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Why are game menu's sometimes harder on the CPU than in game play?

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For instance in the BFBC2 menu, the CPU fan, so the temp, runs a bit higher than in the game sometimes, I'm going to check the actual temp difference next time I play.

Overall in game is hotter though.
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Because the menus are normally uncapped and just eat up resources. They just try and render as fast as possible instead of balancing themselfs.
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