Games on laptops

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  1. Heero

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    Recently I just purchased the Fujitsu Lifebook C Series. The laptop contains nice specs, but then recently I've been seeing bad comments about playing games on laptops, except for the Alienware laptops. I played Starcraft and Warcraft on this laptop for quite some time, so far it's ok, and I was planning to get Battlefiled 1942, but then I don't know if this will hurt my laptop or anything. Does anyone have any ideas that will help me? Thanks.
     
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    just keep try to keep the bottom as cool as possible when playing a cpu intense game. It should have a fan ot vent of some sort on the bottom. If you put it on a thick pillow, or blanket or something it can easily overheat.

    Other then that just plug in a usb mouse or something and you won't have a problem. My friend comes over all the time with his laptop to play age of mytholog. Runs it without a problem.
     
  3. Davan

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    The only thing I can see being a problem is:

    1. most laptops are pretty stingy in vid card power
    2. lcd display may not be fast enough, you may notice some ghosting.

    I don't see you really having any "harmful" hardware issues though. If it gets too hot, it will either lock up, or reboot itself.

    :)
     
  4. Marcos

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    I didnt know it had automated actions for overheating, thats pretty smart :cool:, does that apply to all/most laptops?
     
  5. MP

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    it applies to pretty much any computer built in te past 5 years.
     
  6. Heero

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    wow, that's some interesting facts i never knew. thanks for the help guys. yea, keeping the bottom cool is one of my main concerns.
     
  7. Modest Mike

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    I fell an external mouse is a bare minimum, i use a external mouse and keyboard on my laptop because i cant stand typing on the laptop keyboard. In most cases, laptop video cards are really down on power too and various other hardware differernces might also play a factor
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    the fan on the back of my toshiba laptop does not work and has not worked in the last year, yet I still use it fine, I dont play games, nevertheless, I have had no problems...it's an old one, something like 200MHz..heh
     
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    yeah 200mhz wouldn't pump out much heat, you should feel the heat coming out of mine, Running 2.0 Pent4, and after its been blocked for a while, it goes as hot as a hairdrier :S!
     
  10. DAN513

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    If you want hardcore cooling...
    [​IMG]

    31cfm from 2 70mm fans, powered off usb with a passthrough, and it's ~25dB.


    Antec makes the coolest shit.
     
  11. Marcos

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    Is that for laptops? :confused: Or have you just not read the thread
     
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    yeah, you put the laptop on it and it moves cool air over the bottom of the laptop
     
  13. Marcos

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    Oh, its a mat? :uh:, i thought it was something else, thats pretty cool :cool: if it works
     

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