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madshopkeeper

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So I have Core i7 4790K 4.0Ghz and GTX 960. Normally both temperature is fine and 45 degrees Celsius. I run witcher 3 and get good FPS as well of 45-50. The GPU temperature circles around 69-71 degrees in game and CPU temperature rises to 65 degrees but the usage is only 40-45% while GPU usage is 99%. I am kinda confused is this gonna harm my PC on the long run?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97
    Memory
    Coresair 8gb X2 1600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 960
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Recon3Di
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S22D390 21.5'
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 2TB, Transcend 2TB, Transcend 750GB
    PSU
    Thermaltake 530W Smart Power
    Case
    Thermaltake H108
    Cooling
    N/A
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Meka G-unit
    Mouse
    Razer Naga Molten Edition
    Internet Speed
    1 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky 15

sygnus21

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Keeping it simple and short, you're worrying about nothing as CPU temps often rise during gaming sessions. And since your GPU is used to render those game pixels, the GPU running at 99% would also be normal in intense areas where lots of things are going on in game.

Bottom line is this seems to be normal behavior of a very intensive (performance wise) game.

Peace.

BTW these are some fairly hefty system requirements for the game but you seem to be fine...

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
  • AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
  • AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM 6GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB
Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
  • AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
  • AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • RAM 8GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB
Source: The Witcher
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built by me
    CPU
    Haswell i7-4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 (BIOS F9)
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 gig (1866MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9-280 Vapor X
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster ZXR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242W - 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 512gig 850 Pro SSD (OS), Samsung 256gig 840 Pro SSD (photo editing), Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000 G2
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF X
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i Closed Loop Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
    Internet Speed
    High Speed
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    RAM Speed: 1866MHZ @ 9-10-10-27-2T, 1.5v

madshopkeeper

New Member
Keeping it simple and short, you're worrying about nothing as CPU temps often rise during gaming sessions. And since your GPU is used to render those game pixels, the GPU running at 99% would also be normal in intense areas where lots of things are going on in game.

Bottom line is this seems to be normal behavior of a very intensive (performance wise) game.

Peace.

BTW these are some fairly hefty system requirements for the game but you seem to be fine...

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
  • AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
  • AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM 6GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB
Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
  • AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
  • AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • RAM 8GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB
Source: The Witcher

Thanks for making it sure. I just wanted some assurance that I am worrying over something which has nothing to be worried about.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97
    Memory
    Coresair 8gb X2 1600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 960
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Recon3Di
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S22D390 21.5'
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 2TB, Transcend 2TB, Transcend 750GB
    PSU
    Thermaltake 530W Smart Power
    Case
    Thermaltake H108
    Cooling
    N/A
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Meka G-unit
    Mouse
    Razer Naga Molten Edition
    Internet Speed
    1 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky 15

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