer processors it adjusts as needed, if it isn't adjusting that simply means that it is not needed beyond what its current frequency is. Chances are as you stated that your GPU is taking the load off of the CPU leaving it free to do other work, which is sort of the point of a GPU
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25 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

You mean 150 Farenheit right? Not celcius?
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25 Jan 2013   #5

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I'm not sure if a processor would even function at that temperature if it was celcius
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25 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I would think so. Or at least I hope so, because at 150 Celsius you'd be left with a dead processor.
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25 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

150c i mean... y is that bad?

lmao yea 150F my gpu is not the best tho, and a lot of games have to be played in lowest settings. to play them. but even when graphics got heavy with explosions, and it started to lag like crazy, frequency dident change. on BFBC2, it was set at 2.93 and dident move at all. it shot up once, but that was all. im planning on upgrading my GPU, but i figured that since my computer dosent use the intel HD graphics or intregrated CPU graphics, it was all dependant on GPU, so the GPU was maxxing out 100% and because of that, it wouldent scale up the frequency? idk. i also tried to open chrome and load a webpage and play youtube vid, which always makes it spike to 3.2, and it dident even change with the game running. now i also read that its able to scale up to 3.2 with only 1 core on and like 3ghz with 2 cores on. is that true?

but whenever i play pretty much any game, GPU load maxes out, and frequency maxes out, and the page file starts to fill up a bit.
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25 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
150c i mean... y is that bad?

lmao yea 150F my gpu is not the best tho, and a lot of games have to be played in lowest settings. to play them. but even when graphics got heavy with explosions, and it started to lag like crazy, frequency dident change. on BFBC2, it was set at 2.93 and dident move at all. it shot up once, but that was all. im planning on upgrading my GPU, but i figured that since my computer dosent use the intel HD graphics or intregrated CPU graphics, it was all dependant on GPU, so the GPU was maxxing out 100% and because of that, it wouldent scale up the frequency? idk. i also tried to open chrome and load a webpage and play youtube vid, which always makes it spike to 3.2, and it dident even change with the game running. now i also read that its able to scale up to 3.2 with only 1 core on and like 3ghz with 2 cores on. is that true?

but whenever i play pretty much any game, GPU load maxes out, and frequency maxes out, and the page file starts to fill up a bit.
Yeah, that is a good sign.
If GPU load didn't max out or was lower than the CPU load you would have a bottleneck.
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25 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
150c i mean... y is that bad?

lmao yea 150F my gpu is not the best tho, and a lot of games have to be played in lowest settings. to play them. but even when graphics got heavy with explosions, and it started to lag like crazy, frequency dident change. on BFBC2, it was set at 2.93 and dident move at all. it shot up once, but that was all. im planning on upgrading my GPU, but i figured that since my computer dosent use the intel HD graphics or intregrated CPU graphics, it was all dependant on GPU, so the GPU was maxxing out 100% and because of that, it wouldent scale up the frequency? idk. i also tried to open chrome and load a webpage and play youtube vid, which always makes it spike to 3.2, and it dident even change with the game running. now i also read that its able to scale up to 3.2 with only 1 core on and like 3ghz with 2 cores on. is that true?

but whenever i play pretty much any game, GPU load maxes out, and frequency maxes out, and the page file starts to fill up a bit.
Yeah, that is a good sign.
If GPU load didn't max out or was lower than the CPU load you would have a bottleneck.
Well I do have a bottleneck and that is still the GPU. But I'm just saying. I'm upgrading the gpu so will that let the CPU use its full potential. Like I still find it weir that it dissent even clock up when I loaded chrome.
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26 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
150c i mean... y is that bad?

lmao yea 150F my gpu is not the best tho, and a lot of games have to be played in lowest settings. to play them. but even when graphics got heavy with explosions, and it started to lag like crazy, frequency dident change. on BFBC2, it was set at 2.93 and dident move at all. it shot up once, but that was all. im planning on upgrading my GPU, but i figured that since my computer dosent use the intel HD graphics or intregrated CPU graphics, it was all dependant on GPU, so the GPU was maxxing out 100% and because of that, it wouldent scale up the frequency? idk. i also tried to open chrome and load a webpage and play youtube vid, which always makes it spike to 3.2, and it dident even change with the game running. now i also read that its able to scale up to 3.2 with only 1 core on and like 3ghz with 2 cores on. is that true?

but whenever i play pretty much any game, GPU load maxes out, and frequency maxes out, and the page file starts to fill up a bit.
Yeah, that is a good sign.
If GPU load didn't max out or was lower than the CPU load you would have a bottleneck.
Well I do have a bottleneck and that is still the GPU. But I'm just saying. I'm upgrading the gpu so will that let the CPU use its full potential. Like I still find it weir that it dissent even clock up when I loaded chrome.
That's not a bottleneck cause by the GPU.
Turbo is engaged when one thread is being used 100% to increase performance in single threaded applications, while games do not utilize 4 core completely, they do not run on just one thread either.
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