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pc only using 50% of its power

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
hi all.

i noticed when im playing my games that my cpu, ram and gpu don't run at 100% when they could be giving me more frames.

i tabbed out to see my cpu at 50% my gpu at 40% and my ram only using 2.5gb of 16gbs.

is there anything i can do to make my pc run at 100% so i get better frames ingame?

regards
bill.

specs..
HD5870 eyefinaty 2gb.
AMD phenom x4 965 3.4ghz
16GB ddr3 running at 1600mhz
Windows7
post #2 of 7
Might want to check what power plan you're running in windows, it should be set to high performance, for obviously, high performance. You also might want to check the bios for any power saving features that might be enabled, hope this helps
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hey thanks for the repley, iv just done wat u suggested and my cpu is still only using 50% :/

I don't understand why its not using it all. 2.53gb of my ram and only 40% of my gpu lol

im barley scraping 30 fps wen I could have so much more.
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Originally Posted by billthebreaker View Post

hey thanks for the repley, iv just done wat u suggested and my cpu is still only using 50% :/

I don't understand why its not using it all. 2.53gb of my ram and only 40% of my gpu lol

im barley scraping 30 fps wen I could have so much more.

Please fill out your system in RigBuilder, here.

Next, describe which PCIe slot you have your card installed in addition to listing your motherboard.

What games and resolution are you trying to play?
post #5 of 7
When you run a stress test like Prime95 do you see 100% use?
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post #6 of 7
Just because you have 16gb of ram, doesen't mean that applications will use it. What games are you playing, do they have framecaps (e.g LoL unless setting the cap to "benchmark")?
post #7 of 7
Try running a bunch of applications and see how much ram you can get your machine to use, i only managed to get 4.5GB used including opening large files and images in editors.

your game may not be multicore capable, your GPU may be what is struggling.
    
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