Risen 2: Dark Waters Discussion
Yeah, it's not giving me any real problems.
GPU (Ati) 41-49c and CPU around 45-50c w/o overclock, but many people have had overheating problems with just this particular game, which I blame on not too good programming. (For people that aren't overclocking and have decent fans, of course.)
My grounds for this guess are the many bugs and issues this game has on different system configs. Some GPU's work fine, others cause problems. Pop-in issues, game crashing with certain audio devices, etc.
One guy just didn't get it when he explained his 3.4ghz core CPU which was overclocked to 4.8ghz should be fine, people explained its way too over the top and would stress out the CPU... he said no.. 2 hrs later he posted from his friends PC "Sorry about the late reply guys, my processor died have to get new one"
Lets hope he doesn't OC it that much again lol
Basically what I am saying is don't listen to people complaining, most either OC not knowing what they are doing or choose settings that their hardware will never support fully at a decent frame rate.
The programming is fine, it is using an engine which has been used for many years but has been updated of course, but the core is stable.
You will get bugs now and again, like missing speech on specific sound cards in some scenes, or some screen tearing on some GPU's but these will be rectified and certainly not PC reset worthy.
I haven't played the game for very long - a couple of hours at most - so maybe that's why I haven't had any problems, but I'm still running 280.26 Nvidia drivers, my card runs at about 60C, and memory usage is a consistent 6-700MB. So I'm not sure it's down to drivers this time. Maybe a combination of hardware & driver. Maybe.
Then again, I saved money on other parts and spent it on a GPU, so I'd expect better than average performance out of it.
DAB's probably on the mark - it's probably sub-standard equipment on low-medium budgeted machines. People buy cheaper cards to save money, but expect the same performance as a £5-600 card. With the rare exception, you pay for what you get with PC hardware. I won't say about people OC'ing without knowing what they're doing because you could say that about anyone with what little information you're usually given, but it's not always going to be true.
@Monkey: Not really adding to the topic with this, but my old 8800GTX used to run at 120C in-game . Surprisingly overheated on very few occasions.
[Edited by Skyheart, 4/29/2012 7:20:17 PM]
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