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I have a system with a rx570 4gb and a ryzen 5 3600, the temperature of the dies themselves aren't that high and the fans aren't working that hard but my room is getting to be 5-10 degrees hotter than the rest of my house. Any ideas of what this might be? And if so is there any solution aside from moving my computer out of my room and running long cables

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The heat generated depends on how much power the system uses. Component temps don't change that. 

If you want your room to be cooler, you need to better ventilate it. 


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9 minutes ago, Waptorwaffle said:

I have a system with a rx570 4gb and a ryzen 5 3600, the temperature of the dies themselves aren't that high and the fans aren't working that hard but my room is getting to be 5-10 degrees hotter than the rest of my house. Any ideas of what this might be? And if so is there any solution aside from moving my computer out of my room and running long cables

Hello

 

Well even though the temps are low, the computer will still exhaust at 20 to 50°C (maybe more) easily depending of the computer load.

 

My geek cave is 2-4°C above the rest of the house ;), nothing an opened window can't fix.

 

Long cable might fix it but you need to have a room to put the PC in. Long cables can induce latency, unless you use thunerbolt and you're not too far from it.


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1. Open your window. That will literally solve most of the problem as the room temperature will be almost the same as the outside

 

2. Make use of exhaust fans in your room. some countries(such as mine where room temperatures can easily reach 40 degrees C) exhaust fans were usually installed to aleviate the room heat.

 

3. Make use of Air Conditioning. This is the easiest way to cool down your room.

 

4. Face the exhaust part of the PC towards an Open window. This will literally push hot air directly from the PC to outside unless the air pressure outside is greater than your room which is highly unlikely .

 

There are more methods. if you have a fan, try making its back face a window so colder air can go in. or face it outwards so hotter air can get out. your choice.


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5-10 degrees hotter than the rest? Are we talking Fahrenheit or Celsius? During winter in a heated room or during the summer? 

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Temperature and heat output are not the same thing.


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My old 30" LCD heats the room more than my pc does :D .. there are plenty heatsources in a room with a computer.   so you just have to find better ways of cooling the room. 

 

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Ye cannae change the laws of physics Jim!

 

It's the first law of thermodynamics here, energy cannot be created or destroyed. 

 

All a PC's cooling system (or any cooling system for that matter) is doing is taking heat and moving it somewhere else. So heat is made as a byproduct of your computer's transistors and various bits doing their thing, plus your monitor and PSU etc.

 

Your PC is taking the heat from the chips and putting it into the air in your room. The heat energy held in the air in the room is not being removed faster than its being introduced, hence your cumulative temperatures. 


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If your system and monitor (s) use 200-500W it's like having a 200-500W space heater in your room. Better cooling usually just means that the room absorbs room heat more quickly (but effectively the same total heat)

 

 

Things to look into - 

 

Undervolting : -0.1 VID on the CPU can help. So can tweaking the GPU. 

Getting a fan for your room's window (assuming the outside is cooler)

Get a duct and exhaust the computer's heat outside. 

 


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does not matter, it is a small heater module you have that runs 200-300watt usage at normal gaming, and maybe 30 watt idle, and with a screen maybe more..

 

so 200-300 watt heat dissipated into a room. it will add to the temperature, unless you open a window, or a door to the rest of the house..

 

that is just how it is..  only thing that of course can change the amount is less power consumption, if you want less heat output from your pc.. 

 

i have a 12 square meter office, running my pc + a couple of yamaha HS7´s and a 50" TV + my 27" monitor, does quite fast change the room temp.

 

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12 minutes ago, Waptorwaffle said:

To all who have responded with "just open a window" I do not have a window, but thanks for the help.

I dunno, but this legitimately cracked me up (mainly because I was thinking the same thing lmao)


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Investing in a good air-conditioner can help. Your PC must be all right imo. You should really look to stabilize the temperature in your room, before anything else.

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The problem is, if you are putting heat, even at a slower rate,  into a closed space greater the ambient temperature of such, then the ambient temperature of that space will rise until an equilibrium is reached.

 

The computer, even though the core temps (which doesnt mean much as that is just expression of the efficiency of your heatsink) are low and the parts are relatively energy efficient,  are still producing heat and will slowly but  eventually heat the room. 

 

The total power draw of the system will be relatively equivalent to the running a space heater at the same wattage. The only way around this room heating would be to remove the excess heat from the closed room and increase either airflow to the rest of the house (which would just by more time as it would begin heating the house slowly or to the point air-conditioning would assist you), or expel the heat outside.

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How much control over your space do you have? Could you maybe install an extractor fan in the ceiling and let air out that way?

 

You're not alone in computer warming a room though, when i was younger my pc would heat up my office while the rest of the heating was off. As the rest of the house was cold i would stay in my office as it was warm and keep using the computer, thus the circle continued...


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18 minutes ago, Waptorwaffle said:

To all who have responded with "just open a window" I do not have a window, but thanks for the help.

wait. how do you have fresh air in that room? wont that lead to a slow carbon dioxide poisoning or something? or slow asphyxia due to oxygen deprivation?  atleast open the door of your room then so air from outside the room gets in.


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

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GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

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MOUSE           : Logitech G502 Hero
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and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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I had my 2 gaming PCs in my bedroom for about 2 years. 

With both on and one gaming the temperature in the room would rise 3 to 5c depending on the game. 

Now they are back in the living room they have no measurable effect at all on the temperature.

 

The difference is that there is next to no airflow in the bedroom and the living room has lots of air movement.  

 

What benefits the most is my EVGA 2080 ti XC. It was running in the low 80s in benches in the bedroom but is now in the high 70s in the living room.

 

I do mis the computers on cold nights and the stock i7 6700k with a GTX 1080 that I have in the bedroom now is no match in heat generation compared to the two 6 cores at 5ghz and the two 2080 tis.  


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24 minutes ago, MartinKweh said:

wait. how do you have fresh air in that room? wont that lead to a slow carbon dioxide poisoning or something? or slow asphyxia due to oxygen deprivation?  atleast open the door of your room then so air from outside the room gets in.

The plot thickens....

 


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1 hour ago, MartinKweh said:

wait. how do you have fresh air in that room? wont that lead to a slow carbon dioxide poisoning or something? or slow asphyxia due to oxygen deprivation?  atleast open the door of your room then so air from outside the room gets in.

Unless the home is sealed at every crack then he is still getting oxygen in it 

 

Interior doors dont seal when they close (atleast not in any homes ive seen lol). 

 

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5 hours ago, Waptorwaffle said:

I have a system with a rx570 4gb and a ryzen 5 3600, the temperature of the dies themselves aren't that high and the fans aren't working that hard but my room is getting to be 5-10 degrees hotter than the rest of my house. Any ideas of what this might be? And if so is there any solution aside from moving my computer out of my room and running long cables

used to have this problem, I too thought it was my PC, but it was just that I spent lots of hours in there + radiator so it was hotter than the rest of the house

we are living beings, we heat up the environment

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18 minutes ago, RonnieOP said:

Unless the home is sealed at every crack then he is still getting oxygen in it 

 

Interior doors dont seal when they close (atleast not in any homes ive seen lol). 

 

It doesn't but the fact that air is not being replaced constantly may actually cause some kind of not lack per se but rather, increased amount of carbon dioxide or decreased amount of oxygen which in short term is fine but in the long run is rather bad.  


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3200 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
CASE FANS       : Mix of ID cooling fans, Corsair fans and Rakk Ounos (planned change to ID Cooling)
DISPLAY         : SpectrePro XTNS24 144hz Curved VA panel
MOUSE           : Logitech G502 Hero
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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16 minutes ago, MartinKweh said:

It doesn't but the fact that air is not being replaced constantly may actually cause some kind of not lack per se but rather, increased amount of carbon dioxide or decreased amount of oxygen which in short term is fine but in the long run is rather bad.  

So down there.

 

Rooms in houses heat and cool differently depending on a lot of factors but also realize that the door to a room, even if wide open, is only a very small % of the footage in a room.  Heat, in this case, will stay trapped in said room because of how ventilation and returns work.  Plus, you need serious fans to exhaust a room's air out of a doorway enough to have equilibrium with the rest of the house.

 

My office when I was mining was 10f warmer than the rest of the house, even with the door completely open.

 

I can't tell if you're being serious or just silly, as your comment about carbon dioxide is so off base as to wonder.


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23 minutes ago, MartinKweh said:

It doesn't but the fact that air is not being replaced constantly may actually cause some kind of not lack per se but rather, increased amount of carbon dioxide or decreased amount of oxygen which in short term is fine but in the long run is rather bad.  

Unless he has a really weird built home/room its not going to be an issue.

 

The only things we know is his pc makes his room hot and he doesnt have a window. With that info we cant really say theres an issue with lack of oxygen.

 

Like I said his room isnt air sealed. so oxygen is getting in there. windows arent the only way air gets into a room (otherwise people would have to keep their windows open 24/7).

 

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Your system is in great air flow. Your room is not... open the door or get the air to flow some how.....

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this is normal.  the better your cooling system, the colder the computer is, and the warmer the room gets. welcome to thermodynamics.

find a way to vent it out of the room


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