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    Pc wondering what is causing so much heat waves while playing games

    by idieonroofs ·


    Hello guys I just upgraded my Pc specs are
    Opearting System: Win 10 pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte tech
    System Model: B460HD3
    Processor: intel i7 10700F
    Ram: 16gigabytes
    Gpu: Rtx 3070

    Also my Cpu is at 30% and ram at 50% while playing games but still big heat waves

    and my question is what is causing my pc to make big heat waves and how can i fix it

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    • #2416594
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      Need information

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Pc wondering what is causing so much heat waves while playing games

      You need to explain in more detail what is occurring instead just “Heat Waves”. Is your computer home built ?? Do you have adequate fans/airflow inside the computer case ? Not enough information provided.

      • #2416485

        what kind of info

        by idieonroofs ·

        In reply to Need information

        I bought it from a pc store and he built it I dont know much about the airflow

        • #2416466

          If it’s a comericial build

          by the master2 ·

          In reply to what kind of info

          It should be fine as the right settings should have been made when it was originally set up.

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          Re: bought it from PC store and he built it

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to what kind of info

          Then it’s best to ask him.

    • #2416591
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      While I’ve yet to have anyone call out heat waves.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Pc wondering what is causing so much heat waves while playing games

      The PC as told should create heat. Nothing wrong with that so far. Tell more.

      • #2416484


        by idieonroofs ·

        In reply to While I’ve yet to have anyone call out heat waves.

        while it is running games my room feels like a sauna

        • #2416467

          Several questions here then.

          by the master2 ·

          In reply to like?

          If the room is getting close to unbearable how big is it?

          How long are you playing games in the room before it gets so hot?

          What ventilation do you have?

          Are there any windows and are they open?

          That is for starters as even improving the ventilation in the case of the computer is just going to push the heat into the room and may make things worse.

          If you are in a closed room with no ventilation or windows at the very least open the door and put a fan at the door blowing air out of the room to move the air around.

          No computer draws so much power that it can be considered a Room Heater which is at the very least 2000 Watts which would need to be going into the CPU and GPU to produce heat like that in the short term. Of course if you are playing games for days at a time with a closed room other things like Incandescent Lights will contribute tot he temp of the room and even the Monitor depending on the type the Old CRT Monitors pump out a lot more heat than the newer LED ones do but even the LED ones generate heat.

          What I would like to know here is the base line of the temp in the room without the computer running and what it is when you are saying it’s hot. A couple of degrees C is fine but much more than that is not believable from any computer.

        • #2414319

          Global Warming?

          by gerdd1 ·

          In reply to Several questions here then.

          No, just joking 😉

          Yes, an electric room heater would usually run 2KW (or in some places even more) but there is a lot that an extra 200 to 500 W can do if they are on constantly. My 30m**2 office may well be about 5 C warmer than the rest of the house just because of the 3 desktops and 2 laptops that are running permanently – a laser printer would add a good bit more.

          But that is probably not what is happening here. I wonder why nobody has asked yet, what kind of graphics card is running for the games software.

          The term “heat wave” still sounds somewhat extreme, until it gets quantified by iDieOnRoofs.

        • #2414306

          That is why I asked for Baselines to know what is happening here.

          by the master2 ·

          In reply to Global Warming?

          When oyu consider an Electric Stove has elements that consume betweem 1.6 to 2.6 KW the normal split system Air Con is 2.6 KW even with a 1000 W PS it’s not even really close to consuming the power necessary to do the job a heater would.

          All of those items mentioned above will drive up temps but no computer sould be capable of doing the same thing by itself.

          PS I also made a breef mention that the GPU Contributes to heat and also mentioned that the more clock cycles going theough a Processing Unit the hotter it will get. Granted one of the top end Video Cards used by gamers will make things hotter but it shouldn’t to the extent that is being claimed here.

    • #2416587

      Well assuming that it is not doing whatever you are complaining of

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Pc wondering what is causing so much heat waves while playing games

      When you are not playing games I would hazard a guess the cause is the Game you are playing. A CPU Running at 30% is generating a lot of heat as that is all it can do the more you run it the hotter it gets and as Gigabyte M’Boards have Thermal Limiting Controls in the BIOS I’m assuming you are not getting any heat warnings just a bit of heat generated by the electronics inside the computer case.

      Anything that uses CPU Clock Cycles generates heat the more you use the hotter things will get till you hit the programmed Upper Limit and Throttling occurs to cut down the heat being generated.

      • #2416483

        so basically its normal?

        by idieonroofs ·

        In reply to Well assuming that it is not doing whatever you are complaining of

        is it normal for it to generate that much heat and i shouldnt worry until i get heat warrnings?

        • #2416468

          Well that depends on how hot it actually is

          by the master2 ·

          In reply to so basically its normal?

          But a safe shut off temp of 80C is considered as sort of a minimal level to start the Overheat Alarms .

          80C is well above the range that people die at so it’s hot but not hot enough to start to melt the CPU which starts somewhere above the 120C mark depending on several factors.

          Note here I am speaking in Centigrade not Fahrenheit which is what some countries still use to give day temperatures. Fahrenheit is much cooler than Centigrade and should not be mixed up.

          Anyway Gigabyte used to include a Temp Monte ring App with their M’Boards so grab the Gigabyte Disc and load it then load the Temp Monitoring App and see how hot things actually are.

          If you are really concerned you can look in the BIOS at what the temps are set to and make any changes you like but if you knock the temps down too much it may stop you playing games.

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