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Overheating Laptops.
show user profile  Justin101
I'm looking at getting a new laptop for 3D max 2011 64bit work.
This is the laptop I'm looking at getting but I'm a little worried about overheating.

It has a function where it automatically speeds up the processor from 2.2Ghz
to 3.2Ghz during power hungry tasks that hit around 80% of CPU usage.

If I'm rendering a scene that may take 1-2 hours, I'm worried about the 3.2Ghz
kicking in and overheating the lappy forcing it to shut down.

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this issue?


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5/14/2013 1:58:14 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 1:58:14 PM)
show user profile  FX
Just aim some extra fans at it, keeps the temperature down ...
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5/14/2013 2:01:36 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 2:02:30 PM)
show user profile  FX
No seriously, I have 2 of those fans always pointing at the back of my laptop which is raised up at the back for airflow access and typing angle, it reduces the temperature by about 14 to 16 degrees, and keeps you out of the red when rendering.

I use core temp to monitor

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5/14/2013 2:09:44 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 2:11:05 PM)
show user profile  FX
Also upgrade the HD if it's an option when you purchase, those drives are useless, putting flash on a 5400 drive is like giving a slug a line of coke, it's not going to make much difference.:)

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5/14/2013 2:38:45 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 2:38:45 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
You've posted like 4 threads on a topic about a laptop.. Stop being a turd and stick with one thread.

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5/14/2013 2:52:13 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 2:52:13 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Think i said that before too. Just stick to the 1 thread per topic or risk the ban hammer.

Personally I'd never buy a laptop for 3D work. Overpriced and not suited to rendering.

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5/14/2013 7:16:57 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 7:16:57 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Agree.. Would never render a project on a laptop... I do own one, and use it all the time now, but I still have my monster DT with a ramped up CPU to do the tough shit. :D:D:D

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5/14/2013 7:20:02 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 7:20:02 PM)
show user profile  FX
True, I did a project recently with a laptop, they're too delicate, you feel like your killing it, they make so much noise when under pressure...lightweight...I didn't have a choice, my main system went boom.
The bonus is you can take it to the bar and render while you drink :)

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5/14/2013 7:27:00 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 7:27:00 PM)
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