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BC2 DX10 Win7 64

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June 2, 2010 3:33:34 PM

Fantastic game!
Just recently upgraded to Win7 from XP. Now Im DX10 enabled!

I recently read about the difference bettween MSAA and CSAA.

I play at 1440x900 DX10 with AAx16Q and AFx16 all settings on HIGH

I get 40-90 FPS with my GTX285 and my E8400@3.46Ghz

As a heads up to anyone playing this game with an Nvida Card. 8xMSAA actually dropped my FPS lower then having it at 16Q CSAA.

So make sure you are using CSAA with your Nvida Hardware!!

** Heres my question ** This game pegs my Dual core at 90%+ CPU utilization all the time.

Id that normal?

I actually had to back my CPU down from 3.6Ghz to 3.46Ghz cause I was hitting 78*C.

Now at 3.46Ghz I tap 71*C occsasionally. But normally Im hanging in the upper 60*C's.



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June 2, 2010 4:13:42 PM

BC2 stresses my QX9650 to 90% on all cores. Its normal.
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June 2, 2010 5:03:25 PM

BC2 runs my i7 ~40-50% which is about 100% for 4 cores.

btw, 78c is cool for a CPU. 85-90c is warm and 95+ is hot. CPUs are good to ~100c, but obviously don't wanna run at that all the time.
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June 2, 2010 6:14:11 PM

Via Real Temp for Win7 64 ?

If you think Im safe hitting 78 - 79*C then by all means Ill toss it back to 3.6Ghz.

I had a freeze up with 3Dmark06 once since my OS upgrade and it happen to be during the CPU test. I assumed it was my CPU at 3.6Ghz being too hot.

Am I to assume that was more so a compatibility error?

Any info is appreciated, thank you :) 
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June 2, 2010 6:23:05 PM

Kewlx25 said:
BC2 runs my i7 ~40-50% which is about 100% for 4 cores.

btw, 78c is cool for a CPU. 85-90c is warm and 95+ is hot. CPUs are good to ~100c, but obviously don't wanna run at that all the time.


Don't spread crap....anything above 73C and you should be worried, just look at Intels spec for any processor to find the max safe temp. Most Intel CPU's max safe temp are between 65-73C
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June 3, 2010 7:25:12 AM

Rustyy117 said:
Don't spread crap....anything above 73C and you should be worried, just look at Intels spec for any processor to find the max safe temp. Most Intel CPU's max safe temp are between 65-73C



I agree Completely with omgitzfatal - I'm no overclock pro but I start stressing when my CPU goes over 60C Let alone 70C, I think you should just suck it in and settle for a lower overclock or better yet - upgrade your cooling!
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June 3, 2010 11:55:54 AM

65C is the absolute most I'm willing to go full load. I know some people claim 70-75C, but thats insane in my mind.
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June 3, 2010 4:09:32 PM

I like under 70c under stress testing (prime) but gamerk316 is right you shouldnt be over mid 60's @ anything under 100% load. What kind of cooling do you use?
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June 3, 2010 4:53:15 PM

Stock Intel HSF - had my E8400 E0 @ 3.6Ghz all winter. Never went over 70*C full load. But now its much warmer and even at 3.46Ghz Im getting up to 74*C

Now RealTemp monitors "core temp" not case temp correct? So Id subtract 5*C from my core temp to get my actual case temp.

So if Im getting 72*C "core temp" that really only 67*C case?? which Intel goes off of correct?


Scale 1: Duo
E8x00: Tcase Max 74c, Stepping E0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W<--E8400 E0
E7x00: Tcase Max 74c, Stepping M0,TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E5300: Tcase Max 74c, Stepping R0,TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E5200: Tcase Max 74c, Stepping M0,TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E4700: Tcase Max 73c, Stepping G0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E4x00: Tcase Max 73c, Stepping M0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E2xx0: Tcase Max 73c, Stepping M0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E8600: Tcase Max 72c, Stepping E0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E8xx0: Tcase Max 72c, Stepping C0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W<--E8400 C0
E6x50: Tcase Max 72c, Stepping G0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W
E6540: Tcase Max 72c, Stepping G0, TDP 65W, Idle 8W

-Tcase/Tjunction-
--70--/--75--75-- Hot
--65--/--70--70-- Warm
--60--/--65--65-- Safe
--25--/--30--30-- Cool


So from this chart from Intel. My highest operating temp thats considered *safe* is 74c Tcase or 79c Tjunct ( RealTemp monitors Tjunct )

Am I safe to assume this information to be correct ?
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