Euphytose Jul 27 @ 4:30am
Insanely high gpu temp with this game.
Today I hit a new peak in temp: 90°c.
This is the only game capable of bringing it that high. I play a lot of graphic intensive games and it's nowhere near this, mostly 83°c. Fan speed was at 99%.
I'm not monitoring the gpu all the time, I run a background app which records the lowest, highest and current temps, so it's perfectly possible the card ran at 90°c only for a brief moment, but it's still ridiculous given the game.
My framerate is locked to 62 and I don't have drops, apart from the obvious city in the cliffs and the likes.
Card is a GTX 460, so I'm still in the safe zone, but definitely not the "usual temp" zone.
I know it's summer, and yes it's much hotter than usual, but with the window open it's still bearable. Besides it's July 27th and I've had worse room temps than this already.
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Euphytose Jul 27 @ 4:45am 
Sadly I don't think a girlfriend will cool the temps down. And the PC isn't the problem, I'm perfectly satisfied with the framerate I'm getting, it's just that the temps are much higher than they should be if you considerer the power needed for this game versus games which run on the CryEngine which is surely a much more demanding engine.
Kamuro Jul 27 @ 5:18am 
Originally posted by Euphytose:
Sadly I don't think a girlfriend will cool the temps down. And the PC isn't the problem, I'm perfectly satisfied with the framerate I'm getting, it's just that the temps are much higher than they should be if you considerer the power needed for this game versus games which run on the CryEngine which is surely a much more demanding engine.
thousands of player got no problem with "high temp" etc. only you. but ya ofc its not your pc..
Euphytose Jul 27 @ 5:28am 
A game that is less graphically demanding than another shouldn't make the card run hotter. It's indeed not my PC, it's how various games from various engines use it. Actually Unreal Engine is, in my opinion, a great engine and I've never had problems with it. But this particular game requires more power than games like Unreal Tournament, using the same engine. As I said, it's obviously not the case 100% of the time, but there are moments when it's clear they didn't optimize the game. The maps play a big role in this of course, open maps will always use more power, this isn't game specific.
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Kamuro Jul 27 @ 6:03am 
Originally posted by Euphytose:
A game that is less graphically demanding than another shouldn't make the card run hotter. It's indeed not my PC, it's how various games from various engines use it. Actually Unreal Engine is, in my opinion, a great engine and I've never had problems with it. But this particular game requires more power than games like Unreal Tournament, using the same engine. As I said, it's obviously not the case 100% of the time, but there are moments when it's clear they didn't optimize the game. The maps play a big role in this of course, open maps will always use more power, this isn't game specific.
This Game is using like nothing. you should switch from win XP to win7
Euphytose Jul 27 @ 6:14am 
Yes, that's my point. The game needs much less power than the typical recent game, and yet makes the card run hotter. I'm already using Windows 7.
Migz - DH Jul 27 @ 12:15pm 
Install the latest drivers.
Clean all dust from your case and especially the GPU.
Let us know if anything changes.
ZirzoR Jul 27 @ 10:19pm 
Originally posted by Euphytose:
Yes, that's my point. The game needs much less power than the typical recent game, and yet makes the card run hotter. I'm already using Windows 7.

I get maximum of 70 Degrees on my GPU at 50% fan speed, how are you doing this? i set the fps limit to 50 so it looks smooth, maybe you should try limiting the FPS abit.

I use DXtory, cus i dont want my game to run at 300 fps, and vertical sync is a ♥♥♥♥♥ cus i want windowed mode.
Euphytose Jul 28 @ 2:19am 
There's already a built-in limiter in UE. This game uses it and automatically runs at 62 fps max.
Sirrocu Jul 28 @ 7:49am 
Now that you mention it I've noticed mine is also really hot.
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ZirzoR Jul 28 @ 3:47pm 
Originally posted by Euphytose:
There's already a built-in limiter in UE. This game uses it and automatically runs at 62 fps max.

Then i'm more curious how you are getting that high temps man, seriously, turn of post processing or lower the graphics, i run without post process, "also cus i dislike the glow"
Diox Jul 28 @ 3:55pm 
If you're overclocking your GPU with its own drivers, make sure you check the "auto tune fan speed"
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Migz - DH Jul 28 @ 4:26pm 
So, did you update your drivers and clean out the dust yet?
Euphytose Jul 28 @ 6:13pm 
There's no dust, and the latest nvidia drivers aren't quite stable yet. They actually haven't been for quite some time. Taking the amd road.
Migz - DH Jul 28 @ 10:01pm 
Single-GPU with GTX 570 and 337.50 - BETA, 7 Apr 2014 (9.18.13.3750) video driver. Max DU in the tavern attacking one target dummy:

Framerate - 37-40 FPS
Usage - 73-75%
High Temp - 66 ºC
Ambient Temp - ~26 ºC
Fan Speed - 85%

The temperature and fan speed values are pretty consistent with the GPU usage compared to other games.

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So, I guess the question is what GPU usage is your GTX 460 at when it reaches the 90 ºC temp?
Last edited by Migz - DH; Jul 29 @ 12:08am
Euphytose Jul 29 @ 2:24am 
It's probably 100%, as it should be. You said your card is using 75% of its power when you have 40 fps. This isn't supposed to be the case. When the framerate drops below the limit you've set (I use the default so it's 62 for me), it should always be 100% usage. A drop in framerate means either the gpu or cpu can't keep up. This would mean that your gpu is bottlenecked by your cpu.
Even when rendering a game like the latest Crysis on very high, my framerate is below 30, but the temps are never this high. And for this game, the bottleneck is obviously the gpu, as it runs perfectly with a few settings on medium.
Which leads me to the same conclusion as before, DD makes the card run hotter than any other game.
Now maybe it's my card, but it still doesn't explain the power needed/ temperature ratio. A more demanding game should always give you higher temps, especially when you're "benchmarking" at the highest settings and the card is struggling to even render 30 fps.
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