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PC overheating.
« on: August 16, 2012, 01:35:30 PM »
So I switched to my sister's laptop as it had a better processor, RAM and graphics but turns out it gets hot pretty quickly.
I downloaded a hardware monitoring software and it looks like the CPU goes up to 80C when gaming (at minimum settings mind you.)
How do I fix this? Will a laptop cooling pad work? If yes, how much would it cool?

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 03:17:33 PM »
I have one myself. It's handy for those high asking games... But which games is she playing?

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 04:07:20 PM »
Modern Warfare 2. Not a demanding game by today's standards, but for this one, it is.

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 04:17:31 PM »
Does the PC / laptop meet the requirements?

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 04:56:44 PM »
Does the PC / laptop meet the requirements?
Yes. But barely. (Even CS is causing temperatures to rise above 70C.)

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 04:57:02 PM »
Well my "high quality" laptop can't handle Minecraft for too long either. I think it's just a laptop thing.
Normal laptops aren't made for games, you'd need a gaming laptop for that.

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 04:58:25 PM »
Does the PC / laptop meet the requirements?
Yes. But barely. (Even CS is causing temperatures to rise above 70C.)
Then it's possible that the pc is now already hot inside due to the always high performances... I have the same issue with my laptop trying to play Mirror's Edge which goes unplayable when I don't use my cooling pad.



Well my "high quality" laptop can't handle Minecraft for too long either. I think it's just a laptop thing.
Normal laptops aren't made for games, you'd need a gaming laptop for that.
Yup yup. Our laptops where all hot in class when running MC.

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 05:01:11 PM »
My PC can run any game existing and in creation, but almost gets stuck on opening My Documents...

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 07:37:07 PM »
My PC can run any game existing and in creation, but almost gets stuck on opening My Documents...
Because of your porn collection?

My laptop does this as well.

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 03:35:52 AM »
My old laptop had a similar problem, it did similar things because the internal fan was malfunctioning and not doing its job properly, thus allowing the little bugger to get pretty darn hot (reaching around 90C if it was strained with a particularly high graphic type of game). So maybe its worth looking into the internal fan thing.

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 11:30:38 AM »
A cooling pad can help you with that.. OR get a decent desktop or a gaming laptop :)

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Re: PC overheating.
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 12:50:58 PM »
I'm saving money for a cooling pad, but as a temporary solution, I wedged a book under the PC and it helps with ventilation :P

Cooling has certainly improved, games that would make temperature rise up to 70C now plays steady at 55-60.

 

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