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LOW GPU Usage On Any Setting For BF3

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 17, 2012 3:17:23 AM

Ok so I posted some stuff about bottlenecking and what people thought of my system and they said it should not be bottlenecking. But im coming here again to see if this is a normal behavior in BF3. I can run the game on ultra and get 45-100 frames on Ultra, but when I get into open spaces like Caspian Border, Kharg Island, Seigne Crossings brige area, it seems to only work my GPU at 70-75%. Would that be a normal behavior? Anyways if you need any other information, just ask and I would love to be able to use my new GPU I just got.

- AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
- 500Watt CoolerMaster Extreme
- 6GB DDr3 ram
- MSI Radeon 7850 Twin Frozr
- 1.5 TB Hard Drive

Im not sure if I am not turning on a setting or turning off a setting, but it seems that it will not work the GPU if it is around 60FPS, which I would love to get my cards max potential. It will do this on other games too.

1366*768 Resolution if that helps
a c 141 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:32:44 AM

have you tried to OC your cpu and see if it helps?
August 17, 2012 4:36:04 AM

renz496 said:
have you tried to OC your cpu and see if it helps?

I have a stock cooler and my motherboard may not support it since its a default one that came with a built computer.
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 4:42:13 AM

your cpu is bottlenecking you. BF3 needs a good quad core with a good clock speed.
a c 190 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 9:56:09 AM

Unless you are getting like in the 20's, then those frames are acceptable for that computer.
a c 290 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 10:13:38 AM

Is VSync enabled? If it is, that explains the GPU usage ;) .