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Skyrim: low CPU usage

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March 17, 2012 11:21:47 PM

Hello,

I am playing Skyrim with a minimum amount of 60 fps though there is a problem.
I think that the GPU is taking all the work on itself, because the CPU usage is ony around 4 per cent and the game itself only uses around 550.000 KB.
Wich makes my GPU do all the work and makes it reach a temperature of 82c.
Is there any way to balance Skyrim?

Thank you

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March 17, 2012 11:40:19 PM

It would help if we knew what hardware you are using. Skyrim is very CPU dependent just by default.
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March 17, 2012 11:43:46 PM

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March 18, 2012 12:09:00 AM

anort3 said:
It would help if we knew what hardware you are using. Skyrim is very CPU dependent just by default.

CPU: Core 2 Duo E7600 @ 3.06GHz
GPU: GTX 550 TI 1GB
RAM: 4GB
PSU: 460 Watt
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March 18, 2012 1:15:35 AM

How does your 550ti get that high of a temp? :heink:  Bad case airflow? Anyways, if you are getting 60fps all the time, I would just leave it.
March 18, 2012 1:33:45 AM

Mhh, the case seems to have enough ''holes'' and what is anoying me is when it reached these kind of temperatures the fan starts to make much noise.
So I think that my GPU is doing all the work, while the CPU is not doing anything :sweat:  .
Is there some how way to fix this?
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March 18, 2012 1:46:42 AM

If you are getting 60 FPS with the system you listed you are fine.

Does you case have intake and exhaust fans? A front intake for cool air and a rear exhaust for hot air would lower your temps if you don't have them.
March 18, 2012 1:47:11 AM

are you watching the cpu usage as you play? gpu taking all the work doesn't even make sense, the gpus job is to render graphics so anything else is cpu bond and skyrim is cpu intensive.

also whats the game setting and resolution your running at?
March 18, 2012 2:40:40 AM

zakattak80 said:
are you watching the cpu usage as you play? gpu taking all the work doesn't even make sense, the gpus job is to render graphics so anything else is cpu bond and skyrim is cpu intensive.

also whats the game setting and resolution your running at?

Yes, I open the the task manager and watch at the CPU usage that is around 6 per cent.
Also the game only takes around 900.000 kB.
And my settings are:
Textures: high
Decal quantity: medium
Shadows: low
Object detail: high
And the ''fade settings'' are set to high
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