Anytime i play games, bioshock, call of duty 4, empire earth 3, AND Crysis my laptop freezes and just repeats a sound over and over until i have to turn it off, and reboot the system. its a brand new gaming laptop, it even has a gears of war sticker that says ultimate gaming on it, i dont understand why its freezing up but its very annoying . It is a Gateway P-7811FX, it wont let me put that below for some reason.
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Re: my laptop freezes when i try to play games
Does your system meets the minimum requirements for those game? If yes and if you don't play games and your system hangs too, do you get a blue screen with error codes on it? (e.g. 0x0000000E), if so it could possibly be a possible driver conflict and/or a hardware problem. Try running this at a command prompt, if your on vista run it as administrator (start > all programs > accessories > command prompt > right click > run as administrator), then on the black box, type /sfc scannow. Works on XP/Vista. It should fix any corrupt system files. Try also updating the drivers for your video card and try running Everest, a free diagnostic & benchmark tool, you can find it here.
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If you USED to be able to play games, i'd check chipset and video drivers before anything else, then start playing with things, try small facebook games, if they work, maybe try a demo of a medium intensity game and see if that works, if yes then try a heavy game (like crysis), if that doens't work it's a hardware issue with physicX engine, perhaps a Direct X issue.. it's hard to diagnose without knowing more.
Yes as long as you can use your laptop without a problem..But if you will continue adding games application in your laptop there is a tendency it may perform slow because of low memory, Games software especially games with a high resolution graphics eat a lot of memory and hard disk space so if you have a lot of game like this 4 gb will be not enough in the future..Hope it will help you
Hi, I'm assuming that you're running vista.
It's not a heating issue, otherwise the machine would shut down dead in an instant. It could be a duff ram chip, which would give the problems you are seeing. Simply burn off a Ubuntu disk, and test your Ram.
If it's not that, its a software issue, and may well be Windows Ram management playing up. This is a common problem in all windows OS's.
Boot up off the windows disk (if you have it) and click the 'Repair' option. Alternatively if you have an onboard restore partition, you can click F8 on booting, and 'Repair this computer'.
If you want to install another operating system on the laptop all you have to do is boot your laptop from your installation disc. You can then format your hard drive, and do your install. Here is the catch; you have to make sure you have all of the drivers for your laptop for that version of Windows. I've been able to play a lot of games in Vista with the Comparability mode turned on. Before you get rid of Vista it might be worth trying that out.
you can if ur advent is running a windows format, if it is a linux based, you will need a linux copy, but yes you can! you have to install the game to the sd card, just like you would to a regular hdd. I have the original warcraft and warcraft 2 on an sd card, that i use with my ASUS mini....www.computereworld.com
1st of all you can not expoect great gaming perfomance in Notebook. even the notebooks having NVEDIA Gforce 8400, 256 MB was not even comparable to my old desktop having NVEDIA 6200, 256 mb in a AMD Sempron 1.8 Ghz, 512 RAM desktop PC.
If you are a hardcore gamer, go for PS3 or XBOX 360, or may opt for a Desktop with good graphics.
And yes,there are NO alternatives to 3dmark. Plus to get good performance, look at the HEAT level of the Notebook. Laptops freeze maximum time due to processor heating. If your Notebook freezes due to heat in Less than 3 hour, its time you contact for a replacement.
could try to add ram. laptops rarely have good video cards for gaming, and its prolly using system ram instead of dedicated video ram. If its using system ram, the reaction time will always be slower than if it had a suficient amount of dedicated video ram.
When you play online games it will usually require more system resources to power. Your processor also handles the data that is being sent and received during your online session. Some code for online games have more overhead than others. I do not believe that it has anything to do with your machine, but more the software and network overhead that the multiplayer game requires. If you notice that both single and multiplayer run on seperate executables...
Single Player = C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\iw3sp.exe
Multiplayer = C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\iw3mp.exe