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    Question CPU at 100% utilization with just Fortntie running. upgrade mobo or cpu?

    Hello, big wow player but stopped playing for the last year and focusing on just Fortnite. I have a i5-4690K (3.5ghz base) processor and when I hit ctrl-alt-del and check my cpu utilization while I play Fortnite, it is always at 99-100%. I also need Discord open to speak with my friends and it still remains at 100% but my computer struggles hard when I alt-tab from Fortnite to Discord and desktop in general. If I yolo and open a chrome tab it will load slowly so I try to avoid it so fortnite runs as smooth as possible.
    I have a MSI gtx970 and it just runs at 40-60% of utilization while playing Fortnite. I have all settings on low but need 144fps for my monitor. I have ddr3 16gb (1600mhz) ram and it maxes at 9-10gb while fortnite.

    I tried to OC my chip but I flaked and bought a new mobo that won't let me OC. The Asus H81m-p (my asus z87 broke so I saw this cheap h81m-p on amazon and bought it, now I know why it was cheap lol)

    With my current finances, I can't upgrade my cpu chip or mobo/ram/cpu combo.

    *1. Would a viable option be to hold out on buying a new cpu and ram and just buying a used mobo on ebay ( I do need recommendations of which tho) that will let me OC my chip to maybe 4.6ghz? Maybe if I OC to 4.6 I won't max out at 100% utilization while playing Fortnie and Discord.??

    *2. OR stick with my rig and wait until Intel gen9 chips are reasonably priced and buy the whole combo of mobo and new 16gb of ddr4 ram? My rig has 4 years so it is old. However, I don't mind playing games on low settings since I favor more fps over "looks" and will play a lot of classic wow on the summer which my current rig will run without problems (cuz wow runs on a toaster imma right?) .

    Writing this post I am favoring buying a mobo that will let me OC and see if I can max out my cpu until it dies and then I full upgrade mobo cpu and ram to ddr4. If so I please need recommendations on mobos that will let me OC. (I have a evo 212 fan and even with 100% cpu utilization on Fortnite I max at 50-55 Celcius )

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by wachupita View Post
    I have a MSI gtx970 and it just runs at 40-60% of utilization while playing Fortnite. I have all settings on low but need 144fps for my monitor. I have ddr3 16gb (1600mhz) ram and it maxes at 9-10gb while fortnite.
    You have an issue somewhere else.

    My wife has a 6600K @ 4.4ghz (which is not too much faster than your 4690K clock for clock) and never sees anywhere near 100% utilization with Fortnite, and nowhere near that RAM commitment.

    Fortnite is simply NOT that taxing.

    Also.. you dont "need" 144fps for your monitor. Its not going to break if you only get 100fps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    You have an issue somewhere else.

    My wife has a 6600K @ 4.4ghz (which is not too much faster than your 4690K clock for clock) and never sees anywhere near 100% utilization with Fortnite, and nowhere near that RAM commitment.

    Fortnite is simply NOT that taxing.

    Also.. you dont "need" 144fps for your monitor. Its not going to break if you only get 100fps.
    hmmm any way to find the source of my problem? Also, I have a 144hz monitor so that's why I said that I need the 144fps. I know it's not going to break if I only get 100fps but why settle at 100fps when the optimal is 144fps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wachupita View Post
    hmmm any way to find the source of my problem? Also, I have a 144hz monitor so that's why I said that I need the 144fps. I know it's not going to break if I only get 100fps but why settle at 100fps when the optimal is 144fps?
    because anything above 60 is gravy, and your rig is in no way going to hit 144fps without a serious GPU upgrade, and probably wont ever hit that in Fortnite no matter what, given the draw-distances involved.

    Your computer is probably full of gunk. I dont know what you have installed. I know that you should not be having issues hitting ~60fps in Fortnite with that rig and should not be anywhere near 100% CPU utilization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    because anything above 60 is gravy, and your rig is in no way going to hit 144fps without a serious GPU upgrade, and probably wont ever hit that in Fortnite no matter what, given the draw-distances involved.

    Your computer is probably full of gunk. I dont know what you have installed. I know that you should not be having issues hitting ~60fps in Fortnite with that rig and should not be anywhere near 100% CPU utilization.

    I mean tbh I run Fortnite on 1920x1080 at 144fps with every setting in low and my gpu is still around 60% MAX. the cpu is the one at 100% utilization. It sure drops sometimes below 144 but manages to hover pretty well around 120+, my view distance is in near .

    I have Fortnite on my ssd and even though my pc is 4 years old I was very picky and aware on what I installed on it.

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    I attached a screenshot to see if someone sees or picks out the problems.


    https://ibb.co/xXWSkXh

    thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wachupita View Post
    I attached a screenshot to see if someone sees or picks out the problems.


    https://ibb.co/xXWSkXh

    thanks in advance!
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