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PLS help me. This thing is driving me crazy.

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December 9, 2012 9:53:54 AM

Hello guys. I have a big issue with my GPU. When I'm playing a game (battlefield 3), my game runs at AVG of 20FPS. While I'm in the game, I open the MSI afterburner, and I saw that my GPU usage what hovering at 25%. Im using a ASUS Radeon HD 7770 Direct CU. PLS help me. How do I fix the GPU usage issue ? :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 
December 9, 2012 10:01:57 AM

BTW I'm using low settings.
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 10:21:17 AM

what is your monitor res if it's 1920 x 1080 i say your getting what you should
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a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 10:24:13 AM

What is your CPU? Looks like a bottleneck to me.

@bigcyco1: no matter the resolution, his GPU load shouldn't be at 25%.
December 9, 2012 10:33:42 AM

processor. AMD FX 4170. monitor 1600X1200
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 10:35:51 AM

Sunius said:
What is your CPU? Looks like a bottleneck to me.

@bigcyco1: no matter the resolution, his GPU load shouldn't be at 25%.
i know that i misunderstood i thought he meant 25fps :ange:  my bad
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 10:36:03 AM

What is your CPU usage during lag?
December 9, 2012 10:41:33 AM

CPU usage is 100% but my GPU usage is 25%. My GPU usage should be 100% . I don't get it
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 10:46:44 AM

Just as I thought. CPU bottleneck. Could you open task manager, press "Show processes from all users", maximize the window, sort it by user name, screenshot it and upload it? Looks like you've got some extra processes running in the background which are crippling your performance.
December 9, 2012 10:58:29 AM

I'm very sorry guys. I already made the screenshot on PGN format. But I don't know how to upload it. :( 
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 12:26:04 PM

click the "show processes for all users" then seq to the highest% on top and post the screen shot
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 12:33:33 PM

Sorry bud i did not forget about you just had somethings i had to do please do as rgd1101 requested
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 12:35:51 PM

What is "y6Q90..." I've never heard of that process!
Right click on that and press "Open File Location". Tell me where is it and the the Root folder
December 9, 2012 12:40:30 PM

@Sumukh_Bhagat The y6Q90 comes from C:\Users\maximilian4o\AppData\Local\Temp
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:08:10 PM

Oh god you've got some nasty stuff running in the background. I can only suggest to reinstall windows. I doubt there's another easy way to get rid of all that stuff. You got 95 processes running. I have 56. That means there's so many things that's blocking your performance so it's now clear why you lag on that game.
December 9, 2012 1:08:37 PM

Anyway. Dont you guys get it. It is not about the processes. It is about the GPU. My GPU is working at 25% load. It should be working at 100%
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:12:20 PM

It's because of processes. Look, your CPU is at 100%. That means it does not have enough time to give instructions what to do for GPU, thus why your GPU is as such low load: it doesn't have anything to do.
December 9, 2012 1:19:24 PM

I have like 200 GB of games on steam. If I re-install windows. I am going to have to download them a whole month. my internet speed is like 1 mb/s. :( 
December 9, 2012 1:25:21 PM

I started up CCleaner. I went to the registry bar and scanned for issues. I had 219 issues for fixing. I fixed them. So could that be part of the problem ?
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:30:27 PM

You won't have to redownload all steam games. Just steam itself; you can leave all steam games on disk D: and they will stay there when you reinstall windows.
December 9, 2012 1:32:39 PM

I have only a C: partition :D 
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:35:42 PM

Then don't reformat. Just reinstall windows. It will not delete any files. All the files in the C: disk will remain. Though, it will rename windows folder to "Windows.old" which you will have to manually delete afterwards.
December 9, 2012 2:09:38 PM

And what do you recommend. Windows 7 or windows 8 ? I use my PC mostly for gaming.
BTW Can I just take all the important things that I want from Windows.old, and paste them to program files ?
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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 2:34:05 PM

maximilian4o said:
And what do you recommend. Windows 7 or windows 8 ? I use my PC mostly for gaming.
BTW Can I just take all the important things that I want from Windows.old, and paste them to program files ?

it doesn't work that way; without installing the programs there will be no registry entries made. and trying to export the registry and then import it back after a reinstall can put you back at square one.

you may not need to do a full reinstall. the file location you posted before seems to be a usually location for malware. there are several programs to help you get rid of that/those i like malwarebytes

since you have Ccleaner already; go to tools>start up and in the Windows tab "disable" (not delete yet) entries of programs you are sure that are not necessary; not only malware but "bloatware" such as anything by adobe or apple updating. there are guides floating around the internet to help you make informed choices.

once you go through disabling excessive start ups and a good malware scan; i believe you will get better performance from your cpu for gaming.
December 9, 2012 3:01:42 PM

Thank you very much for the reply looniam. I did the thing with the CCleaner that you said. After that I downloaded Malwarebites and made a quick scan. It deleted 12 files.

Do I still need to re-install windows ?
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 3:29:36 PM

Well, is your CPU still at 100%?
December 9, 2012 3:46:16 PM

@bigcyco1 I did all the thing that the site says I have to.

Anyway. I keep having the same framerate and 40% load on the GPU.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 3:54:30 PM

maximilian4o said:
Thank you very much for the reply looniam. I did the thing with the CCleaner that you said. After that I downloaded Malwarebites and made a quick scan. It deleted 12 files.

Do I still need to re-install windows ?

i am hoping to help you avoid doing a reinstall but you may have to.

one last shot to help improve your frame rate would be to reinstall your drivers for the graphics card. if that doesn't get it up to snuff; then any more trouble shooting will take longer than an OS installation.
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 4:09:43 PM

maximilian4o said:
@bigcyco1 I did all the thing that the site says I have to.

Anyway. I keep having the same framerate and 40% load on the GPU.


It means you still have processes running in the background. Reinstalling windows is the only thing I could think of that would help you. You won't need to redownload steam games, but you will have to reinstall other programs.
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 4:18:56 PM

maximilian4o said:
@bigcyco1 I did all the thing that the site says I have to.

Anyway. I keep having the same framerate and 40% load on the GPU.
So did you install Simple Perfomance Boost to optimize your Windows settings. It’s easy, safe and fast. If you did that already then i am shocked it did not improve anything sorry everybody i know that has try it says it helps.I am pretty much out of any ideas other then fresh install of OS :( 
December 9, 2012 4:19:05 PM

Guys. I just figured out something strange. I started up my DIRT Showdown and started playing. I opened MSI Afterburner, and I saw that my GPU was running at 98-99% load. So maybe the issue is with BF3. But can you pls tell me how to fix it. Because I've spent money on BF3 and now I can't play it normally without lag. So any help will be appreciated. :)  :)  :) 
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 4:43:19 PM

I told you what to do already.
December 9, 2012 5:01:39 PM

The problem is not in windows. All my games run without lag at 99% load, which is good. But my BF3 is lagging and only uses 40% of the GPU. Any ideas ?
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:08:38 PM

Nope none if you try everything already that i mentioned.Only other thing to try is overclocking your cpu and reinstalling your os if that does not help looks like you'll have to buy a stronger card or forget about BF3 anyway i wish you the best of luck!
a c 99 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:09:06 PM

BF3 is MAXING out the cpu(or poorly codes, but I am guessing maxing). I do not have BF3 to test.

In other words, If the cpu can not feed the video card fast enough, then the video card spends time just sitting waiting on the next instruction. On the other hand Dirt does not use all the cpu and can constantly tell the video card to render frames.

This is literally the meaning of a bottleneck. the cpu is either too slow or too busy to feed the video card. On the other hand having the video card at 100% and cpu low would mean you need more video power.

When you did your last screen shot you had the LOW(you want an arrow pointing down above cpu) use items first. We need to see what was taking the higher end of cpu use(if it was JUST BF3 then the cpu is too slow and needs a little bit of overclocking).

You should generally not have things running from the temp folder(if you happen to be downloading illegal software, its NOT worth it).

EDIT example image.
a c 289 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:12:02 PM

^
BF3 was turned off. So it wasn't BF3 that was using up the CPU.
a c 99 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:18:00 PM

I would still like to see what it taking all that cpu power(F@H for team 40051 :)  ). and why Nvidia has so many processes :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 5:37:13 PM

i would be interested in seeing what's running now as well because after the programs i recommend you to run there should be at least some improvement
December 9, 2012 5:49:17 PM

Guys. After running the programs that Bigcyco1 recommended. Now my AVG FPS is 36.
My GPU is using 65-75% of its power. That means that before I used those programs, there was something working in the background, that was eating all my power. Now that some of the background things are removed, my GPU is working better. But I still need to make it run at 98-99% use.
Im using a HD 7770 in case you want to know. And a FX 4170 quad core.16 GB ram, 850W psu, 7200 RPM 1TB HD.
As far as I'm concerned, my CPU could handle a HD 7950, so the CPU can't be the problem.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 10:28:12 PM

Try running Game Booster. Its a nice software.
December 10, 2012 7:20:01 AM

I did it. But still I get 50% load.
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 7:27:53 AM

Can you make another partition for games and keep games their? So that you can format your C drive?
How much Storage you have in your HDD? Like 1TB or 500GB?
December 10, 2012 8:00:36 AM

1 TB. And sorry for the noob-ish question, but how do I create a new partition ?
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 8:15:57 AM

After making a partition of about 500GB {Just for now}. Keep games and savegames and softwares there and format your C Drive



I recommend you to make 3 parts.

C drive: 200GB
For Windows and Softwares

D drive: 400 or 500 GB
Games, Games & Games :lol: 

E drive: 300 or 200GB
I don't know, whatever you want.

About 930 GB is usable out of 1 TB.
December 10, 2012 8:37:39 AM

Ok. If you want me to format the disk that cintains Windows. My PC will shut down after formating them, because windows will not be on my HDD anymore. So after that, I can install Windows from my USB drive via the BIOS. Right ?
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