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My GPU usage maxes out.

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January 4, 2013 6:47:02 AM

Hello, I have recently put together a gaming PC.

SPECS:
Windows 8 64-bit
Gigabyte GA990FXA-UD3 motherboard
AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core 4.2GHz
8 Gigs of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card

When playing games (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, War of the Roses, Ect.) I get fine FPS about 50-80, then all of the sudden my GPU usage maxes out and crashes the game, Why?

I know a fair bit about computers but this is just baffling me, anything helps.
Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 8:03:48 AM

try updating the drivers and quit any background apps such as fraps etc.
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January 4, 2013 7:53:13 PM

I have updated the drivers as well as closing all background apps, still having the same problem.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 7:56:46 PM

Does your graphics card by chance only have 1 gigabyte of memory? There are a good chunk of 560's that only come equipped with a 1 GB memory capacity. BF3 will use up over 1GB and BFBC2 does as well.
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January 4, 2013 8:26:20 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't GPU-Z or whatever monitor you are using show your GPU maxed out evertime you play a game? I know mine does. Is that bad?
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 8:38:13 PM

Now when you guys say maxed out you mean the card itself/ the memory load? Yes GPU-Z will show you I believe this as well as afterburner and a few other programs. Your card ib is a bit older and you are running on a 120hz monitor which will optimize your card a little more so its quite possible you are using more up because of it.
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January 4, 2013 8:47:07 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Now when you guys say maxed out you mean the card itself/ the memory load? Yes GPU-Z will show you I believe this as well as afterburner and a few other programs. Your card ib is a bit older and you are running on a 120hz monitor which will optimize your card a little more so its quite possible you are using more up because of it.


Ya my memory load never maxes out (close some times) but my CPU load is always maxed. Even when I had a 560 TI (about equal to my current card). I'm running at 1920x1080 and only getting about 50 FPS on WOW Ultra (mostly, some stuff turned down.) so I don't think my monitor's capability is a factor.

Point being, I'm not sure the CPU load showing maxed is the OP's problem. They never mentioned CPU or Ram as you just asked for clearification.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 8:50:34 PM

It very well could be. I used to play wow and on my 670 I would push around 100 FPS maxed out easy different card however so who knows. I was just taking a stab at it.
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2013 9:09:30 PM

try updating the game and look out for bug fixes.
also check if you have any automatic tuning tool installed...if yes than disable it.
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