when i dock in a station, my gpu starts heating up extremely.
recently i have started discovering gpu resets (graphics driver crashes) , so i started monitoring the gpu with “AMD WATTMAN”, the tool included in the amd software, and this shows clear proof that once docked, gpu temperatures go through the roof in no time.
my current fix for this is to reduce target temperature and increase fan speed, resulting in extreme noise from the GPU when i dock. having three clients running at the same time just increases the problem (+noise), but at least its stable now.
would it be possible to add a client feature to set a max framerate when docked in station, i would set it to 20 or 25 or so. i dont need 3d performance when docked - i prefer a quiet computer.
there is a post in the old forums describing the same issue:
thanks for your attention.
edit: additional info. this is a radeon RX480, should be quite a potent card.
- minimizing the window puts the renderer in some kind of “sleep state”. temp and noise go down
- having the window open, but activating anohter window on second monitor, like… excel ;)… gives me ~36fps and lower temperature.
- clicking in the eve window to make it the active window - temp goes up immeditaley. around ~57 to ~59 fps
- setting shader quality to low gives me flat 60fps, and no heat/noise
i’m at “interval one” setting.
“interval immediate” makes the game go crazy with fps (up 100) and the card fan is screaming in pain.
combining interval immediate with low shader quality, i feel like i set next to an airbus turbine, and fps reaches around 250. (why on earth would i need 250+fps rendering?!)