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Alright this is quite weird

My friend has a q6600@ 3.0ghz along with an 8800gt

When he plays BC2 at his rez of 1368x768 at high settings his gpu is only at 60% while his processor is around 92%, however this is only a 8800gt, why isnt it working at 100%? Im sure his processor is more than enough for it.
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the game is more cpu based
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Originally Posted by jamborhgini313 View Post
the game is more cpu based
So does that mean that if he upgraded his gpu there would be no benefit? Seems kinda upsurd considering how old his card is
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So does that mean that if he upgraded his gpu there would be no benefit? Seems kinda upsurd considering how old his card is
anything will help with the game being needy, also how much vram does the card have, how much ram does his system have? ive seen 700mbs of vram used in bfbc2 so that could have a effect. there is a bottleneck somewhere but gonna need some more info.

he should be able to play it fine though. the game is graphics needy also so i wouldnt rule it out.
    
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lmao so sad..i need a new cpu soon my babies always maxed out to 100% on most of the games released today...
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the game is just screwed up,even my gtx 480 only gets 50-60% used and get around 80-120 fps it makes me angry because i always wonder how much fps ill get if its getting used 100%,i guess ill die one day without ever knowing
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lmao so sad..i need a new cpu soon my babies always maxed out to 100% on most of the games released today...
overclock it, spend 20 bux on a 212+ heatsink and get up to like 3.5 or so and get another year out of your processor
    
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anything will help with the game being needy, also how much vram does the card have, how much ram does his system have? ive seen 700mbs of vram used in bfbc2 so that could have a effect. there is a bottleneck somewhere but gonna need some more info.

he should be able to play it fine though. the game is graphics needy also so i wouldnt rule it out.
Card has 512mb he has 4g ddr2
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Delete the directx files in the BC2 folder, seriously. This is an issue.
D3DCompiler_42.dll
D3DX9_42.dll
d3dx10_42.dll
d3dx11_42.dll
The problem is the game installs these directx files that are older than the latest version of directx and it causes slowdown. Even with my crossfire 5770s I was only get 60-70 GPU usage but after deleting these files which forces it to use system32 versions, it started hitting 99%. Everyone playing this game should try it before blaming CPU bottleneck
Forgot where I got this quote, save it to my desktop just for situations like this .
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