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hi, i have a problem with my computer, why my gpu only work at 50% when im doin gaming, i just tested it with borderlands game, everything set to max, and i check my gpu usage with msi afterburner, and the chart showing, if the gpu is only work at 50%.and i dont really know about bottleneck,so i really need help.

my rig:

cpu: amd fx 6100 @ 4.39ghz
ram: G Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBNT 4x2 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3
mobo: Asrock fatal1ty pro
psu: Corsair ax 1200

and im using stock liquid cooler from amd.

ty so much. (sorry for my bad english)cheers!
post #2 of 20
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edit: and i just can reach around 35-65 in the 1st area. ty!
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Originally Posted by oxapip View Post

hi, i have a problem with my computer, why my gpu only work at 50% when im doin gaming, i just tested it with borderlands game, everything set to max, and i check my gpu usage with msi afterburner, and the chart showing, if the gpu is only work at 50%.and i dont really know about bottleneck,so i really need help.
my rig:
cpu: amd fx 6100 @ 4.39ghz
ram: G Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBNT 4x2 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3
mobo: Asrock fatal1ty pro
psu: Corsair ax 1200
and im using stock liquid cooler from amd.
ty so much. (sorry for my bad english)cheers!

What GPU?... I'm guesing you have vsync on.
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What might your GPU be?

Takes quite a GPU to be bottlenecked by a amd fx 6100 @ 4.39ghz.
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post #5 of 20
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ah, my gpu is gtx 670 ftw @ stock clock, and there is no Vsync in that games.
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You say your GPU usage is 50%, what is your CPU usage per core?
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post #7 of 20
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how to find that out?im really" noob at this. sorry frown.gif
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Most people just use Task Manager. There are other applications that are better, but task manager is generally okay.

Borderlands will only use a maximum of two cores if I am not mistaken. So you should see two cores being used much more than the others.
Edited by Ironman517 - 9/13/12 at 8:31pm
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post #9 of 20
I can't possibly imagine your GPU being bottlenecked by an FX chip running almost at 4.4ghz. You didn't say if you had any issues, how many FPS are you getting? I don't play Borderlands so I wouldn't know if it's optimized well or not.
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this is the screenshot. and the fps i got is between 35-65. im not sure why, do i have to re test it with prime?
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