its cause games only use 2 threads most of the time and your cpu has 4 cores thus it would only use 50% of your cpu
might be good to OC the cpu just to make sure. you might be just asking for unrealistic setting on a 6850 which is a mid range card for 1080p.
Makes sense. I did do a stress test using Prime 95 right now and the CPU load maxed out. However, my games performance in those games is crap regardless of resolution or detail and I've even underclocked the card to see if it exacerbated things (it didn't). Doesn't seem to be the video card.
^^ that should not be nessicary coz ur right, it never really uses more than 2 threads... and also what settings do you play on, my 6770 cant keep up with dx11 settings max settings ect on metro... JC2 is getting rather old... but if you can play Cod Black ops and Cod MW3... you shouldnt have an issue with saints row 3 or FO NV
Settings don't matter, games that get bad performance for me always get bad performance.