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MyersBoone #1 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 06:17

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First of all I should point out that I know very little about the technical side of computers.  I bought an Inspiron 15 7579 about 5 months ago and had no issue running WOT on high graphics.  About two months ago my laptop started overheating and shutting down after just a few rounds.  I have adjusted the graphics quality down to minimum, as anything higher will overheat the laptop.  

 

Is that to be expected for the graphics card for my laptop, or should it be able to run it without issues?

 

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Mad_Dog_Seabee #2 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 06:30

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I wouldn't be able to answer this properly because my laptops have external fans to help vent the heat, plus they are up on a wire dias to prevent water damage and to help with ventilation.

mlinke #3 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 06:56

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get a can of compressed air. bow out dust from fans. it is dust for sure

 



MyersBoone #4 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 07:08

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It's not.  The laptop was still under warranty and I sent it back to dell after doing all the normal "overheating fixes".  They replaced the heat sink and fan a week ago and it's still doing it.

mlinke #5 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 08:07

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do not buy dell, its pos

 



ket101 #6 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 11:49

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View PostMyersBoone, on Apr 16 2018 - 15:17, said:

First of all I should point out that I know very little about the technical side of computers.  I bought an Inspiron 15 7579 about 5 months ago and had no issue running WOT on high graphics.  About two months ago my laptop started overheating and shutting down after just a few rounds.  I have adjusted the graphics quality down to minimum, as anything higher will overheat the laptop.  

 

Is that to be expected for the graphics card for my laptop, or should it be able to run it without issues?

 

Thanks!

 

You're running Intel integrated graphics, and since they introduced the Core Engine graphics, it's going to have issues with High Graphics on WoT.  Try getting a ventilator pad for the laptop, it may help.  For sure don't use it on your lap and block the air intakes.

dave1y #7 Posted Apr 16 2018 - 14:31

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No, I don't see how its possible the integrated graphics chip on that thing can run anything but minimum settings on WoT 1.0.  It's designed to provide a picture on your screen while you're web browsing but not gaming at this level.  Compare your rig to this 15in HP model... https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-power---quad-w--2gb-gfx-touch-optional-1gk62av-1 to see, at that price point, the difference having a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 video card would make.  Here's the comparison at PassMark, https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=3596&cmp%5B%5D=3805

 

That being said, one strategy is to go to advanced power settings and drop your power use to just below 100%.   Check with Mr. Google on that one, lots of articles on that.



ZG77Schnell #8 Posted May 03 2018 - 00:59

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since you resolved this, in the future, the grease between cpu and the socket can be cheap stuff they use.  I had over heating issues on my desktop.  I took the cpu off and found a pea size drop of cpu grease, not even close to what is required.  I bought some new for $14, spread it all across the socket and bingo, no more over heat issues.

Lethalhavoc #9 Posted May 03 2018 - 03:05

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If it's overheating after just 5 months, send it back.

 

When you get it back, buy a cooling pad for it, if it still does it, send it back and keep sending it back until it's fixed or they replace it with a new one.



TsarCidron #10 Posted May 03 2018 - 03:21

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Make sure you are doing the laptop right..

 

Back when laptops were new, my wife (now ex-) got one. But, it got warm when used.  To be expected.  Anyways, to keep it from warming her legs, she placed the laptop on a small pillow or cushion and rested that on her legs/lap.  Needless to say, this blocked all air circulation.  Back then, fans were quite needed.  The motherboard fried, Bestbuy replaced it.  No cause was given, so about a month later, it fried again. Manufacturer replaced this time.  No cause given again.  Third time, we took it back to BestBuy and they started asking questions.   Five minutes later, Geek Squad, my wife, and myself all facepalmed. 

 

Fans..  Make sure they work.  Make sure that you have good circulation.   Dont want to turn the laptop into a large paperweight.






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