My computer shuts down during play
I know my computer has had overheating problems in the past (I have a XPS 15z so everything is packed a bit tight in there) but I fixed the problem previously by tossing a cool mat with a huge fan under there, so I've never had problems with it since until now. The laptop is still not that hot when it shuts down, and there really aren't any strange performance problems up until that point either. I've set my graphics to as low as humanly possible, tried deleting my cache, WTF's and uninstalling/disabling all my addons, to no effect. I'd like to avoid a clean reinstall if at all possible but will try it if need be.
edit: Trying the turn my graphics all the way down so far nothing happened but it still pissing me off.
Until Darkmoone Fair started. I can't be in that zone more than a minute, and my system shuts down. It's not an overheating issue, as my laptop does not get past "warm" and any other zone I can be in, and raiding I've had no issues.
What say you blizzard? Because I'd like to get my dailies and reputation done, but it looks like I lost a week of that now =(
I have run a graphics test program and got the gpu up to 98c with no problems. I also ran memory and hard drive tests with no problems.
The only time this happens is while running WoW.
I downloaded a programe called HWmonitor to keep track of CPU temp, and graphics card Temp. Not even sure how to tell what's what with it though.
Contacted a GM through a ticket, and showed him/her a screenshot of it, and he/she said that my video cards tem was on the high end.
I also blew a !@#$ ton of dust out of, and it seems to work better. Going to open it up when I can get hold of some screwdrivers, and give it a clean.
I also did some driver updates, and deleted the cache and wtf folders.
Atleast now I can sit around orgrimmer without my computer having a hissy fit, and shutting off. Still does it when I got to do a random heroic though. So I think my issue might be my fan, or a build up of dust in on the fan, or motherboard.
But yeah, I'm still not sure what the cause of it is yet.
If anyone els has used HWmonitor, and understands what is what with it, please let me know.
1) Make sure drivers are up-to-date
2) Make sure the OS is up-to-date
3) Check the temps of your CPU and GPU while the game is running.
Downloading one of the many stress tests for the GPU or CPU is a good way to see if your hardware is having any issues.
09/23/2012 12:58 PMPosted by Magonegroi play on a Desktop, it was working fine a few days ago, get home from work and once i enter it freezes and sometimes reboots my computer
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