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I remember how my brother's AMD Phenom build fluctuated alot with GPU usage, so I thought when I built my own with a stronger CPU, that I would get 99-100% gpu usage always(depending on the scenario ofcourse). I've seen other people's picture of GPU usage in Heaven Engine, and it's completely flatlined, absolutely no fluctuation, always 100% so I'm wondering what's holding me back from getting that? This gpu usage is from Heaven Engine, standard settings @ 1440x900(my current monitor's native res, until I get my 1080p one)

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anyone?
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Looks pretty normal to me, as the res picks up so will your gpu usage with the synthetic benchmarks.
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Ah I might've been confusing the pictures I've seen. Just ran Furmark and my GPU usage was completely flatlined with no fluctuation as high as it could go, so I guess there is nothing wrong and I'm just looking for something to be wrong with my new build lol.
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Ah I might've been confusing the pictures I've seen. Just ran Furmark and my GPU usage was completely flatlined with no fluctuation as high as it could go, so I guess there is nothing wrong and I'm just looking for something to be wrong with my new build lol.

Nothing wrong with your build other than the paltry 4.4 on that cpu biggrin.gif
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Nothing wrong with your build other than the paltry 4.4 on that cpu biggrin.gif

Paltry? Well it does take more voltage than other people I've seen to stabilize it, if that's what you meant. Temps never exceed 65 in gaming, and it is on just an evo so I'm more than happy with it lol. And I'd prefer my CPU not turn into a volcano, when trying to hit crazy high OC's on IB lol.
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Heaven benchmark does that with GPU usage on a LOT of people's computers (it does it on mine as well) ... it shows little sudden, very brief blips down to real low usage levels. It's nothing to worry about, just some quick loading of data it does while running (that the GPU has to wait for) I believe.
    
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