[SOLVED] is it bad for an RTX 3060 laptop to run at 85 degrees?

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My laptop has an RTX 3060 and when playing games almost always goes up to 85-86 degrees and stays there. Is that the thermal limit for the RTX3060 and is it harmful in the long term?
 
Having an ASUS Zephyrus G14 with an RTX 3060 (and a Ryzen 5900H), those temperatures are more or less normal. Though lifting up the laptop a little or at least having it on a raised, perforated surface got the temperatures to drop about 5C on average.

Is it bad in the long run? Well, considering most laptop GPUs float around 70-80C when given a decent load, they're designed to take that sort of heat and last for at least a few years. But then again, it could have a defect that can't be accounted for an it suddenly dies.

But to put your mind at ease, if it's lasted for more than 30 or so days, it'll more than likely last a few years.
 

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You're within the range of it being "fine". If you were at 100 Deg C constantly, that would've been worrying. Make and model of your laptop? BIOS version for said laptop? OS used? If Windows 10, please mention the OS version(not edition). If the laptop is easy to disassemble, you can change the thermal paste in your cooling assembly and/or use higher quality thermal pads to help dissipate the heat.

Mind you, if the laptop is an ultraslim'ish form factor mobile computing device then those temps are probably right without taking into account corruption in drivers or the OS.
 
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Having an ASUS Zephyrus G14 with an RTX 3060 (and a Ryzen 5900H), those temperatures are more or less normal. Though lifting up the laptop a little or at least having it on a raised, perforated surface got the temperatures to drop about 5C on average.

Is it bad in the long run? Well, considering most laptop GPUs float around 70-80C when given a decent load, they're designed to take that sort of heat and last for at least a few years. But then again, it could have a defect that can't be accounted for an it suddenly dies.

But to put your mind at ease, if it's lasted for more than 30 or so days, it'll more than likely last a few years.
 
Mar 23, 2022
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You're within the range of it being "fine". If you were at 100 Deg C constantly, that would've been worrying. Make and model of your laptop? BIOS version for said laptop? OS used? If Windows 10, please mention the OS version(not edition). If the laptop is easy to disassemble, you can change the thermal paste in your cooling assembly and/or use higher quality thermal pads to help dissipate the heat.

Mind you, if the laptop is an ultraslim'ish form factor mobile computing device then those temps are probably right without taking into account corruption in drivers or the OS.
Its a Gigabyte G5 KC-5ES1130SH and its running in the last bios version (idk how to check it). its runnuing windows 10 21H2 Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0. Ive already changed the thermal paste.
 

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