Dell 1525 completely shuts itself down eg. when playing Sims 2
We've had this laptop for just over a year now, and it has just started shutting down, mainly when my daughter is playing Sims 2, or is on MSN. It just shuts itself off with no warning. Also, the power cablle appears damaged (where it tends to bend when plugged in) - not sure whether this has anything to do with it??
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Inside the game change the resolution and check if the same problem persists. if so then the game is using the resources a lot. also this is a problem with the OS. but you will have to sort it out with the game before deciding
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Try and purchase a system check and fix program, I use "Tune Up Utilities 2014" It comes with several great options, 1 is you can configure live optimization to fit your needs and it has Tune Up 1 Click Maintenance that will clean all your files Quickly and easily, and you don't have to be an expert to use it. The best part for you is it has a turbo mode which will automatically temporarily shut off unnecessary programs while you play Sims 3 (Sims 3 uses up a ton of Virtual Memory while you are playing it). Next purchase a Laptop cooling tray, its a light weight metal tray with cooling fans on it that will keep your laptop cool while using it, they come in a variety of sizes too, I purchased a Cooler-master one off the internet for my brother-in-law and he says it is the best thing he has purchased for his laptop. He says it stays supper cold while he plays Battlefield 3...Hope this will help you..
There are a few reasons, bad power supply adapter, cooling fan is not working or there is dirt blocking the ports causing it to shut down, battery issues, "remove to verify" the DC jack in the laptop has become intermittent and must be dismantled down to the motherboard level and flipped over for solder touch up.
I suspect that your power saver option is asserted. this is where you set the specfications for your computer to shut down to conserve your battery while you are away. Start/Control Panel/Power options look and see what you have going on.
try to turn off the laptop, then remove the cables and battery on the laptop. Then press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. Reinsert the cables and battery on the pc. Turn on the pc and play games. Check if your pc could sustain. If not, try to upgrade your memory on the laptop...
Try the RAM modules one at a time. See if system run normally one one but not the other. If no change, then the system is most likely not cooling properly and when under load it crashes. If that is the case, a CPU Heatsink/Cooling fan might resolve. If still no go, then motherboard
You have had Win 7 for TWO YEARS? Hmmmm well anyway thats the problem. You see Win 7 and games don't MIX, the only way may help is to run in compatibility mode for XP SP2, and Run & Install as Administrator.
somthing is running in the background ... maybe spyware ... maybe just some application ... try shutting everything off manually in ur taskbar and then shutting down ..
or Else You can also right click the task bar and select "task manager" from there go to "user" and above that you find the shut down selection in one of the menus.