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Power problems upgraded my hard drive to 120g and my memory to 1g. window xp media is working along with drivers, but when i play wow it shuts off and needs a minute to reboot. charge light comes on while this happens. the icon for the power is different now. can i update that driver or do i need to change a setting somewhere?

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Re: Power problems

My boys love WoW. I would too if I had time.
It probly is one of a few things.
First, is the ac adapter the correct one for the laptop? Very important it isn't undervoltage.
Next, check for any driver updates from gateway, especially, acpi power management, video driver, and you might want to see if you have the current bios flash.
You are using the ac adapter while playing, right?
When running off battery, laptop power management cuts cpu speed and fan speed, which could creat a problem.
Hope this helps, let me know if not.
Good luck

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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