i play games on my laptop all the time, but if it starts to get to hot i have to put it down and turn it off and give it some time to cool down. some people keeps saying it is not a good idea to play game on laptop. do you agree with it?
05-08-2012, 02:09 AM
Have you attempted to clean your laptop using compressed air to blow out the air vents. Also see this thread about this problem (http://www.forumswindows8.com/hardware-devices/how-can-i-cool-down-my-laptop-6003.htm).
05-08-2012, 07:02 PM
Sounds to me, like you already answered your own question. Eh?
Other than a little Solitaire, I wouldn't dream of playing games on a laptop.
05-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Demi, welcome to the forum!
Of course it's OK to play games with laptops, as there are many built just for that purpose. Thing is, & take note of the link that Ted provided, I wrote a post there, which was actually a small tutorial where I had cleaned one, it has to be kept clean & off of carpeting, bedding & upholstery.
And if there's pets or smokers in the home/environment where the laptop is, that makes it worse. Pet dander is always in the air, whether or not we see it, so is nicotine. These also gets drawn into the notebook, along with the dust bunnies. Nicotine, combined with all of the others, is actually the worst offender. Why is that? It's a gummy, resinous material, that actually mixes with the others to form a very sticky, harder to remove mess. This happens with ALL electronics, not just computers, especially in autos, where the space is very confined & many of today's drivers runs the A/C, rather than with the windows down.
It's very evident when the interior windows are cleaned when it takes several attempts to remove the buildup. Can one imagine the rest of the auto, where this is trapped?
I'd say start with a good, through as possible cleaning, making sure to remove all components that you're comfortable with removing. Removing the HDD, DVD/CD ROM, battery, RAM covers & keyboard will help a lot in the cleaning process. Make sure to have at least 2 cans of compressed air available, a few Q-tips, tweezers (for picking hard to remove dust bunnies) rubbing alcohol & if handy, a digital camera for taking pictures as you remove components.
The cleaning method is described in the post that Ted linked. If this doesn't cool things down, then the CPU/Heatsink (instructions also in the post) may be needed. I would go ahead & do the full job anyway, but every user's skills/patience is different, it's not for an impatient person. But really, with the proper instructions, it's not that hard a job to do.
A $200+ job for around $15-$18 (including the cost of thermal paste). Then, your games should play very well.
05-10-2012, 05:05 PM
There is not much problems in playing games on laptop.There may arise a hardware problem like in keyboards by playing excessive games but it is very rare. Also, the main problem would be overheating. If you play heavy games on you laptop for long time, there are chances that it may overheat.
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