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Intel 2550k problems please help asap.

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March 11, 2012 12:27:52 AM

My cpu is running at 95% to 100% while playing the new DLC from BF3 back to karkand on Ultra settings

Normally i get 60 Fps solid now i get Half and the Cpu usage is doubled by half .

i bought my cpu a few days ago.

i know the usage is due to more distructable items etc..

my question is.

Should i return this cpu and add another 80 bucks and get a 2700k
(i heard HT will give u more fps in that particular situation)

or can i get normal fps if i Overclock my cpu to lets say 4 ghz or 4,5ghz

ATM my cpu is running stock 3,4 and turbo 3,5 and getting stresses 95 to 100% in the map Gulf of Oman.

Please give me good advice because i feel dissapointment in higher levels than my cpu is running atm
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March 11, 2012 12:33:16 AM

If you have a good after market cooler, try overclocking it to 4.5GHz. Of course ti depends on your after market cooler but I have mine at 4.5GHz stable on 1.28v using a Zalman 9900Max.

BTW, Bruce Lee FTW.
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March 11, 2012 12:43:11 AM

jimmysmitty said:
If you have a good after market cooler, try overclocking it to 4.5GHz. Of course ti depends on your after market cooler but I have mine at 4.5GHz stable on 1.28v using a Zalman 9900Max.

BTW, Bruce Lee FTW.


indeed +1 for u Bruce Jun Fan Lee for the win

but is this problem going to occur after the oc? because that stupid game's new expantion pack is really killing it , wouldnt a 2700k blow the 2550k away ? even if i OC this baby hardcore
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March 11, 2012 12:52:03 AM

What gpu? If it is nvidia, you want physx set to the gpu, not cpu.
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March 11, 2012 1:12:24 AM

cm0scm0s said:
indeed +1 for u Bruce Jun Fan Lee for the win

but is this problem going to occur after the oc? because that stupid game's new expantion pack is really killing it , wouldnt a 2700k blow the 2550k away ? even if i OC this baby hardcore


BF3 doesn't care what CPU you use. And as amuffin said, you want to make sure that the PhysX is using that dedicated 440 you have, saw your specs.

Other than that the 2700K wont blow the 2500K away. It will clock to about the same when on air, maybe a bit higher and has HT but honestly, HT wont make any difference since BF3 is going to be GPU bound except in the PhysX, which as I said before needs to be set to the GPU.
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March 11, 2012 1:17:45 AM

i set the physx to the gpu but still i get low fps, my cpu is maxed out 100% and since the bakc to karkand i get these strange stutters once in a while.. im really clueless , i forced the physx to gpu but perhaps i need to restart the application for it to work ?its been running all the time
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March 11, 2012 1:22:44 AM

nah i restarted the game i removed the 440 yesterday now im just running on a 560 ti and its just 75 percent loaded whist the cpu is 95+ . i restarted the application after changing the physx settings from Automatic to 560ti, any idea's ?
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March 11, 2012 1:24:51 AM

and ps when i load the game it does the oposit of flatlining , even the mouse stutters in windows and cpu is TO THE ROOF.

is there software to see where my physx is going with a running application ? or to see what ur cpu is processing. (magic software)
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March 11, 2012 1:29:34 AM

Try the new beta drivers.
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March 11, 2012 1:36:06 AM

amuffin said:
Try the new beta drivers.


from ? Nvidia?


i just tore my girlfriends rig to shreds and ripped the 440 right out of its beating heart *overkill*

now i put the physx to 440 and am benching as we speak.

again what beta?
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March 11, 2012 1:39:58 AM

i found out something really FUDGED UP,


so msi afterburner is telling me my second gpu usage is 0%
im telling my gpu u DO PHYSX NOW
meaning the physx is not done by gpu but CPU ...

? eh how do i fix this bothersome problem
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March 11, 2012 1:41:33 AM

omg and when i use FluidMark , the 440gt DOES work so this is obviously BF3 Related and it just wont let my gpu use the physx not the 560 or the 440 .. ANGER AAAAAAAAAA
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March 11, 2012 1:58:46 AM

Ok , after doing some research battlefield 3 has no physx it used Havok physics that are calculated by the cpu , my cpu is bottlenecking my gpu's even tho its a bad ass 2550 at 3,5 ghz turbo.

now i obviously need more than 4 ghz overclock. and i need to spend more money on the ULTIMATE air cooler to accomplish this before the summer makes my room hells temperatures again.

The worst thing is im on 1360x .. not even 1920

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=220204 article 1
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=353893 article 2
http://www.gamephys.com/game-physics/bf3-back-to-karkan... article 3

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March 11, 2012 3:34:09 AM

I said upgrade your nvidia drivers.
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March 11, 2012 5:51:42 AM

While Havok is great, used in Source engine and a few other great games, I doubt its causing the CPU to bottleneck.

I think its an issue with the game itself. I have seen it before. Skyrim was like that until a few patches.

Havok is not like PhysX though. It is CPU bound but I still doubt its causing the CPU to bottleneck.

I looked around a bit and saw that people with different configs were getting it too so I still don't think its the CPU, I think its the DLC itself.
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March 11, 2012 6:26:50 AM

my cpu never gets bottle necked and i never use more than 6gb ram, i have a 2500k and a 6950 vid card running ultra gfx @ 1680x1050 no worrys and i have stopped the overclock because of the s3 sleep issue with the sandy bridge cpus must be a nvidia driver issue
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March 11, 2012 6:43:48 AM

jasont78 said:
my cpu never gets bottle necked and i never use more than 6gb ram, i have a 2500k and a 6950 vid card running ultra gfx @ 1680x1050 no worrys and i have stopped the overclock because of the s3 sleep issue with the sandy bridge cpus must be a nvidia driver issue


Haven't heard of a s3 sleep issue but I kill off sleep and hibernate. Waste of space and causes too many issues for any system.

And I agree its either the GPU drivers causing the issue or the maps themselves.
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March 11, 2012 8:40:18 AM

if mine is overclocked at all as it resumes from sleep it is locked at the lowest available multiplier (1.6ghz from memory) and will not return to normal speeds until rebooted after if found this out i found it everywhere on the net regardless of mobo manufacturer. i find s3 sleep is good if im only going away for half hour or so to save constant reboots or wasting heaps of power. i dont find i need the extra horse power really at the moment. yeah things load a bit quicker but my system is being hamstrung by magnetic storage as ssd's are still pretty expensive in australia
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March 11, 2012 1:44:43 PM

So is this a issue from the DLC ?
Or the drivers, i see. . wel off to download the latest nvidia beta drivers then i will keep u all posted.

please explain how GPU drivers make the cpu go 100%? when not even displaying graphics but only loading map etc.
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March 11, 2012 1:48:50 PM

amuffin said:
Try the new beta drivers.


Name Version Release Date
GeForce 295.73 Driver WHQL NVIDIA Recommended 295.73 February 21, 2012
GeForce 295.51 Driver BETA 295.51 January 31, 2012
GeForce 290.53 Driver BETA 290.53 December 21, 2011
GeForce 290.36 Driver BETA 290.36 November 28, 2011
GeForce 285.79 Driver BETA 285.79 November 10, 2011
GeForce 285.62 Driver WHQL 285.62 October 24, 2011
GeForce 285.38 Driver BETA 285.38 September 26, 2011
GeForce 285.27 Driver BETA 285.27 September 13, 2011
GeForce 280.26 Driver WHQL 280.26 August 9, 2011
GeForce 280.19 Driver BETA 280.19 July 28, 2011
GeForce 275.50 Driver BETA 275.50 June 20, 2011
GeForce 275.33 Driver WHQL 275.33 June 1, 2011
GeForce Driver v275.27 BETA 275.27 May 17, 2011
GeForce/ION Driver v270.61 WHQL 270.61 April 18, 2011
GeForce/ION Driver v270.51 BETA 270.51 March 30, 2011
GeForce Driver v267.26 BETA 267.26 March 1, 2011
GeForce Driver v266.66 WHQL 266.66 January 25, 2011

There are no new beta drivers..just normal one's ? WHQL i presume is a normal release
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March 11, 2012 2:23:40 PM

amuffin said:
Try the new beta drivers.


GeForce 295.73 Driver WHQL NVIDIA Recommended 295.73 February 21, 2012

u made my day

thank you, i will not be getting the 2700k :p 

all it well

cpu usage down to 60% and FPS avarage of 55

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March 11, 2012 3:06:46 PM

Alright, have fun :D 
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March 11, 2012 4:13:01 PM

Best answer selected by cm0scm0s.
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March 11, 2012 5:36:46 PM

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