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Windows 7: help with CPU and gaming

26 Jan 2013   #11
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Yeah, that is a good sign.
If GPU load didn't max out or was lower than the CPU load you would have a bottleneck.
Well I do have a bottleneck and that is still the GPU. But I'm just saying. I'm upgrading the gpu so will that let the CPU use its full potential. Like I still find it weir that it dissent even clock up when I loaded chrome.
That's not a bottleneck cause by the GPU.
Turbo is engaged when one thread is being used 100% to increase performance in single threaded applications, while games do not utilize 4 core completely, they do not run on just one thread either.
its a dual core cpu....
so that means that while playing games, its only going to max at 2.93ghz?

also my gpu specs: ATI HD 540v 512mb 500/700mhz 80 streamline processors


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26 Jan 2013   #12
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

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Well I do have a bottleneck and that is still the GPU. But I'm just saying. I'm upgrading the gpu so will that let the CPU use its full potential. Like I still find it weir that it dissent even clock up when I loaded chrome.
That's not a bottleneck cause by the GPU.
Turbo is engaged when one thread is being used 100% to increase performance in single threaded applications, while games do not utilize 4 core completely, they do not run on just one thread either.
its a dual core cpu....
so that means that while playing games, its only going to max at 2.93ghz?

also my gpu specs: ATI HD 540v 512mb 500/700mhz 80 streamline processors
Ah sorry, must have not been paying attention, I should stop posting late at night.
But then again, someone already mentioned that since the GPU is being maxed then it is taking load off the CPU, and the CPU might seem it unnecessary to increase the frequency, have in mind that turbo boost is smart and depending on the CPU limitations it will calculate how high it can increment the frequency.

Perhaps if you tried an application that requires a lot more CPU power you could see how it behaves.
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26 Jan 2013   #13
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
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That's not a bottleneck cause by the GPU.
Turbo is engaged when one thread is being used 100% to increase performance in single threaded applications, while games do not utilize 4 core completely, they do not run on just one thread either.
its a dual core cpu....
so that means that while playing games, its only going to max at 2.93ghz?

also my gpu specs: ATI HD 540v 512mb 500/700mhz 80 streamline processors
Ah sorry, must have not been paying attention, I should stop posting late at night.
But then again, someone already mentioned that since the GPU is being maxed then it is taking load off the CPU, and the CPU might seem it unnecessary to increase the frequency, have in mind that turbo boost is smart and depending on the CPU limitations it will calculate how high it can increment the frequency.

Perhaps if you tried an application that requires a lot more CPU power you could see how it behaves.

well thats the thing..... justc chrome when i refresh webpages or watch youtube, it spikes up. i was playing bfbc2, and had thew game windowed, then opened chorme and youtube, and it just stayed that 2.93 dident spike.
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26 Jan 2013   #14
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post

its a dual core cpu....
so that means that while playing games, its only going to max at 2.93ghz?

also my gpu specs: ATI HD 540v 512mb 500/700mhz 80 streamline processors
Ah sorry, must have not been paying attention, I should stop posting late at night.
But then again, someone already mentioned that since the GPU is being maxed then it is taking load off the CPU, and the CPU might seem it unnecessary to increase the frequency, have in mind that turbo boost is smart and depending on the CPU limitations it will calculate how high it can increment the frequency.

Perhaps if you tried an application that requires a lot more CPU power you could see how it behaves.

well thats the thing..... justc chrome when i refresh webpages or watch youtube, it spikes up. i was playing bfbc2, and had thew game windowed, then opened chorme and youtube, and it just stayed that 2.93 dident spike.
Those applications are not demanding.
When I open firefox (which is more of a resource hog than chrome) and am navigating/watching videos/posting on forums. My CPU usage barely changes.
Then again, I have turbo boost disabled in favor of having all 4 cores of my CPU sit at 4.3GHZ all the time.
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26 Jan 2013   #15
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post

Ah sorry, must have not been paying attention, I should stop posting late at night.
But then again, someone already mentioned that since the GPU is being maxed then it is taking load off the CPU, and the CPU might seem it unnecessary to increase the frequency, have in mind that turbo boost is smart and depending on the CPU limitations it will calculate how high it can increment the frequency.

Perhaps if you tried an application that requires a lot more CPU power you could see how it behaves.

well thats the thing..... justc chrome when i refresh webpages or watch youtube, it spikes up. i was playing bfbc2, and had thew game windowed, then opened chorme and youtube, and it just stayed that 2.93 dident spike.
Those applications are not demanding.
When I open firefox (which is more of a resource hog than chrome) and am navigating/watching videos/posting on forums. My CPU usage barely changes.
Then again, I have turbo boost disabled in favor of having all 4 cores of my CPU sit at 4.3GHZ all the time.
I'm just saying that it spikes.when the action is done. After that it just chills in the lowest freq.
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27 Jan 2013   #16
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

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well thats the thing..... justc chrome when i refresh webpages or watch youtube, it spikes up. i was playing bfbc2, and had thew game windowed, then opened chorme and youtube, and it just stayed that 2.93 dident spike.
Those applications are not demanding.
When I open firefox (which is more of a resource hog than chrome) and am navigating/watching videos/posting on forums. My CPU usage barely changes.
Then again, I have turbo boost disabled in favor of having all 4 cores of my CPU sit at 4.3GHZ all the time.
I'm just saying that it spikes.when the action is done. After that it just chills in the lowest freq.
Normal behaviour.
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27 Jan 2013   #17
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Those applications are not demanding.
When I open firefox (which is more of a resource hog than chrome) and am navigating/watching videos/posting on forums. My CPU usage barely changes.
Then again, I have turbo boost disabled in favor of having all 4 cores of my CPU sit at 4.3GHZ all the time.
I'm just saying that it spikes.when the action is done. After that it just chills in the lowest freq.
Normal behaviour.
yes. but it dosent do that when it should. like when bfbc2 is up, its locked in 2.93, wont spike to 3.2 any more. other games too. i mean i guess theres nothing wrong with it but still
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28 Jan 2013   #18
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quadrider10 View Post

I'm just saying that it spikes.when the action is done. After that it just chills in the lowest freq.
Normal behaviour.
yes. but it dosent do that when it should. like when bfbc2 is up, its locked in 2.93, wont spike to 3.2 any more. other games too. i mean i guess theres nothing wrong with it but still
They are not CPU demanding games, they rely more on the.

100% CPU and GPU100% are not normal behaviour.

You need to understand that the system will only provide as much power as it thinks it needs, not as much power as you think it needs.
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