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Hey guys. Today I installed Prototype and started to play.
I maxed it out, full AA and everything. For some reason, I have lags.
I read the sys.reqs of the game and it doesn't seem to be coming close
to my system (you can see my rig in the signature). While playing, I
clicked alt+tab and noticed that my CPU usage was 90%. This is unusual,
I mean I am playing BFBC2 on max graphics and the CPU usage is not
even close to 65%.

So, is this normal? Prototype using 4 physical cores? huh?
    
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what res are you using?
is your CPU still at stock clocks like it says in your sig? I believe prototype is single threaded and this could rape performance

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-versus-i7,2360-12.html

that link shows how an OC can really help a lot in Prototype
Edited by OutOfBalanceOX - 8/19/11 at 6:40am
    
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I heard something about disabling human interface devices in device manager to boost FPS in prototype as odd as that sounds...it did work on release. Obv, u cant disable all of them since your mouse is one, but the unnecessary ones.
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I am playing at 1400x900 resolution.
My CPU is not OCed..but what are you trying to tell me, that
I need to OC my cpu so I can run it faster or u meant GPU?

So, is it normal that my cpu usage is 100% while playing Prototype?
Is it that demanding?
    
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Prototype plays great on my HTPC and my sig rig.. the HTPC is only an X3 @ 3.2 and 4580. Both ran at 1080p. I don't think the game is real demanding.

When you alt / tab is it prototype that is using all of the cpu or is something else using it?

Is it a constant lag or do you think it could be lag from your hdd when a new area is rendered?
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Originally Posted by SethCohen;14640166 
I am playing at 1400x900 resolution.
My CPU is not OCed..but what are you trying to tell me, that
I need to OC my cpu so I can run it faster or u meant GPU?

So, is it normal that my cpu usage is 100% while playing Prototype?
Is it that demanding?

Protoype is a CPU intensive game, especially at a resolution like 1440x900, where the GPU isnt working overly hard to render the game.
A CPU OC should bring your framerates up so that the game is playable for you
    
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Yes, I think that it is lagging because it is trying to render something.
The lag is NOT constant.. for example when I move quickly to another
place it lags for 2-3sec and then it is OK. So I can fix that by OCing the CPU?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SethCohen;14640868 
Yes, I think that it is lagging because it is trying to render something.
The lag is NOT constant.. for example when I move quickly to another
place it lags for 2-3sec and then it is OK. So I can fix that by OCing the CPU?
assuming you have a decent aftermarket cpu cooler, it cant hurt to try
    
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;14640900 
assuming you have a decent aftermarket cpu cooler, it cant hurt to try

well, I am ordering a coolermaster hyper212+ next friday, but with the stock cooler, do you think I can OC the i5 2500k to 3.8GHz without problems? i really want to play Prototype and next friday is far xD
    
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Originally Posted by SethCohen;14641238 
well, I am ordering a coolermaster hyper212+ next friday, but with the stock cooler, do you think I can OC the i5 2500k to 3.8GHz without problems? i really want to play Prototype and next friday is far xD

Ive heard of getting to 4GHz on the stock cooler, but I dont recommend it.
If you do though just keep an eye on your temps
    
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