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A ‘bug’ in the Epic Games Store launcher raises CPU temps on some PCs, partial fix is available

A ‘bug’ in the Epic Games Store launcher raises CPU temps on some PCs, partial fix is available

Following reports that the Epic Games Store launcher was gobbling up CPU resources and, as a result, raising system temperatures on some PCs, Epic has issued a patch. However, it is “not a full solution,” so you might still see elevated CPU usage and temps when the launcher is idle.

The issue gained traction in a Reddit post by user Neoncarbon, who claimed that disabling the launcher had a dramatic affect on his AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU temps—the user claimed it dropped from 50C to 37C. Others in the thread made similar claims.


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