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I have an asus F3Sv laptop\ 8600m gs card\3gb ram\vista ultimate os\this machine has been fine for a year i play games on it (i know there not made for that)the last month or so it has taken to shutting down sometimes in a minute sometimes an hour and not only playing games but off the desktop to (random).there is no info in windows about disruptive shutdown in problems it just shuts off and i hit the power button and it starts back up fine. i used to play games for hours with no problems but now that is impossible.the desktop shutdowns are rare but games will not stay up at all...i hope that made sense

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  • aharding931 Oct 26, 2008

    thanks for that, i have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers a while back but i get the message cant find any devices for these drivers or words to that effect.i believe you hit the nail on the head with the power problem i will have that checked out as soon as i can thankyou

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It could be a power problem when playing games.
When a games starts up the graphics card starts to draw more power from the system.
Its could be that your graphics card might need replacing or that your power supply might need upgrading. PC systems, more so gaming systems, like to have alot of power.
Also before this I would try and download the latest graphics card drivers, to see if that helps the problem.

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