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I wish the MSI after burner had a CPU usage but it doesn't. Yes, his is the 9850. I am now trying to see if over-clocking my I5 2500k is pointless stress because my GTX260sx2 are bottlenecks so I might as well keep stock clocks on the CPU. Though it is hard to get a good timed CPU reading in games.
    
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if I see one more post saying its a bottleneck I seriously may kill myself. its not a bottleneck... people in this forum no longer seem to know what a bottleneck actually is
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This is the fastest I could see the usage after quiting Witcher 2. Can't catch the CPU faster then that cause there is no log while I am playing feature. It wasn't being used 2% obviously, gotta look at the graph. Does this look right?

    
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Originally Posted by love9sick View Post
This is the fastest I could see the usage after quiting Witcher 2. Can't catch the CPU faster then that cause there is no log while I am playing feature. It wasn't being used 2% obviously, gotta look at the graph. Does this look right?
yeah, that looks normal. it isnt going to stick to 99% in a game obviously with all the scene changes etc. but its not going to go above 99% either. its certainly not a bottleneck though
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yeah, that looks normal. it isnt going to stick to 99% in a game obviously with all the scene changes etc. but its not going to go above 99% either. its certainly not a bottleneck though
The CPU should be good for a lot more then that right? These are meant to just hold me off till the Kepler GTX680 or whatever is next. This CPU shouldn't be breaking a sweat at even stock settings with these cards.
    
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The CPU should be good for a lot more then that right? These are meant to just hold me off till the Kepler GTX680 or whatever is next. This CPU shouldn't be breaking a sweat at even stock settings with these cards.
nah, I get the same CPU usage with both one 5870 and 2 of them.
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nah, I get the same CPU usage with both one 5870 and 2 of them.
So the cards are the bottlenecks and I was right? Yea? That's right you got to hear that word again. lol
    
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love9sick :

You can do a few things. You can:

A) Run Resource Monitor in the background for more in-depth reporting of what is happening during your gaming session.

B) You can change the report rate (Update Speed) when using the Task Manager so you have a better idea of what was happening when you were gaming.

C) Use other software to monitor usage reports with logs (like AIDA64/Everest).
    
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I don't know the phenom names anymore. It is a quad core at 2.5ghz stock BE. We used Witcher 2 for the test as it is quad core optimized.
What fps does he get
Witcher 2 is very heavy on GPU!
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What fps does he get
Witcher 2 is very heavy on GPU!
It is smooth as butter. Probably around 45-50 average FPS. (No uber-sampling)
    
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