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This is only a guess, but if the only thing you changed which relates to the game is that your HDDs are no longer in a raid0, then that would be the first thing I would assume is wrong. It's possible that the amount of information needed from the HDD in order to max out your cards can not be read fast enough. A raid0 would have effectively doubled your read rates and you said your cards run at like 50%. The math is there...
Also, why don't I see any FPS difference in BFBC2? It was also installed on my Raid 0 setup.

Should I rollback my drivers to 11.6?
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 8/7/11 at 3:49pm
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That is not true. Yes, there is a degree at which your CPU can bottleneck your GPU, but that would be in the case of dual-core processors running quad-core CPU optimized games. Sure, you can change for a sandy bridge i5/i7 processor and your FPS will go up, but keep in mind that in this case, the CPU is playing a role in increasing the FPS and not the GPU.

@ OP, your CPU is fine. It almost has the same processing power as my Core 2 Quad. Try installing OS on one HDD only.
My OS is installed on 1 HD only. I'm no longer using any Raid config.
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Like said,i could be that your hdd cant load all the data fast enough causing lower fps.

in the case of bf2bc2 it loads the map all at once,

Not sure but thats my 2cents, get some 10k drives you be good
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Also, why don't I see any FPS difference in BFBC2? It was also installed on my Raid 0 setup.

Should I rollback my drivers to 11.6?
I can only guess. But you claim that is the only thing which has changed that should have any direct effect on your game. So it's likely the problem.

Removing the SSD would have little effect on the game since the game was not installed on it. The only effect removing the SSD would have would be related to the OS if you had it installed on there. That might translate to a small fps decrease in game, but not 50%.

If the cpu was not bottlenecking before, then it isn't bottlenecking now. A cpu doesn't magically lose processing power by removing a SSD and a raid0.

What else is there?
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I rolled back to 11.6 & I got a big increase, still not 99% load but its up to mid 80s to high 80s. Frames jumped to mid 30's.

Maybe it is a driver issue.

EDIT: I believe 11.6 seemed to be the fix. I get 60fps @ high settings with GPU's @ 60% load.

Ultra settings I get around 30-45 with GPU's @ 75-90% load.

I still think it should be better. I can deal with this tho. Thanks guys & +rep!
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Well, not getting 100% on the cards is ok, but you getting below 60 fps:/ dont know why.

my 3 cards get about 33% load each playing witcher 2 all max setting, UBERSAMPLING OFF, but i have Vsync on, no need for more than 60 fps.
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Well, not getting 100% on the cards is ok, but you getting below 60 fps:/ dont know why.
cant belive you just said that
His not getting 60 fps has a direct link to his cards not getting used to 100% their capability
If those cards where pushed to 100% usage then im sure 60fps would be a reality in this scenario.

@OP are you really sure your cards got pushed to 100% usage with that CPU at an earlier point?
I cant even see how they managed to get 100% usage before you removed the SSD unless you had a differnet CPU in your rig.
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He might have his fps capped at 60 fps so in that case it would be normal.
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Why do you have a Phailom powering those beasts?
    
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He might have his fps capped at 60 fps so in that case it would be normal.
So if he capped his fps to 60 fps then and his CPU was powerfull enough then why does he not hit 60fps?

EDIT:

you allready thought your CPU was bottlenecking your rig earlier this year so why would things be any better now with more cards?

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...ottleneck.html
Edited by superj1977 - 8/7/11 at 5:51pm
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