Up until about 3 weeks ago my fedora install was running quite smoothly. Recently, however, games will at random intervals completely freeze my pc. In this state i cant do anything until i turn off the pc’s power to reboot it.
There seems to be no real consistency in the issue. The intervals are random, the games can vary, messing with their settings such as turning off full screen doesnt fix the issue either.
I thought at first that it was a driver or xorg/wayland issue. But after having tested both xorg and wayland with an nvidia rtx 2070 super (with 515 drivers) and an amd 6700 XT (with amdgpu drivers) the issue still persists.
Proton might not be the issue either as this happens with both non-native and native games.
I hope this is enough information, feel free to tell me if im missing something though.
~50C is not a bad temp. Mine runs at ~50C (GPU @ ~65C) with 10% cpu load and 90% GPU load full time. 24C ambient room temp.
However, I have had a case where the CPU cooler failed and the CPU powered down the system @ 100C
I agree 100% with the suggestion to monitor temps. Possibly even run a script with the sensors command to record temps frequently (possibly even every second) while gaming to see what is actually happening.
C’mon, it’s summer time in northern hemisphere. Clean-up radiators and fans (regularly) and don’t fall for the current media’s agenda
Unless you have water cooling with external radiator, your CPU won’t be cooler than air around it (which is wormed up by GPU). Make better ventilation in your case and everything will cool down, that should decrease noise and power draw as well.
Glad you are willing to criticize without knowing the setup. My overheat was with a water cooler and I had a pump failure.
My desktop system is always water cooled and cpu never gets above ~ 70C even at 90+% cpu load. (~20 degree diff between liquid temp and CPU temp) It does however run very stable and reliable at those temps for long periods.
Stock cpu coolers are almost always the minimum needed and seldom will handle heavy loads for long periods. Upgrading the cooler is usually a good investment.
I agree 100% with the need to keep the system clean and good air flow regardless of the current workload.
I guess I should have made a separate post for the part with quote form you and my answer to it - no criticism there, just stating the obvious (from a physical point of view) and proposing solution to unusually hot CPU (a least for 10% load).
The other part, ending with wink emoji, was an answer to Tycho, since I also live in Europe and see fearmongering in media.
Have a nice day and efficient cooling