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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
11-21-2012, 01:13 AM
STO makes fukll use of all the hardware on your video card; therefore the card will run hotter and as a result, your fan (working as designed) will increase rotational speed to help cool the card.

If you have a temp monitoring program, and are concerned, just run it and look at the peak temp when you're in STO and the fan is ramoing up - and as long as it's still in the proper range you have nothing to worry about.

You can also activate vertical synch in game so that the video card doesn't generate more frames than the Hz rating of your monitor; or set it manually using the /maxfps command on the chatline in game.

For example if your monitors vert. synch is 60 Hz you'd type: /maxfps 60
and hit the Enter key.

Other tha n that, you can try lowering your video settings, but again, as long as your video card under load isn't exceeding the max operational temperature range with the fan going; you have nothing to worry about.
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