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fly77

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how to reduce outerra load on CPU for laptop ?
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:59:13 am »

My laptop (CPU core i7 8565  , GPU nvidia geforce GTX 1050...see below for more details) has some overheating problems in running outerra even at very low settings. The CPU temperature often rises close to 95 deg C which is dangerously close to the max allowed temperature for this CPU. Which setting in menu or in cfg can I tune down to reduce CPU load most effectively...I don't care about visuals as I just need to run outerra to develop my mods. Reducing screensize, and bringing to low or "disabled" nearly all settings in menu and even reducing framerate didn't solve the problem. I still have the same high CPU temperature. Are there some more "deep" settings I could change ?

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10:50:55.860 INFO: Outerra 17.1.0, build 9848
10:50:55.860 INFO: C:\Program Files (x86)\Outerra\Anteworld\outerra.exe build from 27 Aug 2018 16:40:18 GMT
10:50:55.860 INFO: current time: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 09:50:55 GMT
10:50:55.860 INFO: local time: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:50:55 ora solare Europa occidentale
10:50:55.860 DEBUG: program directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Outerra\Anteworld\
10:50:55.860 INFO: working directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Outerra\Anteworld\
10:50:55.864 INFO: command line: -noupdate
10:50:55.979 DEBUG: Nvidia driver profile "Outerra" found...
10:50:56.007 DEBUG: Initializing engine...
10:50:56.007 INFO: data root directory: C:/Users/marco/Outerra\
10:50:56.007 DEBUG: Windows version: 6.2.9200
10:50:56.007 DEBUG: CPU info:
CPU string: GenuineIntel
CPU brand string: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Stepping ID: 11
Model: 14
Family: 6
Processor type: 0
Extended model: 8
Extended family: 0
Brand Index: 0
CLFLUSH cache line size: 64
APIC Physical ID: 3
10:50:56.007 DEBUG: Reading C:/Users/marco/Outerra\eng.cfg
10:50:56.955 DEBUG: GPU Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
10:50:56.955 DEBUG: GL Renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design/PCIe/SSE2
10:50:56.956 DEBUG: GL Version: (460) 4.6.0 NVIDIA 422.02
10:50:56.958 DEBUG: OpenGL context defaults to: Nvidia, detected version: 460 build 0
10:50:56.959 DEBUG: Display devices attached to desktop:
« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 06:01:38 am by fly77 »
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Re: how to reduce outerra load on CPU for laptop ?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 03:10:57 pm »

Do you have vertical sync enabled?
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Re: how to reduce outerra load on CPU for laptop ?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 03:24:18 pm »

no.
resolution 600x600@40 vert sync off  Anti_alias FXAA aniso filter off FOV angle 54
settings all off or 0
world metrics 240p max tex resolution high.
datasets all disabled
grass and trees all low or 0

The heat spike typically occurs typically when outerra starts
By googling found it seems a general problem of this (kaby lake) processor..but as it occurs only when launching applications putting high stress on CPU it would be nice If there were some way to dial down the CPU load drastically..at least for testing purposes ...of course at the expense of something

« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 04:29:16 pm by fly77 »
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Re: how to reduce outerra load on CPU for laptop ?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 04:50:53 pm »

Waiting for vertical sync gives the CPU some rest. On launch there's usually too much CPU time used and little GPU time used, so this may not help as much ...
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Re: how to reduce outerra load on CPU for laptop ?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 11:22:08 am »

Thanks: has had a beneficial effect ...a little improvement also on launch.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 11:46:15 am by fly77 »
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