I have recently installed a new game on my PC. It seems to run with decent performance, however I'm still playing with the sliders to see where they would be best left at. With all performance sliders on Normal or High, I'm noticing that after a few minutes of gameplay, my system's CPU fan ramps up speed and hums louder than I've ever heard it do before. The case gets noticeably hot to the touch. Not burning hot, just quite warm. I also noticed a small rattling or vibrating noise.
When checking performace stats in the task manager, the CPU usage was bouncing back and forth from around 55-75%, and the physical memory being used was around 5 of 8 GB. Just defragged today before I started playing.
Here are my specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Radeon R9 270x gpu
AMD FX-8320 cpu
Asus M5A99x EVO r2.0 mobo
8 GB RAM
I have not noticed any of these signs in the 2 years that I've owned this system. Do these indicate that the system is being pushed too hard? I'm not quite sure what is considered "normal" when running a taxing game.