/tech/ - Tech


Mode: Reply

Max message length: 8192


Max file size: 80.00 MB

Max files: 5


(used to delete files and postings)


Remember to follow the rules

(989.50 KB 425x226 D5A.gif)
Comrade 04/22/2020 (Wed) 20:54:26 No. 1323
If my non-gaming laptop overheats everytime I try to game, should I buy a cooling pad or buy better fans? is the cooling pad just a temporary fix or is it actually a solution to hot laptops?
>>1323 Depends. However, laptops are built with compactness in mind and heat transfer is limited by everything being crammed tightly together. A better fan can help and a cooling pad certainly drains off the heat that builds up on the outside, but there's only so much they can do.
>>1324 Aight, if it's so hot it hurts a bit to touch (not frying your hand like a hot stove, but just uncomfortably hot) is it a good moment to stop playan? it's so fucking weird, my computer ran most games like shit, never heated up, my laptop DOES run them, and here's what happens.
>>1326 Usually discomfort means your body doesn't want any more of what it's getting. But yeah, much like with people working (processing) harder means more heat is being generated. Of course more modern processors are more efficient and the amount of produced heat hasn't followed the near-exponential growth of processing power, but combining less ventilation with more power... A cooling pad, as said, might help. But honestly I fear it would only slow down the buildup of heat. More time for you, sure, but just an extension. How much? I don't know, but something. I'm not an expert. Try turning down the settings in the games, in case you haven't done so yet. Less work means less heat.


no cookies?