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Minecraft turns my video card into an oven?

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Ok... for some reason, Minecraft is heating up my video card more than any other game. It got up to 90 playing it (this is on my new reference 470). The card doesn't even break 80 normally playing Crysis, Metro, etc.

Any ideas how to fix this? I wouldn't expect that game to even begin to challenge the gpu, unless it has something to do with Java.
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Because you are getting crazy fps

try Enabling Vsync somehow (Nvidia control panel?)
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Enable power saver in the game's video settings. It'll cap the frame rate off around 45 fps I believe. It'll allow your GTX 470 to run cooler. smile.gif
     
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Yeah, tried forcing vsync through control panel. Doesn't work. I'm getting like 500fps, lol.
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Power saver worked. Looks so choppy now, though.
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Alternatively you could always control the fan speed manually provided you don't mind the extra noise.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampen;14411574 
Alternatively you could always control the fan speed manually provided you don't mind the extra noise.

I already do that. I keep the fan high since I wear headphones
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post #8 of 20
Forcing Vsync in Nvidia Control Panel sure worked for me.
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post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Izvire;14411591 
Forcing Vsync in Nvidia Control Panel sure worked for me.

It's not having any effect for me.
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post #10 of 20
This same thing happens with The Sims 3. Alot of people actually cooked video cards because of that game. There was a program alot of them used, like FPS Limiter or something, that they used (Google "Sims 3 FPS Limit" or something and I'm sure you'll find it). It'll limit it (if it works) without having to use the power saving options. Forcing it via the nVidia control panel always worked for me though.
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