Before I start, if I’m in the wrong thread, please direct me to the right one. If so, anyone who helped me, I would really appreciate it.
Now that’s out of the way, lets get down to the nitty-gritty.
So, I’m using an Omen 17 Laptop, with a GTX 1070, i7 7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz. This laptop, I’m fairly certain, can run Conan Exiles on high pretty well, correct me if I’m wrong. I’ve been able to play games that has a more demanding graphic requirements than Conan Exiles, and yet, my laptop doesn’t force restart due to heat after a long session.
Before you ask, no, my thermal vents aren’t clogged. My fans aren’t clogged with dust or any of the sort. I’m using an external fan at all times whenever I’m home. I’ve done stress tests with other demanding games on high, put it on for more than 8 hours and my laptop still ran, with an average CPU temperature of 80C.
This hasn’t been the first time that has happened, but I’m starting to feel like this won’t be the last time. Typically, I’ll play this game with a friend on Singleplayer/Co-op for a while, usually up to a couple of hours, more or less. I keep a watchful eye on my temperatures with MSI Afterburner, and the CPU temperature averages around 75C, whilst my GPU is around 60C. Throughout my gameplay, I have not encountered any stuttering, tanking frames and any of the kind, but at the 2 hour mark or so, the screen will turn off, and my laptop will shut down. Upon rebooting the laptop, it says that the temperature was exceeding its limit of 90C, when in actual fact, the CPU temperature was around 78C. I checked MSI Afterburner, it says the CPU temperature was 60C.
Now that I’ve covered the flow of my game play and/or identified the problem, I’ll go a bit more into the technical side. JUST TO BE SAFE, I ticked the Low End Laptop Mode, and I’ve put everything on the lowest possible settings. Both settings had the same results, if anything, it lengthened my game time to about another 30mins or so. I put my FOV to the lowest, I made sure that only Conan Exiles is the ONLY application running, if I were able to close Steam or Discord, I would, but I can’t sadly. I’ve even went to the HP Support Assistant and wrote in their forums. I went ahead and updated my BIOS, my thermal drivers, everything they had that I needed to update, I updated them all. In short, I’ve done everything I can to try and help my situation, but it seems like none of this even matters. I’m at the stage where I feel like I need to re-apply thermal paste on the CPU.
If anyone has the slightest idea of what’s happening, please leave a comment. I really enjoy playing this game, but its the fact that I’m forced to play this game within an undisclosed time limit puts me off of it. If anyone knows one of the devs and can tag them in here, that would be appreciated. In short, any help would be stellar.
I thank anyone who leaves a comment!