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Possibly Faulty Cooling?

By blue_are_you ·
When I am on my laptop which is a Compaq R4000 it shuts down when I run programs. To be more specific at this time it is World Of Warcraft. This programs requirements are:

Windows? System 2000/XP OS:
Intel Pentium? III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
512 MB or more of RAM
32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA? GeForce? 2 class card or above
DirectX? 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
6.0 GB available HD space
4x CD-ROM drive
A 56k or better Internet connection

My Notebooks Spec's are:
Athlon Amd 64: 3200+
ATI M200 Xpress Integrated Video
768 MB of memory
80 Gig Hard Drive

I have re-installed the XP Home Edition with the manufacturers format disc three times. I have also used a copy of Windows XP Proffessional. I installed all of my updates. I have installed AVG Anti-Virus and done a scan. It came back clean. After I did all the updates for AVG my program began crashing. So I ended all the running proccesses for the Virus Protection. The error appeared to be fixed. I then downloaded optional software for windows xp drag and drop burning program. I burned a cd and then opened my program. About 30 seconds into the program the screen turned blue and then rebooted. It was not a normal windows blue screen of death. Just a smeared design. I have disabled this service and it is still happening. So I do not know what could be the issue. I have a cooling tray for my Notebook and it sits on it. So if anyone has any ideas please piece my post together correctly and give me some feedback.

Nathan

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Thanks in advance.

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by josh In reply to Possibly Faulty Cooling?

It could be a number of things besides heat (which is one of the possibilites). From what you explained it sounds like RAM/Motherboard/PSU problem. If you could do this :
Go to Start>run>regedit press enter
then navigate to Hkey_Localmachine\system\currentcontrolset\control\crashcontrol
in there you will 'AutoReboot' with a value of 1, change it to 0 and reboot your computer. Next time your machine Blue Screens it stop the machine from rebooting and hold the Blue Screen and show the stop: 0x error...Post that error back here...
Other than that, you could try different RAM or PSU for testing!
Good Luck and Post Back with that Stop: error

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Possibly Faulty Cooling?

The only real answer here is to do some proper diagnostics, to do this download The Ultimate Boot CD and make a bootable CD from the ISO file and then run system diagnostics to find out where your problem is.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

Lets know how you get on

Col

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by mjd420nova In reply to Possibly Faulty Cooling?

I have never had any luck with integrated video
oneither laptops or desktop units when trying to run games needing 32MB or more. Mixed results from jerky video, no video, lockups and reboots.
To make a long story short, I use only Intel
Pentium 4 and NVidia cards with 64MB or more.
I've tried Athlons and Celerons with no luck and
tried ATI Radeon cards with only mixed results
even with patches installed.

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by mjd420nova In reply to Possibly Faulty Cooling?

I have never had any luck with integrated video
oneither laptops or desktop units when trying to run games needing 32MB or more. Mixed results from jerky video, no video, lockups and reboots.
To make a long story short, I use only Intel
Pentium 4 and NVidia cards with 64MB or more.
I've tried Athlons and Celerons with no luck and
tried ATI Radeon cards with only mixed results
even with patches installed.

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by OTL In reply to Possibly Faulty Cooling?

Would try the game OEM check to see if faulty software was loaded for update.

http://www.blizzard.com/support/?id=msi0371p

They actually give links to get the correct drivers/direct X needed for the game.

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