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get 40$ CPU cooler overclock the hell out of this nice cpu ^^
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does furmark max your 470?
Yes furmark maxed it, averaging 11 FPS for burn-in/xtreme burn-in/Post FX test.
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Do you have any idea of what you're talking about ?
I would like to think so. BC2 when couple with strong IPC shows little to no difference in FPS whether 2 or 4 cores are enabled. Matter of fact a Nehalem aka i7 set to affinity with 2 cores will outperform Quad core 965 Phenom using all 4 cores. If bc2 is a true quad core game why are two i7 cores .

I even hear people claim that there 6 core Phenoms are all being used when playing BC2 which is total nonsense. There have been numerous benchmarks and articles demonstrating that BC2 is highly dependent on the strength of the first 2 cores rather the the number of cores available, hence my statement, POOR SCALING(yes it scales but not exceptionally well)in BC2 as well as it not being a true Quad core game. Not to mention since BC2 is old HAT DICE has had no problems recently admitting the sub par scaling ability of bc2 and how superior BF3 will be in that regard.

I quicky googled a one article demonstrating this
Edited by Paradigm - 7/18/11 at 8:00pm
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I would like to think so. BC2 when couple with strong IPC shows little to no difference in FPS whether 2 or 4 cores are enabled. Matter of fact a Nehalem aka i7 set to affinity with 2 cores will outperform Quad core 965 Phenom using all 4 cores. If bc2 is a true quad core game why are two i7 cores .

I even hear people claim that there 6 core Phenoms are all being used when playing BC2 which is total nonsense. There have been numerous benchmarks and articles demonstrating that BC2 is highly dependent on the strength of the first 2 cores rather the the number of cores available, hence my statement, POOR SCALING(yes it scales but not exceptionally well)in BC2 as well as it not being a true Quad core game. Not to mention since BC2 is old HAT DICE has had no problems recently admitting the sub par scaling ability of bc2 and how superior BF3 will be in that regard.

I quicky googled a one article demonstrating this


That's a flawed benchmark, it's only using an I5 in every test. It's possible there's also something else in that benchmark that caused it to be flawed, considering it only used I5 procs.

I also bet that system had framebuffer issues at that res and settings.

This goes against every other benchmark and basically every thread that I've seen, as well as my own personal experience.

It's commonly known that a quad for BC2 is basically necessary. Obviously if a card is already maxed out with a dual core then the quad wouldn't offer a performance increase.

I can guarantee you every OCN member with a quad has seen all 4 cores being used, the amount of each core being used would obviously vary based upon performance at that point in time, meaning, if they have Vsync on and their framerate matches it no more resources are needed.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/18/11 at 8:25pm
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I would like to think so. BC2 when couple with strong IPC shows little to no difference in FPS whether 2 or 4 cores are enabled. Matter of fact a Nehalem aka i7 set to affinity with 2 cores will outperform Quad core 965 Phenom using all 4 cores. If bc2 is a true quad core game why are two i7 cores .

I even hear people claim that there 6 core Phenoms are all being used when playing BC2 which is total nonsense. There have been numerous benchmarks and articles demonstrating that BC2 is highly dependent on the strength of the first 2 cores rather the the number of cores available, hence my statement, POOR SCALING(yes it scales but not exceptionally well)in BC2 as well as it not being a true Quad core game. Not to mention since BC2 is old HAT DICE has had no problems recently admitting the sub par scaling ability of bc2 and how superior BF3 will be in that regard.

I quicky googled a one article demonstrating this
I found the article to that test.

You should realize that using a GTX 460 with those high settings will show a GPU bottleneck. That's why you see the core scaling stop to an end, because you need a higher end GPU for this type of test in this game.
    
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What kind of 'research' did you do that suggested to you that PSU wattage was teh problem

PSU's either work, or they don't. No such thing as a PSU bottleneck on your framerates.

In the gaming profile for the games with this problem, set the 'Power Management Option' to 'Prefer Max Performance'. See if that solves the issue, and report back

And I agree w/Yugi on the subject of BC2. Of course you won't get a lot of CPU core scaling when the FPS is all the way down at 38fps. That's a GPU-bottlenecked scenario. You have to use lower IQ settings (or more powerful GPU) to get the framerate up before you'll see the benefit of the extra cores. BC2 makes use of quad's better than just about any other game.
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What kind of 'research' did you do that suggested to you that PSU wattage was teh problem

PSU's either work, or they don't. No such thing as a PSU bottleneck on your framerates.

In the gaming profile for the games with this problem, set the 'Power Management Option' to 'Prefer Max Performance'. See if that solves the issue, and report back

And I agree w/Yugi on the subject of BC2. Of course you won't get a lot of CPU core scaling when the FPS is all the way down at 38fps. That's a GPU-bottlenecked scenario. You have to use lower IQ settings (or more powerful GPU) to get the framerate up before you'll see the benefit of the extra cores. BC2 makes use of quad's better than just about any other game.
I changed the power management to max performance on the NVCP and it's still not going up higher, I've tried maxing out the settings to try and give it more stress and it gets choppy at some points.
Edited by Scott659 - 7/19/11 at 8:06pm
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EDIT: the single event that happened before this as stated in my original post was the cleaning of my case. After re installing drivers, trying different drivers, adjusting performance, I'm not sure what else to do. This leads me to believe I did some sort of damage while cleaning the case. What type of hardware damage could have been done to lead to this sort of problem?
Edited by Scott659 - 7/20/11 at 11:14am
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Reapplied thermal paste and all is well, CPU temps are way down I guess the heat was bottlenecking the GPU somehow? Thanks for all of your help and discussion, great website!
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Reapplied thermal paste and all is well, CPU temps are way down I guess the heat was bottlenecking the GPU somehow? Thanks for all of your help and discussion, great website!
You're welcome, glad we could help.
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