laptop automatically turn off while playing g

March 7, 2011 at 06:41:19
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon-X2/2 GB
I am having a compaq CQ 50 laptop with AMD Athlon-X2 processor.when i play games on it,it becomes too hot and automatically turns itself off just after 10-15 mins.I bought a cooling fan but it didn't worked.plz tell me the problem with the laptop and tell me the solution for it.thanx

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March 7, 2011 at 07:38:16
"I bought a cooling fan but it didn't worked"

Does that mean you opened up the laptop, cleaned out all the dirt/dust/debris that was sucked in thru the cooling vents, then removed & replaced the stock CPU cooling fan & heatsink with a better cooling unit?

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March 7, 2011 at 13:46:54
Probably just purchased a lap top cooling pad with a simple fan. Probably still dust clogged inside.

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

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March 7, 2011 at 14:32:45
I figured as much but deliberately asked what I did because the OP didn't bother to get into detail about the "cooling fan"

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March 7, 2011 at 14:39:57
Brajesh, try downloading a program to monitor your system temperatures, like HWMonitor. Post your temperatures for your graphics card when you turn on your computer, when you browse the internet, and then when you game (do it before it turns off).

If your temps are too hot, try cleaning out the dust inside the laptop by removing the back cover. It definitely sounds like an overheated graphics card. In your case, its a few years old and was pretty cheap then (the 8800 gt). It might be time to think about upgrading if you plan to continue gaming.

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