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should i... tone down the graphical settings in games? fans are going crazy..

#1psyduck151Posted 7/6/2014 11:29:00 AM
My laptop never gets extremely hot (not as hot as my old one did anyway,) but sometimes the fans will start going crazy when I'm playing games. It doesn't bother me cuz I wear headphones, but it can't be good for my laptop can it? Should I adjust the graphics settings in games so my GPU doesn't have to work so hard, or is it okay/normal for the fans to roar like a jet engine? Thanks =)
If it makes a difference, these are specs:
Sager-Clevo, 1080p display, i7-4700MQ (2.4 GHz), 6MB L3 Cache
Nvidia Geforce GTX 780M w/ 4GB GDDR5 Memory, 1x16GB DDR3 SDRAM
IC Diamond Thermal Compound CPU + GPU
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#2phy2jshPosted 7/6/2014 12:10:26 PM
Check your temps. If they're within safe limits, don't worry about it.
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#3WerdnAndreWPosted 7/6/2014 12:17:03 PM
Set a fps limit
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#4psyduck151(Topic Creator)Posted 7/6/2014 12:19:13 PM
phy2jsh posted...
Check your temps. If they're within safe limits, don't worry about it.


Is there a program you would recommend for that? I did a search and found like a bunch of different options... =)
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#5Lagwagon17Posted 7/6/2014 12:28:01 PM
psyduck151 posted...
phy2jsh posted...
Check your temps. If they're within safe limits, don't worry about it.


Is there a program you would recommend for that? I did a search and found like a bunch of different options... =)


I use MSI Afterburner to check my GPU temps, and HWmonitor to check my CPU temps. I don't worry unless they go over like 65 Celsius, but so far my GPU seems to max at about 60 so I've been okay.
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#6phy2jshPosted 7/6/2014 2:29:10 PM
Lagwagon17 posted...
psyduck151 posted...
phy2jsh posted...
Check your temps. If they're within safe limits, don't worry about it.


Is there a program you would recommend for that? I did a search and found like a bunch of different options... =)


I use MSI Afterburner to check my GPU temps, and HWmonitor to check my CPU temps. I don't worry unless they go over like 65 Celsius, but so far my GPU seems to max at about 60 so I've been okay.


Latest afterburner (beta I think) does cpu temps, too.
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#7NeninaPosted 7/6/2014 2:51:11 PM
Oh, I thought you meant your fans were going crazy, as in you do "let's play" videos.
#8Lagwagon17Posted 7/6/2014 7:22:55 PM
phy2jsh posted...
Latest afterburner (beta I think) does cpu temps, too.

I'll have to check that out.. one less program on my computer.
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#9BogePosted 7/6/2014 7:24:18 PM
My friends system was going nuts yesterday. The fans were screaming. I told him to check his temps and they were in the 50s. Crappy cooler, I guess.
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#10Fade2black001Posted 7/6/2014 7:33:27 PM
When they list how many hours fans last that's at 100% when they are testing them. So I wouldn't worry about the fans being on at 100% all the time. Mine are. It keeps things cooler. So I wouldn't worry too much about them unless they are loud as hell.
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