Are these PC temps safe with Overwatch 2?

Sep 30, 2022
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So basically i went through a lot of different settings, etc and played the game and recorded the temps, etc.. and just want to know from more experienced people if running the game at these settings are safe?
So i played FIFA 23 for an hour and started heard the Overwatch 2 servers were working, So straight away for the first time, started the game without letting the PC cool off.
These are the temps my CPU spiked to for the first time start up of the game. Funny enough, after this first launch, the CPU spikes never happened again, so this seems to be a one off.


So basically i went through a lot of different settings, etc and played the game and recorded the temps, etc.. and just want to know from more experienced people if running the game at these settings are safe?
So i played FIFA 23 for an hour and started heard the Overwatch 2 servers were working, So straight away for the first time, started the game without letting the PC cool off.
These are the temps my CPU spiked to for the first time start up of the game. Funny enough, after this first launch, the CPU spikes never happened again, so this seems to be a one off.


One core hit 79c.
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So for my first test, I put the game on Epic settings, 4k resolution, and capped the FPS to about 300.

From playing the GPU temp was an average 73/76c at around 65% fan speed.
CPU around 48c to 58c.
But as you can see in HWMonitor the CPU, spiked to about 73c, funny thing is, I never saw it spike that high in MSI afterburner overlay, highest i saw it hit, was about 65c if i recall correctly.
AIO Coolant: 29/32c
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Next i tested 1080p Epic settings. 300 fps...

Average CPU temp was low 50's to 62c. Average GPU temp 69c/71c.
As you see HWmonitor says the highest spike of the CPU was 79c. But in game, never saw it spike past 68c at max.

AIO Coolant: 29/31C
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Next tried 1440p/2k high settings at 300 fps.

In game temps
Average CPU temp was 55 to 64c. GPU 69c. As you can see the CPU spike was 75c.
AIO Coolant temp: 28/30c.
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Then I used everything i learned and picked the best overall settings for temps/visual.
2K, high settings, locked to 144fps.
Average CPU temps 47c to 55c, GPU temps 55c/60c. Highest spike 65c for the CPU.
AIO Coolant temp: 25/28c.

So Are these CPU temps safe?
Are the high 70' CPU temp spikes safe?
These Coolant temps safe?
Lets say after 5 hours of gaming, the average temps might not change much, but lets say that because of one core hit 79c, what happens over 5 hours of heat, and it gets the odd spike of 80/81c could this cause damage to the CPU from those odd spikes?
I'm probably gonna stick with the last settings, maybe even switch the 2k to 4k.
Also keep in mind, i had fire fox opened in the background, game bar, and used it to record a few clips of game-play, also had steam, ea play, battle launcher, discord, xbox app, msi after burner, and precision x1.

My specs are
High performance plan.
i9 9900KS @ 5ghz
32gbs of 3200mhz ram.
EVGA 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra.


Also how are you finding Overwatch 2?
 
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You are well within temp specs on all components. Move along, nothing to see here :)

For reference, Intel spec that cpu to 100C, however, being stable above 85 is probably to be a voided if possible. The cooler the better, allways :)
 
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We already kinda went through this in your other "are these voltages safe and temps safe?" thread.

If you want to be certain that your CPU is running safe temps no matter what game you play:
Run a CPU STRESS TEST. Like Prime95 or Cinebench R20.

Games aren't good thermal/stability tests. They variate in how much CPU they use and are inconsistent. one moment they draw little, then they spike cause heavy scene or something. A Stress test just pushes your CPU to its absolute hottest within minutes. Those are the temps you should be measuring and sharing. If those are safe, then everything will be safe. Instead of going through elaborate day long observations, settings tuning and whatnot.


OW2 ain't my thing. Liked the original, not this one.
 
Sep 30, 2022
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We already kinda went through this in your other "are these voltages safe and temps safe?" thread.

If you want to be certain that your CPU is running safe temps no matter what game you play:
Run a CPU STRESS TEST. Like Prime95 or Cinebench R20.

Games aren't good thermal/stability tests. They variate in how much CPU they use and are inconsistent. one moment they draw little, then they spike cause heavy scene or something. A Stress test just pushes your CPU to its absolute hottest within minutes. Those are the temps you should be measuring and sharing. If those are safe, then everything will be safe. Instead of going through elaborate day long observations, settings tuning and whatnot.


OW2 ain't my thing. Liked the original, not this one.
Thanks for the info lad
After running Prime95
When I ran prime95 torture tests. (Ran them all for about an hour to two)
Smallest FFTs, high power/heat/cpu stress: https://ibb.co/album/sjPcg1
Small FFTs, Maximum power/heat/cpu stress: https://ibb.co/yRwjVVV
Blend (All the above): https://ibb.co/XbtT9Cq

Highest was 83c i think.
 

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