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I still don't know how I am supposed to monitor CPU and GPU usage while I game. As soon as I minimize the software the usage drops in windows resource. Can someone point me to software that monitors CPU/GPU usage at the same time?
    
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Use afterburner. If the GPU load is close to maxed then your GPU is your bottleneck. If your GPU load isn't very high then your CPU is the bottleneck.

A few have asked the author of afterburner to include CPU usage including per core but apparently they want the program it to stay GPU specific.
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Dual monitors works well

But yeah, pull up any graphical window beforehand (task manager monitors cpu usage, EVGA precision will monitor everything else) and then you can look at the history.
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I don't know how to log into history from task manager. MSI burner shows 99 gpu 1 usage and 99 GPU 2 usage. I am on stock clock on the I5 2500k. How do I save to a history file? even in MSI it doesn't want to.
    
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Use windows snipping tool to take a screen shot
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I don't know how to log into history from task manager. MSI burner shows 99 gpu 1 usage and 99 GPU 2 usage. I am on stock clock on the I5 2500k. How do I save to a history file? even in MSI it doesn't want to.
Then your GPU's are the bottleneck. Right click the graph in afterburner and select "log history to file" if you need to. If that doesn't work you can use GPUZ and log the history to a file as well.
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Then your GPU's are the bottleneck. Right click the graph in afterburner and select "log history to file" if you need to. If that doesn't work you can use GPUZ and log the history to a file as well.
I am hoping for a GPU bottleneck. I would hope the I5 could out handle 2 dated gtx260s. Just kind of want to know by how much.
    
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