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i ordered this laptop, will it run games like League of Legends, Dota 2, World of warcraft etc.?

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January 12, 2014 7:35:42 AM

Hey,

i was just wondering, i ordered this HP laptop : 4th gen i5-4200u ( 1.6ghz, 2.6 with turbo boost ) 8GB ram, 1TB storage, intel hd graphics 4400, i just wanted to ask if it will run games like League of Legends, Dota 2, World of warcraft etc.? i know they will not at all run at ultra, or high, all i want to ask is if it will run the game on the lowest or mediumish, no shawdows , i just want to know if it will run it.

Thanks :D 

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January 12, 2014 8:51:21 AM
January 12, 2014 9:24:34 AM




Hey jaguarskx, thanks for the those, they really helped, one more thing, the league of legends requirements is atleast 2ghz, i only have 1.6ghz base, how does that work and if i have to use the turbo every time to run LoL then wouldnt that harm the laptop or something?

thanks in advance :D 
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January 12, 2014 9:42:27 AM

Turbo Boost will increase the CPU speed from 1.6GHz up to 2.6GHz when the CPU is being stressed like when playing games.

The max speed of 2.6GHz assumes 1 core is used. If both cores are used, then I would guess it would be 2.4GHz.
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January 12, 2014 10:09:14 AM

jaguarskx said:
Turbo Boost will increase the CPU speed from 1.6GHz up to 2.6GHz when the CPU is being stressed like when playing games.

The max speed of 2.6GHz assumes 1 core is used. If both cores are used, then I would guess it would be 2.4GHz.


ohh thanks man, so when the CPU is being stressed it will use both cores, and if i use both cores for the games everytime, will it harm or damage the laptop in anyway ?
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January 12, 2014 10:58:09 AM

Depends on the program or game. If they have been developed to use only one core, then it will only use one core.

You should download a program called Core Temp to monitor your CPU temps. Unfortunately, it seems that 90c - 94c appears to be "acceptable" CPU temps when playing games. That is just too hot if you ask me. 85c is probably the highest temp I would consider "acceptable". Disabling Turbo Boost will prevent the CPU from getting too hot, but it also means that limits you to 1.6GHz. I do not know how hot the i5-4200u will get so maybe the temps will not be a problem at all. This is one reason why I would not considering buying an ultrabook, they all use ULV (ultra low voltage) CPUs which have low "standard" clockspeeds.

I do recommend you buy a laptop cooling pad to use when playing games. They general cost between $20 - $30.
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January 12, 2014 11:03:18 AM

jaguarskx said:
Depends on the program or game. If they have been developed to use only one core, then it will only use one core.

You should download a program called Core Temp to monitor your CPU temps. Unfortunately, it seems that 90c - 94c appears to be "acceptable" CPU temps when playing games. That is just too hot if you ask me. 85c is probably the highest temp I would consider "acceptable". Disabling Turbo Boost will prevent the CPU from getting too hot, but it also means that limits you to 1.6GHz. I do not know how hot the i5-4200u will get so maybe the temps will not be a problem at all. This is one reason why I would not considering buying an ultrabook, they all use ULV (ultra low voltage) CPUs which have low "standard" clockspeeds.

I do recommend you buy a laptop cooling pad to use when playing games. They general cost between $20 - $30.


Oh ok thanks, when I brought it, it is classified as a laptop not a ultrabook? But if I get a cooling pad will this solve everything ? Like is everything else ok for running games? So a coolig pad is all I need? Thanks so much by the way, your information has helped me a lot :D 
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January 12, 2014 11:54:01 AM

Cooling pads can generally lower temps by 2c - 5c depending on the design of the laptop. I bought a cooling pad for my Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 and the affect was 0c difference because the material used on the underside of the laptop is designed to prevent heat transfer (they call it a thermal panel).

A cooling pad can help, but only by so much. In case, it does not lower temps at all.
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January 12, 2014 12:15:07 PM

jaguarskx said:
Cooling pads can generally lower temps by 2c - 5c depending on the design of the laptop. I bought a cooling pad for my Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 and the affect was 0c difference because the material used on the underside of the laptop is designed to prevent heat transfer (they call it a thermal panel).

A cooling pad can help, but only by so much. In case, it does not lower temps at all.


Ah ok thanks a lot man, if the laptop doesn't run those games then i will just return it if possible
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January 12, 2014 1:49:38 PM

jaguarskx said:
Cooling pads can generally lower temps by 2c - 5c depending on the design of the laptop. I bought a cooling pad for my Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 and the affect was 0c difference because the material used on the underside of the laptop is designed to prevent heat transfer (they call it a thermal panel).

A cooling pad can help, but only by so much. In case, it does not lower temps at all.


Hey sorry one more thing I wanted to ask, why did you say it was a ultra book? Where I brought it from ultrabook and laptops were in different catogerirs and I brought this in the laptop catogery, but what is the difference between an ultrabook and laptop?
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January 12, 2014 1:55:16 PM

The reason why I assumed it was an ultrabook is because of the i5-4200U CPU.

"U" model CPUs from Intel means ULV (ultra low voltage). These types of CPUs are rated at 17w TDP which is a measure of heat output, but it is also related to how much power the CPU uses. Ultrabooks all use ULV CPUs since it is basically one of the many requirements for that type of classification. Another requirement is a weight limit.

Anyway, that's why I thought you bought an ultrabook.
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January 12, 2014 1:58:39 PM

jaguarskx said:
The reason why I assumed it was an ultrabook is because of the i5-4200U CPU.

"U" model CPUs from Intel means ULV (ultra low voltage). These types of CPUs are rated at 17w TDP which is a measure of heat output, but it is also related to how much power the CPU uses. Ultrabooks all use ULV CPUs since it is basically one of the many requirements for that type of classification. Another requirement is a weight limit.

Anyway, that's why I thought you bought an ultrabook.


Ahh ok thanks for clearing that up, using an estimate, do you think that it will run those games on low? Sorry just want to clear it up, getting worried about how I ordered it now, damnn
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January 12, 2014 2:19:56 PM

If you go back to the links I provided above and expand the description section you will note that the laptops demoing the games have an i5-4200u. The exceptions are:

LoL - which is using the previous generation i5 with a HD 4000 graphics core.
Crysis 3 - which uses a dual core i7-4500U CPU, but still has a HD 4400 graphics core.
Minecraft - though the exact CPU is not listed, it is in fact a core i5-4200U

The last link for various games on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series could be either the i5-4200u or i7-4500u. Both have the same HD 4400 graphics core.
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January 12, 2014 2:21:11 PM

You can checkout the differences between the dual core i5-4200u and the dual core i7-4500u in the following link

http://ark.intel.com/compare/75460,75459
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January 12, 2014 2:23:10 PM

jaguarskx said:
If you go back to the links I provided above and expand the description section you will note that the laptops demoing the games have an i5-4200u. The exceptions are:

LoL - which is using the previous generation i5 with a HD 4000 graphics core.
Crysis 3 - which uses a dual core i7-4500U CPU, but still has a HD 4400 graphics core.
Minecraft - though the exact CPU is not listed, it is in fact a core i5-4200U

The last link for various games on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series could be either the i5-4200u or i7-4500u. Both have the same HD 4400 graphics core.


jaguarskx said:
You can checkout the differences between the dual core i5-4200u and the dual core i7-4500u in the following link

http://ark.intel.com/compare/75460,75459


Ok well thanks, that's all for now :D  your help was really appreciated

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June 10, 2014 2:06:00 PM

Palirules18 said:
Hey,

i was just wondering, i ordered this HP laptop : 4th gen i5-4200u ( 1.6ghz, 2.6 with turbo boost ) 8GB ram, 1TB storage, intel hd graphics 4400, i just wanted to ask if it will run games like League of Legends, Dota 2, World of warcraft etc.? i know they will not at all run at ultra, or high, all i want to ask is if it will run the game on the lowest or mediumish, no shawdows , i just want to know if it will run it.

Thanks :D 

well, i got a dell inspiron 15r and its 4th gen i5-4200 with 8bg and 1tb and it runs perfectly for league idk about the other games but im loving my new laptop
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June 10, 2014 3:10:55 PM

LoL it will run fine. WoW, maybe.
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