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Windows 7: Computer shuts down after a few minutes of gaming.


26 Mar 2009   #1

windows xp
 
 
Computer shuts down after a few minutes of gaming.

Hey guys.
I recently installed windows 7 beta on my laptop, everything was great until I loaded a game (heroes of might and magic 5). At first, it was running smooth, after about 5-10 minutes the computer shut down. Since my laptop overheats quite easily, I checked the temperature of the CPU, but it wasn't hot at all. Then I tried a newer version (build 7032), same thing happens for every game.
Does anyone know the reason for this? Is there a possible fix? Thanks.


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26 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

What is your laptop specs like cpu, graphics etc.
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26 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, it shuts down because it overheats during the game. Habitually, laptops aren't made to play on it and they overheat easily because of their compact size and lack of ventilation. Also, dust does not help in keeping any computer at a good temp.
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26 Mar 2009   #4

windows xp
 
 

That's what I thought too, but the machine isn't even hot after it shuts down. When this happens in XP, it literally burns my hands.

Here's the specs:
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System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 4920
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 539MB used, 3399MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS.0
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x71DE)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_71DE&SUBSYS_012B1025&REV_00
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6727 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/4/2007 00:04:56, 268800 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/4/2007 00:04:36, 2456576 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-329E-11CF-D269-2121A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x71DE
SubSys ID: 0x012B1025
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV8_B ModeWMV8_A ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0268&SUBSYS_1025012B&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5423 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 5/30/2007 21:04:56, 4424192 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run
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29 Mar 2009   #5

windows xp
 
 

Any other ideas?
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29 Mar 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

I had the same problem with my laptop while using window 7 version 7034. It continuously shutdown every 5 minutes .I assumed it was happened due to heat problem from while I operate the laptop on my bed. Its not happened on my flat desk. As you know the fan of the laptop facing down to the below surface, my bed obstruct the ventilation and heat up the heat sink laptop processor leads to emergency shutdown.I make a space between my bed & computer..walla!!! its operate as normal. By additional USB fan made in china available in the computer shop
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29 Mar 2009   #7

windows xp
 
 

It's already sitting on one of those...
Either way, I'll try cleaning the fan at some point, install the RC1 and see if the problem still exists. Thanks for the replies.
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