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Windows 7: is it normal for laptop to get hotter when playinhg games

14 Mar 2013   #1
captnemo

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
is it normal for laptop to get hotter when playinhg games

I have a hp laptop which has a intell 3000 graphics card and 2nd generation i3 processor. If I play certain games (mass effect 2) fan blows faster and much warmer is blowing out. Is this normal, and will this wear out laptop faster. I have a laptop colling pad, should i use this.


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14 Mar 2013   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes, its normal to run hotter. Monitor your temps using HWINFO and use the cooling pad too.

Regards,
Golden
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14 Mar 2013   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Laptops do tend to get warm thats because there is not much room inside the case unlike a desktop and yes a cooler does help a lot you should use it
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14 Mar 2013   #4
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's normal. Intel 3000 is not a graphics card, but an on-chip graphics processor, not really intended for gaming. Working a laptop hard doesn't wear it out, but too much heat can damage it. Use the cooling pad & monitor the temp with HWInfo, HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools
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14 Mar 2013   #5
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yep, sometimes the air coming out my back vents gets pretty warm. A cooling pad wouldn't hurt by any means. Any time you have the gpu and cpu working harder , as in a game, you'll have much more heat. As mentioned, keep an eye on the temps and you should be o.k.
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