Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Office Holiday

Epic Games' offices will be on holiday from June 22nd to July 7th. During this period support will be limited. Our offices will reopen on Monday, July 8th. 

Is my machine going to burn out?

Hi, I am running Unreal 4.6 on my Windows machine (win7) and my GPU is a Nvidia Quadro 2000.

Normally when working in Maya or AfterEffects or other graphics programs like that my machine runs pretty smoothly. But when I run Unreal the fan in my machine (I think it's the GPU fan) is constantly running. Normally I leave my applications ie Maya open on my machine while I sleep etc. Last night I also left Unreal open on my machine. While I was working in Unreal last night the GPU was running at a fever pitch and still this morning when I woke up the fan was spinning very fast. Is this normal ? Should I be worried that it's going to burn out my GPU or Processor? And are there any practices or anything I should do to mitigate a burn out ?

Normally my machine is quite quiet, so I am not use to hearing my machine make so much noise. Maybe this is normal for someone working in Unreal!?

Product Version: Not Selected
more ▼

asked Dec 16 '14 at 06:03 PM in Everything Else

avatar image

137 9 19 30

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

1 answer: sort voted first

It is normal if the editor is in focus, but it shouldnt make your gfx and cpu work more than usual when it is minimized(if you enable the option in Editor Settings > Miscellaneous > Use Less CPU When in Background)

Quadro series gpu's arent suitable for UE4 kind of applications, btw, so thats another issue you should consider.

more ▼

answered Dec 16 '14 at 06:12 PM

avatar image

16.8k 671 167 676

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question