I am writing because for the past 3-4 weeks now, I’ve been experiencing some very high GPU temps while playing Lost Ark. I’ve been playing since launch and it usually sat at around 50-60c comfortably, but currently, it rises up to 85-90c (peaking at 92c this morning).
I tested my temp after 1 Chaos dungeon run and it was 85c.
I initially suspected hardware failure so I took my PC apart and inspected it and brought it to a technician who also inspected it and everything seemed fine, nothing damage, burnt, non operational, etc. I can run games like League of legends, Valorant, etc maxed out with an average of 55-65c
The only conclusion I could come up with is that LOA is pulling more power from the GPU than it actually needs, I do not know if this is related to Windows (I am on Windows 11) or if it is related to EAC/a patch they introduced.
I noticed many people are experiencing the same issues I am only on Lost Ark and it seems most prevalent with Intel processors.
I am running : GTX 1080TI 11gb / i8700K 3.7ghz
I’ve tried capping FPS to 60, turning Vsync on, switching from borderless to Full screen, lowering all settings to a minimum, capping my fans with Afterburner, max power state processor to 99, uninstall/reinstalling the game, verifying file integrity and installing a new fan for better airflow.
Unfortunately, none of these helped and I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to this kind of stuff, has anyone experienced this issue and, if so, were you able to resolve it? How?
Thank you for reading.
Edit : spelling errors