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Hey guys, sorry to make another bf3 thread, but I'm a little stumped. I have been playing BF3 on ultra 2x AA and recently my GPU usage has not been what it used to be. It used to be pegged at 90%+ as I am not using Vsynch. Now it usually hovers around 75%. I have tried reverting to the beta drivers and reinstalling the newest drivers and nothing seems to have fixed it. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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post #2 of 34
whats your cpu usage?
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post #3 of 34
i'm assuming your FPS dropped, too. maybe there's a CPU bottleneck? maybe you accidentally enabled vsync in the game or the nvidia control panel?
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I have an i7 950 I wasn't monitoring it because I didn't think it would be bottlenecking. I'll keep an eye on it.
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post #5 of 34
use a driver sweeper and remove any trace of the driver for the graphics card and reinstall the newest drivers. hopefully it should work.
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post #6 of 34
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Tried that, didn't change anything. I should add that this is happening in other things too not just BF3, not sure if that helps. Also while playing BF3 I checked my CPU and it was at about 40-50% usage.
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post #7 of 34
I use to get perfect 60 fps in battlefield running everything maxed out. The last few day though, I have been getting drops down into the 40s and noticable lag. Whenever it happens I check my CPU usage and all 4 cores are in the 80s-90s,a nd my GPUs drop down into the 20-30%, and their usually in the 50s-70s to keep 60fps while using Vsync.
It's only been happening the last 3 days. Have you checked you CPU usage while it happens?
I'm trying to figure out why this just started happening to me also.
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post #8 of 34
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The only way that I was able to check my usage was through the task manager, does anyone know of a better way of monitoring CPU usage?
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post #9 of 34
I use coretemp to check mine. I don't know if it does graphs, I have a screen on my keyboard and cpuz has a plug in for it. I just look down and check my usage when I'm getting slow downs.

After having a keyboard with a screen on it, it would be really hard for me not to have one. It's just so easy to be on top of temps with it.
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post #10 of 34
gpu usage should always be close to 99% when v-sync is off

check your system/drivers my friend. But it could possible be that since SLI is in use, it doesn't have to work as hard.
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