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Then what explains the random performance drop I experienced a while back when my CPU was at stock settings? Not even overlooking really fixed that.
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post #12 of 29
up your res to your max on that moniter. it should be 1600x1200 or something :s
post #13 of 29
Try maxing BC2 out with 4x AA and stuff, and your native res, and stuff if the framerate drops or improves
post #14 of 29
BFBC2 likes CPUs more than GPUs. That's why your FPS is low. My FPS is in the 40s on medium.

Try to set the AA to 32xCSAA. That gave me a 20 FPS boost and made the game more playable for some reason.
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45c on max load seems a bit too low IMO, cool basement or not. My 460 idles the same as yours but hits 62c during gaming.

Sounds like a CPU/Motherboard bottleneck, something thats restricting your graphics cards performance.

With pretty much maxed out settings i'm getting a good and playable 40-60 fps in BFBC2.
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post #16 of 29
Basically what they are saying is you need to shift the balance towards the GPU,
The CPU at lower res and settings is working too hard , probably overloaded with frames from the gpu.. use higher settings and turn vsync on if your still going over your monitors rate , this will put a bigger load on the gpu giving a better visual effect, unfortunately the cpu will bottle neck slightly, try and o.c. the cpu to 3.6-3.8 that should be a good sweet spot for a dual core2 and a 460 I would think.
As well make sure you have use the advanced 3d image settings, selected in the NVCP under adjust image settings with preview, then hit take me there, I'm sure you must be familiar with the settings as an NVIDIA user perhaps, its common to adjust settings here as you will have better results on the driver level filters, than in game settings.
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post #17 of 29
My comments:

1. Run a few more games in addition to just BF:BC2 to get a more broad picture

2. When running a game, monitor both GPU usage (by GPU-z or Afterburner) and CPU usage (by Task Manager).

3. I expect (as what you said) the CPU is always fully loaded during gaming. This confirms it is the bottleneck.

4. You can use the native resolution, turn up more details and AA/AF. These steps will bring up the visual quality but it will not improve the framerate much.

5. I imagine 3.2GHz is limiting. I suggest you overclock it as high as possible in order to match up better with the GTX460. Even so, this is just a temporary measure only.

Read this article: http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...tx_280,17.html

It concerns about CPU scaling (including your E8200). Basically, it shows that your E8200 (even highly overclocked to 3.6GHz) is better suited for mid-range graphics cards in those days (eg GTX260) while a Core2Quad is better suited for high end cards like GTX280. From this, it is quite safe to say that your E8200 (especially at your present 3.2GHz) is just not up to task with GTX460.

6. And the time will come one day (soon) that a dual core CPU is just not enough.

Assume the dual core E8200 is more or less half a quad core Q6600. See the graph below and you can see that 2-core just performs about 23% slower than a 4-core, cores being at the same speed.

So, sooner than later, you will need to upgrade your CPU. I suspect the imminent release of Sandy Bridge might be a good time. Either Sandy Bridge or Nehalem is a good choice. It depends on your budget.
post #18 of 29
With my 768Mb TOP ASUS GTX460 I get a steady mid 50FPS-60FPS in BF:BC2 @ 1920X1080. I have it OCd to 850 core clock atm. At stock it was around 40 or so FPS. All settings on high with anisotropic and AA @16X. Check this out. it may give you an idea of what to shoot for with that particular card:http://www.geforce.com/#/Optimize/OP...eForce-GTX-460
Edited by EVILNOK - 1/3/11 at 4:18am
post #19 of 29
Your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU, bump that thing up!
post #20 of 29
An e8200 is a bit behind the times for this particular game (BFBC2) because it is one of the relatively few games out there that truly can make full use of a quad, and dual-cores tend to struggle with this game. Obviously OC'ing should help a little, but don't expect miracles.

The good news is that on most games, an e8200 @ 3.2GHz is still totally powerful enough to get you good FPS.

BTW, people on this thread who are saying that bumping up the AA level or resolution is going to get you better FPS are smoking the crizzack. You can reduce CPU bottlenecking by doing these things, but the way it works is ... it LOWERS FPS, and that is why the CPU bottleneck goes away. However, if raising the levels of these things doesn't decrease FPS it's a good sign that you're cpu-bottlenecked.

Like Windfire said above (and I agree w/all he said ) though you should compare some other tests with people who have similar HW configs to make sure it's not a hardware problem. And honestly, I've reformatted a TON of times before in my day thinking I'd magically get better FPS ... it's never really done a heck of a lot of good. Obviously you'll want to check your task manager and make sure you don't have some process running that's eating up CPU cycles, though.

Lastly, nV gpu's are known for having FPS issues w/BFBC2 in multiplayer, there's a sticky at the top of the forum about the subject.
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