help needed cpu maxed out with games

hi all, I'm new on here please be gentle..

To start my PC consists of the following:

1600mhz 16gb ram
amd fx4130 CPU
hd7870 2gb twin forza GPU
hd7850 2gb twin forza GPU (^crossfire^)
corsair cx750m PSU
250gb ssd
2tb hdd
corsair h80i
4x 120mm fans
2x 140mm fans
all tucked into a corsair 300R case.

nothing is over clocked

my problem is that i cant play games on my PC anymore without it maxing out my CPU and crashing the game, sometimes even shutting the hole thing down with a blue screen and CPU overload warning.. Ive also had a directx 3d app error a few times. as for everything else i use my PC for it fine i can run multiple programs without a hitch and CPU stays stable with low usage.

games i play are Dayz, arma3, COD, and far-cry, all multi-player mainly, Ive not had problems in the past but its been a month now of this problems and Ive done everything me and my online buddy's can think of.

Ive tried a complete re install of drivers, a complete re install of windows/program/games, installed OTT cooling methods just in case, Ive striped it down and made sure every component is seated right and used malware bytes and other anti virus software.

i am stumped!

Ive been told its my CPU bottle necking my capability but it was fine before?.

if anyone's got any ideas it will be much appreciated

thank in advance

Doug
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  1. 4130 is pretty weak to be honest, especially pushing a crossfire set-up. You didn't list what motherboard you have. Motherboard permitting you could step up to one of the 2nd gen FX 6/8 cores.
  2. 4130 is pretty weak to be honest, especially pushing a crossfire set-up. You didn't list what motherboard you have. Motherboard permitting you could step up to one of the 2nd gen FX 6/8 cores.[/

    My board is a gigabyte 970a-ds3p, I am looking at an upgrade as The fx4130 isn't the best, it came in a cheap bundle. but I can't understand why this has happened now. I'm a bit sceptical about upgrading and the problem still being there.
  3. Anonymous said:
    4130 is pretty weak to be honest, especially pushing a crossfire set-up. You didn't list what motherboard you have. Motherboard permitting you could step up to one of the 2nd gen FX 6/8 cores.[/

    My board is a gigabyte 970a-ds3p, I am looking at an upgrade as The fx4130 isn't the best, it came in a cheap bundle. but I can't understand why this has happened now. I'm a bit sceptical about upgrading and the problem still being there.


    It is hard to say really. The software in your PC is regularly changing even though most don't notice it. New drivers, API updates, game patches etc..etc.. Something somewhere changed and your system is no longer able to keep up. Moving up to an 8350 or 6300 would help some but the real key to making these FX's fly is getting them up over 4.5Ghz and sorry but your motherboard will not allow you to do that do to insufficient voltage management and cooling.

    It is probably not what you want to hear but I have to suggest a new platform for you to really get the best gaming experience. You can go AMD with an FX 6/8XXX but you will need a more expensive motherboard and cpu cooler to overclock it. Or since it doesn't seem that you overclock a locked i5 on a dirt cheap H81 motherboard would be my best suggestion for you. Either way plan on about $250.
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