Originally Posted by Hippo08
A little update, tried other games including StarCraft2, Bastion, and Team Fortress 2.
SC2 and TF2 had the choppy gameplay, with GPU never really going above 50-60% utilization, but the CPU at a constant 90-100%. Bastion, however, seemed to run fine, no choppiness at all! GPU was barely taxed even at highest settings and CPU stayed right around the 50-80% utilization. Anyone have any idea as to what is going on? I am tempted to just reformat and see what happens. Usually tends to fix most odd problems.
You are for sure having something odd going on. The E8400 is nothing to sneeze at, it is still a good gaming cpu all these years later. This might be dumb but are both cores working at 90-100% or just core #1?
Case: Thermaltake V9 Blacx Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-LK Processor: I5 3570k OC 4.6ghz GPU: EVGA GTX 660 Cooler: Coolermaster TPC-812 Ram: Corsair 8gb DDR3-1600LP PSU: Corsair HX-850 HDD:Intel 520series 180gb SSD, 1TB WD Black, 2 Seagate 1tb drives Monitor: Asus 248QE 144hz