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Hi everyone,
When i play bc2 my cpu usage is around 98-100%, and my GPU is around 50-60%. I know this is a very demanding game but my CPU usage wasnt this high before some stupid windows update, messed it up. It use to be around 70-80%. I would like some feedback or suggestions on what might have caused it.

My specs: Win 7 32-bit, GTX 460 768mb, 4gb ddr3 1066, amd x3 720 OC @3.4(anything above this i get a BSOD a few seconds after i boot up, might be vcore but i just left it at auto cuz i have no idea how to set it manually.

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Can you try it on a 1920x1080 monitor?
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post #3 of 22
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Can you try it on a 1920x1080 monitor?
i suppose i could but what would it accomplish?
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i suppose i could but what would it accomplish?
Well the higher the resolution the lower the cpu is used and the higher the gpu gets used.
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post #5 of 22
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Well the higher the resolution the lower the cpu is used and the higher the gpu gets used.
Ok i will try it but i guess i will reinstall all drivers now.
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Ok i will try it but i guess i will reinstall all drivers now.
yup thats a good place to start.
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Well the higher the resolution the lower the cpu is used and the higher the gpu gets used.
what?
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yup thats a good place to start.
im not a computer expert but 3.4 x 3 shouldnt be enough to at least give me around 50 fps @my resolution
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Well the higher the resolution the lower the cpu is used and the higher the gpu gets used.
No.... There is just more GPU usage...

Anyway, I've heard people have had tons of problems running it on a dual core. Your GPU could use a bit of an upgrade, as well.
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im not a computer expert but 3.4 x 3 shouldnt be enough to at least give me around 50 fps @my resolution
Well no... if you had a x4 processor at say 3.4ghz then it should be fine but you have a x3 which is quite a bit less power.
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