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Considering I am playing at medium settings with medium post process AA and 45FPS on the gtx 280 (which is being used at 99%), isn't this cpu usage a tad low? or is it because the settings?
PS. only the first 2/3s of the usage was from BF3, the rest is after I exited

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Also, I've had my pc assembled by NCIX for 50$ which also gives burn testing for 48 hrs, and a 1 year coverage (which is a sweet bang for buck btw). They said they updated the mobo to latest bios, but I checked in regedit, for bios firmware version and it says its an ASUS 04.06.04 and date 11/07/11, but my mobo is asrock extreme3 gen3. Is anything wrong with that or what should i do?
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No, it looks perfectly fine to me. BF3 is so graphic intensive, it hardly uses the CPU. switch your resolution to 800x600 and see the CPU usage skyrocket. thumb.gif
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No, it looks perfectly fine to me. BF3 is so graphic intensive, it hardly uses the CPU. switch your resolution to 800x600 and see the CPU usage skyrocket. thumb.gif

This.

I can fold and run 10 virus scans and still stay fine in Crysis for me, but I lower the resolution down to 800x600 and I play 10FPS
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Considering I am playing at medium settings with medium post process AA and 45FPS on the gtx 280 (which is being used at 99%), isn't this cpu usage a tad low? or is it because the settings?
PS. only the first 2/3s of the usage was from BF3, the rest is after I exited
Also, I've had my pc assembled by NCIX for 50$ which also gives burn testing for 48 hrs, and a 1 year coverage (which is a sweet bang for buck btw). They said they updated the mobo to latest bios, but I checked in regedit, for bios firmware version and it says its an ASUS 04.06.04 and date 11/07/11, but my mobo is asrock extreme3 gen3. Is anything wrong with that or what should i do?

Your CPU is too good for your graphics card wink.gif in other words: it can handle more befor it is at 100% (your graphic card is the bottleneck.)

Even a GTX580 will do very nice in your setup wink.gif maxed all out at 1920x1200 and still your CPU can handle it wink.gif

Now for the BIOS stuff:

Open CPU-Z again, and click on the 3th TAB (Mainboard)

There you can see ALL you need to know:

Mobo brand,
Mobo BIOS,
Date,
Etc...
   
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Oh thanks a bunch guys
Yea CPUz says the bios is P1.20 and on asrock website it shows that latest in 1.20 so im guessing its the same. thumb.gif

As for the gpu I am saving up as fast as I can for the new GTX 670 but I just broke the piggy bank with for a macbook pro and this build so it might that some months. But yea hopefully no more bottlenecks till haswell is here. biggrin.gif

Again, thanks for fast and quality answers I LOVE THIS FORUM biggrin.gif:D:D
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Yeah with a 560 I see my 2500K move around from 20-70% load, and there is no real difference in framerate between 4.5GHz and 5.1Ghz.
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