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When the fan stops and screen goes blank do you see spike on temperature graph of GPU in Afterburner. Please do check. If yes then GPU is the source of problem.
No, there is actually a dip in temperature of about 12°C when that happens. I think the GPU just stops working for a bit, hence not producing any heat.
I have noticed, too, that when I quit the game, the GPU temp drops from 93°C to about 66°C in less than a minute, more like 30 seconds or so.
 
No, there is actually a dip in temperature of about 12°C when that happens. I think the GPU just stops working for a bit, hence not producing any heat.
I have noticed, too, that when I quit the game, the GPU temp drops from 93°C to about 66°C in less than a minute, more like 30 seconds or so.
Yeah that means the GPU is the problem and fan noise is of the GPU.
 

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So, looks like I solved my problem. I've set the Power Limit in MSI Afterburner to -50% (maximum). Now the GPU doesn't exceed 73°C and I cannot notice any performance issues when playing WH2. Seems to work.
 

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I don't have other games installed, but I will check. The thing is, though, that it only occurs after alt-tabbing out of the game. When I start up the game and play, everything is normal.

I'm not sure if I own other games that I can run in windowed mode.
 
I don't have other games installed, but I will check. The thing is, though, that it only occurs after alt-tabbing out of the game. When I start up the game and play, everything is normal.

I'm not sure if I own other games that I can run in windowed mode.
So is the game causing trouble in Windowed mode only or is it even causing flickering in Full-Screen Mode after Alt+Tab. If it is only causing trouble in Windowed Mode then I think it is some glitch in the game which will be eventually fixed. If it also occurs in Full-Screen mode then test other games in Full-Screen Mode and let me know.
 

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So, coming back to this once more after I haven't played TWW2 for a while and thus had no heavy lifting for my GPU to do, but once I started again, I again had to deal with pretty high temperatures (80°C while running the GPU at 50% power).

Now... the solution I found is pretty sobering. I removed the fron cover from the PC casing and temperature even during large battles and with hours of running the game has dropped a whopping 20°C to 60. Thus my conclusion being, that the Fractal Design Define S is just really terribly designed...
 

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So, coming back to this once more after I haven't played TWW2 for a while and thus had no heavy lifting for my GPU to do, but once I started again, I again had to deal with pretty high temperatures (80°C while running the GPU at 50% power).

Now... the solution I found is pretty sobering. I removed the fron cover from the PC casing and temperature even during large battles and with hours of running the game has dropped a whopping 20°C to 60. Thus my conclusion being, that the Fractal Design Define S is just really terribly designed...
I have a Fractal Design case and they take a little work to get good temperatures as they are designed for silence.
What I did was remove all the drive bays to promote airflow. I also replaced all the stock fans. I have 5 Noctua 140mm fans installed, 2 front intake, one side intake, 1 rear exhaust and 1 top rear exhaust.
 

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My options are limited because of the severely limited space I have for the PC (look over the previous pages of this thread), but I am thinking about taking out some shelves and add a side exhaust to the case.
 

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My options are limited because of the severely limited space I have for the PC (look over the previous pages of this thread), but I am thinking about taking out some shelves and add a side exhaust to the case.
Yes just saw the pic of your desk. The case doesn't fit in your desk cubbyhole. Not much you can do about that. Best solution I think is to put the case underneath the desk. Maybe it will fit with one side against the wall (the side without the fan)
 

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Well, one thing I could do is just remove some parts of the desk. See that vertical wall just left of the case and the two small shelves attached to it? That could all be removed quite easily.

Yes just saw the pic of your desk. The case doesn't fit in your desk cubbyhole. Not much you can do about that. Best solution I think is to put the case underneath the desk. Maybe it will fit with one side against the wall (the side without the fan)
 

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That would free up some space for one side intake fan but there is no space to exhaust the hot air from the case at the rear or top. It's still going to run hot with a 200W GPU I don't think it will work really.
 
Are we all in agreement then, intakes back and side, exhaust front and top?
After Removing Side and Top shelves and the Vertical Bracket try the Front Intake and Top+Back Exhaust. With Side Panel closed and side fan as Exhaust. If that works great(that should practically work as there will be enough space for exhaust with top shelf off). If not then yeah you can do other-way round.
 
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3 at the moment, two exhausts in the front and one intake in the back. Plus the internal fans, of course. I'll order some more and max out on it.
 

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