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My computer turns off while playing a computer game on it

By Emildagreat
Aug 23, 2009
  1. Hi, i have a compaq presarrio c300 and i bought spore for it. i started playing and it worked fine for a couple of days then when i hit the space stage it would sometimes the screen whould just turn blue with white wrighting on it for a split second and then restart.
    i have the basic compaq presarrio c300 system it is a laptop (it is xp)
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You need full memory installed... as your computer shares memory with video... Then you still may not have enough, depending on the requirements of the video graphics.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,984   +168

    Your laptops video may be too weak to play the came properly. "Basic" laptops are not meant for gaming. Some games may play, others wont play well
     
  4. Emildagreat

    Emildagreat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what do you mean by that, sorry i dont understand technical things
     
  5. Emildagreat

    Emildagreat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think its a 128mb video card
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,984   +168

    "You need full memory installed"... This means you need to max out your laptops system memory. You are probably running only 256MB or less. You might be able to install 1GB max. Also, a larger, faster hard drive may help with this gaming issue too
     
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