game on powerbook issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DRL453, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. DRL453 macrumors newbie

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    I just have a question about playing World of Warcraft on my 12" powerbook g4. It runs very smoothly with no trouble whatsoever but I am aware that these laptops really aren't supposed to be carrying these types of games. Am I damaging my computer any by playing this for pretty long lengths of time>???
     
  2. VanMac macrumors 6502a

    VanMac

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    What do you mean by this???
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    The computer is built to do tough activities. If the computer gets too hot, it will automatically shut off to prevent damage. There is a chance that playing these games all the time may shorten the life of the hard drive by a small amount... but more than likely it will have no bad effects. Just make sure you place the Powerbook somewhere with good ventilation (not on a pillow or other fabric).
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh?

    Laptops aren't supposed to play games? What?

    I sure as hell hope not, cause then I am screwed. I play Halo and Star Wars Battleground for hours...
     
  5. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    If you read on Apple's website, they say about how the iBook can handle Halo and Unreal Tournament. Portability with the maximum entertainment. So, laptops are just a lower version of a desktop, but they are portable. It doesn't matter if you play games on it. You can shorten the hard drive by moving Pictures/Photo's/Movies/etc. all around. So NO you are not damaging your computer. You are using it, and by using a computer you'll always be damaging it in someway or another a tiny tiny tiny bit.
     
  6. DRL453 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha okay...I don't know why I ever thought games were mainly for desktops. Thanks for the info!
     

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