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    Powerbook G4 Getting Hot During Games
    I have a 12" powerbook G4 that I got back in June, 1.5 GHz G4 and1.25 GB RAM.

    Whenever I go to play World of Warcraft, my powerbook gets really hot and the fans stay on at max. I've turned the detail settings down and it still does it. I'm not seeing a performance hit or anything, I'm just wondering if this is normal or if there is something I can do to make it run a little bit quieter? I do have other applications running: firefox, adium, thunderbird, ical, terminal. Should I have those closed/will that help?

    The thing that got me thinking about this was that my friend has a 14" iBook G4 and it runs the game completely silent without any problems, so I'm unsure to why mine gets so hot and why the fans are getting so loud

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    You should really turn off all unnecessary apps as the games really do take a strain on the powerbook. Although you have quite a bit of RAM in your PB so it sounds unusual. Give your Powerbook a little clean and check all vents are clear.
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