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So after playing a match in BC2, ive noticed something strange.

In afterburner, my temperature is 51 at max with fan set to 60.

But, my GPU usage falls as low as 32(!) and max was 83, multiplayer map Cold War.

Therefore I got unnecessary FPS lag at points like a firefight, and I definitely dont want that.

Max settings with 4x AF 2x AA at 1680x1050.

What can be causing this ? My CPU had usage up to 100% on all cores, Phenom II X4 965 overclocked to 3.7ghz

GPU OC'd to 910 on core.

drivers 270.61

Any fix to this ?
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CPU is struggling, and maxed out. Try overclocking more and see if you get an increase in GPU usage. is it 100% the whole time during gameplay?
     
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Nvidia cards tend to do that in Bad Company 2. Read this:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7883...usage-bad.html
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I did check that thread but there is no one that seems to be getting that low.

And overclocking further wont help. the CPU isnt supposed to bottleneck the card AT ALL at stock, and this is overclocked.

This is really a joke tbh. going as low as to 30-40 during the entire match is just beyond acceptable with this type of hardware.
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I did check that thread but there is no one that seems to be getting that low.

And overclocking further wont help. the CPU isnt supposed to bottleneck the card AT ALL at stock, and this is overclocked.

This is really a joke tbh. going as low as to 30-40 during the entire match is just beyond acceptable with this type of hardware.
"bottlenecks" are game dependent. So it can happen in games like GTA4 and BC2, which both are CPU hungry. It's pretty common knowledge with Fermi, and GPUs in general with those games.
     
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So there is no fix for nvidia users or anything ? :/

I hope its different in BF3 otherwise im gonna be pissed.
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What're you doing in the background? My E8200 got 40 avg and minimum in the 20's... You really shouldn't be that low on a quad.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/23/11 at 10:23am
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So there is no fix for nvidia users or anything ? :/

I hope its different in BF3 otherwise im gonna be pissed.
It depends, it could just be a problem with software or unstable hardware. If you GPU usage is at 30-40 the WHOLE time you're playing BC2, then that would be strange, but lows of 30-40 with peaks around the 80's seems normal if the game isn't getting the power it needs.

Try to capture what happens with your CPU overclocked, and then try stock on the same map and see if it becomes more severe, or things balance out.

I know on my old AM3 systems with 3.5-3.7 Athlon II/PhenomII quads, the CPU usage would be at or around 100 with low GPU usage with a 460. With a 6850 they were higher, and the game ran better with the 6850 then the 460 on the same hardware.

On this one I only get 60-70% CPU usage, and High 90's GPU usage. With my CPU at 4.4 it is usually around 60% CPU usage, so my GPUs slow it down but it runs at 60fps so I don't care.

I don't spends a lot on my systems, but I always try to balance them out.

B!0HaZard he is talking about GPU usage, not FPS. Though the low GPU usage and maxed CPU usage can result in low framerate.
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What're you doing in the background? My E8200 got 40 avg and minimum in the 20's... You really shouldn't be that low on a quad.
What ?
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What ?
Well, since you're saying it lags, I'm assuming your FPS goes to well under 40. You shouldn't be anywhere near that with a quad. Are you running crap in the background.
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