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I just built a system for a friend of mine with a HD 6870 and a Phenom II x2 560 and it seems to run great. However, we opened up BC2 and there are sudden lag spikes sometimes. These lag spikes never happen on my PC even though I have a 6870 as well, except with a more powerful CPU.

Upon further investigation I realized that the CPU is at 100% load when running BC2 but the GPU is not. Does this mean that there is a bottleneck?
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Thanks for the quick reply, repped. Any suggestions as to how far I should OC the system to get rid of the bottleneck?
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As far as it takes for the video card to reach 100% usage
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Thanks for the quick reply, repped. Any suggestions as to how far I should OC the system to get rid of the bottleneck?
Pretty high..like maybe you can try 3.8? BFBC2 LOVES quad core CPU's, if you still experience lag at that overclock there is nothing you can really do beside upgrade to a quad.
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Thanks for the quick reply, repped. Any suggestions as to how far I should OC the system to get rid of the bottleneck?
Try unlock the cores on that phenom. Because BC2 is very core reliant, the more cores the better. If not you should aim at 4ghz overclock with decent cooling
    
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There is a bottleneck because he only has a dual core. Bad Company 2 runs much better with the extra two cores. Overclocking will really only do so much and does your friend have the cooling for it?

You should be able to pick up a Phenom X4 955 or 965 for relatively cheap now days. Really you shouldn't be surprised at this bottleneck if you don't have at least a quad core now days.
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You should be able to pick up a Phenom X4 955 or 965 for relatively cheap now days. Really you shouldn't be surprised at this bottleneck if you don't have at least a quad core now days.
I have a 3 cores cpu and a stronger video. I don't have any bottlenecking going on with games.
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Delete the directx files in the BC2 directory. That should solve GPU usage issues.
   
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