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Noisy Laptop
#1
When watching certain films on my laptop the fan goes crazy... it starts going like the clappers and gets really noisy and the laptop starts to heat up...

sometimes I have to switch it off...

The laptop's alright spec wise, only a couple of years old...

Graphics card drivers are up to date but I have noticed that there is a whole heap of memory allocated to gaming (which I dont do) and some way smaller amount for video... which I cant seem to change.

any ideas anyone?

Thanks.


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#2
The fans are spinning up to try and keep the cpu and or gpu cool when you are playing a movie.
When you say certain frilms can you be a bit more specific? are they HD ones which cause it to spin up the fans like made
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#3
It's probably got dust built up in it. Open it up and have a look, assuming you can do so without breaking it. Hopefully it's not one that's all sealed up.
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#4
Where do you watch films on your laptop? My first thought would be that the laptop's unable to keep cool, which can happen if it's on something like a sofa or a bed (or a lap), since the fabric blocks some of the air-flow. It's also possible that dust/hair (especially if you have any pets) has built up inside and is stopping it from cooling effectively. It might be worth opening it up (find instructions for your laptop on the internet - some are easier than others) and blowing away any dust with a can of compressed air. When doing this to any fans, stop the blades from turning with a bit of card or something as they sometimes be damaged.

It might be the software you're using, but if this is a recent problem and you haven't changed anything it's more likely to be a physical problem with airflow, I think.

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#5
Thanks everyone...

my home is spotless tot he point of OCD... no pets and always use a hard surface for viewing...

its only certain films so the above combined with the age of the machine makes me reluctant to take the back off...

"certain films" happens to be filthy JAV porn, much of which, now I think about it, could well be in HD...

I think we have our culprit...

So what do I do?

Go back to watching american porn? Stop taking mdai / mpa?

these seem like radical choices...


I use DIVX player but I also have VNC but I prefer DIVX and VNC does the same thing anyway I think...

Is there another free player out there that can handle HD videos... or more to the point filthy JAV porn ?

Thanks


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#6
Subtitles might be an issue as some cobinations of renderer and player caan cause high CPU usage. Do you get the same issue with subtitles turned off?
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#7
DUUUUUUST, increase in heat will kick in throttling of CPU clock, which will make you hit 100% usage easier, etc etc etc etc

Open it up, get a compressor or some compressed air and nuke the fuck out of that dust, make sure you put a toothpick in the actual fans so they dont spin up. if you know what you're doing you can remove *some* of the heatsinks and apply new thermal paste, but generally unnecessary

also for players, why are you not using media player classic? the Kawaii Codec Pack includes it preconfigured madvr for you too

(08-08-2015, 06:03 PM)ralhar Wrote: When watching certain films on my laptop the fan goes crazy... it starts going like the clappers and gets really noisy and the laptop starts to heat up...

sometimes I have to switch it off...

The laptop's alright spec wise, only a couple of years old...

Graphics card drivers are up to date but I have noticed that there is a whole heap of memory allocated to gaming (which I dont do) and some way smaller amount for video... which I cant seem to change.

any ideas anyone?

Thanks.

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Maybe RAM allocated to on board graphics?????
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#9
DIVX player is that still a thing people use

Give this a go http://haruhichan.com/forum/showthread.p...Codec-Pack

MPC-HC is great for playing video and in the codec pack you have all the tools necessary to tweak all your video rendering settings, maybe you can find a balance between fan noise and watchable video.

Or convert it to a format that wont make your fans spin up like crazy.
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(09-08-2015, 10:33 PM)Barryshitpeas Wrote: DIVX player is that still a thing people use

Give this a go http://haruhichan.com/forum/showthread.p...Codec-Pack

MPC-HC is great for playing video and in the codec pack you have all the tools necessary to tweak all your video rendering settings, maybe you can find a balance between fan noise and watchable video.

Or convert it to a format that wont make your fans spin up like crazy.
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