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#1 Sep 29 2010 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
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?
#2 Sep 29 2010 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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When is the last time you clean out the heatsink and fan?
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#3 Sep 29 2010 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
Earlier this morning, Lol. I knew someone was going to ask that, Should have put in my original post. Sorry.
#4 Sep 29 2010 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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Stock fan and heatsink?
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#5 Sep 29 2010 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
Yeah both stock ?
#6 Sep 29 2010 at 10:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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Take them off the cpu, then use duo hand motion and fling them out of the closest window. Intel's stock heatsink/cooler is so useless, if you use them as paper weight, the paper will get warmer.

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#7 Sep 29 2010 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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I'm overclocked (3.4 on stock volts) on the stock heatsink and it gets pretty hot too 70c+. I've been planning a case/heatsink replacement for some time, I've just been busy and waiting on the funds.

Though I've never really seen a game push the CPU so hot while not maxing it out.

Either way look into better cooling.

ALSO it doesn't help that it has been the hottest on record here in So. California. So I don't know where you live, but actual room temp is a killer too.
#8 Sep 29 2010 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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www.thermalright.com
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#9 Sep 29 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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You can run your system with the case off short term. Slight temp improvement.
#10 Sep 29 2010 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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That's about normal for most of the stock intel coolers. Though a few i7 owners have been raving about the stock cooler on the extreme i series CPUs.

I've actually got a Tuniq Tower that I'd be willing to give you for free for the LGA 775. I had it on my Q6700 but when I built my wife's computer using it I actually went back to a stock CPU fan because she wanted such a small case. If you're interested, PM me. I've got all the brackets and such and it has it's own fan controller. I would guess I could ship it to the US or Europe for less than 10 bucks. I don't want money for the cooler, but I'm not shipping it for free.
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#11 Sep 29 2010 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
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My Athelon X2 runs 57c - 63c /w stock cooler ingame at 85% load. Not unusual with this CPU i have read.

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#12 Sep 29 2010 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm running an E8500 Core 2 Duo OC'd from 3.16 to 3.8GHZ.

I bought this this bad boy to replace the stock fan. I played FFXIV last night for 2 stright hours, and toward the end I actually heard the fan kick it up a notch. Checked the temp, 50 degrees C. Yea, only 50.

This heatsink/fan is awesome.
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#13 Sep 29 2010 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
Not much you can do but buy new parts for your PC. My system sounds like a vacuum cleaner set on low right now it's that noisy due to the fans. I'm planning to replace a few more parts within the coming months being the motherboard, cpu, heatsink fan, and probably a new gpu fan. The stock fan on the Asus 5770HD series is total crap...
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#14 Sep 29 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Good
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Pinkfyre wrote:
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
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