Question Unusually High GPU Power Draw But Low Usage

25th_Gamer

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Hello, currently I have a problem with my gaming laptop. The issue is when I play, sometimes the GPU watts go overboard. The supposed power draw is only 80 + 5 watts at max, but currently, I am achieving that power draw at low usage resulting in so much unnecessary heat production. Any ideas why this happens? Is it intentional and nothing to worry about? As my GTX 1060 PC build only shows the wattage relative to the usage which results in proper scaling of temperature.

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DASH F15
i5-11300H
RTX 3060 6GB
8 GB RAM
 

rakibfahadgts

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It's most probably game engine rather than your GPU since one game is immune to it. I remember an RDR 2 update caused my GPU to run at 100% usage all time while playing the game. what you can do is google and look for 3060m optimal undervolted values, undervolt and overclock the GPU using Afterburner and try to get get what is stable in your case through trial and error. Less voltage will certainly reduce temp.
 

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