Mentioned about a year ago in January that my computer had an overheating problem. Its starting to get really irritating now.
Normally the computer sits at around 47-43 degrees Celsius with no windows or programs open.
While waiting in the small window that pops up when you start Hitman on steam, it heated up to around 55 degrees Celsius. Just from a small window that says “Play, Options, Exit”.
Then once I start the actual application, it can go anywhere from 60-70 degrees. It sometimes skyrockets to 80 degrees and then quickly goes back to 60-70.
When I was testing the temperatures while playing Hitman, I did a test to see how hot my computer got while loading in a mission for the first time.
As soon as I pressed the Play button on Holiday Hoarders, the temperatures went from 60-70 to 70-90. Just after 1 or 2 seconds of just being in the loading screen. I hadn’t started any missions beforehand, all I did was pick a loadout and load in.
The biggest issue I have is when you actually play the mission. Just 2 minutes - 5 minutes in the computer sits at around 85 to 95 degrees. This is a big problem considering that longer playthroughs (challenges, kill everyones, etc.) means that if I don’t save every 30 seconds, I’m going to lose progress after the last autosave because either the game crashes or my PC crashes.
I’ve started looking at questions about the laptop and it seems some people are annoyed as well. There’s not much you can do.
- Turned every setting in Hitman to the lowest (and turned off V-Sync)
- Limited my FPS to 60
- Gotten a cooling pad
- Changed the Maximum Processor state to 50%
- Changed Super Sampling from 1.00 to 0.90
I’m considering turning it back in for repair or even refund it. After almost a year of dealing with overheating, it’s gotten way too annoying and its really frustrating to try and play a game where only a few minutes after starting up the game and playing the computer crashes.