lotr online

Arkanok

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Hey, i was wondering if anybody here has played Lord of the Rings Online on their new sr-mbp's. My brother has an account on his PC so i decided to install it on my mbp under bootcamp xp, to see and compare to his PC.

So the other night i was playing it a bit, just running around in one of the newbie areas, and the game started to lag a bit, it could have been network lag, but at the same time, since i've heard of a lot of people complaining about high temps on their sr-mbp's, i got a little nervous, that maybe my system was becoming unstable. So i installed a temp monitoring software under windows called Speedfan, and it showed only the temps of my 2 cores, like this

Core 1 - 52c
Core 2 - 53c

And each of the cores were at about 52c, so if i add them up its 104 - 105c!! I mean, that seems a bit hot to me, and i wasnt sure whether or not the software is incorrect or not. Either way, its making me really parinoid about actually playing games on my new sr-mbp in fear of melting the cpu...

So does anybody else play this game? If so, can you play for long periods of time without the computer becoming unstable?
 

Arkanok

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Feb 13, 2007
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Don't add the core temperatures.
Really? The only reason i even added the temps were because when i'm in os x and look at istat, it would show around 80c for just world of warcraft, if i'm playing a game like lotr, it should be at least at 80c in my opinion, which means that if i see 52 or so, it just seems to low for running any game, really. At least as far as mine goes. I just figured, showing around 52c per core was much too low, and figured they both have seperate temps..
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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When playing did you check to see what your processor usage was? It's more then likely that LOTR: Online is only single threaded while WoW is multi-threaded.
 

Arkanok

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Feb 13, 2007
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When playing did you check to see what your processor usage was? It's more then likely that LOTR: Online is only single threaded while WoW is multi-threaded.
No the software Speedfan didnt seem to show anything but the temps, no cpu usage or even fan speeds for the mpb under xp. I guess it just doesnt recognize most of the hardware in the macs.
 

Arkanok

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Feb 13, 2007
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SpeedFan will show processor usage as well...

A Task Manager or Process Explorer is fine too.
Ahh, maybe i just didnt look hard enough in speedfan.
Well, either way i will check it out once i get home from work tonight.

Can i ask you though, if i was playing, well, any game really, if my cpu did manage to get too hot, does it take precautions and shut itself down before damage is caused? I just dont want to have to be watching out every 10 min to make sure its cool enough.
 

aluminumapple

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Jan 7, 2009
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iv heard the max temp core it could take was around 132 to i wouldnt worry + the fans will go to maximum speed before that happens anyway.