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I have this rig,

E6700 @ Stock
4GB 667Mhz RAM
9800GX2
Win 7 32 Bit

When i run Heaven at DirectX 10, High Shaders, x16 Filter and x8 AA @ 1280x1024 the CPU Maxes out and Laggs Heaven a lot, my GX2 is in SLI mode and the Graph on MSI Afterburner shows my GPU loads go down as my CPU loads spike. My CPU is at 95-99% and when it spikes to 100%, my GPU Load tanks and Heaven lags back, even the Audio skips around.

My question is, how is a GPU Stressful program like Heaven burning up my CPU? I have went through Task Manger and killed Sidebar and anything using my CPU, nothing changes. What is going on?

For the record my old 7950GX2 ran fine with NO CPU issues, so how is my 9800GX2 having CPU issues?

CPU: 45C
GPU: 69C <<During Heaven so it's not heat.


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BUMP! Their is over 100 members viewing this Category, come on guys! lol

maybe your cpu is bottlenecking the 9800gx2 since it's 2 series above the 7950, it requires more "power" from the cpu for sure
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BUMP! Their is over 100 members viewing this Category, come on guys! lol

maybe your cpu is bottlenecking the 9800gx2 since it's 2 series above the 7950, it requires more "power" from the cpu for sure

Yes but the 7950GX2 had 30+ FPS and the 9800GX2 has about 40+, i figured a GPU Stress test program like Unigine would NOT stress the CPU that much. Anything else could be wrong? 4GB of RAM on a 32 Bit OS? Need to Redo the Driver installs from the 7950? Etc?
 
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stock e6700 is definitely a bottleneck for a card thats really not much slower than a gtx 460. get a aftermarket cooler and oc to 333x10.
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stock e6700 is definitely a bottleneck for a card thats really not much slower than a gtx 460. get a aftermarket cooler and oc to 333x10.

Huh, never would of thought a Dual Core 2.66Ghz CPU would Bottleneck a GPU Stress Program...

I would OC, but as it says in my Back-Up RIG Stats i am on a OEM HP Mobo so OC can't happen... lol And a E6700 is the BEST CPU this Mobo can take...

Well thanks guys, i never would of guessed this ol' E6700 couldn't keep up with a 9800GX2. What would be a better GPU for this CPU then? 8800GTX or 9600GTX/9800GTX+?
 
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Huh, never would of thought a Dual Core 2.66Ghz CPU would Bottleneck a GPU Stress Program...

I would OC, but as it says in my Back-Up RIG Stats i am on a OEM HP Mobo so OC can't happen... lol And a E6700 is the BEST CPU this Mobo can take...

Well thanks guys, i never would of guessed this ol' E6700 couldn't keep up with a 9800GX2. What would be a better GPU for this CPU then? 8800GTX or 9600GTX/9800GTX+?

Changing the GPU will not in any way improve performance only decrees it. Unigine benchmark probably has to much geometry for your CPU to handle. In a game that is more shader heavy and light on CPU bound task it should be able to run closer to its max potential. Even if you are limited by your CPU you can still enjoy some things that are purely GPU bound like resolution, AA, AF and so on.
    
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Huh, never would of thought a Dual Core 2.66Ghz CPU would Bottleneck a GPU Stress Program...

I would OC, but as it says in my Back-Up RIG Stats i am on a OEM HP Mobo so OC can't happen... lol And a E6700 is the BEST CPU this Mobo can take...

Well thanks guys, i never would of guessed this ol' E6700 couldn't keep up with a 9800GX2. What would be a better GPU for this CPU then? 8800GTX or 9600GTX/9800GTX+?

Changing the GPU will not in any way improve performance only decrees it. Unigine benchmark probably has to much geometry for your CPU to handle. In a game that is more shader heavy and light on CPU bound task it should be able to run closer to its max potential. Even if you are limited by your CPU you can still enjoy some things that are purely GPU bound like resolution, AA, AF and so on.

Considering WoW won't even use 50% of my GPU's a "lighter" game isn't the answer either.

All i meant was if the 9800GX2 is to powerful of a card for the E6700, what would be a better card to "Balance" the 2 out? (Like you wouldn't put a GTX 680 with a P4...so what is a Better match GPU wise for a E6700?)
 
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Considering WoW won't even use 50% of my GPU's a "lighter" game isn't the answer either.

All i meant was if the 9800GX2 is to powerful of a card for the E6700, what would be a better card to "Balance" the 2 out? (Like you wouldn't put a GTX 680 with a P4...so what is a Better match GPU wise for a E6700?)

Wow is extremely CPU heavy and pretty much the worst case scenario for that combination of hardware. Try something like a Source game or even Crysis 1 and see how that runs.
    
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Considering WoW won't even use 50% of my GPU's a "lighter" game isn't the answer either.

All i meant was if the 9800GX2 is to powerful of a card for the E6700, what would be a better card to "Balance" the 2 out? (Like you wouldn't put a GTX 680 with a P4...so what is a Better match GPU wise for a E6700?)

maybe the 9800GT or radeon HD4890 would be ok, but has some ppl said, changing for a lower card won't benefit you.
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