Try running at the highest resolution your monitor supports, and enable all the eye candy in the games.
There's nothing wrong with 31% usage. I'm sure some future games will be more demanding, and it's good to have room for them too. Or maybe you'll get a larger monitor with 1920x1200 or 2560x1600, as prices drop, and then your GPU will have to work harder even if you don't change the games.
Some games do support 2 ATI GPUs well (i.e. Crossfire), like CoD for example. Others are optimized more toward two nVidia cards, like Crysis.
December 24, 2008 10:11:28 PM
Are you sure your not talking about fan speed? If that is the case just open up CCC (8.12 drivers) and turn it up to your liking
I got my fan speed at 100%. Very quiet btw compared to my old x1950 pro ^^. I get idle temps around 29 degrees and at 48% load about 34d. Do you think windows vista would increase the performance of my 4870x2? I also play at 1900/1200 res on a 24" monitor.