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CPU load 95 - 100%

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CPU load 95 - 100%

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Will you do something about it? Can at least notify people? Many have such problems. so buy games from EA sports. How much does DLC with optimization cost?

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CPU Usage insane high in NFS Heat

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I have big issues getting good fps in NFS Heat because of the insane high CPU usage. System requirements says a Core i7-4790 is recommended which i have but the game uses up to 90% CPU sometimes so i´m stuck at 40fps. Changing graphic settings does nothing at all. So what is going on ? Is EA mining Bitcoins when running Heat ? :D Pls fix asap Standard smile

 

Btw: I checked the CPU usage in NFS 2015 and Payback booth games only use around 45% CPU for me. I also have no issues running other games that use the Frostbite engine.

 

The screenshot is with activated vsync. If i turn it off i get 95-100% Cpu usage.

 

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Re: CPU load 95 - 100%

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Might be the "The Windows 10 KB4512941 update that was released few days ago gave some serious trouble to gamers all over the world. From high CPU usage to constant stuttering while playing games or running heavy applications" microsoft has put out a hotfix for it.

 

https://frondtech.com/need-for-speed-heat-nfs-lag-fix-fps-drops-crashing-and-stuttering/

 

 

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Re: CPU load 95 - 100%

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@thepepsiman As i said this issue only happens in Heat... Every other game runs as always for me.
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Well the windows hotfix helped me in this game, so you might want to try it...

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@thepepsimanThis hotfix is installed on my system since August 27th 2019... My system is always up to date Standard smile

 

 

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Re: CPU load 95 - 100%

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A user gave me the link to this performance test: https://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/need-for-speed-heat-pc-performance-analysis/

 

They had also very high CPU loads and because of that low fps. As you can read in their "Update" a user explained the issue and recommended to create a user.cfg to limit the used cores ect and it worked for them. I have not tried it yet but feel free to test it and report back please. Sounds like a workaround until Ghost fixes the issue.

 

"UPDATE:

It appears that the default online profile was the cause of our underwhelming CPU performance. By creating a user.cfg and limiting our CPU Processor Count, we were able to properly run the game (even without Hyper Threading). Kudos to our reader “connos” for providing the following solution.

 

You can limit your CPU processor count by creating a user.cfg file in the game’s main folder and using these commands. The config below is for quad-cores with Hyper Threading (4 cores, 8 threads). You can change these values to your liking:

Thread.ProcessorCount 4
Thread.MaxProcessorCount 4
Thread.MinFreeProcessorCount 0
Thread.JobThreadPriority 0
GstRender.Thread.MaxProcessorCount 8"

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Ok i tested this and it works wonder as described in the dsogaming test.

 

 

I use 1080p, max settings with vsync in borderless window mode.

 

 

Without "Fix":

 

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With "Fix":

 

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@x_Ak1504_x my cpu usage is now also better after this tweak it is around 60% but it doesn't affect my fps at all. no matter if I upscale to 200% or choose ultra.. its bouncing between 22 and 30 fps. disgusting.
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@DJBassNrg10 You sure you have the correct values for your cpu in the cfg file ? I doubled my fps from 45 to 90... Without fix i got 45fps regardless what graphic setting... I even tried low @ 720p lol ^^
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