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Windows 7: Low CPU/GPU usage while playing any games


04 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Low CPU/GPU usage while playing any games

Hello,

I have a problem with my performance of my pc

I'm playing Battlefield 3, GTA 4 and saints row 3 ect..
and i have this problem in every game.

I'm always getting around the 40 and 70% cpu usage.
and getting around the 60 and 80% gpu usage (sometimes in battlefield 60 and 95%)

I'm wondering why it is so low and why it peaks so low

and at the parts where it peaks down im getting between the 30 and 50 fps

while i really wan to stay above the 60 fps

here are my specs:
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 1095T 33 C idle onload 46C (battlefield)
Thuban 45nm Technology
RAM
8,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 803MHz (10-11-11-29)
Motherboard
ASRock N68-S3 UCC (CPUSocket) 30 C
Graphics
SAMSUNG (1360x768@60Hz)
Acer AL1916W (1440x900@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB onload 60C (battlefield)
Hard Drives
1863GB SAMSUNG HD204UI SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222AB SCSI CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
PSU
Recom RC-PROE-M1050 1050W

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05 Jan 2013   #2

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Check your bios for AMD Cool & Quiet, if temperatures get high then the cpu automatically clocks down maybe thats what is happening
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05 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Check your bios for AMD Cool & Quiet, if temperatures get high then the cpu automatically clocks down maybe thats what is happening
But i guess i need to disable the cool and quite option

EDIT: at 80% load is my temp 46% i cant get higher than that, may in a stress test
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05 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

It may be due to the fact that, the CPU is processing different information and different loads at different times, I wouldn't worry about it personally.
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05 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't look at CPU usage as it is the average of all cores, in your case 6. Instead look at core usage.

For the GPU usage, it is possible that it is related to this,

Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates - The Tech Report

If you haven't tried them yet, give the latest beta driver a go,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

as well as the latest CAP,

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...-profiles.aspx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Check your bios for AMD Cool & Quiet, if temperatures get high then the cpu automatically clocks down maybe thats what is happening
You're thinking of thermal throttling, which has nothing to do with Cool and Quiet.
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06 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Don't look at CPU usage as it is the average of all cores, in your case 6. Instead look at core usage.

For the GPU usage, it is possible that it is related to this,

Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates - The Tech Report

If you haven't tried them yet, give the latest beta driver a go,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

as well as the latest CAP,

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...-profiles.aspx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Check your bios for AMD Cool & Quiet, if temperatures get high then the cpu automatically clocks down maybe thats what is happening
You're thinking of thermal throttling, which has nothing to do with Cool and Quiet.
Ill test it out ill give feedback soon
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06 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kebabbug View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Don't look at CPU usage as it is the average of all cores, in your case 6. Instead look at core usage.

For the GPU usage, it is possible that it is related to this,

Driver software to be tweaked to reduce Radeon frame latencies in series of updates - The Tech Report

If you haven't tried them yet, give the latest beta driver a go,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

as well as the latest CAP,

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...-profiles.aspx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nostaw5 View Post
Check your bios for AMD Cool & Quiet, if temperatures get high then the cpu automatically clocks down maybe thats what is happening
You're thinking of thermal throttling, which has nothing to do with Cool and Quiet.
Ill test it out ill give feedback soon

It didn't improve my performance
got some other tips ??
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07 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Could it be that my 1090T bottlenecks my HD 7870 ??

so yes what would than be a good cpu ??
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