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I'm getting ~30% GPU usage when playing BF3, and it's resulting in terrible FPS averaging around 20.
I'm using the 11.10 Preview 3 Catalyst drivers.
Is there any known way of fixing this issue, I've already tried lowering the video settings ingame with no visible result.

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I'm getting ~30% GPU usage when playing BF3, and it's resulting in terrible FPS averaging around 20.
I'm using the 11.10 Preview 3 Catalyst drivers.
Is there any known way of fixing this issue, I've already tried lowering the video settings ingame with no visible result.

Cheers.
Try this:

Uninstall Catalyst driver then clean it with this then reinstall driver.

ATIMAN Uninstaller v.6.1.3 Link (Run with administrator privilege. Some antivirus software will give a false positive. Let it restarts to complete the uninstallation).

Disable UAC to install the cleaner.

Install latest WHQL Catalyst 11.10. http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...n_win7-64.aspx
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Unfortunately that didn't work, and I'm still averaging ~30% usage in every game, even when my CPU is maxed out.
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Unfortunately that didn't work, and I'm still averaging ~30% usage in every game, even when my CPU is maxed out.
Go to CCC Overdrive Power Control Setting +20%.
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Is it under performing in all games or just BF3?
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Go to CCC Overdrive Power Control Setting +20%.
I just tried this, I'll give it a whirl.
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Is it under performing in all games or just BF3?
It's underperforming in all games, I found that the clocks are dropping to 2d clocks while I'm playing, and I'm assuming that is causing the low GPU usage/terrible fps.

Any ideas how to fix this?
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I just tried this, I'll give it a whirl.


It's underperforming in all games, I found that the clocks are dropping to 2d clocks while I'm playing, and I'm assuming that is causing the low GPU usage/terrible fps.

Any ideas how to fix this?
There are two reasons when it throttles:

1. Temperature.

2. Hitting the Power Draw Limit which you need to set it to +20% or less.
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It hasn't gone over ~70 degrees celcius after a 2 hour furmark run, and the powerdraw thing I'm trying now.

Edit: Power draw doesnt work.
Edited by Amphetamines - 11/4/11 at 7:27pm
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It hasn't gone over ~70 degrees celcius after a 2 hour furmark run, and the powerdraw thing I'm trying now.

Edit: Power draw doesnt work.
Shutdown PC. Remove the card and power connection. Reseat the card and make sure power connection plug all the way in to the card and power supply.
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Did the card work beforehand, or has it done this since you got it?
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