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I am experiencing some weird GPU usages issues.

Up until today, i have Played the beta in maxed out servers, and never had a problem 90-99% usage all the time, never dropping below 60 FPS playing around 3+ hours at a time

Now today when I join a game, I am getting about 3-4 minutes of good gameplay then my gpu usage starts cutting out to 0% and back, over and over.

Nothing has changed on my system. Any ideas?
     
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Hello mate
Could you be running out of vram, perhaps??

The game only uses, CPU 40% of my 8 threads. So it's not CPU BN imo
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Could you be running out of vram, perhaps??

The game only uses, CPU 40% of my 8 threads. So it's not CPU BN imo
Wouldn't explain why it worked fine every day before today.
     
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Wouldn't explain why it worked fine every day before today.
Hmm

In the Alpha, we were told that the game experience "fps/and what ever" could change from time to time. And this was going to be because of them trying different settings, their side! Now if this is what is happening IDK
But it's my next guess, all the same
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Hmm

In the Alpha, we were told that the game experience "fps/and what ever" could change from time to time. And this was going to be because of them trying different settings, their side! Now if this is what is happening IDK
But it's my next guess, all the same
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I suppose so, perhaps changes involved with "releasing caspian" either way, very upsetting
     
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I suppose so, perhaps changes involved with "releasing caspian" either way, very upsetting
At worst, you might have to drop a setting on one of the settings that don't do much anyway
HBAO springs to mind!
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Are you still getting the same scores as ever, in 3Dmark11/Vantage??
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
At worst, you might have to drop a setting on one of the settings that don't do much anyway
HBAO springs to mind!
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Are you still getting the same scores as ever, in 3Dmark11/Vantage??
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Unfortunately there is no difference between low or ultra

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Unfortunately there is no difference between low or ultra

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Not true, don't listen to this guy.
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Not true, don't listen to this guy.
Since he is the original poster I'm sure he does know what he is talking about. I assume what he is saying is that regardless of his graphics settings he is having problems with his gpu usage dropping to %0.
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I was just about to create a similar topic, yes this is aggravating me, I thought it was my system, but only in BF3 does my GPU usage drop for a split second and return.

I mean it is very rare for it to happen, it happens maybe once or if unlucky twice during a whole game.However it was very annoying when I'm running the game at 60-80FPS and it drops to 20+ FPS.

I hope I find a fix for this, I might have to re-install drivers and try again, however if it is the actual game, then I'm out of luck.

I'm scared when the full game comes out, with the additional graphic settings, that will even kill my system.
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