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Check your temps while gaming to see if your about to cook your laptop.

Gaming on a laptop is a no no unless the game is old or if you have one of those amazing Asus laptops
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Please read more thoroughly. My computer is a MacPro DESKTOP, not a laptop.
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post #13 of 37
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Please read more thoroughly. My computer is a MacPro DESKTOP, not a laptop.
Ahh I apologize. I would still check your temps while gaming though to be safe.
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Check your temps while gaming to see if your about to cook your laptop.

Gaming on a laptop is a no no unless the game is old or if you have one of those amazing Asus laptops
Even if he had a laptop, which he doesn't, what your saying has absolutely no merit.
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Even if he had a laptop, which he doesn't, what your saying has absolutely no merit.
Hmm, so your saying high temps cant cause problems then?
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How can I check temperatures when the computer isn't displaying anything?
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post #17 of 37
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Hmm, so your saying high temps cant cause problems then?
Not for the cpu/gpu if it's within spec. It could affect other parts, in theory, but most laptops are underclocked. Not to mention a lot of people don't use proper air circulation, which is the number one cause of overheating at stock speeds.

The majority of overheating problems with laptops (and all electronics) come down to two things:

User error

Poor hardware design

Anything outside of that is a lie, it is FUD. If you get proper air circulation and cooling you can max a cpu with P95 indefinitely and nothing will fry.
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by justpassingthrough View Post
How can I check temperatures when the computer isn't displaying anything?
It allowed you to boot into it once after it happened, so if your able to do it again I would check it then
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post #19 of 37
"SMC fan control" is a great free temperature control program for macs. I downloaded it on my GFs macbook air and use it to crank the fan speed up manually. This lets me stream video without it overheating. It never wants to use full fan speed until the chip is near 100C and then the video starts skipping.

It displays temps and fan speeds and lets you adjust fan speeds manually.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23049/smcfancontrol
    
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Not for the cpu/gpu if it's within spec. It could affect other parts, in theory, but most laptops are underclocked. Not to mention a lot of people don't use proper air circulation, which is the number one cause of overheating at stock speeds.

The majority of overheating problems with laptops (and all electronics) come down to two things:

User error

Poor hardware design

Anything outside of that is a lie, it is FUD. If you get proper air circulation and cooling you can max a cpu with P95 indefinitely and nothing will fry.
Well you seem to be the one who can help him so I'll stop trying to be a nice guy and leave it to you.

I've had multiple problems with PC's and running games and yes, high temps were a problem on a friends PC. It can happen and it caused his PC to freeze and not respond, we reseated his heatsink with some fresh thermal paste and dusted out the cooler and the temps dropped quite a bit fixing the problem
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