Overheating Problems

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Edwerd, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Edwerd

    Edwerd L1: Registered

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    So, today i created my first map, a simple box with a boat, to get into understanding the tools on Hammer.

    When i launched the tf2 map through hammer, my laptop started overheating while testing the map.

    Is this normal?

    If i made a bigger, more complex map would it damage my laptop?
     
  2. sooshey

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    I doubt it's Hammer that's the cause of your overheat. Most laptops today will try to prevent damage from overheating by shutting down or otherwise. You won't damage your laptop overnight by making it work too hard. If it's getting too hot from running the game, your computer might just not be cut out for running games. You can help it by propping it up with something so air can flow underneath, or by capping your fps.
     
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  3. Edwerd

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    It's a Recent ROG laptop from Asus, a gaming laptop, i also use a cooling fan underneath it.
     
  4. sooshey

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    Oh, if a ROG is overheating from Hammer/TF2, you probably have a bigger issue. Check for dust maybe?
     
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  5. Vel0city

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    If your laptop overheats it has some other serious problems, like the thermal protection in your CPU/GPU not kicking in (which will fry them if they aren't shut down fast enough). Yes, it'll get warm when playing the game since you're running games on your CPU/GPU which causes them to heat up, but it shouldn't overheat willy nilly. Get it checked, see if there's already blocking the fans/heatsink fins or check if the heatsinks themselves are fastened properly to the CPU/GPU. Bad heatsink contact to either of them (or anything for that matter) can cause massive problems as the components are never cooled properly.
     
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  6. I dinne ken

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    If your fan is on the bottom of your laptop you should try propping the laptop up with a book so there is space for the fan to get air out. It won't disperse if its straight against a flat surface. My old Alienware laptop overheated every hour until I did that.
     
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  7. Edwerd

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    Thanks dude! I got a fan out of my garage and it's pointed at my laptop. I opened up the windows, and i put the book in between the bottom fan.
     
  8. MoonFox

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    this may not be what you were looking for, but your pc may be overclocking because there is too much attempting to be rendered. you may want to retry how you work map to not be large. I know my PC is a powerful rig meant for this, but if I don't optimize, I eventually run into stupendously long compile times