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Less than 60 fps in a old game on 7870 and 6 cores

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I have a 7870 (at stock atm), a FX6100 (right now at 3.48Ghz), and 16GB of crappy RAM (1600)
I play a lot of Killing Floor, and today I tried to be productive while playing by folding on half of my cores.

Killing floor is an old game, it only uses two core, and even on the highest settings it is really easy on the GPU.
I'm folding on half of my CPU, my game and my GPU have more than enough room to work with, but during heavy actions I get around 30 to 40 fps, and my GPU usage is only at 20-30%.

I doubt it's because I'm folding, but that is the only thing that I can think of that limits my fps.
And no, my CPU is not throttling.

Your thoughts?
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Assigning 3 cores to the game and 3 to folding is actually assigning 1 1/2 modules to each task. One module may end up with a heavy workload from both tasks resulting in a reduction in framerate. Try 2/4 or 4/2 and see if it's better.
 
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Who do you think you are? Bleedin' action man?

My guess is as good as yours.
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If you doubt it is because you are folding, then stop folding and try again.

I doubt that it isn't because you are folding. Assigning tasks to a given core doesn't mean they are totally separate. Your cpu still has to spend some some effort divvying up tasks too. Not to mention all the other bits of hardware that must carry said data to and from the cpu.
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