I was getting high GPU temps. 95C on my ATi HD4850
So, I took the card out, removed the fan, cleaned the large wall of dust that had built up in the heatsink over the years, Applied new Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound to the GPU/Heatsink. put it all back together..
Something I've noticed as of recent is that "Limit FPS" and "V-sync" don't work or revert after exiting the game... Even running in a window FPS hit way past 100fps, causing high heat. Even adaptive v-sync in the nvidia driver doesnt seem to be working, its an annoyance having to re-enable limit fps every time I start the game.
Seriously though, if you can render more than 60 FPS, enough to get your GPU to overheat, you may as well run in Borderless Window mode. Lets you alt-tab and such easier too. I tend to surf the web while I fly through sectors, keeping an eye on STO is in the background.
"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference." - James T. Kirk
I don't allow any of my gpu's or cpu's to exceed there normal speeds to casuse heat problems.. I'm running a simple
AMD FX9120 4.0ghz 8-core
ATI HD 7400+ 2gig card
Crazy part is my manual for the computer claims I can over clock the video card by 500ghz and I can over clock the cpu by 1.0ghz = crazy.
as of yesterday there is no way I can over heat anything in my pc due to this game. reason being is that it times out 24/7 now due to login issues. So on the good side STO is saving my GPU and CPU from heat relative issues.. Can I get a Amem!