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10-16-2010 09:12 AM
My laptop has an Intel Core2Duo 2,4 GHz processor, 4GB DDR-2 memory, 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with 1GB memory, 15.6 inch screen etc. I have a HDMI output on this laptop too.
In the last 2 weeks, I have noticed a peculiar problem when gaming on my laptop using the HDMI output (on our LG 50PJ560) 50 inch plasma TV. After I start playing, in less than 30 minutes, the laptop just shuts off abruptly. As if someone held down the power button for a hard shut down. All lights go off and the signal on the TV goes off too.
Again when I boot the laptop, it boots up fine, though I get the usual Windows was not shut down properly message. I just select the option "Start Windows normally" and proceed. Everything else is fine.
When I play movies on the laptop through HDMI, I face no such problems. Only when gaming, this seems to come up. And this has been only in the last 2 weeks.
If anyone here on the forum has faced any such problem, please help me out with this issue !! I am a techie, and my laptop runs Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I plan to change it to Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit to make use of the full 4GB of memory in the laptop.
Venkat (Chennai, India)
04-02-2011 12:46 AM
what amazes me is that it's 2011, and i'm still able to play 2011 release games at max spec smoothly with no visible slowed down frame rates.
Heating issue - reason - Age - i just looked up youtube for solutions and they have got some pretty amazing footage on what causes the heat build up -
Usually the heat sink gets clogged up with dust, so that has to be cleaned. Futher more all laptops come with thermal paste on or arount the proccesor. THis absorbes the heat - this gets worn of over a period of time
Playing movies does not tax the GPU in terms of demand for power as much as the latest games do.
I face the same problem
everything else works fine - but when gaming, it doesnt even stay on for 10 minutes
I'm playing Crysis 2 right now
The graphic quality is amazing , but short lived.
i tried to strip my machine but am not a tech, so i even managed to crack the metal looking plastic housing the remote on the left had side.
it is fairly easy to open but the first layer of tech on the laptop but the more you go inside , the more complicatied it gets, first off, there is the no. of screw, then the connections, so it is quite a tediuous task if you are a first timer.
i advice dont do it, if you cant put it back together.
H.P charge a lot for a service is what im told, try other laptop service vendors for cheaper solutions
if you have one please tell me