I have a reasonable computer over here--just played through all of Crysis 3 on it with no issues--yet it seems to sound like a turbine whenever I play Trackmania. It runs and sounds fine, but I feel like it's breaking my computer. Has anyone else experienced this?
I haven't experienced anything catastrophic with Trackmania 2, but I've had two older computers die on me due to hardware failure while playing previous Trackmania titles. It does spin the fans on my computer to a feverish pitch, though.
The causes might have been unrelated to the game itself, but I certainly don't think Trackmania is efficient with resources.
You can turn Vsync on through your graphics card control panel too (both Nvidia and ATI have their own). I keep it always turned on since Sims 3 ran at 800 FPS and crashed my laptop a couple of times. It fortunately works for Trackmania before I even realize that was a problem.