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according to MSI afterburner my GPU usage varries from 75 to 99 in game when playing crysis. So is it still bottlenecked?
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It is bottlenecked when the gpu useage is 75. That doesn't correspond to the game menu, or loading screen does it. If it's 99 while actually playing, you're good. I would think that in crysis, you're not cpu limited unless you're running low res/settings.

You need to check it whilst running the game you were worried about, dirt.
    
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Try 11.5b hotfix, and make sure you don't have any crazy ammounts of AA or anything from CCC enabled.
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Thank you guys! i went from 55 fps on 4x AA to 72 with 4 x AA
3.2 ghz to 3.6 ghz
Will it went up more if i just overclock it a little more?
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It is bottlenecked when the gpu useage is 75. That doesn't correspond to the game menu, or loading screen does it. If it's 99 while actually playing, you're good. I would think that in crysis, you're not cpu limited unless you're running low res/settings.

You need to check it whilst running the game you were worried about, dirt.
So wait. Your gpu needs to be at 100% usage for it not to be bottlenecked? I just tried the test with Starcraft 2 and my GPU usage didn't go above 70. Is that just because Starcraft 2 doesn't demand much, or my gpu is bottlenecked as well?
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So wait. Your gpu needs to be at 100% usage for it not to be bottlenecked? I just tried the test with Starcraft 2 and my GPU usage didn't go above 70. Is that just because Starcraft 2 doesn't demand much, or my gpu is bottlenecked as well?
SC2 is cpu limited. Your gpu is more than enough.
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SC2 is cpu limited. Your gpu is more than enough.
Well I just tried it on Portal 2 now with the Full CPU usage enabled. GPU usage varied from as low as 30 to as high as 100%. This with everything set as high as possible.
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Thank you guys! i went from 55 fps on 4x AA to 72 with 4 x AA
3.2 ghz to 3.6 ghz
Will it went up more if i just overclock it a little more?
yes it'll probably continue to increase until you hit what they hit on that benchmark. It sounds like you're close to the sweet spot now. 3.8 or 4 maybe?

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Well I just tried it on Portal 2 now with the Full CPU usage enabled. GPU usage varied from as low as 30 to as high as 100%. This with everything set as high as possible.
portal 2 is also cpu limited, unless you force agressive image quality through drivers. I get 300 fps. I get about 30 with 16x-eq supersample.
    
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running at 4 GhZ stable idle 47 degree
Getting 76.8 fps with 4x AA on
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good job, feels better doesn't it. easy fix. What's the load temp?
    
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