Why does my laptop fan speed up when playing Left 4 Dead?

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    It can play Bioshock, Counter Strike Source, the HL2's, Crysis, Shattered Horizon and stuff without speeding the fan up. Why is it that Left 4 Dead does this? It also speeds up when playing Dead Space.

    Any idea why?

    EDIT: Also, if I recall correctly, it didn't speed up when playing the Left 4 Dead 2 demo
     
  2. Krestent

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    Probably because they need more CPU power to run, thus the CPU gets warmer.
     
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    Must fully load (100% use) the GPU and CPU and cause them to heat up more then the other games.
     
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    It'd be worse if it didn't speed up and over heat. Some laptops have a fan speed profile in the system bios which you can set.

    I do find it strange a game like crysis wouldn't cause it to increase, yet left 4 dead 2 does. Does it happen all the time? Could do with the length of time the laptop has been powered on for and if it's in a well ventilated area.
     
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    If i use my laptop for over an hour, it has a habit of turning into the sun and burning my legs.
     
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    my laptop mostly speeds up the fan when i watch a movie and the movie pasted hour
     
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    My laptop doesn't have a fan
     
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    my laptop doesn't have a laptop [​IMG]
     

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