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Starcraft 2 fries your GPU.

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by racofer, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Sounds like a lame excuse from people with cooling problems or something, right?

    Well, the only difference is that Blizzard itself acknowledged the bug:


    • Blizzard Confirms StarCraft II Overheating Bug

      StarCraft II has been one of the most anticipated games in the last half dozen years and now that it’s here and upon us something was bound to happen. Has StarCraft II melted your machine yet? Blizzard has officially admitted that it’s a known issue and that there is a fix to it all.

      StarCraft II’s menu screens aren’t framerate-limited, which means that when there’s nothing else happening, your graphics hardware renders the shit out of those screens, causing some bad overheating problems. Not to worry though the fix-up is easy, requiring players to add only a few of the following lines to your “Documents\StarCraft II Beta\variables.txt” “Documents\StarCraft II\variables.txt” file (nice catch, commenter LegolElf):

      frameratecapglue=30
      frameratecap=60

      From Blizzard Customer Service:

      For those poor people that installed the game before reading this, we feel your pain as it has happened to one of our staff, so a heads up from Blizzard would have been nice before the problem got out of hand.

      If you’re one of the few people that didn’t purchase Blizzard’s StarCraft II, you can view the specs for the game here.

      via [US.Battle.Net]

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  2. MetalCraze Arcane

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    :lol:
     
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    Noticed that the GPU was working like crazy even in the main menu.Nice catch.
    Only this game and Heroes of Neverth makes my GPU fan turn to overdrive. Its like having a vacuum cleaner by your feet.
     
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    Huh? My GPU hasn't been working that hard, although I noticed that the computer has been going into cycles where it blows a shitload of air into it while playing SC2...

    Urgh... Way to go, Blizzard.
     
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  6. Norfleet Moderator

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    Heh, I've run into these sorts of issues in other games that will just churn as many unusable frames as it possibly can, so it's not a uniquely Starcrap problem.
     
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    Retards, this shit was in beta and they blamed it on nvidia.
     
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  8. Black Arcane

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    Fire it up.
     
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    So that's why I had a BSOD yesterday after a long session of SC2. Heh.
     
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  10. Murk Arcane

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    This is... strange, Blizzard's always been good about making sure their games don't have AIDS (from technical standpoints), why the sudden lapse into retardoland?
     
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  11. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Judging by the campaign, brains has been pretty much non-existent on their end.
     
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  13. ChristofferC Magister

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    I noticed that my GPU got really hot when I tried the beta with custom AI.
     
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  14. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Blizzard games are always as buggy as anything else on release. Main difference is they actually patch their games.

    Also, it sounds like this is only a problem if your system isn't adequately cooled. You could burn out your GPU on anything if it's allowed to get too hot.
     
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  15. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    I didn't even realize SCII was out.
     
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  16. jazzotron Liturgist

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    As did I. And explains why I was sweating in the middle of winter! (southern hemi)
     
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  17. MapMan Arcane

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    Theres simply no default FPS limit and if you have a shit GPU with even shittier cooling then when its stressed for too long it overheats.
     
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    This is pretty fucking hilarious.
     
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  19. Overweight Manatee Scholar

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    If a graphics card overheats simply because it is under 100% utilization, its the graphics card's fault. Plenty of games will render at 300 FPS while you are doing nothing in menus.
     
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  21. ChristofferC Magister

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    They skimp on the cooling because almost no game stresses the GPU to 100%. There are benchmark apps that will stress your GPU way more than most games.
     
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  22. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Well even with overclocked GTX260 I wasn't having problems in SC2 at all - turbine wasn't spinning like mad either - Crysis and AA2 apply much more pressure.

    But still Blizzard messed up with an engine hard.
     
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