Having problems with my laptop shutting down

By Tyrion
Oct 4, 2012
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  1. Basically, I have a laptop that, whenever I play certain games, I get about ten minutes of game-play, then it just shuts down like I had held the power button for so long. would like an answer to the problem, as I'm getting guild wars 2 this Sunday and want it to be playable.
    Games it has shut down on:
    TF2
    games that it hasn't shutdown on:
    Diablo 3

    specs
    OS: windows 7
    manufacturer: e-machines
    model: eME732
    processor: intel core i3 m 370 @2.4ghz
    ram: 2GB or 2048mb
    DirectX: 11
  2. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 527

    1 is your graphics card suitable for playing the games I would say on the said laptop go to google then type can you run it then click on link thise will take u to a site that will help determine the games you can play so once on there theres 2 drop down boxes in the 2nd box look for your games then click then after click on canurunit tab and wait then the system will tell you pass or fail and on what parts for instance it might say core i3 pass but on graphics it might say fail .. if passes on all then let us know and then can look further
  3. Tyrion

    Tyrion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I tells me I have the minimum requirements for TF2 and guild wars 2 (I tell a lie, need a little more ram, like 0.2GB) but the graphic card is fine in both cases (intel hd graphics)
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,287   +281

    Set the power plans (both A/C and battery mode) for MAX cooling.
  5. Tyrion

    Tyrion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I'm struggling to find how to do this (sorry for being a massive noob)
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,287   +281

    Control panel -> Power
  7. Tyrion

    Tyrion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It seems not to be there on windows 7
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,287   +281

    Sure is on my Dell laptop running Win/7 Pro (Power Options)
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,287   +281

    Power Options->Advanced Power Settings
    There's a profile choice { Balanced, Dell, Hi Perf,Power Saver}
    [+] Processor Power Mgmt
    ------> [+] system cooling Policy -->active
  10. Tyrion

    Tyrion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Its already active, and has been since I got the laptop
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,287   +281

    Make sure it's active in ALL profiles :)
     
  12. Tyrion

    Tyrion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yep, active in all
  13. Razer

    Razer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 131   +11

    Just my thought, since you said shutting down after 10 minutes playing, probably it's an overheating problem
  14. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 527

    I agree something is getting hot and laptop shutting down to protect itself..I would say get everest and then watch your temperatures as u play


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