My notebook restarts during graphics intensive games
My Acer Aspire 5630 notebook restarts anywhere from 5min to 2 hours after I start playing a graphics intensive game. I got a program that tells me the CPU temp, normally while idle it sits about 45-49 degrees Celsius, but I've seen it get to 80 Celsius during a game. I bought external fans and I took off some of the panels on the bottom of the computer to use canned air but the problem still persists. I've had the computer for about a year and a half, and I've had this problem for as long as I can remember. Thanks for any help!
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It sounds like it has overheated and the cut-out is turning it off before it will start. Depending how ow the machine has become it can take a while for it to restart. My worst case for overheating was a couple of hours before the machine would start.
Please let me know how you get on.
The system configuration of Acer Aspire 4720Z PC Notebook is :
160 GB or
larger hard disk drive / 5-in-1 card reader / 512 MB or 1GB DDR2 533 MHz DIMM
module / Intel Pentium dual-core mobile processor technology T2310 (1 MB L2
cache, 1.46, 533 MHz FSB), Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset.
Your system have "Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset" graphics
accelerator card embedded in the motherboard. Like most of the
laptops/notebooks, there is no room for upgrading the graphics card in the
* But you can upgrade the RAM upto 2 GB using two DDR2 DIMM
* If you want to play 3D games with better performance,
switch to Windows XP SP2 and upgrade the RAM!
Memory Upgrade for Acer Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop, the Acer Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop takes the Memory Type, and comes installed with 0MB of Memory. You can upgrade your Acer Aspire 5630-6760 Notebook (DDR2-533MHz) Laptop to up to a maximum of 4GB Memory, the system has 2 (2 banks of 1) to install Memory, already with 0MB standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
Games always need RAM and Graphics cards to keep the frames from stuttering.Your Acer Manufacturer: Acer
Celeron M 1.73 GHz
80 GB Serial ATA
15.4 in. WXGA+ TFT Active Matrix
is low on both.Win XP x32 likes 3GB of RAM and Vista wants even more.The Frames Per Second is purely a Graphics Processor Hog.
This is from Fixya website; http://www.fixya.com/support/t1531241-acer_5315_series_laptop_get_better
Your graphics card "is" built in and cannot be upgraded.The latest drivers "from Intel" is your only option for an upgrade. To be less graphics intense decrease your screen resolution by right clicking your "desktop" and clicking "properties" then "settings".Move the pointer left one click "screen resolution".The screen will jump around a bit while it's resetting,hit "apply" and "ok".The resolution will now be less but your game will speed up-some-ultimately this laptop is not built for fast paced games.Sorry bout the news,take care!
Hi there You want to restore your computer to its original settings without recovery CDs? This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. 1 To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during boot up. 2 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. 3 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled. 4 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot. To start the recovery process: 1 Restart the system. 2 While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. 3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
the only way you can upgrade the graphics on a laptop is to purchase a graphics accelerator card that plugs in to the usb slot, its not an upgrade as such but it will allow you to play high res games on the laptop, there would have to be a memory upgrade to go with that also
Nvidia are doing some good laptop accelerators at the moment but they are expensive!!!
it sounds like the video card cannot support or handle the pressure put on it by the game you are trying to play, if it is an OEM game have a look for the minium system requirements that the game will run on, you can also find this information on line, you will probably find out that the graphics card doesn't support the game, do this check with all games you try to play another thing is to upgrade your memory because some laptops don't have a devoted graphics card thus they are relient on the system memory
Check the requirements printed at the back of each game. this will tell you if the game runs. If some game is slow try disabling the antivirus while you run the game, remember to restart antivirus afterward. Do not use software accelerator, majority of them are useless, some of them carries malaware and viruses.