Solved Laptop auto hibernate when in the middle of a game?

July 15, 2017 at 04:03:37
Specs: Windows 7, Core i3 2.2GHz / 2 gigs
I'm using an HP ProBook 4430s. When I'm in the middle of a game (usually high ram consuming game like League Of Legends), my computer sometimes hibernates itself (I think it's hibernating because when I turn on again, it says "Resuming Windows" and all things are still there)

I have to note that this only happens when I play high ram consuming game. Games that have experienced this incident : GTA IV, Dishonored, League Of Legends


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July 16, 2017 at 22:33:47
Your CPU core temps are very high as are your GPU (Intel) onboard graphics, in fact I see one of your cores have throttled back due to these thermals. Your laptop is not a gaming rig and uses onboard graphics rather than a distinct graphics GPU and dedicated graphics memory. Most of your problem is your machine overheating. Try blowing out all of the vents with a can of compressed air to remove any build up of dust. Make sure that the laptop is on a hard smooth surface to allow cool air to be drawn in from the bottom and sides. Get a laptop cooling pad to allow more cool air to enter the machine. Lower the game settings to reduce the stress on the CPU and GPU and lower the temps during gaming. Make sure that there are absolutely the minimum amount of processes/programs running in the background while gaming will also help.
Ultimately, getting a desktop gaming machine or even a gaming laptop would be the permanent fix but with a few cautions and adjustments you should be able to run your games at lower settings on your current machine.

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



#1
July 15, 2017 at 13:26:00
Disable Hibernate to test your theory.

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July 15, 2017 at 21:05:10
Run HWMonitor to see if it is related to thermal shutting down. Run games and stop after 10 minutes to read the temps. Post results.

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


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July 16, 2017 at 00:48:34
The HWMonitor log is pasted in this link : https://pastebin.com/AGLEKFKp
I also try to disable Hibernate by entering powercfg.exe /hibernate off in cmd. I'll let you know if I ever experience this again in the future after doing this.

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#4
July 16, 2017 at 21:04:07
Have you tried to lower the setting on the game or disable any app on the background?

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July 16, 2017 at 22:33:47
✔ Best Answer
Your CPU core temps are very high as are your GPU (Intel) onboard graphics, in fact I see one of your cores have throttled back due to these thermals. Your laptop is not a gaming rig and uses onboard graphics rather than a distinct graphics GPU and dedicated graphics memory. Most of your problem is your machine overheating. Try blowing out all of the vents with a can of compressed air to remove any build up of dust. Make sure that the laptop is on a hard smooth surface to allow cool air to be drawn in from the bottom and sides. Get a laptop cooling pad to allow more cool air to enter the machine. Lower the game settings to reduce the stress on the CPU and GPU and lower the temps during gaming. Make sure that there are absolutely the minimum amount of processes/programs running in the background while gaming will also help.
Ultimately, getting a desktop gaming machine or even a gaming laptop would be the permanent fix but with a few cautions and adjustments you should be able to run your games at lower settings on your current machine.

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


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July 16, 2017 at 23:35:30
Will do. Thanks for the advice.
I do notice that the computer gets overheated everytime playing games, but I thought it was normal because one of my friends experienced the same thing as me.


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