Hey guys, I'm come to a dead end, Lately I've been seeing my computer getting really hot when running FFXIV, I have a quad core (Intel(R) Core(TM)2 quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz) and all cores run at 70+c when in game, But my system load is only 60%.
Now this is why I've come here, I've been testing it, I have various programs to test loads of my computer, Even one that tests 100% but the temperature never goes up 70+ with it, more like 50-60, Why is it when I run FFXIV that my computer get so high in temperature?
Is it fine running at this temperature or is it too hot?
What could I do to fix this?
Are your tests stressing both the CPU and the GPU at the same time? Because FFXIV is. The combination of the two will cause additional heat build up than just stressing the CPU.
Maybe my motherboard temperature sensor is wrong, but I never go above 41 C playing FFXIV =o I have an AMD Phenom x3 with the stock fan and artic silver 5 thermal greese.
EDIT: To your question about should you run at that temp or not... personaly I wouldn't. The higher the temp, the shorter the lifespan for the part. Technically that's within the operating specs, but while it will work heat is what kills electronics over time. Try and add airflow in your case if you can, that's pretty cheap and easy to do in most cases. Edited, Sep 29th 2010 2:27pm by djocapn