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My PC warms up while gaming. How normal is this and when should I start to worry


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#1 JohnnyFootball

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 01:05 PM

Intel i3 4170  8.00 GB Integrated graphics 4400 installed. Just got this pc two months ago and I'm a little paranoid lol about something happening to it. I heard its normal for it to warm up and mine stays warm, doesn't get too hot or anything just wanna make sure I don't cause any damage inside. I play Mass effect and Skyrim just incase on a need to know basis. And it can definitely run both games on med or high.



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 01:46 PM

Yes, it's perfectly normal for your pc to warm up during intensive use. If you are worried that it may be to hot, you can use hwmonitor to keep an eye on the temperatures. as long as your cpu doesn't get past 70 degrees Celsius or 158 degrees Fahrenheit you shouldn't worry. Most processors won't get damaged by running a little hotter than that, but from my experience the 70/158 degrees mark is where it does start to impact performance.



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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:39 AM

 Max temperatures for CPUs vary from one model to the next, but I certainly agree that you should generally want to keep them under 70 C.  To find out the exact temperature range for your CPU, you can look at cputemp.com.

 

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:42 AM

Play your games and get the computer good and warm and then do the following.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for the help, guys. I'll post the screen up soon


Edited by JohnnyFootball, 26 February 2016 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 04:30 PM

I was going to suggest adding a laptop usb-powered external cooling assembly, however, if computer's a desktop, consider adding a portable 8 inch fan in the room aimed at the computer, wifey and I did that, and it helped keep temp down.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:25 AM

Thanks for the help, guys. I'll post the screen up soon

I don't know why you edited out the Speccy Snapshot, but it does show that the CPU is running well within it parameters. 

 

Because I'm active in this topic I will get a email notification from Bleeping Computer showing the content  of your posts.  For this reason I was able to click on the link for your Speccy and view its content.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:47 PM

I wanted it to look like yours nice and neat, wasn't sure if you wanted a mess of info but was everything running okay, nothing abnormal going on?



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:53 AM

As I posted, the temperatures shown in the Speccy Snapshot are well within the normal parameters for that CPU.  I don't see anything that you should be concerned about.

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/LFvqzpTmzmKZrjhkOEyoyJq


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