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post #11 of 21
Yeah it's perfectly normal. BF3 eats up threads, I believe it uses all 12 threads on HT CPU's as well. My 2600k sees steady 40% usage across all 8 threads as well.
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2600k would offer no benefit what so ever in games infact it is slower in some circumstances. unless it utilizes ht, but rarely any games do.
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im running my i5-2500k at 4.5 with 2x 560 ti and my usage is 75-85
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I guess ill oc more. haha
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Yeah it's perfectly normal. BF3 eats up threads, I believe it uses all 12 threads on HT CPU's as well. My 2600k sees steady 40% usage across all 8 threads as well.

40 percent sounds more appealing haha
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As long as your not on 100% you should be fine really. There's nothing wrong with high cpu usage. Only if it goes up to 100% should you be worried because it may be bottlenecking your gpus. It's not like your gonna be multitasking while playing BF3.
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what is a reasonable temp to run a i5-2500k never above 65c right?
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i thought it was 80c with intel? i may be wrong though.
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As long as your not on 100% you should be fine really. There's nothing wrong with high cpu usage. Only if it goes up to 100% should you be worried because it may be bottlenecking your gpus. It's not like your gonna be multitasking while playing BF3.

ya it never hit a hundred but it hit like 92 i believe.
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what is a reasonable temp to run a i5-2500k never above 65c right?

This is debateable, 70-80c is perfectly fine under load, I would not want to go past this for longivity reasons.
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