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How to stop Diablo 4 from killing your GPU

Protect your GPU so you can continue playing Diablo 4.

Diablo 4 is a highly anticipated game from Blizzard, and many fans are eager to jump into the game when it finally releases. A handful of beta tests were available before the official release, giving everyone a chance to get a small test of what the game would be like during the final release. While playing, some players have encountered multiple problems running the game, and one of the issues being investigated is that Diablo 4 has been known to destroy a user’s GPU. Here’s what you need to know to prevent Diablo 4 from killing your GPU and how you can help avoid this from happening.

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How to stop your GPU from not working with Diablo 4

Before jumping into Diablo 4, the best way to see if your GPU is up to the task is to double-check the gameplay requirements set out by Blizzard. You can review those on their main website, and they recommend players who jump into the game have at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or an AMD Radeon R9 280 as the minimum requirement, with the recommended requirements going up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or an AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics card.

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However, the main problem appears to be players using higher-quality GPUs, such as NVIDIA 3080s or 3080 Tis. These are significantly more powerful than the 970’s versions, which are the recommended choices by Blizzard.

If you have one of the higher-quality graphics cards, a good way to keep an eye on these cards while you’re playing is to open up your Task Manager and head over to the “performance” section, where you can monitor your GPU performance. This is one of the easier methods to monitor your computer’s GPU, and it should be the bottom option on the task manager. You’ll want to have this up before you start the game, so you can watch it in real-time rather than opening up a report in the middle of a game.

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You’ll want to scroll down to see the temperature of your GPU. There are other and higher-quality methods to monitor your computer’s GPU performance, but this is one of the easier ways to glance at your hardware while playing Diablo 4. It’s recommended to have this temperature be between 65 to 85 degrees Celsius, or 149 to 190 degrees in Fahrenheit.

To help keep your GPU in this threshold, we recommend turning on your fans to their highest setting, making sure they’re working the entire time. You may also want to adjust the in-game settings for Diablo 4, playing with the graphics and any other small details that potentially push your GPU beyond its limits.

It’s important to note that Blizzard has noticed that multiple players have reported that their GPUs have been failing while playing Diablo 4, and they have responded that they plan to look into this issue. The team might have better insight into the issue, and this problem could be fixed when Diablo 4 officially releases on June 6, but we still do not have an exact idea of the problem.


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Zack Palm
Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.