Computer is shutting off when gaming

Asus G73jh-a2 notebook
June 20, 2011 at 13:26:08
Specs: Windows 7, Intel I7/ 6 gigs
I have an ASUS G73J laptop with I7 processors 6 gigs ram, ATI radion HD5870 card, running on windows 7. For the last week or so I've had a problem with it suddenly shutting down on me.

I get no error messages when I reboot, it looks like overheating. I've DL'ed a temp monitor (realtemp 3.60), and it runs close to 70degrees C when I'm gaming. My fans appear to be working, and I hear no bearing noise...

The only other thing I've noticed is on the 'Resource Monitor" application, my CPU Frequency hovers around 60% when Idle, and around 98-107% when I'm gaming. It has been crashing on a relatively old game (neverwinter Nights 2 via steam), while playing online (I log onto steam offline though).. My fans appear to be working (no bearing noise), and the fan on the hot side tends to be pumping more then the one on the relatively cooler side.

With my gaming rig I shouldn't have such issues.... Any thoughts? recommendations?

Am I right to be concerned with my resource monitor CPU frequency? I'm somewhat computer literate, but by no means savy. Please help.

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June 20, 2011 at 21:14:10
Laptops are normally not good gamers but your info looks like it should do OK for a laptop if you can control your temperatures. Try using a multi-fan cooling pad to improve airflow and reduce the number of background programs from starting when Windows starts (msconfig, start tab) to reduce the CPU usage on nonessential programs.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 7, 2011 at 08:25:56
It might sound weird, but my brothers computer, even though he was in a game, thought he wasn't using the PC and put it to sleep as per the Power Rules set in the control panel.

As a test, disable the automatic sleep after XX minutes, and try again.

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