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GPU Usage Spikeing in BF3

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Just set up SLI using the specs in my sig and went to try BF3 and noticed the cards usage would spike up and down. Based on what I have read I do not think anything in my system is causing a bottle neck, but I could be wrong. If I try MSI Afterburner both cards will stay at 97-99% usage which would be normal. Heat is not an issue since the max is 65*C on the top card. I am using the supplied drivers on the cd that come with the cards. (285.66) I have not tried any other drivers yet but I do plan to. What else could be causing the spikes during game play. I just got Batman so I can give that a try. Also I use 3 monitors for a Nvidia Surround in 2D mode.
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Just tried Batman and it was fine. Played for about 20 minutes and checked the gpu usage which it stayed consistent at 98-99%. So this rules out a lot just right here. I am starting to think it is driver issues. Maybe i should try the new beta ones.

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