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Windows 7: Certain computer games shut down my computer

12 Jun 2012   #1
billytale13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Certain computer games shut down my computer

First off, I'd like to say that this isn't an overheating issue, because I am able to play Computer intensive games (like Star Craft II) for 4+ hours with no problems, but I can't play certain games for longer than 15-20 minutes. So far it has only happened to me with 3 games:

1. Halo Combat Evolved
2. Assassin's Creed II
3. Brink

If it was only Halo, which is an older game, my guess would be that it is a driver/compatibility issue. But when it happened with Assassin's Creed II and Brink, it totally baffled me as to what could be the problem. Before they shut down, They usually freeze for a second and then the screen goes black and then shuts down(without restart). Brink had the odd case of having it go a bit laggy, and the textures being blurry(not loaded properly) and then freezing>shutdown.

It is really bugging me as to what the problem could be, because its making me feel insecure as to whether I should get other games, because I'm afraid my laptop will turn off, and I won't be able to play it properly .

Oh I'd also like to say that after a shutdown, CS : S gets very buggy for a bit, and then returns to normal, I haven't noticed it on any other games happening though...

Any Ideas?
Thanks in advance!


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13 Jun 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billytale13 View Post
First off, I'd like to say that this isn't an overheating issue
How can you be certain ? different programs stress different components more than others. It sure sounds like overheating.

Follow the suggestion from
Aleoss
it makes sense.
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13 Jun 2012   #3
billytale13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have checked using multiple programs (deFraggler, and speccy) and the temperature of the laptop does not go more than any of the other games. I have also compared how hot my laptop is when I am playing games, and again, there is no noticeable difference from Starcraft 2, or Counter Strike or Brink or AC2. Overheating was my first guess too, and that was the first thing I looked into, and I'm very certain that that is not the issue here :\
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13 Jun 2012   #4
billytale13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I would also like to mention that Halo and AC2 have shut down before my computer has had a chance to get near potential overheating.
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13 Jun 2012   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If not over heating then try playing the problem games at lowest settings. AA, tesselation, etc. in the game itself.
You can then try at higher setting if the lowest works.
Different games stress the vid card in different ways.
Settings for one game won't work on others the same way.

I do not mean the screen resolution setting. Leave that as is.
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13 Jun 2012   #6
billytale13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Alright I'll try that when I get home. It doesn't really explain Halo though, as it has very low PC requirements.
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13 Jun 2012   #7
billytale13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I tried AC2 with lowest settings yet it still shutdown.. Any Ideas?
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