Question High CPU usage and temps while gaming

Malikboi_

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Hello,
I have been facing high temp and high usage on my CPU and high temps on GPU while gaming even though I have an AIO cooler for my CPU. I mainly play fortnite with 240fps locked and all low settings except view distance is on high. Some background apps are always running like Spotify,Vanguard,Microsoft Teams,Overwolf,GK61 software,Discord,Logitech G-Hub,Anti-Micro. Most of these apps are not heavy load but I really don't know much about it.

I also did a check for malware by MalwareBytes but no luck.

My specs:

CPU: i7 9700k
GPU: Galax RTX 2060
Motherboard: Gigabyte z390 UD
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master ML240 (Non-RGB Variant)
Cabinet: Gigabyte C200 Glass
PSU: Gigabyte PB500 (80+ Bronze)

3 Cheap cooling fans attached to case(Does it really help in cooling?)

I can provide any type of screenshots and other things if needed.
 

Malikboi_

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run userbenchmark.com and post the http link of your result, e.g. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28977730

Which BIOS version is on your motherboard? Should be at least F7

How hot is it getting?

What is your ambient temperature?
How to check the BIOS version of the motherboard?

On idle: 52 degrees for GPU and 57-60 for CPU.

On running fortnite: both above 80 degrees and sometimes the cpu reaches 87ish.

Ambient temp I dont really know. I always have my Air Conditioner turned on that too on 15 degrees,so it's always pretty cold in the room.


https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/30854504

I've done the benchmark.


What are the actual temperatures? 240mm AIO’s are no better than a good air cooler.
What do you mean by actual temperatures? I don't understand.
 

Malikboi_

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get into the BIOS of your motherboard, the BIOS version will be shown there

Because of the benchmark I can say that the BIOS is outdated and should be updated

Have a look on the motherboard for the hardware revision, to get the right BIOS
https://www.eightforums.com/attachments/revision-jpg.21727/

it should be either 1.0
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-UD-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios

or 1.1
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-UD-rev-11/support#support-dl-bios
It is 1.0 and my BIOS version is F3.

I searched up everywhere but sadly I am not able to update my BIOS,Q-flashing requires to have a usb drive(I don't have it) and app centre doesnt help as it gives some kind of error when i try to update through it using the online feature.

Is there anything else i can do to update my bios?
 
The F3 version doesn´t support your CPU, this should be your issue.

Buy a cheap $2 USB pen drive or ask a friend to lend you one for a view minutes

you will need to install the appcenter and the @bios utility for flashing in windows (not recommended)
 
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Malikboi_

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The F3 version doesn´t support your CPU, this should be your issue.

Buy a cheap $2 USB pen drive or ask a friend to lend you one for a view minutes

you will need to install the appcenter and the @bios utility for flashing in windows (not recommended)

Hello! Sorry for the late reply.

I bought the PenDrive and installed the bios,there's an improvement but cpu temps are still going above expected while playing (80-85 degrees) even in valorant (Max 1080p settings)
GPU temps and usage,CPU usage is all fine.

What to do with the CPU temp?
 
check the correct seating and connections to the motherboard of the AIO,
did you remove the foil from the copper heat sink?
did you correctly apply the thermal paste? not too much and not to less of it. A ball of about 4mm in the center of the CPU should do

in BIOS you should be able to read the fan and pump speed as well as the temperature
take a picture of it and upload it to imgur.com

did you install it like this?
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0472YiEiVXk


eventually reinstall it and reapply thermal paste
 
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