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Hello people i have weird problem, so ill first tell my system:

Q6600 g0 @3.4ghz
8gb ddr3
sapphire hd6950 2gb flashed with sapphire shader unlock bios.

max cpu temps gaming 60c, max 65c
hd6950 temps max: 60c


Now the problem:

When i play crysis warhead, there are parts i get like 20fps.(max settings)
But when i look in Afterburner, max gpu usage is around 66%. sometimes 75%
My procesor usage is never above 75%.

What could the problem be that is causing this?
Maybe my 6950core has faulty shaders?

Its wierd i have low fps (20fps) but my gpu/cpu aint even 100% loaded

edit: havent tested yet but it might be with other games too
Edited by prescotter - 2/19/11 at 9:22pm
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post #2 of 6
Try testing with Furmark and see if your GPU usage is still low. If so, you might need to wipe your drivers and install clean ones.
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Could be the drivers, but what are your other specs? What resolution are running at? What size monitor? Eyefinity? Max Settings mean Full AA too?
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post #4 of 6
what resolution/settings are you running it in?

I had similar issues with cards in the past. Most recent is Dead Rising 2, if I use anything over 8x AA, my cards usage fall to 50-60% but if I lower AA the card will jump to 99-100% usage. So it might be in-game settings that is causing the issue (i think it's the driver too), try changing res/settings to see if it makes a difference.
post #5 of 6
Not getting 100% gpu load is almost always a result of a cpu bottleneck. Your cpu usage does not need to be at 100% for this to be true, more so with multicore processors.

That said, you shouldn't run a gpu at 100% load imo. During intense scenes the gpu would become a bottleneck at such settings. Averaging around 75% load on the gpu leaves some breathing space.
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Hello people thx for the reactions..

My ingame settings are enthousiaht(maximum) and resolution 1360x768
Even when i use 0xAA or 8xAA it only impacts 1-2fps.

But my problem is, in like the first/second level there is a part i get 20fps.
During that part my gpu usage is 66%-75%
And my cpu usage is 50-60-75%

But i only get like 20FPS.. i expected that my either my cpu/gpu is at maximum that moment.

I geuss i have a CPU Bottleneck??
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