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turn off vsync dude
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Almost seems like VSync.
VSync is off

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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
The GPU isn't used the same amount while you're playing any game. It will always fluctuate.

Sounds like a problem with the game or video drivers more than with the card itself.
It may be the game, I'll have to test with another one later. If it still happens in the other game I'll try a driver wipe.

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Originally Posted by damric View Post
Lazy GPU is Lazy.
"Almost almost almost almost ah screw it"

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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
Well typically, when both the CPU + GPU usage is high, with GPU dipping back and forth, its usually equates to a CPU bottleneck, either by no available cores or CPU speed. Sometimes its not just not having enough speed, but not having enough cores. It looks like all cores were maxed out, leaving nothing for anything else.

What is this game? Bad Company 2?

Whats the CPU speed?
3.2ghz with 4 cores. It's All Points Bulletin: Reloaded (Closed Beta). It runs on the Unreal 3 Engine.

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Originally Posted by LivingChampion View Post
Does the game your playing reflect this "jumpiness"? If not, it's probably just not using it's max potential because the game simply doesn't need it.
I can't pinpoint the exact times but more or less, yes. When there's a spike in the usage there's a pike in the game. It's more noticeable when it dips real low as opposed to the 'higher' dips.

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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
Oh yeah? This is me browsing OCN:

That happens to me too sometimes but it doesn't hurt performance =/

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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Cpu bottleneck bro.

Y U NO HAVE SANDY BRIDGE?!
Thanks your in depth recommendation, but until I can take this post seriously... roof:

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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post
Well stated
See above.

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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
The CPU is never hitting 100%, while the GPU is. If anything is a bottleneck, it's the GPU, but only by a very small amount.

Occasional stutters can be caused by any number of things. If they happen at random times during otherwise high FPS, I don't see how it could be a bottleneck causing it.
Obviously the dips/spikes are more frequent when more players are on screen but even when its just me or a few others, it drops quite quickly then goes back up. It could just be the GPU isn't powerful enough for 1080p in this game.

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Originally Posted by Th0m0_202 View Post
turn off vsync dude
VSync is off.
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GPU isn't running at 100% ? Must be CPU bottleneck /sarcasm.
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Dude, when your playing in a game and don't have vsync turned on your gpu should be at maximum load, 99%. If it's not, then you have a cpu bottleneck.
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Drivers.
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.......How are you playing APB?
 
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I would anticipate since this game is utilizing so much of your CPU cycles, that the GPU is not getting fed enough data.

Two things that can either confirm or dismiss this idea:
Try a different game that uses just 2 cores, and see if this symptom of up down usages disappears. Most Dx9/Dx10 games are atypical of this.

The other is to obviously overclock your CPU as far as you can being stable/safe and retest the same game. If performance improves noticeably, you may have found the culprit, if it does not, then you have also ruled it out.

It might be wise to check any official Forums you may be apart of, and see if any users with GTX 460s have this issue. It could be an nVidia driver issue, or it could be this game all itself.

Have to start testing one thing at a time, probably easiest is to see another games performance.
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That is normal. Unless your folding your GPU will flucuate during games depending on a ton of factors.
Some areas have more to crunch, others less is what it comes down to.
 
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APB is still in CBT, and Admins have said on the forum that there is performance related problems, so its the game, not you.
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.......How are you playing APB?
I'm in the Closed Beta

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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
I would anticipate since this game is utilizing so much of your CPU cycles, that the GPU is not getting fed enough data.

Two things that can either confirm or dismiss this idea:
Try a different game that uses just 2 cores, and see if this symptom of up down usages disappears. Most Dx9/Dx10 games are atypical of this.

The other is to obviously overclock your CPU as far as you can being stable/safe and retest the same game. If performance improves noticeably, you may have found the culprit, if it does not, then you have also ruled it out.

It might be wise to check any official Forums you may be apart of, and see if any users with GTX 460s have this issue. It could be an nVidia driver issue, or it could be this game all itself.

Have to start testing one thing at a time, probably easiest is to see another games performance.
I'll OC what I can, and also test on other games this weekend. I'll start looking on the beta forums to see if others have had this issue.

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APB is still in CBT, and Admins have said on the forum that there is performance related problems, so its the game, not you.
Ah have they? I haven't seen any post regarding my specific problem, but I'll look again.
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