Testing system load

Draco_2kDraco_2k Evil Genius Join Date: 2009-12-09 Member: 69546Members
Well, I was running Engine Test just now, when something dawned on me... It was all eerily quiet...

Next to now fan hum at all. Despite less than acceptable framerate, neither graphics card nor CPU seemed to have been doing much at all.

Is there any objective way to test this? I know CPU load can be checked via task manager (50% at all times for me), but what about memory and GPU?


  • spellman23spellman23 NS1 Theorycraft Expert Join Date: 2007-05-17 Member: 60920Members
    Some GPU cards come with monitoring software.

    For Memory and CPU I use the Google Desktop System Monitor Gadget most of the time.
  • z5o3z5o3 Join Date: 2007-12-12 Member: 63144Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Everest, if there is a temp sensor in your computer it will find it. Love the app for diag and what not.
  • KarrdeKarrde Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16264Members
    I know nmonitor works for NVidia based cards.
  • StormApanStormApan Join Date: 2007-06-17 Member: 61280Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    edited May 2010
    I recently looked into this matter aswell. My prob was finding an app that showed BOTH cpu and gpu in same G15 window.
    Im using speedfan with a G15 plugin so I can monitor both CPU and GPU in same window. Also Voltages.

    ..or wait.. we werent talking bout temperatures where we?
  • NarcilNarcil Join Date: 2005-02-16 Member: 41426Members
    I use everest to display my CPU and GPU Loads on my G15

    When running around shooting etc I get around 30-40fps, sometimes dropping to 10ish for a few seconds:

    GPU Loads (max not average)

    45% GPU1
    40% GPU2

    CPU Loads (max not average)

    60% Core 1
    40% Core 2
    20% Core 3
    20% Core 4

    Running a q9550 (Stock) with a 4870x2
  • SgtBarlowSgtBarlow Level Designer Join Date: 2003-11-13 Member: 22749Members, NS2 Developer
    Lol, This discussion on CPU just reminded me I havent copied my Creative DLL over to the new steam install of NS2, Thats why music is playing up again. How can I forget about my own fix for that... lolz
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