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# 11
01-14-2010, 01:39 PM
Ditto - my 4870 runs at 100% GPU, but I don't have any issues with the game.
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# 12
01-14-2010, 01:41 PM
Champions Online and STO CB saw the same with my 4870X2 - fan would max out to 100% all of the time. My 5970 doesnt have any kind of issues though.
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# 13
01-14-2010, 01:51 PM
4870x2 here, I've not been monitoring my temps but this game certainly gets the fans going more than any other game I've played, even Modern Warfare 2. Bit strange considering this game isn't a massive graphically advanced one.
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# 14
01-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Just to add I've noticed an improvement when running the game in "Windowed Maximiased" display mode, fans are much quieter. Can anyone else try it?
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# 15
01-15-2010, 01:52 AM
I've tried in Windowed (not maximized). Activity were around 88%.. (shadows off... shadows on forced the card to 100% Activity -> noisy fan), but just on 1 GPU. Got acceptable framerates.
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# 16
01-15-2010, 02:20 AM
As soon as I start the client BUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRR Fan goes up to 100%. Even sitting on the login screen ir goes nuts.
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# 17
01-15-2010, 02:29 AM
Same thing here. One single 4870. The graphics are allright (apart from flickering on the loading screen) but as soon as I start the game, the jet engine starts.
Only the R.U.S.E. beta did the same.

Running on Windows 7 64x
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# 18
01-15-2010, 02:42 AM
Update: Things Suddenly Got Much Better!

I've had the 100%GPU use and thunderous fan noise, but now its all better. Here's what changed:

Yesterday I uninstalled and deleted the Cat drivers. I then re-installed the latest Cat drivers. I then set everything in CCC to "application controlled" and disabled the intelligent AA. I logged into STO and "WALLAH!" - fan noise back to normal under load, GPU usage 60-90%. Game ran very smoothly on high vid settings w/o shadows but with occlusion and 200% detail.

Maybe the patch changed something. Whatever... the card is now back to normal.
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# 19
01-15-2010, 03:05 AM
I had this issue last night.

My graphics card is extremely loud the whole time I'm on the login screen. As soon as I log in it's ok (apart from the lack of anti-aliasing).

4870 1GB
Windows 7 x64
Q6600 @ 3GHz
4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL6
OCZ Vertex Turbo SSD 120GB
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# 20
01-15-2010, 04:24 AM
UPDATE:

Thank you VainEldritch,
I updated my drivers to the very latest ones and now the card runs normally
I did not change any settings though, just updated the drivers... even though mine were just a few months old, maybe it was already too much

EDIT:
Eh the fan is still loud... not as much as before but still loud. I hope they fix it
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