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My friend has a lenovo laptop with a gt 555m in it. He can play battlefield 3 but it always freezes and then crashes after like 15-20 min of gameplay. We have looked everywhere to try and solve the problem but can't seem to figure it out. Suggestions would be very much appriciated thanks.
post #2 of 17
Have you tried updating the drivers and making sure the laptop is on high performance, are the temps ok? is he trying it on too high of a graphical setting. I know it is playable at lower settings on that card. But I know the optimus tech can cause issues with games.

My guess is its a driver thing or a heat thing.
     
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have you looked at temps maybe?
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Drivers up to date, temps only hitting like 70c, as far as the optimus thing I found a site that pretty much told him to choose the high preformance nvidia processor option for the game? I gave him these directions and he said he did them, however he said he could play a bit longer but it still crashed after 30 min or so.

Heres the instructions I sent him.

nVidia Optimus has been a popular but sometimes ineffecient hardware for budget laptops, so make sure you tweak or check your nVidia Optimus settings. Open the “nVidia Control Panel” from your start menu. On the lefthand side, under “Select a task…”, open the “3D Settings” tree, and select “Manage 3D Settings”. Now on the righthand panel, click the “Program Settings” tab. Under “1. Select a program…”, click “Add”, navigate to yourBattlefield 3 install directory and select “bf3.exe”. Under “2. Select the preferred graphics…”, choose “High-performance NVIDIA processor”, then (VERY IMPORTANT) click “Apply” in the bottom right.

I'll see if it will work on lower graphics settings
post #5 of 17
Try a .02 voltage increase. If that doesn't solve it then it's getting too hot.
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post #6 of 17
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Btw its not crashing the whole computer, it just freezes the game and he gets a sound loop and then has to close with task manager. So what will increasing the voltage do just make the gpu more stable?
post #7 of 17
I highly doubt you can increase voltage on a mobile chip, but yes it will make it more stable. If it really is the gfx chip he needs to rma.
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post #8 of 17
Don't overvolt, you probably can't anyway. Try downclocking the core and memory just a little bit, using a program like MSI Afterburner.
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Would it be the gpu? It hasnt acted up on any other game at all. Should I tell him to try and stress test it possibly?
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Would it be the gpu? It hasnt acted up on any other game at all. Should I tell him to try and stress test it possibly?

That would be a great idea. Heaven looping after 20 mins of furmark.
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