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Old 02-19-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Magicka Graphic Card killer?

So far out of all the games I've played, Magicka seems to be the main graphic card killer for me. I use to have an ASUS Nvidia 9800 GT but that was killed from artifacting and overheat. Magicka would crash once in a while after some purple flickers.

I recently bought an MSI 250 GTS and ran that. It would mostly be at 30-35 C idle and 40-50 C when playing games. When I play Magicka it would go up to 70-80 C and so far its the only game that would get this hot. I recently used afterburner and now its between 50-60 C as the fan speed up but I still see purple flickers once in a while like if its killing my video card. I'm a bit skeptical about playing it again. Does anyone know why Magicka is so hard on video cards?
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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Because the studio had seven people and they couldn't afford to spend time on optimisation.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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Is there anyways to improve this? Are there any chances that my video card might burn out again? (its a new one but the purple flickering sometimes scare me)
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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The purple flicker can be related to driver and/or Intel graphics. On Laptops (yes I know your probably not on a lappy) totally disabling the "low end" Intel graphic solution have helped. Also, nVidia drivers from before ~May -11 have given similar problems.

But. As you recently bought the 250 GTS, I guess you have more resent drivers. And probably no Intel graphics to disable. (?)

If you manage to keep your temp below ~70 C, I'd say there's no way a game can destroy your card.
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