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Old 08-26-2007, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a toshiba tecra a2 laptop with a measly 256mb ram. Now my problem is when I play old games like Fallout or Planescape my cpu usage bumps up to 100% and it produces more heat. I don't lag or have any problems running at full quality but I can't play for long times since I know it'll probably overheat or something. Now my question is if I buy a GB of ram will that fix my problem and keep my cpu usage low? Or is that because of the processor? And if a gig of ram will help what do you guys suggest I buy? Thanks.
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thats common, any game will bump ur CPU usage up to 100% despite being old, the more the CPU is used the more heat it creates, being a laptop it will make more heat but that is completely normal, buying a GB of RAM is a wise idea, but it wont really effect ur CPU usage but that isnt a problem,
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I see, thanks for the info, I guess I got a little alarmed since I can hear fans or something starting up every time that happens and sometimes the laptop almost gets burning hot but it's all good. Cheers.
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yeah the fans kick in when things start to get toasty in there, but as i said dnt worry laptops do run hotter than desktops and getting a GB of RAM would make ur laptop speedyer when running applications
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older games were designed to use 100% of your cu weather it needed it or not. My friend has that problem with diablo2 on his athlon x2 6000+ rig. there is no way diablo2 needs all that power but a fail safe in those old games was to use up all cpu.
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are you using the CPU usage monitor on the task manager, i belive that goes up to 100&#37; every time you run a game or app, like even when you open firefox your temp rises and uasage rises too
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