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Windows 7: half life 2 runs really hott on my laptop why???

13 Dec 2010   #1
sogone209

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)
 
 
half life 2 runs really hott on my laptop why???

i got a dell inspiron 1545 dual core 2.0ghz intel x4500 mhd graphics. i play fallout new vegas and it never gets hott. but i play a stupid old computer game and it gets sooo hott after like 5 minutes of playin the game. why is this? i definately over qualify the needs for half life 2. help plz


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13 Dec 2010   #2
Combine

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

What do you mean with "it gets soooo hott"?????





PD: HL2 is not a stupid old computer, is maybe one of the best games ever made.
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15 Dec 2010   #3
sogone209

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1.7600)
 
 

my laptop heats up when playing it, and really fast for some reason?
i have high end games on this like fallout new vegas and call of duty. wtf .. and i know its not a stupid game sorry. but im made dude lol
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17 Dec 2010   #4
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Your built-in video card is not high-end enough for the game. GPUs perform better than integrated ones.
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18 Dec 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
Your built-in video card is not high-end enough for the game. DISCRETE GPUs perform better than integrated ones.
...and from what I personally seen, HL2 uses a lot of cpu... Higher cpu usage equals more heat.
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18 Dec 2010   #6
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
Your built-in video card is not high-end enough for the game. DISCRETE GPUs perform better than integrated ones.
...and from what I personally seen, HL2 uses a lot of cpu... Higher cpu usage equals more heat.
Yup, discrete GPUs. My bad. Lol.
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