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I recently got BattleField Bad Company 2 on my PC and getting extremely poor performance. I run the game at 6050x1080 (5760x1080 bezel corrected) and I get average frame rates around 30 with frequent dips of 20 fps. I tried multiple settings such as turning off AA and AF, along with HBAO. After lowering the resolution to 1920 x 1080, lowering shadow and texture settings, and turning multiple settings to off I get an average of roughly 45 fps. I have tried both DX11 and DX9 settings, neither seem to make a significant impact on the game's performance. This performance is outstandingly bad and after viewing benchmarks of 460 SLI (which is slightly worse) I think I should be getting 2-3 times the performance. I have the most recent drivers. I'm thinking my PSU might be to blame, but I never get any crashes. What is going on here? The rest of my system is as follows.

Intel Q6600 Quad Core OC'd to 3.55GHZ
G.Skill DDR2 Ram 4gb (2x2gb) 800mhz
ASUS P5N-D 750i Motherboard
PC Power and Cooling 750w Power Supply
2 X PNY Nvidia GTX 470
3 x Alienware AW2310 Monitors
first of all, you have a cpu what nvidia calls "old" and won't support it fully with their drivers. they say that they will fix it but i don't belive in that crap. they don't care about customers unless they have state-of-theart rigs who bring them up in benchmark leaderboards.

also, your cpu wouldn't handle that resolution even if your gpu runs at 100%.
post #732 of 1638
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I recently got BattleField Bad Company 2 on my PC and getting extremely poor performance. I run the game at 6050x1080 (5760x1080 bezel corrected) and I get average frame rates around 30 with frequent dips of 20 fps. I tried multiple settings such as turning off AA and AF, along with HBAO. After lowering the resolution to 1920 x 1080, lowering shadow and texture settings, and turning multiple settings to off I get an average of roughly 45 fps. I have tried both DX11 and DX9 settings, neither seem to make a significant impact on the game's performance. This performance is outstandingly bad and after viewing benchmarks of 460 SLI (which is slightly worse) I think I should be getting 2-3 times the performance. I have the most recent drivers. I'm thinking my PSU might be to blame, but I never get any crashes. What is going on here? The rest of my system is as follows.

Intel Q6600 Quad Core OC'd to 3.55GHZ
G.Skill DDR2 Ram 4gb (2x2gb) 800mhz
ASUS P5N-D 750i Motherboard
PC Power and Cooling 750w Power Supply
2 X PNY Nvidia GTX 470
3 x Alienware AW2310 Monitors
Yeah, that Q6600 need to go and fast! The Q6600 were known to be slower than even the E6600 quad core or not, you either need an Core i7 OC to 4GHz or if you can wait for 2011 Sandybridge in 3Q 2011 to fully appreciate your multi-GPU graphics cards! I'm waiting for Sandybridge in 3Q 2011, I will need to have patience and it will be worth the wait!

-Systemlord
post #733 of 1638
While I understand that a q6600 is not ideal it is heavily overclocked and the fact that I'm playing games at such a high resolution makes my system much more gpu dependent than CPU dependent. Although I am hoping to go with sandy bridge with it's upcoming release. Even though my CPU isn't ideal, I know that at 1920x1080 I should be getting MUCH better frames, something else is wrong here. Could my psu be the blame? I'm not entirely sure if this is possible, but perhaps my psu can't handle everything, so my parts aren't being used to their full potential. I'm not sure what's going on but I want to fix this now.
post #734 of 1638
it doesn't matter brown

I had a 260 and an e8400 that performed a little lame. Lots of chop and stutter. Upgraded to a q9550 and thing got smoother, but fps still low. Put in a 470 and chop chop stutter again. Dropped in a 760 and bam smooth and fast.

E8400 + 260 = low gpu usage
Q9550 + 260 = high gpu usage
Q9550 + 470 = low gpu usage
i5 760 + 470 = high gpu usage

A 2.8Ghz 760 ran much smoother than a 3.6Ghz Q9550. I'm not saying that's the fix, but it was for me.
post #735 of 1638
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it doesn't matter brown

I had a 260 and an e8400 that performed a little lame. Lots of chop and stutter. Upgraded to a q9550 and thing got smoother, but fps still low. Put in a 470 and chop chop stutter again. Dropped in a 760 and bam smooth and fast.

E8400 + 260 = low gpu usage
Q9550 + 260 = high gpu usage
Q9550 + 470 = low gpu usage
i5 760 + 470 = high gpu usage

A 2.8Ghz 760 ran much smoother than a 3.6Ghz Q9550. I'm not saying that's the fix, but it was for me.
So you tried a faster cpu w/older GPU and was not happy then you tried to slip a newer GPU in w/the second CPU and was still not happy so you then changed out your whole platform and bought a new mobo/cpu/ram combo for your 470 and now your happy?
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lol everybody is saying cpu bottleneck. this is a driver problem, you dont need an i7 to get full gpu usage. in my case q9650 @3.8 i get 99% usage in single player the multiplayer is ****ed. I get dips to 30 sometimes or shutters but the gpu is fully used so you dont need an i7 to fully utilize the fermi ****
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i was getting 60ish % usage on my 580 on the new drivers and my i7 is at 4.2ghz which wont bottle neck these cards at all.
    
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He reason I don't think I have a tremendous CPU bottleneck is because MSI Afterburner is reporting 97-99% gpu usage on each gpu. I think my problem might reside in the fact that my version of Windows 7 Professional is 32 bit versus 64 bit.
post #739 of 1638
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While I understand that a q6600 is not ideal it is heavily overclocked and the fact that I'm playing games at such a high resolution makes my system much more gpu dependent than CPU dependent. Although I am hoping to go with sandy bridge with it's upcoming release. Even though my CPU isn't ideal, I know that at 1920x1080 I should be getting MUCH better frames, something else is wrong here. Could my psu be the blame? I'm not entirely sure if this is possible, but perhaps my psu can't handle everything, so my parts aren't being used to their full potential. I'm not sure what's going on but I want to fix this now.
You already agree that the Q6600 is "not ideal", therefore you are suffering low frame rates and there you have it. Just because you are using 1920x1080 resolution doesn't make you immune to the super slow Q6600 no matter how high an overclock you have because its still slow to begin with, I haven't seen many gaming PCs using the Q6600, back in the day people were still using the faster clocked E8500s (4GHz) instead of the slower Q6600! You have two pretty fast graphics cards and then you have a slow processor, that is never a good combination at any resolution! You'll just have to wait for Sandybridge socket LGA 2011, unless you go for an Core i7 now. I guaranty you will see a big difference with these processors!


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He reason I don't think I have a tremendous CPU bottleneck is because MSI Afterburner is reporting 97-99% gpu usage on each gpu. I think my problem might reside in the fact that my version of Windows 7 Professional is 32 bit versus 64 bit.
I have an E6600 @ 3.2GHz with a GTX 480 and my GPU usage is high and I still suffer from low frame rates, you are going to drive yourself crazy be thinking there's something else wrong! Dude its you processor, really!

-Systemlord
Edited by Systemlord - 11/16/10 at 10:37am
post #740 of 1638
Even when I change all of my video settings to the lowest available I only get an fps boost of maybe 10 frames. What does this mean?
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