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Why is my laptop warming up whenver chatting thorugh webcam?

By Rukasuzu
Mar 17, 2008
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  1. Why is my laptop warming up whenever I am chatting with someone and they can see me and I can see them.
    I am Using Windows Xp Home Edition
    Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 Notebook Cam
    Ati Radeon 128 mb 200M Integrated Graphics
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    When you are using video chat, your computers processor is going for its life.
    ie
    AntiVirus
    Firewall
    Video
    Audio
    Restore
    Indexing
    Network (Internet)
    Chat Program?
    No doubt many other things running

    Basically your processor is running high with all this, and subsequently warms up.

    There are cooling pads you can buy for laptops, or maybe just confirm you have got as many background things turned off as possible.

    Just normal video/processor heat occuring
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Video compression and decompression is no easy task for a computer. You could try tuning the settings of your chat program or webcam to produce a smaller picture if you don't like the heat.
  4. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Thank You guys Darn I will need to get a better laptop soon 128mb Ati atm

    Thank You so much
    I guess I will need to get a new laptop then, Darn
    I wait some time cause there is new technology coming out like Non-Mechanical Disks and new lcd's for laptops. am I correct?
    Right Now my ati is like 128mb hehe I need more like 512 mb. :)
    My bro is gonna help me find a new laptop hehe hes good at finding good laptops :)
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