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User Info: psyduck151

psyduck151
2 years ago#1
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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User Info: phy2jsh

phy2jsh
2 years ago#2
Check your temps. If they're within safe limits, don't worry about it.
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User Info: WerdnAndreW

WerdnAndreW
2 years ago#3
Set a fps limit
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User Info: psyduck151

psyduck151
2 years ago#4
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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User Info: Lagwagon17

Lagwagon17
2 years ago#5
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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User Info: phy2jsh

phy2jsh
2 years ago#6
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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User Info: Nenina

Nenina
2 years ago#7
Oh, I thought you meant your fans were going crazy, as in you do "let's play" videos.

User Info: Lagwagon17

Lagwagon17
2 years ago#8
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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User Info: Boge

Boge
2 years ago#9
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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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
2 years ago#10
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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