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GPU Bottlenecking my system?

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Hi I play a lot of Bad Company 2 and have been quite unhappy with my performance.
I play at 1920x1080 with medium settings.
I get around 40-50fps. (I feel like I should be getting more)

System Specs:
-Intel Core2Duo E8400 3.0Ghz
-Radeon HD4870 1GB
-4GB RAM

I've checked my cpu and gpu temps and they all seem pretty normal so I know its not overheating. I also checked the task manager and gpu-z monitor to see the cpu/gpu usage. My cpu runs around 90-100% and my gpu never goes above 80% usage.

I'm assuming my cpu is limiting my performance but simply wanted confirmation of this.

Thank you.
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Seems normal to me for 1080p. 40-50FPS is plenty playable.

If anything your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU, not the other way around. Your usage percentages also show this.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/13/11 at 5:53pm
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Weird....CPU at almost 100% while GPU at 80%. Would expect the other way around at that resolution.
You definitely need to overclock that CPU to at least 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz. It is easy as pie on that little beastie.
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