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    Default laptop shutting down

    my wife bought me fm09 for my birthday, i installed it all correctly can only play the game for 5 mins or so then my laptop closes down it doesn't do it while playing other games and it has more than enough spec to run the game....can anyone help...i need to get on this game ASAP.

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    Sounds like an overheating issue. You could try downloading a program called SpeedFan and it should tell you the temperature of your CPU.

    You could also try on of those laptop coolers.

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    It actually is normally a GPU (graphics card) overheat if the comp shuts down like that. If it is CPU you generally get a warning. What graphics card do you have? Of course this is really unlikely i know because of the fact that this isn't a graphically intense product
    Last edited by lawsie; 22-01-2009 at 20:34.

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    hi it has mobile intel(R) 945GM express chipset family approx 224mb memory
    this might not be great but it runs rome total war,counter strike and stalker all fine

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    how many leagues are you running? How much RAM do you have? What is your processor speed? Just wondering if your over loading it really as it is quite hefty on the ol' processor sometimes.

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    hi it's a 1.6gig with a gig of ram and i'm running div 2 - prem

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    well that should be fine, i reccomend downloading a program that shows your GPU and CPU temprature.

    try this http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

    note your idle state, and note the temp when processing fixtures etc. Any sharp rises will be your problem as it will be overheating.

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    I have the same problem. It's just a heatingproblem! Do you have an Acerlaptop? Those really have a heathproblem!!!

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    you guys must have really hot laps. If your ladies, PM me please

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    yeah it's an acer

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    Default Re: laptop shutting down

    I have an Acer too, havent had any problems yet though

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    Default Re: laptop shutting down

    I have a acer and mine will do this from time to time..i think its poor air-flow circulation i.e mine usualy will do it if the laptops laid on the bed.

    Hope this helps

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    Here is what I did to fix my over heating temps.

    Turn off the laptop. Unplug the power and take off the battery.
    Unscrew any of the panels you can to expose the circuits.
    Get a high pressure air can and just blow through the vents. Some vents you can access inside so blow from the inside out, others you will have to blow the dust bacinto the laptop but you should beable to just blow it out from the exposed panels.

    I had lots of dust in mine and temps were around 65 at idle. Now they are 40 at idle.

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    This thread inspired me to do a test tonight. I'm surprised the damn thing wasn't melting I got a bit of the dust out but it needs the compressed air treatment and I might stick some more RAM in too, see if that helps.

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    thx for all the advice i took the pannels off the bottom and all looked fine just a bit of surface dust THEN i removed the fan and OMG must have been about an inch of dust all the way round it, so cleaned and put back together 3hrs of footie manager and no shut down. AN extra big THANK YOU TO YOU ALL...

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