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GTX 680 can't handle WOT apparently, anyone know why?

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January 1, 2014 8:57:10 PM

So my computer currently has a i5-2500k and a gtx 680, I can safely run games like Starcraft 2 HOTS on max settings, diablo 3 max settings, all without difficulty or dipping below 60 frames. However, I play world of tank on ANYTHING other than the lowest resolution and the temperature immediately jumps over 40c and eventually causes gpu shutdown, any ideas why?

I can play the game perfectly fine without issue on the lowest res sitting at about 55-60c for hours on end, the moment i put it up a single resolution notch it increases at about 1c per 3 seconds until shutoff.

Drivers all are up to date, i've even reinstalled windows, all without an answer to this problem. I have a laptop with an i7-4700mq and a gtx 770 and the game is on 1920x1080 max settings sitting at 55-60 frames.

Any input would be appreciated and recommendations for fixing. In a few weeks i'm looking to upgrade to a gtx 780 ti with i7-4770k and I don't know if that will fix the issue.

oh, I also have fan speed manually set to MAX at all times. Thanks!
January 1, 2014 9:27:42 PM

you have a laptop with a GTX 770? That's for a desktop. Back to the point on your title you said apparently, but it's happening to you right? What brand of GTX 680 is it? and what's the motherboard+PSU? Have you OC'd the card or have anything else running at the same time like chrome with lots of tabs or something?
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January 1, 2014 9:27:48 PM

None of the temps you mention is close to the limit so how hot does it get?
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January 1, 2014 9:29:50 PM

upgrading to a GTX 780 Ti and 4770k, they are insane gaming parts but with a game like WOT that game doesn't require an extreme amount of CPU and GPU anyways. but for games like crysis 3 it will help. What driver are you running currently on your GTX 680?
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January 1, 2014 9:46:20 PM

The laptop has the GTX 770M, sorry forgot that bit. The card is the EVGA non-superclocked model. I have tried this game with overclocking and with stock settings on the card. The psu is a budget Zephyr 750w and the motherboard is a Gigabyte UD3H-B3 z68 series.

When I mentioned the temperatures, the 55-60c is when it's on the lowest resolution setting, as soon as I make it anything over the lowest it increases to 99c over the course of 2-3 minutes and shuts down, every time. I do have a secondary monitor, typically I'll have a tv show going but for the course of the testing I've tried it with things going and with everything on the pc shut off except for what I need to play WOT, same situation.

Lastly, I am running the Geforce R331 beta driver, I've gone backwards to the previous driver without any difference in the performance, the issue actually caused me to look at drivers and thusly upgrade to this one. Thanks for the quick responses so far!
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January 1, 2014 9:51:18 PM

always stay with the latest drivers and the temperature you listed, is that for all games you play or just WOT? Your card hits 99 degrees Celsius! That's really bad even worse then the R9 290/X. Can you hear any noise coming from the card to show that the fans are actually operating?
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January 1, 2014 9:54:43 PM

Yeah absolutely, I turn the fanspeed up to 85% (max with EVGA precision X) whenever i'm playing a game as I don't really mind the noise and usually have a headset on. The temperatures i'm getting ONLY occur when playing WOT, I'll get typically around 64-67C at max load during games like SC2 HOTS and that's with around 2-4 players 200 supply. I also play stuff like League of Legends, Hearthstone (lol) and Diablo 3, no problems heatwise with any other games, only this specific game with this specific scenario.

It totally confuses me
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January 1, 2014 10:09:22 PM

Etamu said:
Yeah absolutely, I turn the fanspeed up to 85% (max with EVGA precision X) whenever i'm playing a game as I don't really mind the noise and usually have a headset on. The temperatures i'm getting ONLY occur when playing WOT, I'll get typically around 64-67C at max load during games like SC2 HOTS and that's with around 2-4 players 200 supply. I also play stuff like League of Legends, Hearthstone (lol) and Diablo 3, no problems heatwise with any other games, only this specific game with this specific scenario.

It totally confuses me


the game might have a performance leak which could make the card try harder then it actually needs to, Crysis 3 have a memory leak and such to name. You could try to re-install the game to see if that solves this problem or update the game to it's latest version, there isn't much that you can do if this is only happening on one game and not the others.
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January 1, 2014 10:13:26 PM

WoT is a very very poorly coded game without multi-core support. There were times and I'm sure they still have this issue where they didn't support a huge portion of drivers, updating to a newer version could potentially make it worse. If your card is running at that high a temp, that's likely the problem on your end, but it doesn't change the fact that that game couldn't tell good performance if it hit it in the head.
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January 1, 2014 10:16:10 PM

Sometimes I get pretty into the game and don't notice the temp getting that high on the rare few occassions i've tried to change the resolution to something a little more eye-candy, but for the most part I keep it on the lowest. I've done a few reinstalls over the past week along with a complete os reinstall last night, no luck, and you can't play it without it being up to date anyway.

I also didn't know that wot didn't have multi core support, that's kinda funny. Thanks for the information. I was hoping it was something fixable, but poor game coding is the second best I guess, malfunctioning hardware being the worst on the list :D .
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January 1, 2014 10:18:11 PM

Archie Griffs said:
WoT is a very very poorly coded game without multi-core support. There were times and I'm sure they still have this issue where they didn't support a huge portion of drivers, updating to a newer version could potentially make it worse. If your card is running at that high a temp, that's likely the problem on your end, but it doesn't change the fact that that game couldn't tell good performance if it hit it in the head.


Poor coded game means a defiant performance leak.
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January 1, 2014 10:18:57 PM

Etamu said:
Sometimes I get pretty into the game and don't notice the temp getting that high on the rare few occassions i've tried to change the resolution to something a little more eye-candy, but for the most part I keep it on the lowest. I've done a few reinstalls over the past week along with a complete os reinstall last night, no luck, and you can't play it without it being up to date anyway.

I also didn't know that wot didn't have multi core support, that's kinda funny. Thanks for the information. I was hoping it was something fixable, but poor game coding is the second best I guess, malfunctioning hardware being the worst on the list :D .

yeah you don't want hardware malfunction! can be expensive
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January 2, 2014 12:12:29 AM

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Poor coded game means a defiant performance leak.

Define defiant performance leak, I don't catch your meaning.
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