How to Prevent High Temperatures on Intel CPU in HELLDIVERS 2

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How to Prevent High Temperatures on Intel CPU in HELLDIVERS 2

Before we dive in, let’s take a moment to review my PC specifications: 8GB of RAM, a GTX 1050 graphics card, and an I5-4570 processor. I also have an SSD for my operating system and a few resource-intensive games, along with an HDD for everything else. Now, I understand that my hardware is a bit outdated, and I can’t expect official support for games that require higher specs. However, I’ve managed to play Death Stranding on a GT 1050, not even the DDR5 version. So, if you find yourself in a similar situation, let me share my journey of keeping my PC from overheating.

Exploring VSync, FPS Limiters, and More

Firstly, let me clarify that these options alone did not solve my problem. I tried enabling VSync in-game and through the Nvidia Panel, both globally and for specific programs. I also experimented with FPS limiters. Unfortunately, none of these measures prevented my PC from skyrocketing to 90 degrees Celsius whenever I landed on a planet. Was it the game’s demanding nature or some CPU-hungry bugs? I couldn’t be sure. What I did know was that none of my attempts, on their own, resolved the issue. While I acknowledge that my PC is due for an upgrade, I couldn’t afford to risk damaging my hardware.

The Unexpected Solution: Power Plan Options

Surprisingly, the solution was hiding in the power plan options. The game was placing a heavy load on my CPU, causing it to heat up like a napalm strike on a scorching summer day. The key was to limit the CPU’s maximum workload.

As I stumbled upon a brief yet immensely helpful post, it became clear what I needed to do. By limiting the processor power to 80% in the power options, as illustrated in the accompanying image, I could effectively run the game at 60fps or higher. Of course, your mileage may vary depending on your specific CPU model.

Putting It to the Test

I gave it a shot, and the results were astounding. I found myself engaged in intense battles on a planet, unleashing the full force of democracy upon swarms of bugs, all while keeping my CPU temperature below 69 degrees Celsius. It’s worth noting that I also capped my FPS at 60 through the Nvidia Control Panel, which may have contributed to the improved performance.

Is it the optimal solution? Perhaps not. But as long as it gets the job done without causing any harm, I’m satisfied. So, if you’re facing similar challenges with outdated hardware, don’t lose hope. With a bit of tweaking and experimentation, you can still enjoy your favorite games without compromising your PC’s well-being.

How to Prevent High Temperatures on Intel CPU in HELLDIVERS 2 1 - steamclue.com
How to Prevent High Temperatures on Intel CPU in HELLDIVERS 2 1 – steamclue.com

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