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Old February 10, 2008, 06:19 PM
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Default laptop shuts off during gaming?

my friend just moved back to bc with his laptop. last night we finally got together for some lan gaming. he hasnt tried much in the way of gaming on this thing yet, but he told me that bioshock just shuts down the whole unit shortly after clicking 'new game'. we encountered the same problem with ut3, but it would let him start a match (we got to 38/50 points), then shut his laptop off. we tried a few other games (enemy territory, dungeon lords, ut99) and no problems after a few hours.

his laptop is an acer ferrari 5000. anyone have any ideas on why it would completely shut the lap top down starting a game of bioshock? we are thinking its heat right now, but it seems strange that only a few games are affected by this. also, heat seems unlikely in the case of bioshock, which never even loads a game asset or renders anything other than the title screen. i checked the bios and there is no fan control or monitors (that i could find).

any ideas are much appreciated.
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