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i think my cpu bottlenecking me a bit in BC last match my cpu hit 97% and gpu usage dropped like a brick from 97% to 61% and fps tanked too from 90 to 45 only for about 5-10 seconds most of the time I'm fine. thats a bottleneck right?

reason why I'm asking is 20 different people telling me thats not a bottleneck.
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It's a bit hard to believe that a Phenom II would be bottle necked by a 8800gts imo. That's a really old video card.
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There is no way a phenom ii x4 proc will bottleneck your 8800gt.
I agree with the other 20 different people that it is not bottleneck.

There is something wrong with your system.
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post #4 of 28
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It's a bit hard to believe that a Phenom II would be bottle necked by a 8800gts imo. That's a really old video card.
not a GTS its a GT

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Originally Posted by haziqk10 View Post
There is no way a phenom ii x4 proc will bottleneck your 8800gt.
I agree with the other 20 different people that it is not bottleneck.

There is something wrong with your system.
well BC2 was sucking 97% of my cpu
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Sad to say but I think it is your CPU, the game is sooo hard on CPU's. It uses 1 core just to process the audio in game, sounds like the problems I had with my GTX 275/Q9400 rig would randomly lose 1/2 my FPS and CPU would be maxed and GPU throttling down to 50-60%. An i7 950 cured all my bfbc2 problems now I am locked on 60FPS.
    
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Sad to say but I think it is your CPU, the game is sooo hard on CPU's. It uses 1 core just to process the audio in game, sounds like the problems I had with my GTX 275/Q9400 rig would randomly lose 1/2 my FPS and CPU would be maxed and GPU throttling down to 50-60%. An i7 950 cured all my bfbc2 problems now I am locked on 60FPS.
okay then i can fix that
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post #7 of 28
BC2 can be weird sometimes ... I mostly get 95-99% GPU usage but every now and then it'll drop to 60-70% and my FPS go down.
With that video card, no, your CPU is not bottlenecking it. Probably some glitch or something.
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post #8 of 28
By definition when your CPU isn't fast enough to power your GPU it's bottlenecking it.

You can alleviate the bottleneck by shifting more of the load onto the GPU by raising the resolution to see if that helps.
    
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@philhalo66 - How do you have 6000 posts here, and not understand what your system is doing? Not trying to troll, or be a tool, i just don't understand that?

Why in gods name are you using such a POS graphics card? That thing is ancient, and tbh i am stunned it can run a playable BC2 client. Upgrade? Your GPU is a huge bottleneck.
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i think my cpu bottlenecking me a bit in BC last match my cpu hit 97% and gpu usage dropped like a brick from 97% to 61% and fps tanked too from 90 to 45 only for about 5-10 seconds most of the time I'm fine. thats a bottleneck right?

reason why I'm asking is 20 different people telling me thats not a bottleneck.
I'm just curious, what software are you using to monitor this with?
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