So just an update on this; I brought the PC in to Micro Center and due to supply shortages the best they could do was check it in for repair/service. After about a week, I was contacted by a tech from Micro Center who claimed that after running benchmarks for an hour or two, he couldn't replicate the temps I was able to reach while gaming. I tried to walk him through which games he might be able to replicate it in, though he ultimately, for whatever reasons, could not replicate the overheating problems and advised me to take a video recording of the computer overheating myself. To top it off, while I was picking up my PC, I spoke with someone at the tech support desk, claiming to be a district manager, telling me that according to the lab techs who I assume plan out the specs for these machines that these cards "are rated to run up to 100 degrees", which... Obviously can not correct if he was talking temperatures in Celsius. Anyways, I'm kind of at a loss for how to proceed now. I have the PC back and I've since been able to test several other games, more and more of which are seeming to hit around 86C with relative ease. Should I go in asking for a manager next time? Seems like the people they have at the front desk, at least when I last visited, did not actually know what they were talking about.
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