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Originally Posted by HellAshes View Post
Alright so I went around Org for a few min (Ultra settings) and wasn't at 60fps the entire time BUT MSI Afterburner tells me that my GPU usage never went about 35%

EDIT: My fps in Org was consistently between 52-58fps.

Does this mean I need to OC my CPU? Also, I haven't invested in a decent method of cooling my CPU - still just using the stock cooler thing (don't know much about computers...my friend built this one for me). Should I wait until I have a better method of cooling before I OC my CPU?
It seems like it's a GPU bottleneck, but it's not very possible since you have a 2500K. Just give the CPU overclock a try and check the results.
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post #12 of 49
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update your drivers brah
Most recent drivers. I not THAT bad at this stuff
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post #13 of 49
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It seems like it's a GPU bottleneck, but it's not very possible since you have a 2500K. Just give the CPU overclock a try and check the results.
I dont buy the fact that his CPU is stock its bottlenecking it to the point of only 35% usage. shesh... Drivers's or faulty card or somthing like that is to blame. Do more research into GPU bottleneck. It wont cause this big of an issue.
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
With your CPU at the stock clocks, and just gaming there is no need for better cooling, so your fine there. However your GPU's only getting 35% load and not holding 60 FPS is weird, My 460 stomps WoW.
Play a round of BF3 and check your GPU usage. I suspect a SLI or card issue.
How do I find out which of the cards is messed up? Going to go play a round of BF3, will be back shortly with the results.
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Is SLI even enabled?
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post #16 of 49
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How do I find out which of the cards is messed up? Going to go play a round of BF3, will be back shortly with the results.
We will get to that if its the problem. I did a quick google search and found out alot of people using SLI cards ran into a simple problem. When you update your card drivers Nvidia Control pannel turns off SLI. Check to make sure that your cards are set to SLI. Some people aso set one card to PhysX thinking it was SLI. so check the setting's in Controll pannel.
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post #17 of 49
That is a little bit extreme to be a CPU bottleneck. Is SLI running? How many lanes are each PCIe slot used running at?
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post #18 of 49
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Alright so after one quick round of BF3 I got these results.

GPU1: Averaged around 65% usage
GPU2: Averaged slightly higher, around 70% usage

I was holding 60fps for about half of the match... dropped down to around 45-50fps quite a bit. Hit 30fps twice with no major conflict going on (rockets exploding near me shouldn't kill my fps like that right?) - that doesn't make sense to me at all.
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post #19 of 49
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Alright so after one quick round of BF3 I got these results.

GPU1: Averaged around 65% usage
GPU2: Averaged slightly higher, around 70% usage

I was holding 60fps for about half of the match... dropped down to around 45-50fps quite a bit. Hit 30fps twice with no major conflict going on (rockets exploding near me shouldn't kill my fps like that right?) - that doesn't make sense to me at all.
Sounds like a CPU bottleneck or the PCIe lanes aren't at 8x / 8x (or higher).

What cooler do you have on your CPU? Will it hold an okay overclock?

Go here and put in your computer's information so we can help you a little easier.
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post #20 of 49
Hi HellAshes,

You should be kicking serious butt with that setup. What motherboard are you using? I don;t think everything is quite right. Look at my sig rig I get solidly 26500 on 3DMark06 and that's with one 5850! I know that you are concerned with the frame rate but this is an indicator of that. Check your PCIE slots settings in BIOS. Also make sure you have the PCIE buss set correctly.
Don't know if this helps but worth a try anyway.
    
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