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Hi

From this graph I see that my GPU usage gets to 42% max in BFBC2, is my CPU limiting this. I am getting FPS that dip to 30s. I did use drivercleaner.
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post #2 of 13
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Hi

From this graph I see that my GPU usage gets to 42% max in BFBC2, is my CPU limiting this. I am getting FPS that dip to 30s. I did use drivercleaner.
I would point to that Core Duo. It is quite primitive, especially due to how fast we are moving in terms of technology in such a short time. You should look into an Motherboard and CPU upgrade....
    
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what should it be if I upgrade my CPU, would it jump to 100% in game?
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Yeah the dual core is a bottle neck, mine is a bottle neck at 4.4ghz, only get 45 fps at 720p
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Your cpu overclocked?
What res are you running?
And which level was that?
Driver version?


This is my E8400/5870 system, SP and MP usage.
I play maxed settings, constant 50-80fps.
My E8400 is at 4ghx, 500*8.

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Your cpu overclocked?
What res are you running?
And which level was that?
Driver version?


This is my E8400/5870 system, SP and MP usage.
I play maxed settings, constant 50-80fps.
My E8400 is at 4ghx, 500*8.

Attachment 199571

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CPU is at 3GHz and my res is 1920x1024, The island level with containers, and the driver is the latest from AMD site.
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post #7 of 13
You have vsync off, right?
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by andypc View Post
You have vsync off, right?

Good one


Also monitor the cpu usage during the game.

And why haven't you overclocked your cpu?
Edited by grunion - 3/11/11 at 10:46am
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post #9 of 13
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Good one


Also monitor the cpu usage during the game.

And why haven't you overclocked your cpu?

I never use vsync so it should be off, I did overclock it but didn't like my temps with cheap Zalman, upgrading now to i7 though with big ass cooler (dh-14).
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Good one


Also monitor the cpu usage during the game.

And why haven't you overclocked your cpu?
Yeah that is a hefty bottleneck even on that CPU. As grunion suggested look at your cpu so that you know for sure that it is the bottleneck, there is a good programme. I think its called playclaw, that will show you gpu/cpu usage as well as their temps.

And it is always best to make sure you have vsync off.
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