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How badly am I being bottlenecked?

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All my sig rig info is correct, im not really asking about a game in general, more about the overall bottleneck effect, however, the example and reason of making this thread is BF3 performance, to keep FPS at 60 for the most part, I need to have settings at medium.

I will be overclocking once I reseat my CPU HSF as my temps are getting to 85fps at times...

The question is, how much will I need to OC by to eliminate bottlenecking?

Current clock is 2.9ghz
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Hmmm... Not sure there.

Have you tried underclocking your processor a bit,
and see if it hurts the FPS right quick?

Or maybe just OC your GPU,
and see if the FPS improves...?
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get msi afterbuner and then check your GPU usage.
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Originally Posted by experience333 View Post

The best way to know if you have a CPU bottleneck is to look at the cpu usage while running your 3D application (game?).
If you see the CPU topping out at 100%, then you most probably have a CPU bottleneck. In that case you might as well check on the GPU usage. If the GPU usage is NOT at 99% and you do not have Vsync enabled, that pretty much tells you straight forward that the CPU is bottlenecking.

from another thread.....get gpuz/msi afterburner and a cpu meter. test it out. thumb.gif
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run benches first
make some test ... just compare under different settings
try to overclock CPU only..... then GPU only.... all together after that
run benches every time you jump a clock.... just to know on what direction to move next
then using this numbers you can make opinion where is your bottleneck for real biggrin.gif
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