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I have a gba rom, and a gba emulator which is vba-m. If I do run the rom on the emulator will it cause an additional heat to the laptop? Will it be the same result on windows system?

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Any application that utilizes a lot of processing power will make your laptop hotter. Emulators usually use a lot of CPU power and it may result in making laptop hotter. Observe your CPU usage (use top or any other tool) while running emulation. Use lm-sensors to observe heat. Results may vary depending on emulator and your hardware.

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