11-13-2019 01:52 AM
My GPU temp is sitting at around 56C when the machine is nearly idle. As soon as I turn on any game, the temperature jumps to almost 90C. This happens in even very forgiving games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, unless I put a limit on the frame rate. My computer used to be able to handle a lot more than it can now. In fact, I just bought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) since my computer matches the recommended specs for that game, but at 1080p, I have to set all the settings to their lowest value and cap the framerate at 40 just to make the game playable. Even then, I have had my game crash to the point that I had to restart my computer - presumably from overheating.
I have updated my AMD drivers and updated windows but nothing worked. I then checked out my fan speeds. I'm not sure if this is normal, but fan 1 was running at over 4k rpm while under a heavy load, while fan 2 was running at less than 200 rpm. I tried fixing that, but there is no "thermal" option in my BIOS - and I even tried updating my BIOS.
I am officially out of ideas. Someone please help!!!
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11-15-2019 03:16 PM
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Click here for steps to resolve overheating issues, you could try reducing the resolution on the in-game settings and switch the windows settings to performance rather than visual effects to make a minor change, however, the game may heat up your PC, hence make sure you are using a cooling pad as well, to be on a safer side.
Here's how you change windows settings:
- Go to Start Menu > click on Settings.
- Type performance > choose to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.
- In the new window, go to the Visual Effects and select Adjust for best performance.
- click Apply and Ok...this should do the trick.
I must let you know that its normal for a gaming PC to heat up, and with an Intel CPU such as the one you have, there's nothing to worry about, for details on why you don't need to worry: Click here to go through the CPU specifications, look under Tjunction of the CPU, it supports up to 100°C.
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11-18-2019 06:30 PM - edited 11-18-2019 06:32 PM
@dylan6091 I'm glad the issue has been resolved by removing the dust as mentioned in the article I had shared earlier: Reducing Heat Inside the Laptop to Prevent Overheating
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