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Gaming on a ULV processor...

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January 19, 2013 7:07:33 PM

I just got this laptop that has 6 gigs of ram, 2gb nvdia gt 630m and an i5-3317u. So I've been thinking whether playing some graphics-intensive games is gonna fry my processor or affect it in any way...

I mainly play medieval 2 & empire total war...

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January 19, 2013 7:19:31 PM

First, that GT630m is going to take a brunt of the games graphics. So that's what is going to heat up the most during gaming. Second that processor is a decent processor that should do just fine. I doubt anything will happen, just make sure that it's on a solid surface to keep from obstructing any of the venting holes on the body of the laptop and you should be fine.
January 19, 2013 10:09:43 PM

um no even tho laptops heat up to obscene levels they are still made to be within safe thermal spec under load...
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January 21, 2013 4:55:39 AM

You will be fine but you should monitor GPU and CPU temps with a program like HWmonitor or something. If your thermals are within reason you can try and OC your GPU a bit to get more performance. Use MSI afterburner.
January 21, 2013 11:27:19 AM

Thanks for the replies...quite reassuring..!



What range would be considered "within reason"?