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#1 Aug 15 2010 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally got into the beta, and aside from the horrific mouse lag, I'm having serious heat issues on my Nvidia GTX 280. Is there any kind of history thus far with driver/video card issues outside of the standard requirements?
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#3 Aug 16 2010 at 5:32 AM Rating: Good
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Depends on just how much of an actual temp increase did you get?

It's not surprising that your video card is heating up more than in any other game. According to a few beta testers, the game stresses your video card more than even furmark in some areas. Reports say that GPUs are pegged at 99% with 3 degrees max temp more than furmark.

I know, it's ridiculous.
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#4 Aug 16 2010 at 5:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Might also check to see what your fans are running at. If it's an EVGA card, you can download EVGA Precision to see and you can force your fans to 100% if needed, mine run at 40% until they get too hot. If you don't have EVGA, check your card's manufacturer, they might have their own tool for tweaking. As a last resort, you can see if you have any settings in your bios to change.
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#5 Aug 16 2010 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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There are reports that Nvidia cards are getting really hot. I've read it all around and I can also confirm it on 2 different computers running GTX470's and GTX 275's. FFXIV runs both systems as hot or hotter than FutureMark. There is reports that this started on Phase 3 of the beta. ATI cards are apparently unaffected.
#6 Aug 16 2010 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah..Nvidias are just so weird honestly. People rag on ATIs for not being "as good" but honestly..even when pushed hard they still get regulated well.
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Pushed hard is hardly what I would call FFXIV beta. Unoptimized sure. I've been running surround @ 5760x1080 and it completely maxes out 2 gtx 470's @ 99% usage but only about 400MB of ram usage on each. Compare this to any other game I play @ the surround resolution and they all use 1GB or more of each the video cards memory. Surround is forcing SLI but it runs like crap since its not officially supported yet. I have set all settings to low and had to bump it down to 3/4 buffer to keep a consistent framerate or it will hitch and skip all over making it unplayable. Settings on fan speed for both cards is @ 100% because even @ 80% fan speed both gpus will go mid 90c's. Word is something went haywire with the Nvidia cards in Phase 3 but since I never tried Phase 2 I cannot say otherwise.

The gtx 275 are a similiar story and they are running as hot or hotter than if you torture test your machine.
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I expect Nvidia will release updated drivers for the game once it's launched that will help with these issues.
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#9 Aug 16 2010 at 9:02 AM Rating: Good
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Define serious heat issues? What are the temps you are getting? Have you looked to see if those temps are acceptable according to the GPU manufacturer? My CPU (yes, CPU) can get 20 degrees hotter and still be considered in the safe temp zone.
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Wint wrote:
Might also check to see what your fans are running at. If it's an EVGA card, you can download EVGA Precision to see and you can force your fans to 100% if needed


http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

MSI afterburner will work on all Nvidia cards, it's just a prettier coded rivatuner.

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#11 Aug 17 2010 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for all the response!

Using rivatuner, my card will reach 95-100 C within ten to fifteen minutes of play. It usually only takes a few minutes in for the fan cycle to reach 100%. Even after turning down texture quality, resolution, etc... This is not normal for me, I've never had heat issues with other games.

From what I've seen, while the game does look nice, there is no reason it should be taxing my card that heavily.
#12 Aug 18 2010 at 2:51 AM Rating: Good
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Serilleous wrote:
Thanks for all the response!

Using rivatuner, my card will reach 95-100 C within ten to fifteen minutes of play. It usually only takes a few minutes in for the fan cycle to reach 100%. Even after turning down texture quality, resolution, etc... This is not normal for me, I've never had heat issues with other games.

From what I've seen, while the game does look nice, there is no reason it should be taxing my card that heavily.


Be careful. Most nVidia cards aren't rated for anything past 105C.

It's not just you though, I'm getting close to 85C just from standing around in Limsa for 5 minutes on the very lowest settings, and it's never been above 75C except during a stress test.
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