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Probook 6540b shuts down while playing a game
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Nix1402
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Re: Probook 6540b shuts down while playing a game

Thanks for sharing, azmo. In truth, the problem started just after I did some firmware upgrades, including BIOS update. I can't remember which version I "upgraded" to, but it was in May or June.

 

If this doesn't work, I have my money on insuffcient PSU.

 

Oh, and BTW, I tried GTA: Vice City the other day. It can run for ~45 minutes, before crashing.

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Arghhhhhhhh
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Plz let me knw if it works for you , i ahve a similiar problem on differnt laptop (dv5 1217Ax) . Ill try to upgrade/downgrade bios if it works for u

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azmo
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Under heavy stress conditions the crapbox shutdown again... :smileysad: I was using F.07 BIOS version. Now I'm going to downgrade to F.04 and see what happens... will let you know. :smileymad:

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mathias-aland
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Setting "Maximum processor state" to 99% seems to work for me. This downclocks the CPU a few MHz, and also disables Turbo Boost.

Seems like Turbo Boost is at least part of the problem.

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Nix1402
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Interesting. Where do you do that, Mathias?

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mathias-aland
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Control Panel -> Power Options -> Change Plan Settings -> Change advanced power settings -> Processor power management -> Maximum processor state -> set to 99%

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haiden3567
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Re: Probook 6540b shuts down while playing a game

Can anybody confirm that downclocking the CPU resolves this issue?

 

Azmo?

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szejk
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I'll be testing that today or tomorrow.

 

Why won't you check it too?

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szejk
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No effects. Even after setting Maximum processor state to 99%, it still crashes. At least my ProCrap.

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azmo
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Re: Probook 6540b shuts down while playing a game

 


haiden3567 wrote:

Can anybody confirm that downclocking the CPU resolves this issue?

 

Azmo?


Yo! Actually I'm running F.04 BIOS version... the crapbox still shutdown but it happens occasionally (happened 2 times in a week). Obviously that didn't solved the problem but at least I can play for some hours without shutdown... but it could happen suddenly... it seems it definetely doesn't depend on temperature... yesterday I played for several hours without shutdown, cpu and gpu were quite hot.

 

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