Steam Deck Will Not Heat AnyMore – But How?

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Steam Deck Will Not Heat AnyMore - But How?

All the next-gen consoles have heating problems such as PS5 overheating, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

So, to eliminate the heating issues in the future Valve has updated the Steam Deck to warn owners when the system gets too hot or cold to run.

According to the latest Steam Deck version 3.3, Valve has added a warning to tell users when their device is at risk of running slowly, or not running at all from excessive heat or cold.

Steam Deck Will Not Heat AnyMore - But How?

The normal temperature range for the Steam Deck to run is 0 to 35 degrees Celcius (32 to 95 F). If the temperature of the Steam Deck increases to 100 degrees C (212 F), the Steam Deck’s internal AMD APU chip will throttle performance to protect itself. At 105 degrees C (221 F) or more, it will switch off.

Steam Deck designer, Lawrence Yang explained that:

Steam Deck Will Not Heat AnyMore - But How?

At very cold temperatures the battery starts to have a hard time, Just like any battery-powered device, [the] Steam Deck’s battery can’t sustain peak power draw at temperatures below 0°C (similar to the way cars have a tougher time starting in freezing weather). If temperatures do get this low, we’ll start to throttle the system to maintain battery longevity.”

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Moreover, Valve has confirmed that anyone with a Q3 or Q4 reservation will be guaranteed a Steam Deck by the end of the year.

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