Hey guys, a while back I switched from 64-bit to 32-bit due to one thing: OVER-HEATING!
When I had 64-bit, my laptop overheated and kept on shutting its self down, even after watching a 10-minute youtube video.
I searched EVERYWHERE to figure out WTF is wrong with my laptop. First I thought I had faulty hardware, installed windows 7 32-bit on another volume and it never overheated, not even after playing GTA IV for 3 hours (Dident even get hot) but in 64-bit it takes less than 5 minutes for GTA IV to over-heat my computer, WTF is up with that?
Then I thought it was drivers
- Went on AMDS site and downloaded every driver
: Graphics card, CPU exc.
So I finally switched to 32-bit..But see, GTA IV runs even worse.
64-bit: 30-35 FPS
32-bit: around 20-25FPS
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor @ 2.0ghz
ATI Radeon 3100 HD 256MB dedicated/ 1.2GB shared
3GB SDRAM @ 800mhz (But in bios I took off 1GB shared RAM so then I had 4GB of RAM on windows 7 as 526MB is ENOUGH!!!)
320GB hard drive
Thanks for the help guys.
Also, I bought a cooling pad thinking that would help. Still overheated, but got an extra few minutes watching youtube.
NOTE TO ADMINS: Sorry If I posted this in the wrong section, couldent think of which one to post in!!!