I've had a few complaints from a couple of my regulars recently about Facebook and the Flash games they offer to play online and that they are almost destroying Laptops by overheating them.
I've just logged in and joined one game inparticular that kicked the shit out of my 6 month old i5/6GB RAM/Intel HD Graphics/Asus Laptop that has been flawless the time I've had it.
To test this, I installed SpeedFan and tested my Laptop under normal circumstances like watching YouTube videos, searching Google, scrolling erratically through large sites and my Laptop sits comfortably at around 55°C.
As soon as this game loads and I start playing it for say 5-10 minutes, SpeedFan is jumping to around 95°C. Can anyone else confirm this is happening to them and it's not just my end.
The game in question is Farm Heroes Saga. I'm trying to also work out if Flash is straining the CPU or the GPU. Anyone willing to quickly test this for me would be appreciated. Happening here, so I reckon it's going to be happening everywhere TBH.
To add, this only really happens when the game is infocus, leave on an ignored tab and it seems fine, which makes me think it may be more GPU related.