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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:25 PM

Ok so this has been going on for about a month or two. I have an HP Pavilion g6 (like a g6) and it runs great. Nothing ever crashes or anything like that but it gets pretty hot when I play mc. Here are the specs:

Processor: Intel Core i3 M 370 2.40ghz

Ram: 6.00 (5.80 usable)

Operating system: 64 bit

And the mods I have running are: Single player commands, Toomanyitems, spawnergui, optifine.

graphics settings: i use a combo of fast and fancy. meaning everything is on fast graphics except for the grass. and I use normal fog.

The heat gets pretty unbarable after a while, especially after I've been using spc excessively for a while. Only the left side by where my hand sits gets hot, the rest of the computer is pretty ok (its a laptop btw)

So please if you have any ideas on what i can do to make it cool down then tell me. Idk if this is normal or if I should get this fixed.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:28 PM

The only thing you can really do is get a cooling pad for your laptop.

Minecraft is very resource intense and causes you so use your GPU and CPU a lot. Almost any computer will heat up because of it, and there's not much you can do to stop it, unless you were to somehow put a water cooled system on a laptop ;)
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:29 PM

Minecraft requires virtually no resources to run, so it's not Minecraft's fault the computer is overheating.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:32 PM

View PostStormbow, on 12 December 2011 - 05:29 PM, said:

Minecraft requires virtually no resources to run, so it's not Minecraft's fault the computer is overheating.
So then my task manager telling me that minecraft is using 800MB of ram and 25% of my Core i7 CPU is just lying then..? <_< I think not.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:32 PM

View PostStormbow, on 12 December 2011 - 05:29 PM, said:

Minecraft requires virtually no resources to run, so it's not Minecraft's fault the computer is overheating.
you just completely contradicted what chocoblast said XD

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:34 PM

View Postchocoblast2, on 12 December 2011 - 05:32 PM, said:

So then my task manager telling me that minecraft is using 800MB of ram and 25% of my Core i7 CPU is just lying then..? <_< I think not.

A fraction of your computer's RAM and Minecraft is not the ONLY thing running on your computer, using up 25% of your (apparently very weak) CPU.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:35 PM

My laptop almost reaches 100'C everytime I play Minecraft and is 65-70'C when idle, but it doesn't bother me as I don't freeze.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:36 PM

View PostVxilum, on 12 December 2011 - 05:32 PM, said:

you just completely contradicted what chocoblast said XD

And I quoted the specs, whereas he just pulled info out of his ass.

The moral of the story:  The above laptop(s) are not really meant for gaming.


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:39 PM

Yeah, Alienware are...

The moral of the story:  The above laptop(s) are not really meant for gaming.


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

You guys dont have to start an argument over this XD I'll just get a cooling pad. nbd. thanks everyone.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

View PostStormbow, on 12 December 2011 - 05:36 PM, said:

And I quoted the specs, whereas he just pulled info out of his ass.

The moral of the story:  The above laptop(s) are not really meant for gaming.


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I'm just saying that based on my experience of every computer/laptop that I've played minecraft on doesn't heat up to extreme temperatures until minecraft starts running. I get that you quoted specs, but I think experience speaks for itself.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

Stormbow is totally wrong. Even Notch AND Jeb said that Minecraft is very resource demanding. At Minecon they said that on the future, they hope to make it less resource demanding (hopefully 1.2). Dont go around thinking your right all the time. Your wrong and you probably wont accept that, but, thats life. Choco, your right. Minecraft is a resource demanding game and to fix this, dedicate a bit more ram, and get a cooling pad. I used to play fancy and far 300 fps but then it would get extremely hot, so, i got a cooling pad. FIXED.

Now stop your arguing and carry on with your lives.

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View Postchocoblast2, on 12 December 2011 - 05:41 PM, said:

I'm just saying that based on my experience of every computer/laptop that I've played minecraft on doesn't heat up to extreme temperatures until minecraft starts running. I get that you quoted specs, but I think experience speaks for itself.

Your very right sir.

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