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October 9, 2012 6:31:15 PM

Hello
I recently bought 2 Sapphire 1gb 6950's. I am currently in the process of selling one of them. I enjoy playing promod on Call of Duty 4 and as I am sure many of you know, getting 250 frames per second is quite an important factor. When I play I do get 250 fps but it constantly flickers and is not 100% stable. I play at 1600x900 with textures on normal and all the random eye candy, AA etc. turned off. There is actually very little frame drop between this and 1080p maxed. Whilst in game my cpu (AMD PhenomII x6 1055t running at 3.7Ghz) is only running at around 50% usage and my gpu runs at a similar 50% usage. I also have 8gb of 1600Mhz ram. Lots of people I know get much better fps with similar computers. Any ideas as to why my computer is not being used to its full potential.
Thanks, Blorp

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October 9, 2012 6:42:31 PM

Perhaps your motherboard has an older version of PCI-E, probably 1.X or 2.0, and the bandwidth usage of the motherboard's PCI-E slots are not able to accommodate all the data.
Could also be a driver issue.
Perhaps you should try limiting the number of cores when playing the game. I have a 965 BE, and notice that in many games (Rome Total War for one core, Skyrim for two,....) it is best to limit the number of cores used, which then gives a nice performance boost.
October 9, 2012 6:46:12 PM

Ok, in other games my GPU usage goes up to 100% so surely that can't be a problem? I assume you mean disabling cores in the BIOS?
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October 9, 2012 6:57:44 PM

Well the game is probably limiting itself to 250 FPS so that even if your PC has the potential to render 500 FPS it won't do so.But still its hard to imagine how 250 FPS isn't enough for you.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 7:00:59 PM

No, don't try it in the BIOS. A lot of mobos don't support it in the BIOS anyway. You can alter the thread affinity of the game or how many CPU cores Windows boots up with.

Regardless, 250FPS is ridiculous. Even if you have a 240Hz monitor, you would still have far overkill FPS over 250. There's no reason to have such high FPS because a monitor simply can't display it. IDC who told you otherwise, it is not important and that's a guarantee.
October 9, 2012 7:08:09 PM

It is nothing to do with me being able to see 250fps its due to a bug in the quake 3 engine. The max fps in cod4 is 1000 and if you divide that by any integer is gives added bonuses e.g. minutely increased jump hight. Nothing to do with me wanting to see 250 frames per second. How do I disable cores?
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 7:09:54 PM

Blorp Kola said:
It is nothing to do with me being able to see 250fps its due to a bug in the quake 3 engine. The max fps in cod4 is 1000 and if you divide that by any integer is gives added bonuses e.g. minutely increased jump hight. Nothing to do with me wanting to see 250 frames per second. How do I disable cores?


Wow, that's hilarious. Okay, you could try using MS config to do it.

Like this:
http://www.ehow.com/how_7198456_disable-core-processor....

It'll also improve thermal headroom for overclocking a little.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2012 7:12:36 PM

You can also try overclocking the CPU/NB frequency to improve CPU performance a little more.
October 9, 2012 7:13:25 PM

Ok Thankyou very much for the info. The q3 engine is a strange creature!
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