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I am using stock cooling and i am wondering if these temps are normal? Also do higher temps cause your CPU/GPU to run slower ? I have had enough problems with this PC, i just don't get what the problem is. I can't run BF3 in peace....low fps and GPU Usage, i have tried running each card in single mode and they both hit 99% GPU Usage every time, but then when i put them together, 40 to 90% GPU Usage and the funny thing is the more tasking the environment, the lower the GPU Usage but then the less tasking the environment, the higher the GPU Usage. Crossfire is robbing me dry, i just can't spend anymore on this CPU, might just sell what i can and get a 680.

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Thats the CPU if GPU usage drop. To me it looks like the CPU is getting a bit hot. Also 3.4Ghz might not be enough for CFX and 1080p.
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Thats the CPU if GPU usage drop. To me it looks like the CPU is getting a bit hot. Also 3.4Ghz might not be enough for CFX and 1080p.

So a new CPU Cooler like the Hyper 212+ and overclocking to.............what can help?
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Multi-gpu in my opinion is best left for benching. For compatibility and smoothness, single gpu all the way.
     
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Which driver and CAP version do you have installed?

From the sounds of it, you just need to overclock your CPU and you should be fine. Invest in aftermarket cooling. Those temps are NOT normal, unless your ambient temps are extremely high.
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If you posted an actual problem someone might be able to help. Make sure your drivers and Caps are updated. I've been running 5850CF in BF3 error free since release day.
    
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So a new CPU Cooler like the Hyper 212+ and overclocking to.............what can help?

With 2500K @ 4.8Ghz @ 1080p only in some maps i get 99% GPU usage when i had HD 6970 CF. Most 64 Map it would get ~ 80-95%. You have your CPU ~ 3.4Ghz which would give you 50-60% GPU usage.
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Depending on what the OP means by low fps at his gfx settings I don't think its his CPU, otherwise how would i get 90~% on both my gpu's on a 955...

Unless its the old ATI drivers issue.....
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So a new CPU Cooler like the Hyper 212+ and overclocking to.............what can help?

I would go for a corsair h60 or better if I was you. You gonna want to overclock your 2600k as fast as you can for CF.

Personally when done right CF and SLI work great. I have been running dual cards for a long time now, first CF 4870 now SLI GTX470. Never had a problem with drivers or scaling. With the proper CPU and overclock your cards should load at 99% when v-sync is off.
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post #10 of 39
Turn off V-sync if it is on
Make sure you have updated drivers / caps
Get something more then stock cooling if you are gaming. Those temps look way too high
The Scout is a great case, but airflow is not optimal in that with the stock setup. Might want to add an extra 120 in the top bays IF you have the room and on the side panel.
and overclock that cpu so your not making a bottleneck.

Little things add up quite a bit

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