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that looks normal to me, BFBC2 is a little more CPU intensive that some games
    
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that looks normal to me, BFBC2 is a lot more CPU intensive that some games
^Fixed.

I'm quite sure Battlefield 3 will use a lot less CPU and a lot more GPU instead.

Don't worry about your CPU BradleyW, you've got plenty of power to run any game maxed out for the next 1-2 years with AA even with ur i7 at 3.8Ghz.
    
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Its not pegging at 100% so you're still good. Wait till BF3 open beta to see if it will be too much for your CPU then decide about upgrading. I'd wait on SB-E/Ivy particularly for the X79 chipset more than anything else.
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I am not so sure. I just ran without HT. It looks terrible.
The strange thing is that my CPU was never this high until recent. It's not a software thing because i did a format, unless it's the 11.6b hotfix causing more CPU interaction?
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I am not so sure. I just ran without HT. It looks terrible.
The strange thing is that my CPU was never this high until recent. It's not a software thing because i did a format, unless it's the 11.6b hotfix causing more CPU interaction?
then borrow someones nvidia gpus and try running the game with those....
see that the nvidia gpus should be comparable in performance to ur current ati gpus.....

that would tell u if the drivers or the ati cards r to blame....
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I am not so sure. I just ran without HT. It looks terrible.
The strange thing is that my CPU was never this high until recent. It's not a software thing because i did a format, unless it's the 11.6b hotfix causing more CPU interaction?
Ugh... That's a bit high, haven't tried disabling HT my self but that looks a bit high.

Just keep HT enabled, it is very useful.
    
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Its high because you have soo much GPU power, in order to push 2 6970's at your resolution you need cpu power, thats why it shoots up without HT and needs very little with one card.

You would see a minimum gain from more cpu MHZ, but your at 4.4 now how much more do you really think your going to get 200 - 400, just not worth it you have plenty of CPU power now, even if its high its still not bottlenecking your system.
Chances are a 4.6 - 4.8 2600k will show less CPU activity with similar performance..


I havent been playing BC2 lately, but I mostly play Rush & HC servers. Although if there are people on the OCN server I jump on..
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I'm still worried. Over the year games have increased the usage bit by bit. Now i am close to the top. I've got it drilled into my mind that if the lines are above 6/10th's then it worries me. Take a look at this. 4Ghz and 2 cards. Is it just me or does the usage look a bit lower? I might try stock just to see what happenes
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I'm still worried. Over the year games have increased the usage bit by bit. Now i am close to the top. I've got it drilled into my mind that if the lines are above 6/10th's then it worries me. Take a look at this. 4Ghz and 2 cards. Is it just me or does the usage look a bit lower? I might try stock just to see what happenes

So do you just need us to tell you to go ahead and upgrade?

Then go for it, get you a nice 2600k setup, clock it up to 4.8 or so...

FYI tho, BFBC2 is only coded for 3 - 4 cores as far as I know, I dont think there are any games that are actually coded for 6 - 8
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So do you just need us to tell you to go ahead and upgrade?

Then go for it, get you a nice 2600k setup, clock it up to 4.8 or so...

FYI tho, BFBC2 is only coded for 3 - 4 cores as far as I know, I dont think there are any games that are actually coded for 6 - 8
Well, i just want my rig to be totaly fine for the latest games. This usage is scaring me. I've never known BFBC2 use more than 5 out of 8 threads? Now it's using all of them at a high rate. When i look in processes, it says BFBC2 is only using 40% usage?
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