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Windows 7: Laptop freezes while gaming

08 Dec 2014   #1
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Laptop freezes while gaming

I've got a Lenovo Y560. I play FIFA 14 on it. I use an XBOX 360 wired controller to do so.
Almost every 15-20 minutes, the game freezes; my whole computer does and there's just this static that can be heard through the earphones.
Could my graphics card be overheating? And should I stop playing until this issue is resolved?
I have to force shut the laptop everytime this happens, by holding down the power button.


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08 Dec 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would lean towards heat being the issue first as you can game for awhile then bang nothing. When was the last time you opened the lappy up and cleaned it? Also are making sure a good cool air flow is available while you game?
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08 Dec 2014   #3
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would lean towards heat being the issue first as you can game for awhile then bang nothing. When was the last time you opened the lappy up and cleaned it? Also are making sure a good cool air flow is available while you game?
Yup. I'm gonna go clean that hunk of metal right now.
Will keep you updated. Thanks.
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08 Dec 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

They do tend to run hot but add dust bunnies and such and the temps could spike quickly while gaming and then just go into protection mode.....or worse. You may want to look into a laptop riser or cooler. I use a riser with a wireless keyboard and mouse !
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09 Dec 2014   #5
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

A simple laptop cooler has extended the life of a couple of my older laptops that I only use sparingly. I even use them on my new laptop just for the extra airflow, nothing wrong with being too careful.
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