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Solved why does my laptop over heat during gaming???

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June 25, 2014 at 15:46:33
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
why do my laptop overheat during gaming? I did a windows update and now my computer overheats playing SWTOR (Star wars Old Republic MMO) and even when I play Marvel Heroes.
I updated the drivers and stuff on my Samsung computer and it seemed to work but still overheats not sure why though/

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June 25, 2014 at 16:17:02
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Laptops are not really ideal for gaming.
Clean the vents with a can of compressed air sold at computer and office supply stores. Blow out all vents and remove easily removable covers and blow them out too.
Make sure laptop is on a hard surface, laps, beds, and other soft surfaces block the vents and hurt the cooling ability.
Use a cooling pad that includes a fan to help carry cooler air to the laptops bottom and side vents which should help.
Install HWMonitor and post temps at idle, after 15minutes of normal use, and after 10 minutes of gaming. Repeat after cleaning vents for comparison and post both sets of numbers.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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June 25, 2014 at 17:35:08
thanks, ill take a look into a cooling pad

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June 25, 2014 at 20:39:51
So, does that mean that the laptop didn't overheat prior to the update?

If so, did you try uninstalling the updates? Although, I'm kind of doubtful it's the updates that caused the heating issue.

Could you please post the exact specs of the laptop, make, and model?

Have you been messing around in BIOS recently?

Do all the fans sound like they're running?

But Fingers is right, laptops are never really ideal for gaming, and heat problems with them are fairly common.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 - 8 Core @ 4.0 GHz
RAM: 2x4 GB @ 1600 MHz
Mobo: MSI 970A-G43
PSU: Corsair CSX 600W
Graphics Card: Radeon 7870 GHz Edition - 2 GB GDDR5
OS: Windows 8.1

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June 27, 2014 at 18:18:54
i haven't updated the bios or messed with it but since i did a recent windows 7 update it has been acting funny in the form of heating up

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June 27, 2014 at 18:48:46
I was wondering if you had done anything with BIOS to make sure that you didn't accidentally overclock anything, which would certainly generate extra heat.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 - 8 Core @ 4.0 GHz
RAM: 2x4 GB @ 1600 MHz
SDD: Samsung EVO 840 500GB
HDD: WD Black 2TB
Mobo: MSI 970A-G43
GPU: Radeon 7870
OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit

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