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Games Crash.. I got problems with applications such as games or anything that uses the video card. If u run one it will work until it crashes with no way to tell when it will crash. Sometimes games crash after 15 mins and sometimes they last hours. I tried reinstalling windows but i still got the same problem. Once in a while after a few crashes, suddenly a blue screen appears for a second and the notebook reboots by itselfs. What could be wrong, VGA drivers? the Card?Is some1 having the same problem as me?

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  • looka456 Oct 22, 2007

    well,, the laptop is old about 11 months but it has those symptomes from the start... one period it was ok, but the crashesh came back.. well, i talked to some ppl and i didn't seek any professional help until now. Some mentioned the same thing above, some spoke of memory.. but I'll surely do as you recommended. But I doubt the Card died cuz it handles games, but they crash and return me to the Windows Desktop :D,,, like an error or the games simply exit to Windows by them selves :D

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Make sure it's getting enough air; a lot of laptops have undersized heat sinks on the video hardware and poorly routed airflow. If you get one of those laptop cooling pads with the fans in them that should help, and if you don't mind removing a few panels in the back of the machine you can further improve ventilation. Also, be sure to occasionally blow compressed air into the air openings of the machine to get rid of accumulated dust.

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How old is the laptop? It could be that the gfx card is dieing or has died and the onboard card cannot handle the games. If it is still under warranty take it back to the place of purchase and get them to repair it. If it is outside the warranty period and it is the gfx card, the only thing you can really do is buy a new card that your motherboard will support.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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    Simon Oct 24, 2007

    What version of Windows are you running on this laptop looka456? It could be a compatibility issue between the game and the OS on the laptop. Check the game developer's site for any patches and see if that rectifies the issue.

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    Simon Oct 31, 2007

    If I know what games you are having troubles with I may be able to find a patch for it or come up with a solution to your problem

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