Hearthstone Lag

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  1. AegisValour

    AegisValour New Member

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    So I just got my SP3 i5 128gb with the intention of using for school and media consumption and at most Hearthstone. I noticed the fan gets loud and the unit gets hot when I play it, which is to be expected. However I notice my frame rate also drops at a noticeable rate but not unplayable. I run the game full screen on 1920x1440 low settings. I've also experienced the unit heating up and becoming loud while watching videos streamed from a site but I haven't been able to recreate it.

    So I was wondering if this was normal or is there something wrong with my unit.

    Thanks.

    *Note besides the videos and Hearthstone, I have not tested anything else, though I'm not sure what else I could test.
     
  2. ctitanic

    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's normal for this machine which cooling system was minimized to fit in the thinner Wintablet available in the market.
     
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    Any gaming that isn't Mahjong or Solitaire will at some point trigger the fan.

    As far as video playback or streaming, I haven't noticed the fan turn on, unless it's due to Flash.
     
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    Yep HD Flash at full screen triggers fan for me also. Other video doesn't.
     
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    ipaq_101 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Adobe Flash Player is known to be a resource hog, I have tested Flash videos on my other laptops and the same thing happens, the CPU usage spikes along with the temperature.

    So AegisValour please don't think it's a SP3 issue, I avoid Flash as much as I can for that reason.
     
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    I've noticed that Hearthstone runs much better with the newer Intel drivers (3960). Smooth at 1920x1440 (low) and temps stay in the 60s without the fan going completely nuts.
     
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    Thus the reason iPads don't do Flash.
     

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