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In really intensive areas of games I get like 50% usage on my cards...could the cpu be the culprit?
    
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Yep, the CPU would be it. Overclock it to somewhere around the 3.8-4.0GHz range and it should be fine.
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I found it hard to follow the guide in the amd forum, any tips youd like to give? Ill also head there and make a post now.
    
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post #4 of 61
Basically just raise the multiplier and voltage in increments (while making sure your temps are in check) until you're happy with the outcome.
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Hmm...what games? & at what resolutions detail levels and fps are you only seeing 50% useage?

Also do you have the latest CAPS installed?
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as far as my crappy gpu overclock goes...

I cant get it over 890/1290 without it crashing, everyone else seems to get much higher, I only used AMD overdrive because I couldnt get it high enough to need another program.
    
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post #7 of 61
Your CPU will bottleneck those cards, no matter what clock speed you get.

The architecture itself is a bottleneck on performance, so no amount of overclocking is really going to alleviate that.

Unfortunately, Phenom II CPUs are indeed GPU bottleneckers.
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post #8 of 61
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so id be stuck with intel if I wanted to pull performance from these cards?

Also some offending games are Fable 3(unless indoors, in the sanctuary, menus, etc)
Gta4(only 100% indoors)
Playing at max settings at 1920x1080
Edited by jeffdamann - 6/12/11 at 4:56pm
    
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so id be stuck with intel if I wanted to pull performance from these cards?

Also some offending games are Fable 3(unless indoors, in the sanctuary, menus, etc)
Gta4(only 100% indoors)
Yes.

As of now, only the Nehalem CPUs and Sandy Bridge CPUs are capable of pushing multi-GPU setups without holding them back. Especially Sandy Bridge.
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Wow I really wish I had know that before I built this system, see I was big into computers when I was younger(when I built my newest computer back then I remember by prizes Nvida Geforce 440 with tvout. I moved to a place with no internet for like 8 years and then got back into it and built this pc. So much new stuff to keep up with, I guess I got ahead of myself.

I wonder what I should do...
    
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