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Best program to monitor CPU/GPU usage (and potentially voltage?)

Hey guys, I've got a GTX 780ti and an i5 2550k 4.5GHz, and I fear that they're not being utilized to their full potential. Could you guys please recommend me a program to monitor CPU/GPU usage (and potentially voltage)?

When I have the program running, and have been playing (Battlefield 4 I intend to test) for a while, what usage/voltage should I be seeing?

I've been using HWMonitor to monitor voltage, and my card doesn't go above 0.950V. I read somewhere that it's able to go to 2.000V. Is something wrong with my card?

Many thanks in advance.
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  1. Are you getting solid 60+ fps in BF4 on Ultra? If so then you are probably doing fine. I wouldn't be worried about voltage so much. I use 2 programs for checking temps/voltages/speed...Open Hardware Monitor and CPUID HWMonitor. Other than that I set GPU settings in MSI's Afterburner software. (it works on all GPUs)
  2. When you say "I set GPU settings in MSI Afterburner", what do you set them to exactly? Thanks for the reply.
  3. OldWorld said:
    When you say "I set GPU settings in MSI Afterburner", what do you set them to exactly? Thanks for the reply.


    Download MSI Afterburner but don't touch the Voltage. Then add a +10% Power Limit boost. Also, add a slight Core and Memory overclock.
  4. Oh, I was using EVGA Precision-X to overclock my GPU somewhat, is it safe to use Afterburner instead? When you say slight, how slight is slight? I've got my GPU Clock Offset to +133MHz and my Mem Clock Offset to 337MHz (just copied someone else's overclock). What would you recommend I set the Core and Memory overclock?

    Thanks again.
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    OldWorld said:
    Oh, I was using EVGA Precision-X to overclock my GPU somewhat, is it safe to use Afterburner instead? When you say slight, how slight is slight? I've got my GPU Clock Offset to +133MHz and my Mem Clock Offset to 337MHz (just copied someone else's overclock). What would you recommend I set the Core and Memory overclock?

    Thanks again.


    First off, I would never "copy" someone else's overclock. Use others as an approximation. I use MSI Afterburner cuz it has excellent features and can be used with any GPU (to the best of my knowledge). I created a fan profile and boosted my Core Clock: 1040 to 1100MHz and Memory Clock: 6000MHz to 6200MHz. Modest...

    The way I up my Core and Memory Clock is by uping one at a time. Slowly add +10MHz, if the Core clock fails then I back down. Afterwards, I repeat for Memory Clock. Once stability is achieved then I try to adjust both, and then I stress the system with both the settings. If it doesn't work I back them down a bit. (Hope that helps)
  6. Very much so, thanks!
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