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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 87
01-24-2010, 12:12 AM
Originally Posted by Dryden88 View Post
What on this gods green earth could this game be doing to cause a high end card to skyrocket in temperature.
The game isn't causing the overheating. It's your GPU being maxed for processing that is causing it to overheat. This game is still a beta (though it's getting too close to release for comfort), and therefore many things were not streamlined yet (ie: bluky, bloated code that runs slow and requires more processing than it may need). Any software that peaks your GPU is still going to cause your video card to overheat.

In the end, it looks like the beta of STO beat the cr*p out of your video card and should have made you realize that its cooling wasn't adequate when maxed for extended periods of time. If you don't care about having a PC that can overheat, then that's your prerogative. For the rest of us techies, we know better, thank you.