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Hey everyone,
Is Bad Company 2 still plagued with low GPU usage spikes for Fermi? I have a G19 keyboard and I constantly monitor my GPU and once in a while (very seldom), the load will drop from my average mid 90% to 40% cutting my FPS from 140 to 70, not that it's a big deal but still... Everything in the game is maxed out at 2560*1600 (including AA & AF), vSync is off. On top of that I set the nvidia control panel to clamp ambient oclusion, high quality textures and 0 pre-rendered frames. I've been trying for the past hour to recreate the problem but I couldn't. I was logging my CPU info in the background and there are no weird frequency drops there/
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why do you put vsync off and 0 pre rendered frames? just for my curiosity cuz im trying to make the game look its best as well earlier today on nvidia cp
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Ive heard that the nvidia drivers for bc2 are still not fixxed so there really isnt anything you can do about it cept try some older drivers.
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no one plays that anymore breh...
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Pre-renderered frames are useful to allow smoother gameplay at lower FPS by allowing your CPU to do part of the processing, however it can cause input lag. I'm pushing 140FPS so I really don't need my CPU to do anything. And I've been keeping vSync off just because I enjoy seeing my FPS go crazy high. I'll eventually turn it on but seeing my FPS without a cap allows me to see if my FPS is on par with the crazy performance I should be getting.
Edited by Emmanuel - 10/2/11 at 5:52pm
    
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I had the same problem with my 560ti. GPU usage would cut out randomly. I did a clean install of the new beta drivers (285.27) and everything works great now.
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vsync = input lag

I tried BC2 last night to test my overclock and noticed low use as well. Don't remember it being like that with older drivers.
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post #8 of 10
nah works fine for me, i play with 99% gpu ussage all the time.
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Seems that it's pretty random then. 99% on a single card though is normal and expected; since SLI doens't scale 100%, that's why usage fluctuates in the 95-98% range. Maybe the fact that I'm running SLI amplifies the problem. There's no way however that my cards are bottlenecked. I hope I won't get the same problem with BF3 or else I'll be very pissed!
    
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post #10 of 10
Emmanuel, I had the same issue, what I had to do was uninstall Afterburner and close steam while playing the game, worked well ever since.
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