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Laptop freezes on WoW

By thalantyr
Jul 13, 2005
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  1. Hi,

    Firstly, I’m very sorry for this question as I know there’s probably loads of similar problems. Also, I have searched through millions of forums for an answer, but to no avail!

    My big problem is that I can run WoW for about 20 minutes but then without warning it will freeze. The cursor and screen are unresponsive and I can’t use ctrl,alt,del or go to windows…I have to switch off and restart.

    I play it on a laptop with:
    512 RAM
    AMD mobile 2500+ 1.8GHz
    Mobility Radeon 9600 64Mb

    I thought maybe it would be an overheating problem but my laptop isn’t all that hot.
    I’ve also configured my firewall and router to allow the WoW ports but that doesn’t help.
    I’ve tried the Blizzard auto repair program.

    Another strange thing is that I can access the wow-europe website but my web browser won’t load the forums?! Any help on this would be greatly appreciated too.

    Any advice or ideas on what to try would be very welcome and I’d be eternally grateful.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. just_a_nobody

    just_a_nobody TS Rookie Posts: 205

    I am not to sure what the game is, but a laptop is not a very good game machine, for heat issues, as you noted. Just because, the laptop does not feel hot, does not mean that the game isn't causing heat issues with the CPU.

    You could try and prop the back of the laptop up on a couple books, to allow better ventilation, and even put a hosehold fan to blow air on it. You may also, remove the battery, if it is insatlled, and just use the AC adapter. You could also buy a laptop fan that is like a tray, with fans, that your laptop sits on (see newegg.com).
     
  3. thalantyr

    thalantyr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks very much for the swift response. I'll try the suggestions and report back if things are o.k. Do you think that reducing graphics options/settings may improve it?

    Thanks again
     
  4. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Posts: 102

    does your graphics card overheat? you should get one of those laptop coolers like the guy above me said, make sure its aluminum and not plastic. get one with 2 fans underneath
     
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