Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:46 PM
There have been a number of games released recently (such as SC2) which did not properly implement a frame limit for its menus, and as a result damaged the systems they were run on. I cannot take such a risk to my hardware since I cannot afford to replace it. Are there any tips for dealing with this issue, or perhaps any way I can bring this issue up to be addressed?
Some basic info about my system:
CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 (Quad Core)
GPU: GForce 9800gtx
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Note - I clean my system regularly to keep it running as dust-free as possible.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:59 PM
I had a GTX9800, that would cause heat issues, I'm wondering if you're having the same issue I did. I fixed that issue by going to liquid cooling.
But I think the main issue is the optimization.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:28 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:56 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:49 PM
As a result of all this, just for the *menu* screen it is maxing the hardware and generating huge amounts of heat. Some cards will respond to this heat by sharply reducing quality, or in a worst-case scenario the card will simply burn itself out causing permanent damage. (Which I cannot risk happening.)
This is not a case of optimization imho, it is just the opposite: the menu code is running too fast and needs a delay mechanism. Fortunately there is a very simple solution to this and that is vsync. Inserting a call to vsync for each draw frame will wait until the actual monitor is ready for a redraw, thus delaying the software to match the hardware frame rate.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:42 PM
In menus: My card jumps up nearly 40c in a matter of seconds reaching above 80c which is unsafe. FPS readout shows about 50 fps, which I find hard to believe given just how hard my system is being thrashed to display a menu.
In game: I get about 4-5 fps which in itself it probably unplayable, but also to the point the card temperature drops down to the 65c zone.
Something here is not right....
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:04 PM
Oh and by the way ... according to Nvidia (down at the bottom under Thermal and Power Specs), the 9800 GTX can safely withstand 105ºC. So your "above 80ºC" temp isn't unsafe, unless you meant over 100ºC. My GTX 570 can only withstand 97ºC, and I know I've had it well into the 80s when going for maximum overclock.
Edited by PapaKilo, 21 November 2012 - 09:07 PM.
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