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it cant be the voltage because crysis warhead is the only game that does this The original crysis runs flawless maxed. yes amd has CnQ (cool n Quiet) it drops the cpu clocks and voltages when idle i decided to revert to stock everything except i unlocked my 4th core but even on stock voltage its stable. it runs the same so it must be some sort of game bug.

Most likely has something to do with the "optimization" of the game, for me the original ran at 60 FPS on High but Warhead felt a lot more slow (didn't check the actual FPS) Maybe I'll reinstall it tonight and see if I get the same issue with my newer video card.
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i jsut installed crysis warhead and its pretty much unplayable, my framerate regularly drops to 16 fps and when it does my GPU usage drops to 48%. I have never seen it go above 87% GPU usage i don't think its a CPU bottleneck CPU usage never goes past 46%, this is the only game it is happening in i ran BC2 right after and GPU usage was 96-98% constantly. I am about to reinstall AMD drivers and see if that fixes it.
after reinstalling the drivers it is more than double the performance it was before now the lowest usage is 87% and average is 96%.

Classic CPU bottleneck....
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Classic CPU bottleneck....
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it cant be the voltage because crysis warhead is the only game that does this The original crysis runs flawless maxed. yes amd has CnQ (cool n Quiet) it drops the cpu clocks and voltages when idle i decided to revert to stock everything except i unlocked my 4th core but even on stock voltage its stable. it runs the same so it must be some sort of game bug.

Try what I set before, start the game up, alt tab and open the task manager processor, right click Crysis.exe and set the affinity to core 3 and core 4 (or 2 & 3) and see if it helps, since the first core is usually taken up by the system processes (at least more so than the last two) report back and see if that helps it at all.
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Most likely has something to do with the "optimization" of the game, for me the original ran at 60 FPS on High but Warhead felt a lot more slow (didn't check the actual FPS) Maybe I'll reinstall it tonight and see if I get the same issue with my newer video card.

it must be
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Classic CPU bottleneck....

my friend has a core i7 920@ 3.5GHz and i put my 4870 in there and it did the same thing so it not the CPU
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Try what I set before, start the game up, alt tab and open the task manager processor, right click Crysis.exe and set the affinity to core 3 and core 4 (or 2 & 3) and see if it helps, since the first core is usually taken up by the system processes (at least more so than the last two) report back and see if that helps it at all.

tried made no difference
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I wouldn't rule out ATI Drivers either, was this game designed for nvidia cards? Could have something to do with it maybe, I just tried Warhead out with Vsync off on High settings and got 100-120 FPS with 90-99% usage CPU usage never passed 30% and none of my cores reached the maximum (or so my G510 LCD tells me)
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I wouldn't rule out ATI Drivers either, was this game designed for nvidia cards? Could have something to do with it maybe, I just tried Warhead out with Vsync off on High settings and got 100-120 FPS with 90-99% usage CPU usage never passed 30% and none of my cores reached the maximum (or so my G510 LCD tells me)

hmm its entirely possible its ati drivers. oh well the game sucks anyway.
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