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Computer overheating while playing certain games


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#1 bawe

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:06 PM

Hello,

 

I recently purchased the batman arkham games during the steam sale. As soon as I started playing Arkham Asylum my computer got really hot and shut down after about 45 minutes of gameplay.  I was able to turn it back on after about five minutes and no other activity(other games, movies) causes it to overheat but when I tried playing the game again it once again got too hot and shut down after about 45 minutes.  I have never had issues with over heating before.  I have a Toshiba Satellite S955-S5373.

 

Any help with what might be causing this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks



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#2 McSheHe

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:44 PM

Most laptops aren't designed to be gaming rigs unless you go out and purchase one specifically made for gaming. Also newer games are extremely resource intensive, they put a lot of strain on non-gaming laptops. Make sure the laptop is on a solid surface that isn't going to trap the heat under the laptop. You can also try a cooling pad that helps move heat away from the bottom of the laptop. On my old laptop I actually had to prop up the back of it with a book and put a fan right next to my desk blowing across it.






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