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howlerbr

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fan always turning on when playing videos
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:22:08 PM »
not sure why in my notebook whenever I start attract mode for every game that has a video the computer always increase the cpu and the fan is turned on. This happens only with videos snaps, if they are images nothing happens.

I guess this is probably something related to my setup, but I'm not sure what should I change in order to play the videos without increasing cpu and turning on the fan

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Re: fan always turning on when playing videos
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 10:28:11 AM »
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Re: fan always turning on when playing videos
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 12:05:20 AM »
not sure why in my notebook whenever I start attract mode for every game that has a video the computer always increase the cpu and the fan is turned on. This happens only with videos snaps, if they are images nothing happens.

The same happened to me with AM 2.5.1 on MacOS, mostly because videos are software decoded on that platform and not hardware accelerated. Every time a video plays the CPU load raises and fan starts blowing. But try 2.6.0, it seems that the issue is almost completely solved there...