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2500k not enough for BF3 apparantly

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Recently I had problems with constant lag and not very smooth gameplay even at 120 fps 120 hz. I noticed my CPU being at 100% pretty much all the time, this was caused by Origin losing connection and using over 40% of the CPU.

Now recently and I think always never really looked it, figured it was just the bad console port from BF3 that was not always giving me a smooth image even at 120 fps.

But now I been monitoring it a bit more and whenever I feel its not smooth and check my task manager I see spikes up to 100%. I have been told a lot of things and a 2500k is MORE then enough for gaming. How is it maxing out BF3 when the second proces is only taking 4% ? As I said never looked at it before, but it seems this has been like this since I got the 2500k.

All four cores are 60% with the first one at 80% during smooth gameplay, when it lags its #1 with the most 100% spikes the other 3 also spike up to 100%.

So 2500k actually not enough for BF3 ? I tried overclocking before but #4 kept crashing during Prime, might give it another shot.

Any ideas ?

ASRock extreme 3 gen 3.
BF3 on SSD.
Windows on SSD.
EVGA GTX 670 SC. 78C max.
8 GB 1600 Mhz Ripjaw-X
And the 2500k 50-55C in BF3.
1920x1080 120hz
Edited by Doubleome - 9/13/12 at 12:09pm
post #2 of 39
are you trying to play it without a gpu? lol...
post #3 of 39
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Originally Posted by jordanecmusic View Post

are you trying to play it without a gpu? lol...

Im getting 120 fps still right ? think w/e BF3 renderers or proceses with CPU takes up ALOT of CPU power.
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Originally Posted by jordanecmusic View Post

are you trying to play it without a gpu? lol...

Same question
post #5 of 39
No lag or any other problems in BF3 here. 2500k & GTX 570.
post #6 of 39
2500k is great for gaming.....with a discrete GPU
post #7 of 39
BF3 never pushes past 40% on my 2500k,what exactly are you doing?
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It's definitely not going to hold 120FPS but should hold 60FPS steadily if it's overclocked a bit. I'd try for 4.0GHz+. You may have to start adjusting the voltage after a certain speed.
It can be dependent on your GPU too. If it's not strong enough it will limit your frame rate and create the CPU usage fluctuation that you are seeing.
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So I was told, yet im seeing 100% on the CPU from BF3.

Might need bit better monitoring then just Task manager, but thats what it looks like atm.

GTX 670, pretty much stable 80-120 FPS any map. Capped it at 120 with .cfg file.
post #10 of 39
Nothing wrong with your chip, you have another issue somewhere. I use an AMD PII 965 and have 0 issues so...
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