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On BF3 on the caspian border map my FPS is dropping down to 54 according to MSI afterburner, but it feels lower then that, because there is noticable lag and it just feels jerky. My GPU usage goes to the 60s and my cpu usage up to the 80s and 90s on all 4 cores. It doesn't do it all the time, but it's often enough to annoy me considering my setup.

Could my 950 really be bottlenecking my GPUs? I thought it could keep up with them easy, so I really don't know whats wrong. I had it overclocked at one time, but dropped it back down, because I didn't think I would need it, and really don't know a ton about OCing.

I just went in and messed with it some more. I wonder if it could be me maxing out Vram? I'm using over almost 1300 all the time.
Edited by bevo - 11/8/11 at 7:58pm
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post #2 of 11
disable hyperthreading on your 950. go into nvidia settings and set threaded optimization to off. this helped me get non jerky gameplay
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disable hyperthreading on your 950. go into nvidia settings and set threaded optimization to off. this helped me get non jerky gameplay
I've already done that. It's only jerky when I when my fps drops. It's not jerky like that problem, it's more like my system just slows down.
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post #4 of 11
You have a H70 & a Rampage III, try clocking it up to 4.0 and see if it helps.

I doubt that a 950 is a bottleneck, sounds more like a poorly coded game, your not maxing out the ram.

See if clocking it higher helps. The i7-950 Club linked in my sig has alot of members that can assist you in the settings for your setup.
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dought there is a bottle neck. Caspian border is the single most demanding map in the game, I get rps drop from solid 60 on that one too. I think everyone has FPS issue's with it, it's just that epic of a map.
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I've already done that. It's only jerky when I when my fps drops. It's not jerky like that problem, it's more like my system just slows down.
Are you hitting your Vram limit? See how much Vram your using when the Fps drops.
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Are you hitting your Vram limit? See how much Vram your using when the Fps drops.
It's always at the Vram limit. It never drops below 1200. As far as the caspian border being the most demanding map. The weird thing with the fps drop is that my GPUs go down into the 60s when it happens. SOmetimes I notice my fps in the 40's but it doesn't effect the gameplay. when the gameplay gets laggy feeling and I look at afterburner it's always at 54fps, and my gpus are in the 60s or 70s. The more I try things out, the more I think it's just the game screwing up somewhere, and not using my GPUs right. I've read there are alot of SLI and crossfire probelms, I should consider myslef lucky this is the only problem i have had with the game. I was just worried that it wasn't the game, and it is my system is doing something weird.
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never mind
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It's always at the Vram limit. It never drops below 1200. As far as the caspian border being the most demanding map. The weird thing with the fps drop is that my GPUs go down into the 60s when it happens. SOmetimes I notice my fps in the 40's but it doesn't effect the gameplay. when the gameplay gets laggy feeling and I look at afterburner it's always at 54fps, and my gpus are in the 60s or 70s. The more I try things out, the more I think it's just the game screwing up somewhere, and not using my GPUs right. I've read there are alot of SLI and crossfire probelms, I should consider myslef lucky this is the only problem i have had with the game. I was just worried that it wasn't the game, and it is my system is doing something weird.
what browser do you use? and do you have GPU acceleration eneabled in that browser?
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You just need to clock your chip a bit higher you should she some good gains in sli.
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