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i was trying to run half life 2 and for some reason it was maxing 1 core and barely touching the other 3 and my gpu usage was pretty low when you get out of the train station my framerate dropped from over 100 to 44 but gpu usage was only 71% and cpu usage was around 59-61% not sure whats going on now in episode 2 the menu uses 99% gpu usage and still only maxes 1 core and barely touches the other 3 and my framerate is pretty low its usually around 120+ but its only 68-71FPS

any ideas?
Edited by philhalo66 - 7/31/11 at 10:29am
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is multicore rendering enabled?
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is multicore rendering enabled?
yes
after about 45 seconds in the menu


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BC2 uses around 87% and gpu usage is normally 78-96% so its only source games that are giving me trouble.
Edited by philhalo66 - 7/29/11 at 4:49pm
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a clean install of windows 7 and xp did not change anything still only using 1 core i checked affinity and it says all cores is enabled.
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Didn't the source engine only make use of multiple cores after Episode 2? I seem to remember that.
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Didn't the source engine only make use of multiple cores after Episode 2? I seem to remember that.

they updated the engine too so all source games do now
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From the graph, that looks like the kind of usage you see w/a game that's coded for two cores. But then, the menu is not likely to be representative of the gpu/cpu usage in the actual game.

44 fps is awfully low though to be cpu-bottlenecking, even on a dual-core game, given that your proc is way more powerful than what that game was designed around (i.e. 2004 tech).

What's the vram usage looking like in Afterburner? And are you running any mods at all?

You probably have some kind of bottleneck, but I sorta doubt it's the CPU.
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From the graph, that looks like the kind of usage you see w/a game that's coded for two cores. But then, the menu is not likely to be representative of the gpu/cpu usage in the actual game.

44 fps is awfully low though to be cpu-bottlenecking, even on a dual-core game, given that your proc is way more powerful than what that game was designed around (i.e. 2004 tech).

What's the vram usage looking like in Afterburner? And are you running any mods at all?

You probably have some kind of bottleneck, but I sorta doubt it's the CPU.
VRAM usage is never over 300MB
also its like that during gameplay as well but left 4 dead is fine. also i'll make a note i rolled back to 266.58 and my framerate more than tripled(nvidia drivers are worse than ati lately) but GPU usage is still really low. left 4 dead uses 89-94% and my framerate is around 100-300 but half life 2 episode 2 only using 60% maximum even when my framerate is low. The average FPS on it is 45-60
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Have you got V-sync turned on?
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Have you got V-sync turned on?
no i made sure to disable it. and i have it forced off in the drivers
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