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post #21 of 34
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So I did a fresh windows install on a spare hard drive and it seems to be running like it did before. I am a little lost now, I really don't want to have to reformat my primary drive. Any ideas guys?
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post #22 of 34
I have vsync on with my cards and they hang around %70 usage getting 60fps consistently. Sometimes I will see the FPS drop to 30 and the GPU usage jump to %90 on each card. I think this has to do with the newest server patch that was released. It started happening about a week ago.
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post #23 of 34
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I haven't been using vsync because it gave me stutters before. I think that some application that I have installed is stealing GPU power, but I am not sure which one.
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post #24 of 34
i will get 98% on one gpu and 0-45% on the other gpu
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post #25 of 34
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So I tried reinstalling the game, that didn't seem to help much. Anyone have any ideas short of reformatting?
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post #26 of 34
I even tried to play the game in LOW @ 2560x1440 and was still 95% GPU usage for both GPUs. In Ultra is 99% every time.
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post #27 of 34
One thing that wasn't mentioned is:

Right click on the desktop / Nvidia Control Panel / Manage 3D Settings / Check 'Global Settings' tab / Power Management should be on 'Adaptive'.

While still in Nvidia Control Panel: (Not that this step matters in BF3 - Just a check list)

Check 'Set Physx Configuration' / Under 'Select Physx Processor' is on 'AUTO'.

Tell me if that the first check list for Power Management is Adaptive and if it's not by selecting it, your GPU will go back up to 99% GPU Usage.

GPU-Z is all you need to monitor what your max GPU stats are after a bit of playing.

Good luck trouble shooting.
     
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One thing worth noting is that I only see 95%+ useage when everything is on ultra settings and HBAO is on + at least 2xaa. If I turn off HBAO or lower aa to 0 i see around 75% use. I too was worried that GPU useage had lowered but it turned out to be just because I had turned HBAO off and I guess the cards dont work as hard then.
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post #29 of 34
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@Arizonian - I checked my nvidia power management setting and it was set to adaptive by default. Also phsyx is set to auto as well, which is defaulting to the second card, not sure if thats normal.

@djpheer - I wouldn't have a problem with my GPU usage fluctuating but a lot of the times when it does I see my frame rates drop to below 40. Sometimes nothing crazy is happening on screen, it just seems random.
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post #30 of 34
It's just something small, but is vsync enabled in Nvidia control panel even though it's disabled in the game?
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