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PTCGO causes increased GPU load


The_Real_Bug

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It's been few days now that i've noticed as soon as i open PTCGO my PC starts to lag miserably.

So the first thing i did was check all fans' temperatures and i was surprised to see that my graphics card's temperature reached 57°C while the game was on.

 

Things i already did:

* Clean PC inside and out with air duster spray

* Format Windows 10 as i had problems with removing/re-installing drivers

* Use 3 different program to monitor temperatures (Speccy, Speedfan, MSI Afterburner)

* Monitor temperatures while playing PTCGO

* Monitor temperatures while playing other games on Steam

 

Verdict:

When i play GTA IV, Rocket League, CSGO and any other needy game, my graphics card temperature doesn't exceed 46°C but when i play PTCGO my PC goes nuts reaching always 57°C!

 

Is it game related?

Is drivers related?

Is it hardware related?

 

I really don't know anymore.

Any kind of help will be much appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance,

The_Real_Bug

 

My PC specifications:

 

 

Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
    Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz
    Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 2B2C (SOCKET 0)
Graphics
    S19D300 (1366x768@60Hz)
    2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 240 (Unknown)
Storage
    931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162 (SATA)
Optical Drives
    hp CDDVDW SH-216DB
Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio

 

 

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My GPU also spins-up considerably when playing/booting PTCGO - I've not checked what temps I'm hitting - but even when I'm playing Fallout4 on high the noise is not as noticeable.

The only component in my rig that is similar to yours is the Hewlett Packard Motherboard; otherwise:

 

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
CPU
Intel Xeon W3570, 3.20 GHz, 8 MB cache, 1333 memory, 6.4GT/s, Quad-Core, HT, Turbo
 
RAM 
24GB (6 X 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666 @ 7-7-7-21)  
 
Motherboard
HP Z400 w/ x58 Chipset
 
Graphics 
1x EVGA GeForce GT 740, 2GB 128-Bit DDR3. PCIe 3.0

 
I'm not a fan of the HP proprietary motherboard architecture used in this system - I wouldn't be surprised in the least to discover if that is the culprit. I'm looking to replace my Motherboard and CPU here in the next few months anyway.
 
My Asus rig (with a GeForce GTX 560) didn't seem to have the same issue - but I haven't played PTCGO on it in over 6 months - I'll have to give it a try.
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