Forum discussion tagged with Heat.
  1. X

    Question Using only 1 of the 2 graphics cards ?

    Hi Everyone! My aim is to reduce the power consumption and heat production of my PC. I want to install 2 graphics cards. I have an old card and I'd like to buy a newer, better one which consumes more power and produces more heat. For non-CAD work, I'd use the old card and power off the new...
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    Question I can't find any individual 5mm x 5mm heatsinks online ?

    Hello all, I noticed my motherboard mosfet chips get a little hot but they don't have any heatsinks. I want to get some heatsinks for them but its very crowded in that area of my motherboard. So, I need individual 5mmX5mm heatsinks the height is not such an issue. However, I can't find any of...
  3. Afik Habaz

    Question i5 13600k getting hot could it be the cheap cooler?

    Hay, I've recently got a new pc and everything looks great but the CPU temp. I'm getting around 40-50 degrees celsius on idle but when I launch something like cinebench it goes over 100 degrees in about 3 seconds from start and then I just stop the benchmark because I don't want to ruin the CPU...
  4. BeastHotDogGUY

    Question CPU might be running too hot ?

    I recently noticed my Ryzen 5 5600G was running at 55C after any light/medium gaming. Iis this too hot or no ? Only thing I have running is a tab with cookie clicker and a live wallpaper abt 17-20% is this a bit hot and is it probably just a thing like thermal paste or turn up my fans. thx in...
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    Question XFX 6700 XT Speedster Qick hotspot temperature question

    XFX 6700 XT Speedster Qick hotspot temperature question So I've had this card for about a year now, and for the most part everything has been fine. However recently I noticed the hotspot temperature shot up briefly in some areas of certain games, particularly Everspace 2 and Mechwarrior 5. In...
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    OK, so i dont even know what happened, suddenly my pc started acting weird, lagging, could not even start an app, i booted game and it took forever. this was going on about 15-20 minutes, i tried everything(to find problem) then i checked temps and CPU was running at 100c, i shut it down waited...
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    Question Qualcomm chipsets thermal pad

    hey there, gonna buy a second hand modem which has Qualcomm chipsets and a medium sized heat sink, the problem is im not sure whether the paste on chipsets is still alive. from a video he has uploaded, you can see that weird blue paste. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoW6dCgkL8c&t=342s...
  8. Lexandrius

    Question Correct way to replace CPU cooling paste on Lenovo thinkpad E595 ?

    Hello, recently my brother replaced the cooling paste on my laptop (Without me knowing). Afterwards ive noticed that my cpu is warmer then before. My guess is that the cooling paste was applied incorrectly.. I've never tried fixing something like this before. Is this hard? I guess the...
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    Question [SOLVED] Crash/BSOD + CPU temperature and/or PSU problem?

    Hello, I recently bought a high-end computer (7 months ago), but the problem is that on some demanding games (e.g. Cyberpunk, BF2042, RD2, Star Citizen, etc...) I couldn't play for more than an hour without a crash back to Windows (or in the worst case a complete PC crash). I didn't pay much...
  10. kevinjmay

    Question Brand new computer / worried about gaming temps

    It's been a long time since I've posted here, so I'm sorry for that. But good news, I have finally built a much-needed new computer to replace my old which had a GeForce 1070 Ti Duke and an Intel Core i7-6700K. At the time, it was decent, and actually still runs current games okay (on all low...
  11. NotUrLabRat

    Question I'm seeking advice on PC heat management during summer ?

    Hey Tom's Hardware community, I recently assembled a PC that is experiencing heat management concerns, particularly due to rising ambient temperatures during the summer season. I am reaching out to seek your expert advice and recommendations on addressing this issue effectively. Below are the...
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    Question Can I Apply Thermal Paste On The HDD?

    I am having some temperature issues. Can Silver Thermal Paste be applied on the HDD? Thanks in advance!
  13. pmz94

    Question Is my GPU shutting down my PC ?

    I have an Asus Dual RTX 2060 Advanced (DUAL-RTX2060-A6G) since release year (2019) one week ago I replaced the thermal paste with this one and thermal pads for these ones (2.0mm) it helped on decrease temperature around 10-15°c (not that much) Everythings doing well but this past 2 days my PC...
  14. Herbata

    Question i5-11600 very noisy

    Hi guys i have pc with intel i5 11-600k (3.9Ghz so stock) and intel basic/stock cooler. Well my pc is getting very loud, so i reach out to bios settings and i dont know how to set the cpu fan curve to optimal. Now it's "Default" as it says.
  15. Julian3704

    Question Cooler for Ryzen 5 7600x

    There not many options at my location, but I was wondering if the ID SE-226-XT would be fine for the R5 7600x? Other option could be the Be Quiet Shadow Rock 3 or Dark Rock Slim for a few dollars more, but then other cooler are twice as much and not worth the price in my opinion
  16. HuskyZ

    Question Fps spikes

    So i fixed one problems but met another, i recently reset my entire system bc i just wanted to get rid of the bloatware and stuff. Unfortunately after the reset my pc seems a bit more clunky and laggy? In games i get small but repetetive noticable lag spikes, my usages are good except the cpu...
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    Question Does ram require that metallic silver sheet?

    When upgrading my ram, I noticed my default stock ram comes with a silver sheet stuck on both sides of it. I'm guessing it's some sort of heat solution thing. I bought new ram sticks from crucial and they don't come with this silver sheets? Do I need to stick these on one of my new RAM sticks?
  18. Jirkey

    Question RTX 3070 TI Gigabyte no screen, no fan spin, but heating up at boot

    I have a Gigabyte RTX3070 TI that does not display nothing, and the fans do not spin even at system startup. It apears that it heats up quickly at the instant i start the system but it does nothing else. The system i am testing it with i know it is a working one because i pluged other GPUs and...
  19. Crimson Morrow

    Question 3080ti 1700mhz idle

    Hey guys! So I just bought a 3080ti GIGABYTE and it is... pretty hot) Well actually it is not. But in order for to be at 71-75 the fans have to be spinning 100 percent. Which sounds like a jet taking off. So um... I'm trying to balance noise and temp. I'm using it in a Fractal Design R5 Window...
  20. Airsoft11

    Question Older HP laptop intel cpu overheating i7-3740qm

    Hello I’m having trouble with my overheating cpu in my hp laptop. The laptop is 10 plus years old running windows 10. The cpu is a i7- 3740qm and the laptop has a gt650m gpu. The gpu temps are ok it’s just the cpu. It idles at 65-70 and hits 100 plus during light use or gaming like csgo or tf2...
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    Question Is It A Bad Idea To Unlock CPU Power Limits Using The Stock Cooler?

    By now I know this MSI B560M-A PRO mobo is power limit throttling my processor, which is expected because I'm currently using Intel's stock cooler... This PL throttling is hindering the CPU's performance... I know the 11400 can be a lot faster than it already is. If I were to go into the UEFI...
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    Is AMD Ryzen XXX processor a good option for an Asus Zenbook laptop?

    Hello friends About the Laptop available by ASUS, it for the Zenbook category, exists 3 sub-categories Zenbook Pro Zenbook S Zenbook For these 3 branches, the processors available are based on: Intel® Core™ iX for 10 or 12 generation AMD Ryzen XXX Normally all my laptops and PCs are based...
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    Question Laptop turns off while gaming

    So I have an Asus Tuf fx505dy and since 2 days, my laptop seems to just turn off (like when someone holds the power button) and restarts while gaming. After looking online there might be multiple causes like, the battery may be faulty(i replaced it 6 months ago), or the hard drive or the cpu may...
  24. aqua_q

    [SOLVED] Heat issue - - My Gigabyte GTX 950 fan doesn’t work more than 67% ?

    I've bought a GIGABYTE GV-N950WF2OC-2GD Graphics Card 2 years ago. Back then, I don't remember if I had any problem with its cooling system or the GPU temp. But now it heats up to 78 C GPU and 87 C for hot spot (reported by GPU-Z) when playing games. It heats that much even in medium-light games...
  25. 5leadgaming

    Question RTX 2080TI Artifacting After UK heatwave 40c

    GPU started doing this during the 40c UK heatwave earlier this year, not been able to figure out the issue or how I could go about fixing it, Anyone able to tell me anything about this? My ambient room temperature on the day it happened was probably pictures of my monitor in link In device...
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    Question Is it bad if a laptop stand puts your laptop at a slight downward angle?

    I got this aluminum laptop stand to allow my laptop to be raised and noticed it slightly tilts my laptop slightly downwards so I have to tilt my screen more upwards to see at eye level. Would this downward tilt reduce the flow of the air coming out of the laptop since it's slightly angled this...
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    How much damage have I caused?

    I bought the Legion 7 6th gen last November. There have been many times where I'd leave it plugged in for hours at a time with a high performance game running in the background. Fans would be on high with hardly any air intake with temps in the 90s C due to me stupidly leaving the laptop on my...
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    Question CPU temperature difference

    Recently i noticed an increase in my CPU temperature it used to be around 36 degrees Celcius but now its constant at 44 and the smallest things send it to 50. Browsing Firefox or Youtube used to keep it at 44 degrees The load on my CPU also doesn't go higher than 2% when it gets warmer My CPU...
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    Question cpu temps with aio liquid cooler higher than others?

    Since I've got my aio cooler (Kraken x63 280mm) it's always been a relatively lower temperature than other people I've seen. I have a ryzen 7 3700x and the aio is mounted on the front of my pc with the fans on the inside pulling the air in. The case is quite cramped because I'm waiting on...
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    Question Inno3D RTX3060 Noise & Heating Issue

    Hi guys, I think that there are some problems with my graphic card among the system components i have just gathered, but i wanted to consult you because i am not sure. 1- When PC is opening, the graphic card fans automaticity working for 15-20 seconds, card already cold, so i don't know why...
  31. grana92

    [SOLVED] Limiting FPS on RTX 3070 Ti

    Ok so this is going to be a weird one, recently I bought an RTX 3070 Ti, the GPU is awesome but it emits a lot of heat (which is normal actually). The thing is, during the summer temperatures in my town rarely drop below 30 degrees Celsius, which is quite unpleasant. Add the heat from the GPU...
  32. Jorgergo

    Question CPU Jumps from 50 C to 100C really fast

    Is it normal for my CPU to jump from average temperature of 50 Degrees to 100 Degreed in literally 1 second? I was trying to perform a Stress Test, My CPU was at 50-52 Degrees, but the second I click on Start Testing, the temperature goes up to 100 Degrees and the CPU thermal throttles. Any clue...
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    [SOLVED] Do SSDs get warm quickly?

    Really quick one - I was just building a PC for my mate and something I've never noticed before. I put a SSD in booted into BIOS, turned the PC off, and then took the SSD out - the PC was on for maybe....5 mins? When taking the SSD out even though it hadn't been used it was warm to the touch...
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    [SOLVED] Why are my cpu temps so high with aio liquid cooler?

    Hi Guys! I have an Intel Core i7 9700k without any overclocking on a Gigabyte Z370 gaming x cooled by a Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120R. I have been experiencing high temperature values for the cpu, which is quite frightening. While rendering in Vegas pro, I'm getting around a maximum of 85...
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    Question New i5-11400 overheating to 100°C in games with stock cooler.

    Hello everyone and sorry for any errors in the language, new dumbass here with some possibly obvious question but i just bought a new processor, a i5-11400 with an B560M Aorus MOBO since my previous MOBO was dying and i couldn't find one to hold my old i5-4570. So, i did the deed, exchanged the...
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    [SOLVED] How does age and sustained high temperatures affect the performance of a CPU/GPU?

    How does heat damage a CPU/GPU overtime? What changes in functionality occur when a CPU/GPU become "old" or "worn" out? I'm not talking about thermal throttling, but if a CPU does age/has sustained high temperatures over the years, does that affect when the threshold for throttle in the future...
  37. Ratteus

    [SOLVED] Will more CPU cores produce more heat even with the same TDP?

    I was wondering if more cores will produce more heat. Will frequency also be a factor in the production of heat? A Ryzen 3 2200G and a Ryzen 5 3600 has the same TDP which is 65W, but does that mean that they'll produce the same amount of heat? If this was already posted before and was already...
  38. coocolad

    [SOLVED] Need some help diagnosing my PC’s issue!

    A while back my PC started this trend where after playing a game for a while suddenly it would get super laggy and the FPS would drop to an unplayable level, naturally I figured it was throttling and needed some TLC cleaning- unfortunately this did not fix the issue. I decided to factory wipe...
  39. Possab

    [SOLVED] ASUS ROG G712LV - 80+ degrees on boot

    Hello, I am new to laptops so I have no idea if this is normal, but my CPU temps sometimes range between 80 degrees to as high as 87, for 10-20 seconds on boot specifically. Afterwards it drops to 50s for a third of a minute then stays at low 40s.
  40. Joe28798

    [SOLVED] Is low to mid 80 degrees ok while gaming ?

    Hello, I have a Ryzen 9 5950X which is getting to around 80-85 degrees with only 65% utilization whilst playing warzone. Is this something I should be worried about or could it be a fault with my cooler ? Full specs as followed, Ryzen 9 5950x CORSAIR H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 360mm Liquid CPU...