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#1 10 years ago

Everytime I play games on my laptop, it keeps overheating and automatically shuts off especially during the summer. Do you guys think this is a matter of dusting the insides?




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#2 10 years ago

It's a possibility. Check all of the vents, the heatsink as well as any crevices inside of the laptop. Make sure the fans are operating. Clean them if necessary. You can also get elevated laptop tables to increase air flow. You can also find fan pads that you can put underneath the laptop to increase airflow as well. Hope that helps.




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#3 10 years ago

It could be many things. a fan might not be working or might not be running efficiently.

Also, I had a cat... who sheds all the time... yeah... that was bad news.

Or it could be a thermal sensor that's not calibrated correctly.

You gotta keep in mind that games require more processing power. It requires the CPU to work harder (as well as the graphics card, etc) and it's a tax on other devices in the computer. The CPU works harder so the fan has to compensate for this. Perhaps the fan cannot keep up.

Also, the more current drawn from your battery (to power your now overworked CPU) the hotter the laptop gets as well (and the quicker it dies).

Laptops are generally not really designed for game play - especially not intensive games.




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#4 10 years ago

dont block any of the vents




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#5 10 years ago
The#1Spot;4502816dont block any of the vents

No really? A shame I didn't think of that. Lol. =p :lol: Hmm, temperature monitor you say. Explain what it is there for and how I could identify it on my computer's tower.




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#6 10 years ago

Thanks for the help. By the way, I only play starcraft on it (old school). I should check the temperature on my laptop through the BIOS.




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#7 10 years ago
KrnDudeMAN::~;4506746Thanks for the help. By the way, I only play starcraft on it (old school). I should check the temperature on my laptop through the BIOS.

There are ways of telling your temp without going into the bios, like SpeedFan > Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

Or PCWizard, which will give you pretty much every bit of detail about your hardware ( including labeled temps ) > CPUID




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#8 10 years ago

Yeah I found speedfan! Anyways when i play starcraft the temperature shoots up to 95-99 degrees C from 72-77 C :O thats pretty hot




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#9 10 years ago

Is the cooling fan running properly during this?




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#10 10 years ago

It shouldn't be getting that hot. Thats nearly 212 degrees farenheit. Thats really friggen hot. And 77 degrees celecius for an idle temp seems to be pretty hot. My computer idles at around 40+. But of course mines a desktop with 3 fans. So, it must be something with your fans. Make sure that they are operating correctly. You might need to check the fans via your computers bios and see if you can change the settings there.