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Does anybody have some software or a guide on how to force my 5850 to run at 100% usage in my games?
Seeing it using 40% and getting ~30fps is horrible and would rather it work at 100% and get me my 80fps!

Or do i have something wrong in my knowledge of how graphics cards work?

thanks
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post
Does anybody have some software or a guide on how to force my 5850 to run at 100% usage in my games?
Seeing it using 40% and getting ~30fps is horrible and would rather it work at 100% and get me my 80fps!

Or do i have something wrong in my knowledge of how graphics cards work?

thanks
Chances are it probably IS at 100% ussage while you are gamming when you alt tab to check % in the CCC the focus is on windows so it is no longer trying to render all those frames and so % used drops...
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how are you checking framerates and load? FRAPS and afterburner on a second monitor works best for me
    
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What are you trying to play? Download MSI Afterburner and play your games, it will keep a short log of your GPU usage and you can see what you max usage is, and if you have a G15 keyboard like me you can view all that data on the LCD screen!
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I'd like to know this as well. In bfbc2 during map changes, my gpu usage drops considerably and makes it much longer to load the map. Once in game the usage goes back to normal as well as he FPS. This only started happening after I went Crossfire though. Any ideas?
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If you aren't at 100% usage in games, it's because your settings have you bottlenecked somewhere else.

The card cannot render frames faster than asked to by the rest of the system.
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Well i can assure you my system can support my 5850, infact its the one point its being let down unless its due to my drive not being an SSD?
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I'd like to know this as well. In bfbc2 during map changes, my gpu usage drops considerably and makes it much longer to load the map. Once in game the usage goes back to normal as well as he FPS. This only started happening after I went Crossfire though. Any ideas?
The GPU does not load maps. That's either HDD or a bad update on EA's end. The GPU usage is dropping because you're staring at a single frame.

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Well i can assure you my system can support my 5850, infact its the one point its being let down unless its due to my drive not being an SSD?
You should probably answer the question asked above: "How are you checking framerates and load?". It sounds like you're Alt+tabbing and not actually seeing what your GPU is actually doing in-game. The SSD only affects load times, not rendering.
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The GPU does not load maps. That's either HDD or a bad update on EA's end. The GPU usage is dropping because you're staring at a single frame.
Ok possibly but why did this only start happening when I went crossfire. With my single 6870 I never had this issue.
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its your biostar mobo or ocz ram. jk try changeing the exe to bc21.exe so the drivers dont know the program and mite force it to use max.
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