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carloet14 7 days ago

I recently built a new pc and when i started play games like overwatch i notice i was only getting between 60-90 fps even on low settings and saw that my cpu was running at 100%. That overwatch and discord was taking alot up. Is there any thing i could do to help improve it and get more fps in my game?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $264.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.38 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $104.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS Video Card $699.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.93 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Samsung - LC27JG50QQNZA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $309.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1921.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-11 01:13 EDT-0400

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heyanil673 3 points 7 days ago

Go to the disk manager and check your settings and see what's running whats not because it happens when your device runs a lot of things in the background. If you see a lot of programs there then go and make a deep clean virus search because as you said that you play games so while installing pirates game our PC installs viruses also which operates the programs from the background. This will definitely help you.

bucketofcrud12 4 Builds 2 points 7 days ago

it is quite possible to max an i5-8600K or 9600K at high refresh rates if the games are already CPU-heavy. its the entire reason I switched to an i7. BF1 would max my CPU in multiplayer nearly all the time. i suggest making sure its not something besides your game(s) that are causing the CPU to be maxed out. if it is your games, then perhaps overclock it more (if possible) or consider either frame-capping it lower or upgrading to a better CPU. that all said, it is also quite possible that it is simply another program or a virus that is the issue. windows defender itself can be using resources when it shouldn't be.

Granddy 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

Overwatch shouldn't be struggling that much on a i5 9600k when one of my Pentiums G3258 @ 4ghz ran overwatch between 50-65 fps.

I'm pretty sure it's either windows defender, windows update, some ****** virus or other program running in the background.

bucketofcrud12 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

yeah, no, overwatch shouldn't have any issues on a 9600K... unless it hasnt been overclocked? but yeah.

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

Even if it hasn't been overclocked Overwatch only hits two cores hard so it would never show a 100% usage on a 6-core CPU you would cap out the two main threads and have lower usage on the other four.

bucketofcrud12 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

ah, so yeah. background programs this time.

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

That has to be something hiding in the background using up as many resources as it can to get a clean 100%.

I would update your virus checker and run a sweep.

_Roller_ -1 points 6 days ago

Because you cheaped out and bought an i5 in 2019...

macetotheface 3 points 6 days ago

This isn't helping, and OP's setup should easily run things at much frames. And that i5 is store more than fine for today's usage. If OP is only gaming, then there is no reason for he/she to get something with more than 6 cores.