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Maxed out CPU performance when playing

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#1 Mista_G


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:01 PM

Hey there helpful browsers,
I was recently in the market for a gaming notebook, and after some browsing (and saving..) I decided on the m9750 Alienware laptop. Once I got it, I figured I'd test it out with some older games to see how it handles them. I installed Diablo II and it runs pretty well, but keeps my CPU performance maxed at 100% the entire time it's being played. I've heard this is pretty bad for it, but I thought this computer would easily handle such a non-demanding game. Is it normal for this to happen, and if so, is it ok to play with the performance maxed? Any thoughts are appreciated.

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#2 starcraftmaster


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:17 AM

is the game using 100%
becasue it could be programs in the back ground
so go to msconfig and turn all the useless stuff off in start up

#3 sausage


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Posted 07 November 2008 - 07:01 PM

You might be able to put D2 in compatability mode for Windows 98 or ME. it might do something.

#4 Woppe


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Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:32 PM

Diablo II uses all CPU power it can get, no matter how much that is. If you use D2Loader, you can create a shortcut to D2Loader.exe and enter the following in "Target" field:
"C:\Games\Diablo II\D2Loader-1.11b.exe" -sleepy
Now it will use far from 100% of your CPU time.

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