How do you accidentally disable a fan? "Whoops just opened up msi afterburner"
"Whoops just made a new fan curve"
"Whoops just applied it"
"Whoops it's overheating"
@RMB, "Whoops I have no idea what any of them words mean"
@RMB, I was thinking the same thing, but in a less funny way.
@RMB, that being said, I have a window on my case with a really bright LED that faces my girlfriend's desk, so I like to set it to flash obnoxiously based on the GPU temp while I play a game because it irritates her. Then I pretend I have no idea why it's happening.
@Hoon, translation: "whoops I just accidently went through the several steps required to turn off the fan!"
@jayne cobb, "Whoops I think I know what them words mean"
@RMB, "whoops i downloaded a virus.exe"
@RMB, there are software packages that allow you to have shortcuts to those options and change the fan speed (I don't know why you would), led color, and/or coolant intake rate. For example, the Nvidia software suites that come with the graphics card. You don't need to always go through so many steps to change some of that stuff
@RMB, afterburner is real noice. #1
Ha! Jokes on you, I don't have money for a graphics card, so when I try to play a new game, that happens to my whole computer!
Does anyone have any ideas for a good but inexpensive gaming laptop? I have a laptop that's being "fixed," and I want to know what I can get if I can't be fixed. (Price range $650 - $900ish)
@WickedStyx, no gaming laptop is not expensive considering your looking for great parts to put in a compact space
@WickedStyx, check out r/buildapcsales on reddit. There's a few laptops on there that are still on sale and the comments will let you know if it's good or not.
@WickedStyx, I like Lenovo personally... but a good gaming laptop may cost a little more than $900
@TheFunniestPics, Alienware sells them for about $1200. Are they any good? (I don't know a lot about computers)
@WickedStyx, (I'm also too lazy to do any real research)
@WickedStyx, from personal experience I got a Alienware 14. It may be a bit under spec for some modern games, cough doom cough, but it will run anything I throw at it. He new doom on lowered settings, overwatch it runs well, I play csgo on it, it'll run pretty much everything somewhat well and it's from 2013/14. Only complaints? Fans sound like a jet turbine, and I wish more than 3 USB ports but I'm ok.
@Anorak, how much does it cost
@WickedStyx, from 500 to 1200 dollars now. Granted you would have to buy this from someone who owned the laptop and is selling it to you because they do not manufacturer it anymore. Amazon selling fac new with an I5 processor in it for 1200$ I have an I7 in mine but those you can find for cheaper from someone selling their own cheaper.
@Anorak, the one that is being fixed is a Toshiba Satellite. The Alienware one will be quite a step up from my Satellite if it can't be fixed
@WickedStyx, I think it would. If you find a cheap I7 processor one with decent specs and no problems and is treated well then take it on your own wish. Oh another issue I have is batterylife, I get 2 hrs out of it on low proformance mode/battery saver. If the laptop is constantly plugged in it will ruin the battery. That I speak from experience also so be wary. Apparently you could buy a new battery and have it installed at your repair shop or make an expensive DIY project out of it but be wary
@Anorak, I will be wary. My satellite already has an I7 processor in it
@WickedStyx, no the alienware, it came in an I5 and I7 variety
@Anorak, oh okay. I understand now
@WickedStyx, I got a decent MSI GL72. I suggest giving a good look at the GE 62 s. MSI online has just about all their specs and recommended prices online. Check it out.
@mas2de, the GL is their bottom line gaming, the GEs are a step up, backlight, etc. Not a ton of battery life. Can't really get one in 17" (70, 72) for your price range. The 15" (60, 62) drops the price for the same or better specs. My fan stays on pretty low and cool but turning it up really pushes some air and makes a bit of noise. I was also looking hard at the Asus ROG and K5's. Even the HP17 looked pretty dang good, but I hard to return a HP pavilion 17 (Christmas present) and those were having tons of issues and returns. So, eeeeeee of HP there. Fry's seemed to have the best (reliable) prices that I could find.
Just a dopes footwork to get you started. Good luck.
@WickedStyx, Hey, check out Dells new Inspiron 7000 gaming laptops. Exactly what youre looking for
@WickedStyx, thanks to everyone who gave me advice. I'm proud to be part of this community
This is why I love my AMD card, great for gaming, can be used as a heater in winter, and when you're hungry turn the fans down crack a few eggs open, pop on some sausage and bacon and make yourself a full English
I didn't even know this was possible. I know nothing about computers but now I'm afraid I might accidentally do this and blow up my apartment complex on accident.
@GrillyDaCheese, It's not really something that gets done accidentally. Usually it's because you were doing something specific that required to turn the fans off and forgot to turn them back on after you were done.