Computer Overheating?

Avatar image for rmack
#1 Edited by Rmack (1113 posts) -

I have a reasonable computer over here--just played through all of Crysis 3 on it with no issues--yet it seems to sound like a turbine whenever I play Trackmania. It runs and sounds fine, but I feel like it's breaking my computer. Has anyone else experienced this?

Avatar image for trace
#2 Edited by trace (3737 posts) -

I haven't experienced anything catastrophic with Trackmania 2, but I've had two older computers die on me due to hardware failure while playing previous Trackmania titles. It does spin the fans on my computer to a feverish pitch, though.

The causes might have been unrelated to the game itself, but I certainly don't think Trackmania is efficient with resources.

Avatar image for rmack
#3 Posted by Rmack (1113 posts) -

Weird. I remember something similar happened with Legend of Grimrock. Forcing vsync stopped the issue, but I don't know how to do that here.

Avatar image for bollard
#4 Posted by Bollard (7425 posts) -

Hmm, I never seem to have a problem but I do remember my GPU fan sounding louder than usual recently, and I think that was during TM2: Stadium. You might be on to something.

Avatar image for tylea002
#5 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

I bought the game, and I checked the fans immediately after playing, and everything seemed fine... but now I'm liable to never play it again for fear of overheating!

Avatar image for atwa
#6 Posted by Atwa (1466 posts) -

There is a Vsync option, start settings when launching. Configure>Advanced> Comparability.

Avatar image for fattony12000
#7 Posted by Fattony12000 (8214 posts) -

143 frames per second over here, no vsync. I WANT ALL DAT FRAMES.

Avatar image for mister_v
#8 Posted by Mister_V (2240 posts) -

Hmmm never thought of Trackmania as a resource hog.

Avatar image for szlifier
#9 Edited by Szlifier (1383 posts) -

Vsync should be turned on, turn reflections to low. The game will run smoother and limit frames to 60, therefore it won't have to generate useless frames, no power wasted.

Avatar image for spam101
#10 Posted by Spam101 (165 posts) -

pretty sure it made my GPU overheat yesterday. I ended up with a lined screen, couldn't tab out, then the computer shut itself down.

Avatar image for audiobusting
#11 Edited by audioBusting (2438 posts) -

You can turn Vsync on through your graphics card control panel too (both Nvidia and ATI have their own). I keep it always turned on since Sims 3 ran at 800 FPS and crashed my laptop a couple of times. It fortunately works for Trackmania before I even realize that was a problem.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.