Google+ video hang-outs, heat & the SP3

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  1. Len J

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    had a short video hangout today using the SP3 today and after about 20 minutes the fan kicked on. We ended shortly thereafter so no bad outcomes.

    I have an important 90 minute video hangout meeting tomorrow and I'm wondering if its going to go out on me. Anyone done a long video hangout on the SP3? what was the outcome machine wise?

    Thanks

    Len

    Ps, I7 512. I've had very few heat issues to date. Running on IE11 metro btw.
     
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    Try decreasing the video bandwidth that will make the device to run cooler.
     
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    Thanks.

    How would I do that, what setting should I use and what effect will that have on the conference?


    Len
     
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    In the hangout screen at the top you should see a bar with an icon that looks like the Wifi bars.
     
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    Thanks, that worked.

    Len
     
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    Hi Len, after a couple months now, how do you find google hangout on the SP3? I find it makes my sp3 i7 docked, still heat up really good in low settings. I used it with Google Chrome cause I assumed it would work better with Chrome.

    Are you still using it with IE?
     
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    Yea, Google and MS don't play well together. IE and Google+ = heat and fan and sometimes camera shutting off.

    Sucks.

    Len
     
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    So are you still using hangout for meetings? Chrome browser with hangout not any better,

    I'm finding any video conference with any software tends to be really high cpu (eg: bluejeans, skype, jabber video) Kinda disappointed as I figure this kind of activity in today's world, shouldn't even make the surface break a sweat
     
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    Yea. I'm in a master/apprentice program that utilizes Google+ hangouts as it's backbone. It requires at least a weekly hangout. Pretty unreliable.

    Len
     

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