Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning

CD PROJEKT RED programmer Filip Pierściński Xs a warning for Cyberpunk 2077 players that whatever strain the sci-fi RPG places on your system already is not as bad as it will be after installing the upcoming version 2.0 patch and Project Liberty expansion. Prospective players are advised to take their rigs on shakedown cruises to make sure their cooling systems are up to the challenge:
Before release CP2077 2.0 and PL please check conditions of your cooling systems in PC. We use all what you have, so workload on CPU 90% on 8 core is expected. To save your time please run Cinebench or similar and check stability of your systems 😉
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 12:29
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Sep 12, 2023, 12:29
 El Pit
 
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:12
Prez
 
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:12
Sep 12, 2023, 13:12
 Prez
 
Well that's concerning 😟
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:18
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:18
Sep 12, 2023, 13:18
 
Prez wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 13:12:
Well that's concerning 😟

Right? I guess because they are switching engines after this they can't justify spending time and money on optimizing.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:22
Prez
 
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:22
Sep 12, 2023, 13:22
 Prez
 
If you have to warn people ahead of time that makes me wonder - how much of a temperature increase are we talking?
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:27
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:27
Sep 12, 2023, 13:27
 
Viral Marketing at its worst.

We use everything your system has to offer. Our new XYZ dlc is so demanding it could put your processor into an Nth Loop Critical Overheat Cycle and neuter your neighbors.
sigh
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:31
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:31
Sep 12, 2023, 13:31
 
There's no reason for concern unless you're a dummy that shouldn't be building their own PC... Having sufficient cooling to keep your shit from melting down at sustained 100% load is such a basic thing, it's kind of embarrassing that game devs actually feel the need to remind some people of it these days.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:49
Prez
 
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:49
Sep 12, 2023, 13:49
 Prez
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 13:31:
There's no reason for concern unless you're a dummy that shouldn't be building their own PC... Having sufficient cooling to keep your shit from melting down at sustained 100% load is such a basic thing, it's kind of embarrassing that game devs actually feel the need to remind some people of it these days.

Thanks for that - I was kinda starting to panic. I just know that my PC is already extremely loud when I play Cyberpunk because of the fans trying to keep it cool. Might be a good time to open the case up again and blow them out to help.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:51
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:51
Sep 12, 2023, 13:51
 
Ah, great. CD Projekt spaghetti code now with extra Oro di Parma e Parmigiano Reggiano!
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 13:53
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 13:53
Sep 12, 2023, 13:53
 
fujiJuice wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 13:18:
Right? I guess because they are switching engines after this they can't justify spending time and money on optimizing.

They couldn't justify it even before switching engines. RedEngine has always been a piece of shit. If the content of their games wouldn't be as good as it is, these jokers would be long out of business...
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Sep 12, 2023, 14:11
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 14:11
Sep 12, 2023, 14:11
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 13:27:
Viral Marketing at its worst.

We use everything your system has to offer. Our new XYZ dlc is so demanding it could put your processor into an Nth Loop Critical Overheat Cycle and neuter your neighbors.
sigh

I figure people have been falling for the "based on a true story" ad bait since forever ago, they'll probably fall for this.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 15:13
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 15:13
Sep 12, 2023, 15:13
 
Not that I'm concerned about this warning, but what software do people recommend for monitoring CPU and GPU load and temps? I built a new PC and I'm curious how well everything is cooled.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 15:23
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 15:23
Sep 12, 2023, 15:23
 
I have a 13900K with AIO and a 4090 with AIO. Temps really haven't been a problem for me because I'm not trying to play everything at 400 FPS. I generally stick to 85 FPS for the best HDR settings, and only play with higher frames for shooters. I've already put a power limit of 75% on the 4090, and I think I'll look into under-volting my CPU. Res is 3840x1600 so not as demanding as 4K.
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Sep 12, 2023, 15:42
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 15:42
Sep 12, 2023, 15:42
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 15:13:
Not that I'm concerned about this warning, but what software do people recommend for monitoring CPU and GPU load and temps? I built a new PC and I'm curious how well everything is cooled.
Here are some good things to look into.
https://www.hwinfo.com/

Does not require an MSI card . MSI Afterburner https://www.msi.com/Landing/afterburner/graphics-cards

The following two tech YouTubers have made videos on this subject, grab a coffee and watch both for ideas.
How to get On Screen Stats to show on games! EASY and FREE! JayZ2Cents https://youtu.be/aPOQ77219fE?si=HaK5D1SiYeD7iENB
Best Programs for Your Gaming PC: How to Check Thermals, Bottlenecks, & Use Command Prompt GamersNexus https://youtu.be/XqY-BL5pLjQ?si=mZZr1tkrk71P6Aop

The Last of Us had a built-in Hardware Overlay that was extremely adjustable (items, position, size etc.) https://youtu.be/KuB1GJPuLcU?si=fkw8mm9w6zXGcLz5
Only good for the last of us, but if you have that game, it’s kind of cool to tinker with.

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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 16:14
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 16:14
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Desalus wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 15:13:
Not that I'm concerned about this warning, but what software do people recommend for monitoring CPU and GPU load and temps? I built a new PC and I'm curious how well everything is cooled.

Libre Hardware Monitor since I am assuming you are on Windows. Temps, speeds, deltas...everything you could want in a monitoring software and it is free without a bunch of crapware bloat bundled in.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 16:32
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Sep 12, 2023, 16:32
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 16:14:
Desalus wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 15:13:
Not that I'm concerned about this warning, but what software do people recommend for monitoring CPU and GPU load and temps? I built a new PC and I'm curious how well everything is cooled.

Libre Hardware Monitor since I am assuming you are on Windows. Temps, speeds, deltas...everything you could want in a monitoring software and it is free without a bunch of crapware bloat bundled in.

Seconding this recommendation, it's excellent.
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Sep 12, 2023, 17:24
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Sep 12, 2023, 17:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 15:42:
Here are some good things to look into...

Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 16:14:
Libre Hardware Monitor...

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll be sure to check it all out.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 17:39
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 17:39
Sep 12, 2023, 17:39
 
I use Fan Control. Also has a github repo for it!
https://getfancontrol.com/

I use it to control the fans and monitor things - takes a bit of effort to set up but works well with my old ASRock Taichi Z390 motherboard. Simple UI at least.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 18:00
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 18:00
Sep 12, 2023, 18:00
 Slick
 
Reading between the lines this PSA is for overclockers. Most of us don't tune for stable 100% sustained loads, it's easy to go beyond that and never have a game crash. But the moment you try to run an Aida64 burn-in or something, craaaaash. Also, +1 for Hwinfo, it's everything you need, nothing you don't. It also tends to have more accurate readings than other software, which I can neither understand nor explain, but apparently, it's so.

Also to whoever said: "they're ditching this engine so they know they don't have to optomize it". Have you played CP2077? It looks phenomenal at very playable framerates. Crysis was worse than this for the hardware of its day. Not to mention Starfield looks measurably worse and gets measurably worse performance.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning
Sep 12, 2023, 20:41
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 20:41
Sep 12, 2023, 20:41
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 12, 2023, 15:13:
Not that I'm concerned about this warning, but what software do people recommend for monitoring CPU and GPU load and temps? I built a new PC and I'm curious how well everything is cooled.
I just use Coretemp and GPUTemp, they're super small, lightweight, and display the temp beside your clock when they're minimized. I think that's all you really need unless you want an overlay while playing, but just for temps I think that's overkill.
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Sep 12, 2023, 20:42
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Cooling Warning Sep 12, 2023, 20:42
Sep 12, 2023, 20:42
 
That's why I finally bought it on GOG breaking my wait until all in one edition. I know I'm not upgrading my 2013 plus bits rig anytime soon, so now I have the current GOG version safely installed, a copy of the installers on external HDD and blurays.
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