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post #11 of 20
How're your cpu temps. Do you have cool n' quiet, c1e and all that crap turned off in the Bios? Don't want your cpu to be throttling back for any reason.

36-60fps for max settings on an open world game are not bad.
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You're being held back but its not by much. The problem is that Borderlands has vsync forced on by default. Look around on google for a tweaking guide for Borderlands. There's a cfg file somewhere that you need to edit to disable vsync.
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post #13 of 20
50% GPU usage doesn't mean you're held back by the CPU, It's probably V-Sync keeping you at 60fps (which is a good thing IMO, I hate screen tearing).

For example though, on my GTX 680 I get barely 25% usage on low-mid ranged games but run rock solid 60fps. It basically means it doesn't need much to max out those games. But with something more demanding like BF3 with ultra, GPU usage could go up to 90% or maxed.

Also seeing as Borderlands 2 is a modified Unreal Engine game, it doesn't need much GPU power either.
post #14 of 20
I doubt you're being bottlenecked.

Borderlands really isn't GPU intensive biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Tks for your info guys.im gonna try downloading bf3 tonight, or is there any software that can detect my system is bottleneck or not? Ty.
post #16 of 20
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hi! im back, and tks for all of your response guys, i just tested my gpu with msi kombustor, and i crank everything up at max, @1080p,

this is the ss.

and, i under clocked my cpu to 4ghz, because the temp get to high at 4.39ghz.but im gonna oc'd it again as soon i get my h100.

ty guys.
post #17 of 20
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Do you have cool n' quiet, c1e and all that crap turned off in the Bios? Don't want your cpu to be throttling back for any reason.

I don't know where you get this misconception but CnQ and C1E and "all that crap" isn't crap. It's throttling that's based on the amount of load based on the CPU. It's totally fine to leave all of these on as these will improve your idle temps, system noise and power consumption, without affecting loaded CPU performance. Even if your processor is OCed.

post #18 of 20
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ty so much for the information, i will tollow your advice when i get my h100. it will be here on wednesday.
post #19 of 20
The problem is Borderlands. Great game but not very GPU intensive, it doesn't take much power to run a console port. And the cel shading makes it even easier to be ran
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post #20 of 20
Slightly offtopic. I use HWINFO for monitoring, you can get neat charts for each core and GPU usage all in one place thumb.gif
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