General discussion

cooling problem

i am tired of googling this problem and getting no where:
i have a gaming laptop i got almost a year and a half ago and lately ive noticed that whenever it gets really hot (the GPU got up to 103 C the other day) it starts to do some sort of weird lag but its because my computer is getting hot not some bad connection because it dose it when im playing games by myself. but it only happens at those extremely high temps. a friend has said it might be a problem with a fan but like i said googling was getting me no where. so help please

Discussion is locked

Reply to: cooling problem
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: cooling problem
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
That's normal.

It does that because of the design. The reason you get nowhere is that in gaming laptops, such issues are the norm and not the exception.

You can help it with a cooling pad but the cure is to get the games onto desktops until the next tech wave.

- Collapse -

ya ive ordered a cooling pad for it and im planing on "upgrading" this desktop at home i got. i say "upgrading" cause the capacitors have gone bad so ill basicly start from scratch but i still got a few pieces and since all my games are through steam now getting them on the desktop will be no hassle.

- Collapse -
Nod to Steam.

Just noting that is how it is here. Laptops until the next great tech invention are going to be hot things when we cram what is essentially a desktop into such a small space.

We can help it a little by pulling back from the edge. Today the edge is that i7 and high end GPU. Pulling back to the i5 with switchable graphics helps but still can get warm to hot during games.

CNET Forums

Forum Info